Los Angeles, CA – On Saturday, March 9th, members of the CAUSE Leadership Network gathered for a productive day of dialogue with story-sharing, knowledge-mapping, and community building.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
This week, I felt very privileged to have the opportunity to research the cannabis market this week for State Treasurer John Chiang, who is assisting the establishment of a state bank for the regulated cannabis market. To one of my friends, they would probably say that since its legalization in California, all forms are cannabis are now legal. However, the policy implications are very different and not nearly that simple.