Commission Meeting


Here are details of the next meeting and hearing of the commission, to be held on Friday, March 18, 2016 at Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th St #290, Oakland, CA 94607
11 am-12 pm (Meeting)
1-4:30 pm (Hearing)
4:30-5:30 (Networking)


I.               Minutes

II.             Treasurer’s Report


a.     New Commissioners

b.     Committee Teams

i.     Executive Team (1.     Funding)

ii.     Advocacy Team

iii.     Event Planning Team

iv.     Community Outreach Team

v.     Speaker’s Team

c.     Policy Teams

i.     AB1726: Data Disaggregation

ii.     AB60: Driver’s Licenses

iii.     Hate Crimes

iv.     Immigration Enforcement

v.     CA Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

vi.     Gentrification on AAPI Community

d.     Interns’ Roles/Responsibilities

e.     CAPIAA Website



a.     AB1726

b.     AB60 (Cirian/Eunsook)



  1. Call to Order (Cirian Villavicencio, Chair)
  2. Roll Call (Rajan Gill, Commissioner)
    Welcome (Cirian Villavicencio, Chair)
  3. Recognition of distinguished guests
  4. Hearing: 1-4 pm


1:15-2:00        Legislative Priorities

API Leg Caucus Staff


2:00-2:30        AB60 Update/DACA & DAPA

Jenny Seon, Korean Resource Center


2:30-3:00        Immigration Enforcement

Aarti Kholi, Asian Law Caucus


3:00-3:30        Reauthorization CA Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

Lillian Galedo, Executive Director, Filipino Advocates for Justice (FAJ)


3:30-4:00        Impact on Gentrification on AAPI Community

Thu Quach, Asian Health Services

Sammy Gutierrez, Youth counselor and Civic Engagement Coordinator (FAJ)

Christopher Cara, Youth Organizer (FAJ)


4:00-4:30        CBO Resolution Recognitions

Kathy Ko Chin, Executive Director. APIAHF (confirmed)

Roxanna Bautista, APIAHF (confirmed)

Patsy M. Tito, Executive Director, Samoan Community Development Center (not confirmed)

Malissa Netane, Manager of Prevention Programs, Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center (confirmed)

Leafa Taumoepeau, Taulama for Tongans (not confirmed)

5. Adjournment

6. Networking Mixer: 4:30-5:30 pm





Please take a look at the Meeting Agenda and Hearing Agenda for the upcoming Commission Hearing on January 22, 2016! The Agenda will consist of important topics regarding Issues affecting API Populations in Community Colleges, Current Legislation and Policy Agenda for API Leg Caucus, and Hate Crimes.

The CA Commission on APIA Affairs Quarterly meeting will be held at the LA Public Works Hearing room at LA City Hall, located at – 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles 90012.

The Commission Meeting will be in room 361Q from 12:00PM to 1:30PM.

The Commission hearing will be in session room 350 from 1:30PM to 5:00PM.


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The Commission on APIA Affairs would like to share the Meeting Agenda and Hearing Agenda for the Commission Hearing that will take place on August 14, 2015. ! The agenda will consist of important topics regarding Current Legislation pertaining to Undocumented Immigrants, Health Care for Undocumented APIs in CA, and Higher Education – determining “in state” tuition for undocumented students.

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The Commission on APIA Affairs would like to share a press release about the upcoming hearing at the University of California, Riverside.

Press Release for April 27, 2015 Hearing

CCAPIA Commission Meeting – April 27, 2015

Please attend our next public commission meeting on April 27, 2015.

Location: University of California, Riverside
900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92521
Building and Room: INTS 1113
CHASS Interdisciplinary Building

Time: 11:00 am



Additional Information Forthcoming.APImeetingflyer

CCAPIA Commission Meeting– January 26, 2015

Please attend our next public commission meeting on January 26, 2015.

Location: State Capitol, Room 126

Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Additional Information Forthcoming.


CCAPIA Commission Meeting– September 5, 2014–1:30PM to 5:00PM

Fresno City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
2600 Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93721

Meeting Agenda

11:00 am

Meeting Begins

Call to Order

Approval of Minutes

Treasurer’s Report

Officer’s Report

Public Comment

Commission Business


Hearing Agenda

1:00 pm Doors Open

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm Welcome & Introductions

  • Welcome from Co-Host

Honorable Blong Xiong, City of Fresno Council District 1, Past Chair & Advisor, California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs

  • Introduction of Commissioners

Phong La, Chair

California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs

1:45 pm – 2:15 pm Presentation of a Case Study: Educational Challenges among Southeast Asian American Students at California State University, Fresno

Asian Faculty and Staff Association, California State University, Fresno

Gena Lew-Gong, Lecturer, Department of Anthropology

Hiromi Kubo, Business Librarian, Henry Madden Library

Yoshiko Takahashi, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Victimology Option Coordinator, Department of Criminology

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Panel Respondents

  • Demystifying the Model Minority: The Importance of Disaggregating Subgroup Data to Promote Success for Southeast Asian Youth

Dr. Cassandra Joubert, Director, Central California Children’s Institute, Professor, College of Health and Human Services

California State University, Fresno

  • Local Advocacy Efforts Around the State Local Control Funding

Alice Yang, Community Resources Developer

Stone Soup Fresno

  • Policy Advocacy Opportunities at the Federal and Local Levels

Jonathan Tran, Policy Director

Southeast Asian Resources Action Center (SEARAC)

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Public Comments & Questions

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Closing Remarks

Phong La, Chair

California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Mixer/Network with Community Members

Catering provided by P*DE*Q, Owner-Flavia Flores

Co-hosts: Councilman Blong Xiong, City of Fresno District 1, Central California Asian Pacific Women (CCAPW)

Sponsor: Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society