On April 3rd at 11CST /12/EST/9PST, Please join American Jewish Committee AJC Global Chair Jeff Stone , US Senator Dick Durbin, IL state representative Theresa Mah , UCA IL Policy Advisor Nancy Chen , CBCAC Executive Director Grace Chan for a video discussion about community relations and discrimination related to Continue Reading
United Chinese Americans (UCA), a national coalition of Chinese Americans in more than 30 states, calls on the American news media, public figures and the American public to refrain from using terms such as “China virus,” “Chinese virus,” “Wuhan virus,” or “Asian virus” to describe the new coronavirus, COVID-19. Such terms often misinform and misguide the public in the fight against this virus, and could lead to bigotry, inflame hatred and even incite violence against Chinese and Asian Americans, as has already been widely reported.
The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA, a coalition of 34 national Asian Pacific American organizations, http://www.ncapaonline.org/about) has drafted the attached Sign-on Letters to House Leaders (Nancy Pelosi) and Senate Leaders (Mitch McConnell) requesting both houses to Denounce Coronavirus Racism.
The current racist challenge the Chinese American community is facing has become more wide-spreading than the notorious coronavirus, and Jewish American community has been alert to this situation and expressed sympathy. The Jewish Council of Public Affairs (JCPA) released a letter of solidarity, jointly issued by 75 organizations, to the Chinese community against the plague. Today, UCA issued a formal response expressing heartfelt gratitude and looking forward for unity.
In order to help people in our community grasp medical truth, facilitate communication between the Chinese and the mainstream community, and work together to prevent the epidemic and reduce panic, UCA organized an online webinar on February 25, 2020 titled “Fact Not Fear ” and released all materials to public.
UCA-IL received award from the Mayor of Aurora Yan Bellantoni, UCA founding member and a dedicated volunteer had the honor representing UCA IL to receive The Mayor’s Excellence award at the City of Aurora Council Meeting on Jan 28. Yan introduced UCA IL three year history, it’s robust programs focus Continue Reading
2020 UCA Chinese New Year Greetings Dear UCA members and families, At this special time of the year, UCA executive team and board members, wish you a very Happy Chinese New Year, and a very successful year of the rat ahead. At UCA, we understand this is also a challenging Continue Reading
UCAWA Initiated Youth Mental Health Program United Chinese Americans in Washington (UCAWA) is a newly formed chapter of UCA. Since founding the organization we have stared several programs including Youth Leadership & Government Internship Program. We have also initiated a conversation with Bellevue School Foundation and Bellevue School District to Continue Reading
UCA-IL Meeting with City of Aurora Mayor On Jan 7, UCA IL president Lily Chen and Vice President Ren Li, along with Judy Ni and Crystal Zheng of Pacific Square, met with City of Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin and staff on holding Jiaozi fest 2020 (click to register) The City Continue Reading
Asian Americans are the fastest growing ethnic group. Between 2000 and 2010，Asian-Americans population grew by 46 percent, far more than the national population growth rate of 10 percent. Since 2008, there have been more immigrants from Asia than anywhere else in the world. Nevada is one of the fastest growing Continue Reading
NCA Joins UCA at Las Vegas Welcome to our new addition! Nevada Chinese Association (NCA) has joined UCA at its 20 year anniversary, after serving the local community tirelessly for two decades and working with UCA for 3 years.
Happy Thanksgiving！ Dear UCA Family, Thanksgiving has a special place in the hearts of UCA family members, because we have so much to be thankful and grateful about each other. Your abundant support, care and belief in UCA and its values and ideals have sustained UCA, a growing community civic Continue Reading
Kick-off Event Held for United Chinese Americans of Washington (UCAWA) October 26, 2019 A new chapter of UCA – United Chinese Americans of Washington (UCAWA) hosted its Kick-off Dinner and Reception at Bellevue Hilton. More than 200 guests attended. Among the VIPs there are former Ambassador to China Gary Locke; Continue Reading
UCA among Organizations Endorsing Senator Durbin’s Bill S.2603 on Green Card Reforming UCA president Haipei Shue visited Senator Durbin and Senator Duckworth’s offices and discussed issues of immigration, S.386 and Chinese American scientists. At the request of Senator Durbin’s office, UCA has endorsed his new legislation “Resolving Extended Limbo for Continue Reading
Welcome to the Chinese American Women in History Conference UCA is honoured to co-sponsor the Chinese American Women in History (CAWH) Conference, coming soon to Washington, D.C. The 1882 Foundation and the Chinese American Museum DC present a conference on CAWH, exploring a century of experiences framed by the enactment Continue Reading
By: Steven Pei Science and Technology Caught between the United States and China Conference The Committee of 100 (C100) convened nearly 300 leading policy makers, legal experts, educators, business leaders, scientists, and community leaders in Palo Alto, Ca. on September 28, 2019 to address the human impacts of geopolitics. In Continue Reading
UCA Co-Sponsored 2019 National Civic Leadership Forum Civic Engagement and Empowerment in 2020 Census and 2020 Election Season are key areas of campaign for UCA Washington, DC – UCA has successfully hosted and supported its members to participate in the 2019 National Civic Leadership Forum (NCLF) held Sep 15-18th, in Washington, Continue Reading
S.386 Blocked by Senator Durbin (and Again) Latest update: On October 17, 2019, Senator Durbin blocked another attempt to pass S.386 via Unanimous Consent (UC). The following contents first published on September 26, 2019. Hours ago, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) blocked S.386 and the unanimous consent vote has once again Continue Reading
September 25, 2019Washington, D.C. Org. Letter on Opposition to H.R.1044 / S.386 So far, 18 national organizations, including UCA, have joint their forces to oppose S.386. We expect more national organizations to join this coalition in the coming days. Please share the letter with staffers of senators when you contact Continue Reading
Haipei Shue, UCA President, and Lily Chen, senior advisor and UCA Illinois Chapter President visited C2 Education (www.c2educate.com) headquarters in Atlanta , Georgia, on September 6, 2019. After working with C2 Education in the past several months , UCA and C2 Education reached an agreement for partnership. We are pleased Continue Reading