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OCA-Long Island is a non-profit, non-partisan, advocacy organization representing Asian Americans on Long Island.  There are over 80 OCA chapters and affiliates across the United States with national headquarters based in Washington, D.C.

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WAC Lighting

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Flushing Bank
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Queens County Savings Bank

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SAVE THE DATES
2014 OCA National Convention

On Location for Advocacy
Millenium Biltmore Hotel
Los Angeles, California
August 7 - 10, 2014


You are cordially invited to


OCA-LI's

32nd Anniversary Gala

Friday, October 11, 2013


Honoring

Belle Chen
Assistant Special Agent in Charge, FBI

Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou
Executive Director, NY Institute of Culture and the Arts

Richard Lui
News Anchor, MSNBC Dayside &
NBC News Early Today Show

Joyce Moy
Executive Director, Asian Amerian/Asian Research Institute of the City University of New York

Jie Zhang
Principal, Stuyvesant High School

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Join us in celebrating our honorees
and an evening of dining and dancing!


6:30 PM - Cocktail Reception
   7:30 PM - Dinner
Open Bar, Ballroom Dancing, Free Parking

Music by DJ Angela
Black Tie Preferred

Dae Dong Manor, Grand Ballroom
    150-24 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY
Free Parking in Rear


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Tai Chi Tao Ying
Traditional Dance & Wellness

On Saturday afternoon of March 16, 2013, OCA-LI collaborated with the Asian American Cultural Circle of Unity (AACCU) to provide a program featuring Shu-Gi Cheng, a renowned dancer and cheoregrapher from Taiwan. Held at the Alumni House at Adelphi University, Ms. Cheng presented the group with video clips of performances where tai chi tao ying was displayed, and provided an overview of the development of this artistic dance movement.  One of the highlights of the event was her demonstration of some simple movements with group participation.  Members enjoyed exercising her techniques and learning how it promotes wellness and health in the body.  There was also an exquisite performance by one of the tai chi tao ying dancers.



Birthday Salute for Pvt. Danny Chen

OCA-LI was one of the co-sponsors of a birthday salute for Pvt. Danny Chen who would have turned 20 on May 24, 2012.  The event, hosted by OCA-NY, was held at the Pace High School auditorium in NY's Chinatown where Danny grew up.  Birthday cards for Danny were sent in from his supporters. The purpose of this fundraiser is to mobilize the family and community to attend the court martial hearing as well as to to raise awareness on Danny Chen's case.


OCA-LI Held General Meeting


On Friday, May 4th, OCA-LI held a general meeting at the University Center of Adelphi University.  The keynote speaker, Daphne Kwok, is the Chair of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  Attended by nearly 80 members, friends and family, the event was informative, social and an opportunity for networking.  It was a huge success.



Adventureland Images Removed


In February 2011, Executive VP, Dr. Frank Shih, contacted the owners of the Adventureland Amusement Park in Farmingdale, Long Island in an attempt to have racist caricatures of coolies removed from a newly-installed ride.  The “Ghost Rickshaw” thrill-ride consisted of carriages with terror-provoking “coolies” and other Asian themes including a large statue of Buddha.  Dr. Shih subsequently testified at a hearing before the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission regarding the offensive nature of the coolie stereotype and the perpetuation of the “Yellow Peril” in American culture.  In March, he and Co-VP for Education, Dr. Gary Mar, met with the management of the Park who demonstrated sensitivity to these concerns. After several meetings all of the offensive images were either removed or painted over.

OCA-LI annually sponsors an essay contest for Asian American high school juniors and seniors.  The prizes, which include up to $500, will be awarded to students with the best original essays.

Scholarship Winners

2013 - Jacqueline Sauer of Huntington

2012 - Caroline Juang of Manhasset

2011 - Allison Yang of Manhasset
            Angela Lee of Queens