March 2019 Newsletter

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Announcing Our 2019 Theme

Each year Project by Project selects an important theme to champion. We are excited to announce our 2019 campaign theme: Asian Americans and Homelessness.

For anyone living in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, it is evident that homelessness is a problem in these cities, and one that is unavoidable. What is lesser known is how the Asian American homeless population has been growing drastically within the last decade.

The issue of Homelessness is not only prevalent in the cities where there are PbP chapters, but also in cities without a large Asian American community. This issue is a subject of much contention due to various factors such as stigma, under-reported data, and lack of awareness. With your help, let's shine a spotlight to this issue and tackle homelessness together.


Our Selection Process Has Begun!

PbP-LA is seeking to partner with a local community-based organization to highlight and assist the important work being done to provide support and resources to Asian Pacific Islander individuals and families experiencing homelessness. We aim to raise awareness of the unique issues, concerns, and experiences of our API communities while bringing the skills and resources of PbP volunteers to further the impact, capacity, and sustainability of our beneficiary partner.

We will be selecting a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization focused on issues within this year's theme and tailor a year-long campaign to help in fundraising, community outreach, and public awareness efforts.

Applications Due: Friday, March 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. PST.
Application Link: http://projectbyproject.org/local-chapters/los-angeles/2019-theme/

Please email outreach.la@projectbyproject.org if you have any questions!

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National Conference!

That's a wrap to our annual conference! Last month, all the chapters and the national committee gathered in Los Angeles for strategic planning and training. We were joined by actor Hudson Yang (Fresh Off the Boat) and columnist Jeff Yang (The Wall Street Journal) for a fireside chat as part of our Speaker Series! How cool!

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Empower and Thrive!

Thank you for joining us this week in honor of International Women's Day! PbP-LA is honoured to hold "How to Empower & Thrive As An Asian American Female Leader" with NAAAP. Speaker Marian Bacol-Uba gave a stunning talk on gaining clarity and confidence to empower our lives!

Kollaboration Empower Creative

EMPOWER 2019 is a creative leadership conference featuring panel discussions, interactive workshops, mentorship sessions, and networking opportunities on topics ranging from screenwriting and music production to improv comedy and executive leadership! Since 2015, this two-day weekend conference has gathered Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) artists, producers, and leaders from all across the entertainment industry to share their expertise and representation in media.

Attendees will gain hands-on practical knowledge and inspiration from featured speakers and panelists including Leonardo Nam (HBO's Westworld), Lulu Wang (director of The Farewell), Frank Shyong (LA Times), Rebecca Sun (The Hollywood Reporter), and Dumbfoundead (rapper), amongst many others!

PbP-LA is excited to bring you a promo code, good for 25% off: POWEREDBYPBP
When: Sat 3/23 to Sun 3/24
Where: Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Check out our website at empower.kollaboration.org or at theFacebook eventfor more details & information.