Fri 19 Sep, 2008 03:58 am
Is anyone else a member or has anyone else ever volunteered for them?
For those unfamiliar, APIA is a bi-partisan organization similar to but less known (also less controversial) than the NAACP only it focuses on issues for Asian-American and Pacific-Islander-American (annotation?) issues in the USA.
I'm planning on volunteering for a voter registration drive here in Northern Virginia, and I just thought I'd ask and see if any other members were here on the forums. Similarly, I'm curious if anyone else has participated in any other sort of ethnic-socio-political groups that are similar.
Oh... I meant to put a link up...
Similarly, I'm curious if anyone else has participated in any other sort of ethnic-socio-political groups that are similar.
I've participated in a lot of Deaf groups which are in fact similar. (Heavy cultural aspect which not everyone is aware of.) I've found such groups especially helpful when I have just moved somewhere. Great way to get to know people in the area. (And Deaf culture is very welcoming, generally.)
My older brother taught me how to finger spell when I was 12. I used to check out books from the school library on sign language. I never told him it was because I had a crush on a def girl in my class.
She ended up not liking me, so I never got to show her what I learned. Since then, I've had only a handful of opportunities to use any of the ASL I know.