Tuesday 03 July, 2012

OCA National Convention: Early Bird Registraition Extended for One Week!

Dear OCA Members and Friends, FOR THIS WEEK ONLY, WE ARE OFFERING THE SPECIAL EARLY BIRD RATE FOR FULL REGISTRATION ONLY.  WE WANT TO SEE YOU IN VEGAS! DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS OPPORTUNITY! REGISTER NOW THROUGH FRIDAY, JULY 6 AND SAVE $100 OFF REGULAR FULL REGISTRATION!!! HAVEN’T MADE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS? HOTEL ROOM RATE IS NOW […]


Thursday 28 June, 2012

Washington State University Settles Discrimination Lawsuit

This week, Washington State University disclosed terms to pay $650,000 to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit brought by two former employees of Chinese descent: WSU to pay $650K to settle discrimination lawsuit. Dr. Ying Li and her husband Lizhong Yang alleged that while working in WSU’s Laboratory for Bioanalysis and Biotechnology over the course of […]


Saturday 16 June, 2012

OCA Applauds Policy Relief for DREAM Students

OCA applauds the Obama Administration for their commitment to providing temporary relief to law abiding  undocumented youth by granting them legal status. Under the new policy, approximately 800,000 undocumented students in the United States will be qualified for work authorization. Within the next 60 days, the USCIS and ICE are expected to begin taking applications. […]


Saturday 16 June, 2012

Call to Action: Contact Congress About H.Res. 683 Statement of Regret for Chinese Exclusion Acts

The house Judiciary Committee is moving H.Res 683 to the floor for a vote. Similar to the Senate resolution passed in October 2011, the passage of H.Res 683 will be a historic acknowledgment by Congress of the injustice of the Chinese Exclusion laws. After 130 years, we can finally close this chapter in our history. […]


Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Join Now – OCA Seattle Walk for Rice Team

Saturday, June 30, 8 AM – noon Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd S, Seattle * Walk for Rice is fund-raising event featuring a 2.4 mile walk or run. Walk for Rice attracts over 1,000 community members who raise funds to enable Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) to buy rice and provide support services […]


Wednesday 13 June, 2012

EVENT: 2012 OCA National Convention

Thursday, August 2 through Sunday, August 5 Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada The theme of this year’s convention is GOTV2: Get Out To Vegas, Get Out The Vote. As OCA continues to move forward with its mission, the theme not only focuses on efforts to ensure that voices of APAs are amplified through […]


Wednesday 13 June, 2012

EVENT: Pride ASIA

After the OCA membership meeting, cruise by Hing Hay Park and enjoy music, performances and entertainment celebrating LGBQT API diversity and culture – FREE. Saturday June 23, noon – 6 PM Hing Hay Park, Maynard Ave and S King Street, Seattle This event is hosted by Seattle’s own Aleksa Manila and sponsored in part by […]


Saturday 09 June, 2012

OCA EVENT: Membership Meeting & Dragon Boat Celebration

Saturday, June 23, Noon-2 pm Asian Resource Center 1025 S. King Street, Seattle, WA 98104 Free parking available Learn about upcoming OCA activities (e.g., Walk for Rice, Golden Circle Award, waterfront seaboard, etc.) and eat Dragon Festival food (zongzi, shumai, etc.) – FREE! Traditionally, the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival is on the 5th day of […]