February News: Lunar New Year, Leadership Development, Black History Month

We have had so much to celebrate this past month with the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, and the Senate victories in Georgia. It was again clear that votes from abroad were the margin of victory in both Georgia Senate races, and it was our hard work and the AAPI vote that made that difference. Help us keep the momentum going into 2022 and get involved with the Global AAPI Caucus.

Last week we hosted our inaugural Teatime networking event. More than twenty members from the EMEA region met to exchange experiences, ideas, and stories! We are looking forward to hosting the next one, and are expanding the series. We will be hosting another Teatime for the Asia Pacific region in early March, so make sure to check it out then!

The AAPI Caucus will host a Speed Networking and Leadership Development event with the Global Hispanic Caucus at the end of February. We will be hosting the event for each of the three regions, and we will explain how to get involved in leadership at the local, regional, and global levels. Dates and times are being finalized, so stay tuned! Join us for an evening of networking and ideation as we hear from outgoing leaders on the future of the organization.

In honor of Black History Month, our Caucus will be hosting a screening and discussion of American Revolutionary, a documentary about the Chinese-American activist Grace Lee Boggs who was active in the Black Power Movement. We will have two screenings:

We wish you a happy Lunar New Year and look forward to meeting you at one of our events this month!

Best wishes,

Cory J. Lemke and Emily Lines

News

New AAPI Caucus in France

We want to welcome our newest AAPI country caucus in France. They will be hosting a Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday, February 13, 2021. It is open to anyone who wants to attend - you don’t have to be in France. Please RSVP here!

If you’re interested in creating an AAPI caucus in your country, please check out our guide to forming a local caucus.

It’s the Lunar New Year - Celebrate!

Once a year, sometime between mid-January and the end of February, you may notice some interesting phenomena – friends feverishly making dumplings by hand, keto aficionados slurping down noodles, piles of citrus fruit in people’s dining rooms, and whole fish on the table with the head and eyes pointed right at you. If you wonder what’s going on, the answer is easy – it’s the Lunar New Year!

And what does one do on Lunar New Year? Well, regardless of which Asian culture is in your background, the answer is always the same: EAT! Click here to find out what, and why!

Events

American Revolutionary - Film Screening & Discussion About Grace Lee Boggs

Thu. Feb 11, 2021 at 7pm CET
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Lunar New Year Celebration - Food, Fun, Future!

Sat. Feb 13, 2021 at 6pm CET/Paris
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American Revolutionary - Film Screening & Discussion About Grace Lee Boggs

Sat. Feb 17, 2021 at 6pm KST/Seoul
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Book Club: The Dancing Girl and the Turtle by Karen Kao

Sun. Feb 28, 2021 at 8am EST/Washington DC
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Parasite Film Discussion

co-sponsored by the AAPI & Progressive Caucuses
Sat. March 27, 2021 at 6am EST/Washington DC
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Recipes from Home

We’d like to create a place to share the stories and recipes that remind you of home, that make you laugh, or that solve a problem! We’ll post them here on our website and in our newsletter. If you have a video, even better – send us the link!

Share your stories and recipes.