NOTE FROM THE NEW PRESIDENT

Dear APALA-SF Member:

We face many and continuing threats to our communities of working families and youth of color, as we enter the second year of the Trump presidency.

On Saturday, February 24th, our San Francisco Chapter held its 2018 strategic planning meeting, with members spanning several generations. Among the issues that members identified as top priorities are the following:

• the attacks on unions, primarily the impending Supreme Court decision on Janus vs AFSCME;

• decreased access to education due to increased military spending;

• the lack of affordable housing and affordable healthcare;

• families torn apart due to the Trump administration's ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

To fight back, APALA will need to get even more involved politically, and energize all workers by doing even more voter education and voter registration than in previous years. We will be more vocal and visible at the marches and rallies.

APALA will continue to work with and support our allies and community groups, and also help advocate for causes such as "College for All." We will mentor the youth and will equally learn from them.

Let's make plans to work smarter together, and to organize strategically, as we resist and fight injustices.

In solidarity,

Norm Ten, President

ANNOUNCEMENTS

• April 28, Saturday @ 10am-APALA SF Chapter Membership Meeting
Location: St. Francis Square Social Hall, 1555 Geary Blvd., SF
(or go to Laguna St. follow APALA signs on the street)

• May 1, Tuesday-International Labor Day, (Details to be determined)

• May 9, Wednesday @ Spm-Reception for Labor Leader Elmer Labong ("Ka Bong"),
Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), a militant labor federation in the Philippines
Location: SF Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Conference Room, Larkin St., SF

• May 24, Thursday @ 6pm-Asian American Heritage Month Celebration (food & drinks)
Location: SEW Local 1021 Union Hall, Entrance @ 100 Kansas Street corner 17th St., SF

 

 

 

2018

Governor candidate with APALA-SF President Norman Ten at an event in Chinatown

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION
May 24, 2018

LABOR AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE PHILIPPINES
May 9, 2018

Asian American Pacific Islander Youth Join "March For Our Lives" in SF
March 24, 2018

APALA SF CHAPTER STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETING
February 24, 2018

APALA SF Leaders Attend California Democratic Party Convention
February 23, 2018

SPECIAL REPORT: INTERNATIONAL LABOR SOLIDARITY
February, 2018

2017

APALA SF CHAPTER ELECTS NEW OFFICERS
December 9, 2017

APALASF Fundraising Dinner and Awards Night Fort Mckinley Restaurant
June 29, 2017

2015

Constitutional Timeline for the 2013 APALA Biennial National Convention
June 21, 201

2014

APALASF and CAAGE Fundraising Event
July 24, 2014

Agbayani Village 40th Year Anniversary Celebration
June 21, 2014

APALASF Walmart Action
June 21, 201

2013

APALASF Workers Rights Forum
August 3, 2013

APALASF Fund Raising Dinner
May 23, 2103

Rep. Walden Bello Meets with Bay Area Fil-Ams
February 15, 2013

2012

APALASF Lauds Fred Basconillo During Laborfest Event
July 14, 2012

Fil-Am Heritage Month and Forum on Prop 30 & 32
October 12, 2012

APALA National Executive Board Meeting
November 16, 2012

2011

APALASF Members participate in the
Mayoral Election

November 5, 2011

Occupy Chinatown March Rally
October 30, 2011

Relief Goods For Typhoon Pedring Victims
in the Philippines

October 18, 2011

APALASF Officers Strategic Planning Meeting
September 17, 2011

Meet & Greet with Leeland Yee
September 17, 2011

Rank Choice Voting Education
September 16, 2011

APALA Convention
Oakland
July 22, 2011

2010

APALA National President John Delloro's Celebration of Life
Alameda County Central Labor Council, Oakland

June 27
, 2010

APALA-SF joins SEIU 1021 in Welcoming Vietnamese Labor Delegates
Downtown San Francisco

April 7, 2010

2009

APALA Supports Bank Rally
Downtown San Francisco
December 17, 2009

APALA SF PNP Conference Fundraising

September 23, 2009 

10th Biennial National APALA Convention
July 9-12, 2009

 APALA SF Joins GRACE HONDA RALLY
June 27, 2009

 SF APALA Cites Honorees
May 29, 2009
 

SF APALA Joins SEIU 1021-COPE
January 20, 2009

2008

Xmas Dinner
December 28, 2008
 

Philippine Labor Solidarity Reception
November 19, 2008
 

Street Fair
September 7, 2008 

APALASF Welcomes Beijing Delegates
June 5, 2008 

APALA San Francisco Awards High School Scholarship
May 16, 2008  

APALASF IMMIGRANTS RALLY
May, 2008 

Vietnamese Healthcare Delegation Visit
San Francisco

March 10, 2008

2007

Living the Legacy APALA National Convention
December 28, 2008 

APALASF 2007 Scholarship Award and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration
May 30, 2007

2006 

APALASF 2006 Fundraising Dinner
Cathedral Hill Hotel
December 8, 2006