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2016 OCA National Convention
College Track

Forging Ahead: Legacy, Advocacy, Activism
Westin Jersey City Newport | Jersey City, New Jersey
July 21 - 24, 2016


  Over the last 15 years, OCA has provided more than 1,000 college students with the opportunity to share awareness raising experiences, mobilize around APA issues and campaigns, work with the community, and discover the ever changing role of APA students in multi-ethnic settings. OCA’s College Day is a full day of workshops, centering on issues affecting APA college students. Highlights include workshops and discussion groups on media, education, activism and politics, and career choices. This daylong event includes breakfast and lunch.


Schedule of Events:
Thursday, July 21
LOCATION: Freedom I & II

Facilitators Pajouablai Monica Lee and Nick Lee, OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates


8:00 - 9:00 AM | Registration & Youth and College Breakfast  

9:00 - 10:30 AM | Joint MFHA Showcase of the Stars
Facilitator Gerald Fernandez

Speakers Briang Cheung, Cheryll Forsatz, & Wai-Ling Eng

Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA) Showcase is a live, in-person career exploration event focusing on students of color including high school and college. Showcase informs participants from diverse communities about the various career opportunities that exist in the food and hospitality industry by showcasing successful professionals from all segments of the industry.    


10:35 - 12:00 PM | AAPI Historic Timeline
American history classes do very little to shed light on the AAPI community’s struggle in the United States. However, AAPIs have played a large role in the development and growth of this country. Through this activity, you can uncover these deep roots as we remember and discuss AAPI’s incredible American story.  


12:00 - 1:00 PM | Lunch  


1:00 - 3:00 PM | Ballin’ on a Budget
Too often, the greatest goals and ambitions are delayed because of financial roadblock. Work to become an expert driver of your success and avoid the pitfalls of a poorly-managed financial plan by learning through a situation-based activity, with prizes for the top performing team!  


3:05 - 5:00 PM | Power and Privilege: Understanding a New Way Forward
Society is subject to many power and privilege disparities that wield the potential to be beneficial or harmful to the world. Participate in an interactive activity about how power and privilege can affect society’s well-being and discuss how you can positively influence change within the system as you further your career. 


 *Note: The College Track sessions on Thursday, July 21st are free to attend and include breakfast and a boxed lunch* 



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