DC/VA Events – Week of October 13: Community Health Discussion and Conference on Economic Future

*** New Events in RED ***

Donation Drop-Off
Forex – 1717 K Street, NW, Suite 600
(Farragut North & Farragut West Metros – Red & Orange/Blue lines)
FOREX in Washington, DC will be taking your donations at no cargo cost to the Philippine Red Cross and to the relief center in Ateneo in Loyola Heights. A container will be leaving in a few days.
Needed supplies:
* Blankets
* Medicines & vitamins – please separate for children & adults
* Canned goods that can be opened without a can opener
* Rubber slippers
(800) 883-6739

Reception for Gov. Martin O’ Malley
Hosts- Junelle Cavero, Tim Lim, & others
Ben’s Next Door – 1213 U St.NW
(U Street/Cardoza Metro – Green/Yellow lines)
This is an opportunity to meet the Governor in an intimate setting, with good people, drinks and chili dogs!  Ben’s Next Door is the new, upscale restaurant and bar by the family of Ben’s Chili Bowl.

Tuesday, October 13 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Phone Bank for Health Care (& Deeds!)
Host- Organizing for America
John Marshall Library – 6209 Rose Hill Dr. in Alexandria, VA
(Not Metro Accessible)
Make some calls and make a difference in health care reform!  In just a couple of hours of your time you can make a real difference in the fight for health care by calling voters and asking them for their support! We’ll train you, all we need you to do is show up with your best phone voice and a cell phone! (A charger might help, too, just in case.)

Tuesday, October 13 at 7:00pm-9:00pm
Happy Hour for Mark Keam
w/ Special Guest Yul Kwon from “Survivor: Cook Island”
Mike Collins, Irene Lin, Junelle Cavero, Irene Bueno, K Street Lounge, The AAA Fund & The AAA Fund for Young Professionals
K Street Lounge – 1301 K Street, NW
(McPherson Square Metro – Orange/Blue lines)
Open bar until 8:00pm & light appetizers will be served.
Young Professional-

Wednesday, October 14 from 6:00pm-9:00pm
Happy Hour & Networking Event to benefit the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival f/ the local AAPI community
Host- OCA Northern Virginia Chapter
Cafe Asia in Rosslyn – 1550 Wilson Blvd. in Arlington, VA
(Rosslyn Metro – Orange/Blue lines)
For the first time in its 44-year history, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which will be held from June 23 through July 5, 2010 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., will celebrate the Asian Pacific American community.  Each year, over a million people attend the Festival, and millions more visit the Festival website or hear about it in national and global media outlets. Curator Phil Tajitsu Nash, who will be speaking at our Oct 14 gathering, will discuss how this historic government-sponsored celebration of APA music, dance, crafts and food also will provide an opportunity to gather oral histories of the local APA community that will be preserved for posterity in the official Smithsonian archives.  Please contact pnash@umd.edu if you have ideas for performers at the Festival.  We also need your assistance today to raise $450,000, which is our small share of the high costs of showcasing our community’s heritage and achievements on the National Mall next summer.
Admisssion- $10 (includes food) but larger donations are welcomed & receipts can be made available for tax deductions.
rsvp@ocanova.org so we can order enough food

Thursday, October 15 from 6:00pm-8:30pm
Joint Networking Happy Hour
Hosts- Philippine American Chamber of Commerce & FYP-DC
Eyebar – 1716 I St NW # 1
(Farragut North & Farragut West Metros – Red & Orange/Blue lines)
Donations will be collected for Typhoon Ondoy relief efforts.

October 15-October 16
Conference- A Better Deal: Securing Our Economic Future NOW
with KAYA-DC member, Gregory Cendana, as a panelist on October 15
Omni Shoreham Hotel – Washington, DC
(Woodley Park/Adams Morgan Metro – Red line)
Today’s young adults are the first generation in a century who are not likely to be better off than their parents. Compared to previous generations, young people in their 20s and 30s earn less, carry more debt and pay more for everything from health care to housing. The current recession has only exacerbated these conditions, hitting young people of color and those without a college degree the hardest. But the Millennial Generation, a key force in the 2008 elections, is mobilizing to build a new national movement to address today’s pocketbook concerns as well as to redress decades of declining economic opportunity and social mobility.  Demos is proud to host the second conference on A Better Deal: Securing Our Economic Future NOW, in partnership with more than a dozen leading national youth organizations and other key voices. Please join hundreds of young activists and leaders to advance a bold policy agenda to create a better deal for this generation and the nation.

Saturday, October 17 from 9:00am-12:00pm
Community Health Discussion Forum
Host- National Federation of Filipino American Associations
Location TBD
Contact- jonmele@aol.com


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