AAGEN - Asian American Government Executives Network

AAGEN - Asian American Government Executives Network The mission of AAGEN is to promote, expand and support Asian American and Pacific Islander leadership in Government. Our Mission
The mission of AAGEN is to promote, expand and support Asian American and Pacific Islander leadership in Government.

Our Profile
The Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN), founded in 1993, is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-partisan organization of the highest ranking Asian Pacific American career and appointed executives, foreign service officers, legislative and judiciary members, and military officers in the Federal, state, and local governments. Our History
In early 1993, several Federal Asian Ameri

Our Profile
The Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN), founded in 1993, is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-partisan organization of the highest ranking Asian Pacific American career and appointed executives, foreign service officers, legislative and judiciary members, and military officers in the Federal, state, and local governments. Our History
In early 1993, several Federal Asian Ameri

It is with enormous sadness that I announce the passing of our beloved Tin Cao, who held many senior executive positions...
07/08/2021
Tin Cao Obituary - Visitation & Funeral Information

It is with enormous sadness that I announce the passing of our beloved Tin Cao, who held many senior executive positions at the State Department. As the former AAGEN Chair, he led us through many challenges and was able to sustain operations during dramatically reduced government support. His gentle and thoughtful demeanor, yet unwavering strength and decisiveness, will be missed. Please support his family: his wife, Mary, his daughter, and his son. Continue to hold them in your hearts and prayers. Words are hard for me right now as he will truly be missed. The visitation and funeral arrangements are attached.

Respectfully
Dr. Vivian Chen, AAGEN Chair

https://www.collinsfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Tin-Cao?obId=21616212#/obituaryInfo

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06/18/2021

BREAKING NEWS: Most federal employees will have a paid day off tomorrow, June 18, in the first-ever federal recognition of Juneteenth. President Biden is scheduled to sign the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act this afternoon, declaring June 19 a national holiday. The Office of Personnel Management announced that it will be observed this year on the Friday before.

Celebrating Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at State: Part 1 - United States Department of State
05/16/2021
Celebrating Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at State: Part 1 - United States Department of State

Celebrating Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at State: Part 1 - United States Department of State

Each May, the State Department joins the rest of the nation in celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. During this month, we celebrate the accomplishments of Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and the diverse perspectives they bring to the Department’s work and mis...

05/11/2021

AAPIH | This month we commemorate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Mark your calendars for the following events:

May 14 @ 1300: Cooking with Mai via Facebook
May 17 @ 0930: Virtual Panel from around the globe via Facebook Live
May 27 @ 1900: Showing of Disney's Moana at the JBA theater

Air Force District of Washington | 89th Airlift Wing | 113th Wing DC Air National Guard | 459th Air Refueling Wing | Naval Air Facility, Washington D.C.

https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/amp/news/story/making-asian-american-pacific-islander-history-2021-gma-76523380
05/11/2021
Who is Making Asian American Pacific Islander History in 2021: The GMA Inspiration List

https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/amp/news/story/making-asian-american-pacific-islander-history-2021-gma-76523380

Who is Making Asian American Pacific Islander History in 2021: The GMA Inspiration ListMalala Yousafzai and more nominate those who are making history in our world.ByGood Morning AmericaviaMay 10, 2021, 9:02 AM• 282 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleABC News Photo Illustra...

04/21/2021

Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an everflowing stream. Amos 5:24

While the trauma of George Floyd’s murder remains, today we give thanks that justice has been done.

The facts were never in doubt: former police officer Derek Chauvin held his knee on George Floyd’s neck for over 9 minutes until he died. We saw it with our own eyes.

What we did not know until today was whether our criminal justice system would render justice in a case of a White officer taking the life of a Black man.

We pray for God’s mercy to surround George Floyd’s family and friends as they hold their private grief in the spotlight of an international movement demanding acknowledgement that Black lives matter as much as other lives. To them, and to all for whom there is so rarely justice, we pledge our continued commitment to the work of confronting racism in ourselves, our churches and the nation, including the racism present within policing in this country.

We also pray for all police officers, for their discernment when on duty and for their safety. We pray for those in civic leadership during this time of unrest and racial reckoning, that they will use their authority for the good of all.

George Floyd’s tragic death has prompted a national reckoning on racial injustice, and rightfully so. Because of what the world witnessed, the will and awareness needed to bring change -- in our institutions, our culture, our politics and yes, our hearts -- is on the rise, and we give thanks to God for this glimmer of light in the shadow of suffering.

Together we will find a way forward toward a more just society and God’s dream for us of beloved community. May God have mercy on us all, and order our steps in the ways of justice and peace.

Faithfully,

The Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde
Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Washington

The Very Rev. Randy Hollerith
Dean, Washington National Cathedral

The Rev. Canon Leonard L Hamlin Sr.
Canon Missioner and Minister of Equity and Inclusion, Washington National Cathedral

The Rev. Robert W. Fisher
Rector, St. John's Church, Lafayette Square

04/16/2021

It is reported that 16 – 55% of Asian women in the U.S. experience intimate physical and/or sexual violence during their lifetime. The Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence is dedicated to ending all gender-based violence and strengthening efforts to support domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.

Join us in supporting the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence to eradicate gender-based violence. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/fbAPIGBV

#StopAsianHate #MoreTogether

Art by Ping Zhu

Timeline Photos
04/13/2021

Timeline Photos

✨ Ramadan mubarak! Happy Ramadan to our friends in Washington, DC and around the world!

Today begins Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic calendar when the Qur'an was first revealed. During the entire month, millions of Muslims all around the world fast from dawn to dusk. Fasting during Ramadan (sawm in Arabic) is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Abstaining from food and drink helps Muslims purify their hearts and renew their faith. Ramadan is a time of intense prayer, meditation, and introspection, bringing believers closer to God.

This Safavid circular steel ornament likely made in Iran was once affixed to a larger surface, perhaps a piece of furniture. The concentric scroll of the medallion is a design of lotus blossoms and leaves. Overlaid in gold in naskhī script (a smaller, rounded script used for administrative purposes due to its legibility), is the "basmala." An invocation used in everyday life and pronounced before undertaking any action, it reads: Bi-smi Llah al-Rahman al-Rahim or “In the name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate.” The basmala opens every sura (chapter) of the Qur’an but one, and will be said by Muslims as they break their fast at dusk each evening this month.

Look closer at this object on our site: https://asia.si.edu/object/F1940.9/

#Smithsonian #FreerSackler #AsianArt #IslamicArt #FreerSacklerIslamicArt #SafavidIran #Naskhi #Calligraphy #Islam #Basmala #Bismillah #Ramadan #RamadanMubarak #Sawm #Fasting #Metalwork #Steel #Gold #Lotus #Leaves #Scroll

The San Francisco grandmother, who beat up her attacker last week, is donating the nearly $1M raised for her on GoFundMe...
03/24/2021
'You bum, why did you hit me?' 75-year-old Asian American woman beats attacker with stick in San Francisco

The San Francisco grandmother, who beat up her attacker last week, is donating the nearly $1M raised for her on GoFundMe to the AAPI community to combat racism.
#StopAsianHate
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/03/18/asian-american-attacks-elderly-woman-beats-attacker-san-francisco/4745168001/

https://www.gofundme.com/f/2b8zh292uo

A 75-year-old Asian American woman attacked and punched by a man on a San Francisco street fought back, leaving him bloodied and hospitalized.

#StopAsianHatehttps://www.asianamericandayofaction.com/
03/24/2021
Asian American Day of Action |

#StopAsianHate

https://www.asianamericandayofaction.com/

It’s time to come together and #StopAsianHate Virtual National Day of Action and Healing Friday, March 26, 2021 join us Sign up for the latest updates: First Name Last Name Email Address  SUBSCRIBE Participate in the 3/26 Virtual National Day of Action and Healing. Let’s mourn those we’ve los...

NPCA's Park Talk - in support of creating a new national park in Colorado at Amache, a former WWII Japanese American inc...
03/23/2021
Sign up for This Park Talk!

NPCA's Park Talk - in support of creating a new national park in Colorado at Amache, a former WWII Japanese American incarceration site. Sign up today!

WHAT: Preserve and protect the stories of Amache
WHEN: Wednesday, March 24, 12 p.m. PT / 1 p.m. MT / 2 p.m. CT / 3 p.m. ET
WHERE: Zoom link provided upon RSVP

https://p2a.co/31fBEIE

RSVP now!

Photos from Washington DC History & Culture's post
03/18/2021

Photos from Washington DC History & Culture's post

Washington Post Live - Panel DiscussionWashington Post Live is holding a virtual discussion, beginning at 3pm, on "Rise ...
03/01/2021
Race in America: Rise in Anti-Asian Violence with Actor Daniel Dae Kim

Washington Post Live - Panel Discussion
Washington Post Live is holding a virtual discussion, beginning at 3pm, on "Rise in Anti-Asian Violence," as part of the Race in America series.
Contact: Molly Gannon Conway at 202-334-6794 [email protected]
Note: Register at https://www.washingtonpost.com/washington-post-live/2021/03/03/race-america-rise-anti-asian-violence-with-actor-daniel-dae-kim/?itid=sf_washington-post-live

Asian Americans have been increasingly targeted in verbal and physical attacks since the coronavirus pandemic. A spate of recent assaults against seniors, including one that resulted in the death of an 84-year-old Thai man, has renewed national attention around the issue. On Wednesday, March 3 at 3:...

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Are you a Federal Employee or know of a Federal employee or group interested in supporting the Chinese American Museum DC? An easy way to donate is through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The Chinese American Museum DC (Chinese American Museum Foundation) is an approved CFC charity. Choose CFC #62749 - Chinese American Museum Foundation. Read more ... http://www.ChineseAmericanMuseum.org/cfc
RSVP TODAY! Join us live on Tues & Thursday as AAPI members of Congress share their personal story & what's at stake in 2021. Please distribute widely to young leaders and high school and college students. There will be an interactive mixer planned as well! RSVP @ https://apia.vote/cong-celebration-21
Check out the 363d ISR Wing's "Stories of Resilience" video featuring Capt. Zhong. The diversity and resiliency of our #Airmen is what makes the United States Air Force one of the greatest fighting forces in the world. https://fb.watch/3aSUA4BXa8/ Air Combat Command l 1st Fighter Wing l 480th ISRW Commander l 15th Air Force l CMSAF JoAnne S. Bass l AAGEN - Asian American Government Executives Network
2020 RECAP: On May 13th, WHIAAPI hosted their third virtual session in honor of AAPI Heritage Month 2020. This session focused on Workforce Development and included a panel discussion on “Advancing AAPIs in the Federal Government.” Keynote remarks were provided by Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, Patrick Pizzella, and the Acting Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel and Management (OPM), Michael Rigas. The panel discussion was moderated by Anna Hui, Director of the @Missouri Labor Department and joined by representatives of U.S. OPM, U.S. DOL Civil Rights Center, the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC), and AAGEN - Asian American Government Executives Network. See full event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEO_3xDqxpQ
Sign up for the Family Financial Planning Zoom on August 14th from 5pm - 6:30pm:
Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN) Cordially Invites you to our 2020 Leadership Seminar Series, "Being Mindful of Mental Wellness" Featuring AAGEN’s Leadership: Dr. Vivian Chen, Chair Bertrand Tzeng, Vice Chair Dr. David Chien, SES DP Chair Moderated by: Sazha Alexandra Ramos, Owner Recovery Organization Consulting Please join us for a timely discussion on the importance of wellness for leaders. We look forward to engaging with you and being in community via Zoom.
Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN) Cordially Invites you to our 2020 Leadership Seminar Series Being Mindful of Mental Wellness Featuring AAGEN’s Leadership Dr. Vivian Chen, Chair Bertrand Tzeng, Vice Chair Dr. David Chien, SES DP Chair Moderated by Sazha Alexandra Ramos, Owner Recovery Organization Consulting Please join us for a timely discussion on the importance of wellness for leaders. We look forward to engaging with you and being in community via Zoom. Date: Friday July 10, 2020 Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm, EDT Zoom opens: 4:45 pm, EDT To register via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIld-CsrzIuEtL0OJeP7zEoBaD7RfqnXrKN Registration is required for all attendees. Please register by midnight on July 9, 2020 For questions: Please contact Mr. Bertrand Tzeng, AAGEN Vice Chair at [email protected]
Tune in 6/17 to the next Asian American Career Ceilings session featuring Linda Akutagawa, President and CEO of LEAP - Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics Dr. Vivan T. Chen, Chair of AAGEN - Asian American Government Executives Network and Anne Lim O'Brien, Vice Chair and Senior Partner of Heidrick & Struggles Int'l https://www.eventbrite.com/e/c100-asian-american-career-ceiling-initiative-what-is-being-done-june-17-tickets-106794196316?mc_cid=76e221d01f&mc_eid=84c3053e13&mc_cid=5225e505e9&mc_eid=ab6ba175cf
Check out tomorrow's webinar at 3PM ET. Special remarks from the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Office of Personnel Management on Workforce Development, followed by a panel discussion on “Advancing AAPIs in the Federal Government”. The panel will discuss the progress we have seen in AAPIs moving up leadership ranks in the federal government, recruitment and building the pipeline, as well as career development. Hear from the AAGEN - Asian American Government Executives Network, the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC), DOL and OPM as they discuss resources and opportunities through each of their programs. To register ➡️ https://www.mbda.gov/form/workforce-development-registration The White House | #WHIAAPI #AAPIHeritageMonth
Apply for AAGEN - Asian American Government Executives Network Senior Executive Service Development (SES) Program. This program helps candidates gain the skills needed to effectively compete for SES positions. Classes run from April 2020 through May 2021. Application deadline is February 15th. Learn more below: https://www.aagen.org/event-3644105
Apply for AAGEN - Asian American Government Executives Network Senior Executive Service Development Program. This tuition-free program provides . Application deadline is February 15th. Learn more below: https://www.aagen.org/event-3644105
Hello AAGEN Members, Please show your support in our upcoming Leadership Seminar event. AAGEN-Elevate presents a Mental Wellness Workshop. How to provide mental support to your team. You can register here: