NAM Launches 2013 Women Immigrants Fellowship, deadline Feb 12

There are some great listings in this newsletter so I'm forwarding along the whole thing… take special note of the Women Immigrants fellowship. -mia

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18 January 2013


 

NAM is excited to launch our call for applications for our 2013 NAM Women Immigrants Fellowship Program, for journalists to report on the intersection of immigration and gender. This year we will be selecting 10 new journalists from U.S. ethnic media and mainstream media outlets. Radio journalists are encouraged to apply. 

 

The fellowship includes a two-day training in Washington, D.C., on April 25-26, 2013; and the publication/broadcast of an in-depth, substantive story (or series) focusing on the challenges and/or triumphs of immigrant women in the United States, before August 30, 2013. Fellows will receive a $2,000 stipend following publication/broadcast of their stories. 

 

Applications must be received by Tuesday, Feb 12, 5:00 pm Pacific Time

  

 Please direct any questions to Women Immigrants Project Co-Director  Elena Shore  eshore@newamericamedia.org

 


FINAL DEADLINE EXTENDED

ENTER the 2013 NAM ETHNIC MEDIA AWARDS for SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA!

 

NEW FINAL POSTMARK DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS JANUARY 20, 2013 

 

Please read all the details and download the PDF of the Official Entry Form and Guidelines on our  NAM Awards for Southern CA Page.

 

We are calling for entries for work published or aired in an ethnic media organization of any size serving an ethnic/newcomer community in Southern California — between October 1, 2011 and December 1, 2012 [within Oct. 1, 2011-Dec. 31, 2011, Jan. 2012-Dec. 1, 2012]. 

 

Award winners will receive cash prizes and a trophy or certificate.

 

We are honored to partner with Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) which will host our Awards Gala at their Mohn Broadcast Center and Crawford Family Forum in Pasadena on Thursday, March 7, 2013.  

 

SCPR is a member-supported public media network that operates 89.3 KPCC-FM in Los Angeles and Orange County, 89.1 KUOR-FM in the Inland Empire and 90.3 KVLA in the Coachella Valley.

 

NEW FINAL POSTMARK DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS JANUARY 20, 2013 


NAM HOSTS COMMUNITY FORUM FOR WOMEN & IMMIGRANT RIGHTS LEADERS IN COACHELLA, Calif.

  Photo by Ivan Delgado, Coachella Unincorporated

 

COACHELLA, Calif. — About 90 community members from California's Coachella Valley — including farmworkers, women's rights leaders and community organizers — attended a community forum on Jan. 15 hosted by NAM's Women Immigrants Project. 

 

The roundtable, part of a series of community forums NAM is hosting in cities across the country — focused on how immigration laws affect women in California's Coachella Valley, and the leadership role women are playing to protect the rights of their families and communities.

 

Among the topics discussed were women's access to health care, workplace discrimination among Farm workers, difficulties accessing higher education, and legislation that aims to expand protections for immigrants.


NAM EDITOR ANDREW LAM'S NEW BOOK: Birds of Paradise Lost
 
Upcoming on March 1, 2013. Preorder from Amazon here.  Tour schedule upcoming.


"Teacher Who Changed My Life" Essay Contest

 

NAM is partnering with our ethnic media partners in Memphis, Atlanta and New Orleans to co-organize the "Teacher Who Changed My Life Essay Contest" in each of the cities. We encourage residents of all ages to write a short essay (500 words max) describing the teacher who changed your life or the life of your child.  

 

Who is this remarkable person? Did this person mentor you, open your mind to a subject that became your passion, help you in a personal crisis? 

 

The deadline of submission is Monday, Feb 4, 2013 at 5:00am. 
 

Winners and the teachers profiled will each receive a cash award of $500.

  

We thank our ethnic media partners for their promoting this contest. Local ethnic media, along with distinguished educators, scholars and advocates will be invited to join the judging panel in February to select the winners. We will host a special presentation of the awards in each of the cities in March. Winning essays will be published by NAM and other media outlets

 

Please follow these links for more information:   


KIDSWELL NEW WEBSITE
 
Our partner, KidsWell has created an informative and easy to use website that provides state-by-state summaries of health care reform implementation and campaigns impacting children's health.  We refer to the information on kidswellcampaign.org regularly and hope you will, too. 

 
KidsWell's website is a helpful place to find the latest information about successful implementation of health care reform. The National Spotlights feature provides 

that are particularly relevant to child health advocates. There's also a new, powerful health care reform search toothat will help you find all the latest health care reform information. You can search by keywords, state, topic, issuing agency and other criteria. KidsWell's database is updated each week so you know you're getting accurate, recent data. 

 
As part of the national campaign to implement health care reform on behalf of children in all fifty states, KidsWell is a crucial resource we rely on and encourage you to, as well. Please visit KidsWell's site often and you'll get the most up-to-date information relevant to our cause.


EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

 

New Majority, New Leaders: The New American Leaders Project (NALP) is hosting an Inaugural Celebration event this Sunday in D.C. including a panel discussion entitled "New Majority, New Leaders" — a discussion moderated by Amanda Terkel with newly elected Congress members and a reception.

 

WHO: 

Sayu Bhojwani, NALP Founding Director

Congressman Ami Bera, California, 7th District

Congresswoman Grace Meng, New York, 6th District

Congressman Raul Ruiz (invited), Elected official, California, 36th District

Amanda Terkel, Huffington Post

                                                      

WHAT:  New Majority, New Leaders is the only panel and reception during Inaugural Weekend 2013 to exclusively recognize the diverse group of newly elected Congress members and specifically address the implications of immigrant political participation in 2013.

 

WHEN:          January 20, 2013,  4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:        Mandarin Oriental

                       1330 Maryland Avenue, S.W.

                       Washington, D.C. 20024

 

The number of Congress members from America's diverse communities demonstrates yet another arena in in which immigrants have an impact – the political sphere.  Of the 80 Congressional candidates, across 19 states, from immigrant communities who ran for Congress — 30 Latinos, 11 Asian Americans, 5 Arab Americans, and 1 Caribbean American won their races. For more background information on the elected officials visit the online comprehensive report issued by NALP: From the Community to the Capitol: Immigrants Flex Political Muscle in 2012 Congressional Races.

  

 

The Casey Medal season has arrived early this year!

The Casey Medals honor exemplary reporting on children, youth and families in the U.S.  Winners in 12 categories receive $1000 prizes at an awards ceremony in the fall, and are eligible for $5000 awards for awareness and action from America's Promise Alliance. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2013 
Please help spread the word about this opportunity for journalists to get recognized and rewarded for excellent work about critical social issues. Stories can change lives.

 

 
The Asian American Journalists Association is seeking talented high-school journalists from all racial and ethnic backgrounds to apply for its all-expenses-paid camp in Washington, DC from June 21-26. JCamp brings together students from across the country to learn from veteran journalists and media executives. Participants will meet some of the nation's top journalists, receive hands-on training, and produce multi-platform news packages for the program's news website. The application deadline is March 15. For more information and t learn how to apply, please see the Jcamp Website. 


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In This Issue
NAM Hosts Community Forum for Women & Immigrant Rights Leaders in Coachella, Calif.
Enter the 2013 NAM Ethnic Media Awards
NAM Hosts Community Forum for Women & Immigrant Rights Leaders in Coachella, Calif.
NAM Editor Andrew Lam's Upcoming Book
"Teacher Who Changed My Life" Essay Contest
KidsWell has an Awesome New Website
Events & Opportunities
Top Stories of the Week

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