Arsalyn Youth Conference

Arsalyn Youth Conference

Long Beach, CA – On February 16, 2019, CAUSE worked with Rubi Martinez, Deputy Press Secretary at NextGen America, to give a presentation on “Reading Social Media Critically" at the Arsalyn Youth Conference. Each year, CAUSE participates by providing a presentation to high school students who are passionate about being involved in civic and political engagement.

Healthcare in the Immigrant Community: A Town Hall

Healthcare in the Immigrant Community: A Town Hall

Los Angeles, CA – On October 25th, 2018, CAUSE held Healthcare in the Immigrant Community: A Town Hall, which is a part of the VOTE Initiatives (Voter Outreach, Training, and Education Initiatives), at the Ground Zero Cafe at the University of Southern California. The event was held in partnership with the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy-API Caucus.

Women in Power Leadership Conference

Women in Power Leadership Conference

Los Angeles, CA – On Saturday, October 20th, CAUSE held the Women in Power Annual Leadership Conference at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, featuring a roster of women leaders as panelists and session facilitators, along with this year’s Changemaker Award Honorees.

Week 7: Professionalism in Unorthodox Spaces

Week 7: Professionalism in Unorthodox Spaces

In my view, professionalism encompasses not only a wide range of mannerisms and habits, but more importantly also includes an overall mindset that is conducive to promoting oneself as both serious and competent within a specific field or position. In this respect, the most important and fundamental aspect of professionalism is having the right mindset, because a person’s mindset ultimately determines their thoughts, actions, and reactions to other people.

Week 7: What It Means to Be Teochew

Week 7: What It Means to Be Teochew

The typical phrase that people use when they want to show off that they are knowledgeable about Chinese identity is, “What Chinese do you speak, Mandarin or Cantonese?” Growing up, I hit everyone with a curveball by responding, “Neither, I speak Teochew.” Teochew is a Southern min dialect from South East China, the Eastern part of the Guangdong province. Many people may know it by its Cantonese name, “Chiu Chow.”

Week 6: Finding Commonality

Week 6: Finding Commonality

For this week’s civic leadership session, we were able to hear from panels of speakers from the healthcare and non-profit fields, both areas that I am greatly interested and passionate about. The healthcare panel revealed to me the intricate difficulties that come with trying to service a community as complex and diverse as the Asian American community.