September 9, 2014

Several Volunteer Opportunities Coming Up

Civic Engagement Training: Thursday, September 11


APANO is hosting a civic engagement training this Thursday, September 11th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Jade District Office (2738 SE 82nd Ave, Ste 202 Portland OR). In this training we will be introducing you to what APANO is working on and how you can engage in our Asian Pacific Islander communities through voter education, best practices around voter registration, and an update on Oregon’s current political landscape! Food and light refreshments will also be served.

If you have any other questions about this training please feel free to contact Civic Engagement Intern Amanda So at or our Field Organizer, Paolo Esteban at

Date and Time: Thursday, September 11 from 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Jade District Office (2738 SE 82nd Ave. Ste 202 Portland, OR 97266)


Last Jade Night Market: Saturday, September 13

Our last Jade International Night Market of the year is this Saturday, September 13. We are in need of volunteers to help with setup, staffing the Jade District table and APANO tables, collecting surveys, voter registration, and various tasks.

If you are interested in volunteering with us this Saturday, please contact Field Organizer, Paolo Esteban at or Todd Struble at

Date and Time: Saturday, September 13 5-10pm
Location: Fubonn parking lot (2850 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266)

Canvass for Drivers Cards: Sunday, September 14

Please register now: There will be a lunch, training and canvass from 1-5 pm that day, with dinner to follow!!

The month of September brings with it many important activities during an election year, and so Western States Center is hosting a canvass for Safe Roads – Yes on 88 on Sunday, September 14th. APANO deeply understands that the freedom of mobility and access to driving is a Gender Justice issue - withholding driver’s licenses to undocumented people and their families marginalizes them economically, socially and politically. And as an organization that upholds racial and gender justice values, this is a fight that affects all of us.

Date and Time: Sunday, September 14th from 1pm – 5pm (dinner as a cohort to follow)
Location: Zion United Church of Christ (2025 NE 23rd St, Gresham, OR 97030)
Register here to help us match you up with a perfect walking partner and make sure all of your needs are met!

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APANO Statewide Convention: Rolling Tides, Saturday September 20
The Statewide Convention: Rolling Tides is an inspiring day of cultural sharing, engaging workshops, and networking with API communities and leaders. We are in need of volunteers to support logistics for that day from helping workshop speakers to helping set up the banquet. If you are interested please contact Volunteer Coordinator Soojin Hwang at

Date and Time: Saturday, September 20
Location: Warner Pacific College (2219 SE 68th Ave, Portland, OR 97215)
Learn more about the convention here

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