Call for Skills & Strategy Workshops: California Asian Pacific Islander Policy Summit

The California Asian Pacific Islander Policy Summit is searching for a variety of groundbreaking skills building workshops and trainings that will provide community members the tools to address the broad range of issues impacting Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities.

The goal for these workshop sessions is to advance our community’s political, social, and economic well-being by providing participants with an expanded skill-set and knowledge for effective advocacy and organizing. We are looking for workshops that, as a whole, will:

  • Equip participants with concrete and tangible skills that can be applied to their respective fields, such as making linkages between program implementation and policy advocacy.
  • Reflect the diversity of the API community, including race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, language and geography.
  • Highlight issues impacting the API community, including representation from a wide array of disciplines, fields, populations, and sectors.
  • Facilitate linkages among diverse areas to strengthen common goals in public policy advocacy.
  • Utilize innovative training methods, including audio-visual presentations, small group discussions, mock trainings, “hands-on” project formats.

If your organization would like to facilitate a workshop at the May 3 – 4, 2010, California Asian Pacific Islander Policy Summit, please complete the attached form. Workshop sessions should last for two hours.

Workshop proposals are due by February 8, 2010. You will be notified via email on whether your workshop has been selected by March 8, 2010. All selected workshop facilitators will receive complimentary conference registration.

Please email or fax completed applications and materials to Andrew T. Medina via fax at (916) 319-3628 or at

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