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Pacifica Collaborative Meeting Updates 9-1-2011

Attended the Pacifica Collaborative meeting this morning, and received some information to share.  Many resources apply to North County overall.  Please feel free to pass along.

 

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Mua Ō: A Pacific Islander Higher Education Conference 8-27-2011

Pacific Islanders @ Cal presents:

Mua Ō: A Pacific Islander Higher Education Conference 8-27-2011

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

Sefa Aina -White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and Empowering Pacific Islander Communities

WORKSHOP facilitators include:
-Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu
-Loa Niumeitolu
-Jean Melesaine
-APIA Vote!
-Pacific Islanders @ Cal
-and MORE!!!


Mua ō is a higher education conference that started in 2008 in response to the disproportionate number of Pacific Islanders pursuing a higher education. This year, the conference will bring light to different issues in the Pacific Islander community such as immigration, civic engagement, queer issues, womyn’s rights, gender, Pacific Islanders in higher education, etc. Our hope is to create a space where we can merge the importance of higher education and social justice as it relates to the Pacific Islander community. ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE INVITED! BRING A FRIEND! Food will be provided!

Here’s an interactive map of the campus (look for Martin Luther King Student Union) – http://berkeley.edu/map/3dmap/3dmap.shtml

If you know any organizations interested in tabling during our lunch exhibit, have them sign up here: https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGpPNmFRSFJGOGtIelhEOExVWGltaGc6MQ

NCPP Teen Night Acknowledgements

Christine & Sonny as the MCs for NCPP Teen Night(Christine & Sonny as the MCs for NCPP Teen Night)

On Friday, July 29, 2011, North County Prevention Partnership (NCPP), in collaboration with the South San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department hosted the first annual NCPP Teen Night. The event was held at the Municipal Hall in South San Francisco from 6-8 pm, bringing together the youth and families of North San Mateo County for a night of fun, entertainment, free food and raffles.

The goal of the night was to recruit individuals aged 14-20 for the NCPP youth coalition passionate about raising awareness on issues around alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) affecting youth within San Mateo County. Teen Night also provided individuals with a sober space to interact with friends, meet new people, and the chance to connect with NCPP community partners who shared information and resources about their organizations.

Special recognition was given to the North County Prevention Partnership, the NCPP Youth Coalition, and the South San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department by assembly member Jerry Hill and field representative Jeff Cardenas who presented the awards for their contributions to a healthier and safer San Mateo County for young people.

The event would not have been possible without the following organizations, agencies, groups, coalitions and offices that contributed to the evening’s success: Asian American Recovery Services, Liwanag Kultural Center, Rape Trauma Services, Prevention Research Center, PRIDE Initiative San Mateo County, Pilipino Youth Coalition, San Mateo County, and South San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department.

The following sponsors/donators also made the night successful: DJ Mike Teodosio, B&B Custom Designs, Chevy’s, Filipiniana’s Delight, Lidia’s Italian Deli, Starbucks, and Trader Joe’s. Thank you to all the youth, families, and community partners for all their support with Teen Night!

-Abigail Gaba, Intern for AARS/NCPP
San Francisco State University Health Education Program