Job Posting: Work Part Time as an APA Y-Advocate Facilitator

OCA is seeking qualified facilitators for the APA-Y Advocate program that provides Asian/Pacific Islander American student leaders and activists the opportunity to consider the viewpoints and experiences of APAs.  This program focuses on the development of leadership and awareness of social constructs that are relevant to APA high school students. Read More

The Fall of Saigon: New Faces in Asian Pacific America

Dear Advocate, Today we remember the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, as it marks the historical beginning for many Southeast Asian Americans in the United States. Among those brought to America by this event was OCA Civil Rights Fellow Tong Thao, whose experience, while uniquely his own, speaks to the re-occurring stories of many …

Anti-Bullying Poster Contest Announcement

Asian Pacific American Advocates invite you to submit original artwork for the Friends DO Make A Difference campaign. The intent of the campaign is to raise awareness around bullying issues among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. We encourage you to create a poster that incorporates your experience and understanding of bullying and anti-bullying. If selected, the poster will become …

OCA Applauds Senate Vote to Not Advance Anti-Immigrant Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, a national membership-driven organization of community advocates dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), applauds the Senate for preventing the advancement of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Act of 2015 (H.R. 240) by a vote of 51-48. H.R. 240 contains provisions that …