Week of October 19 – Community Events in DC/VA

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
Contact- (800) 883-6739

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
Sun Trust Bank Community Hall – 515 Maple Ave E in Vienna, VA
(Taxi ride from Vienna Metro – Orange line)
Contact- jonmele@aol.com

Sunday, October 18 from 3:00pm-5:00pm
Zumba for the Philippines
Ballston Sport & Health – 4238 Wilson Blvd. 3rd Fl in Arlington, Va
(Ballston-Marymount Metro – Orange line)
Donation- $10
All proceeds go to the Typhoon Ondoy/Ketsana Fund, organized by the Philippine Foundation for Charities.

Sunday, October 18 from 4:00pm-6:00pm
Backyard BBQ w/ Senator Jim Webb for Mark Keam
Host- Keam for Delegate
Home of Mary Ann & Bob Hovis
Individual- $50
RSVP- karli@markkeam.com

Monday, October 19 at 8:00am
Breakfast & Registration at 6:00am & Tee Time 8:00am
APAICS Golf Classic Invitation
Host- APA Institute for Congressional Studies
The Courses at Andrews Air Force Base, MD
The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) will be hosting the first ever APAICS Golf Classic next Monday, October 19th, at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. The 18 hole event includes a breakfast and luncheon, as well as gift bags, team prizes, and a silent auction.  APAICS has a limited number of complimentary slots available for local golfers and community members who are interested in playing in the tournament.
RSVP- golf@apaics.org

Wednesday, October 21 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
APALRC 11th Anniversary Celebration
The Equality Center – 1640 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
(Farragut North Metro – Red line)
This evening reception will celebrate the APALRC and its contributions to the Washington, D.C. region since 1998.  The organization began as a legal referral hotline based at Georgetown Law Center and has rapidly grown to become the region’s main legal services resource for low-income, limited English proficient members of the Asian Pacific American community.  This celebration will provide an opportunity for the APALRC’s supporters, including law firms, corporations, foundations, and individuals, to hear more about the APALRC’s work and meet the organization’s founders, board members, staff, and law student volunteers.  Keynote Speaker- Christina M. Tchen, Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement

Friday, October 23 from 6:30pm-8:30pm
A Tribute to Filipino American World War II Veterans
Host- Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
Rasmuson Auditorium, National Museum of the American Indian – 4th Street and Independence Avenue
(L’Enfant Plaza Metro – Yellow/Green lines)
To commemorate Filipino American History month in October, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program presents a panel discussion to honor the history and campaign of Filipino and Filipino American veterans for recognition and equity.  Rick Rocamora, a Filipino American photojournalist, documented the plight of these elderly veterans as they try to start new lives in the United States. Rocamora will discuss his documentary photography and sign books at the end of the program. He will be joined on the panel by local Filipino American World War II veterans.
This event is free and open to the public.



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