About OCA-South Florida Chapter May 5th, 2006

OCA – South Florida Chapter (OCA-SFL), founded in 1987, is one of OCA’s 80+ chapters and affiliates across the nation. 

OCA, founded in 1973 as Organization of Chinese Americans, is a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States.  In 2007, OCA established its headquarters as the OCA National Office for APA Leadership in Washington, D.C. 

OCA’s mission is “embracing the hopes and aspirations of Asian Pacific Americans.

OCA’s Goals are to advocate for social justice, equal opportunity and fair treatment, to promote civic participation, education and leadership, to advance coalitions and community building and to foster cultural heritage. 

To achieve these objectives, OCA is engaged in organizing its 80+ chapters and affiliates across the nation to develop both leadership and community involvement.  OCA’s chapters and college affiliates work to establish strong local programs that empower the APA community, enhance the image of APIAs and protect APIA’s civil rights through cultural awareness programs, leadership, training, education workshops, legislative monitoring, public initiatives, APIA conferences, legal clinics/workshops, internships, scholarships, publications and community activism across the country. 

OCA’s base in Washington, DC gives the national office an effective vantage point for monitoring legislation and policy issues affecting Asian & Pacific Islanders American (APIA) communities.  In the DC metro area, OCA is able to build national support and to work in coalition with other national groups around issues affecting APIAs.

Contact Information:
      President:      Winnie Tang  
      Phone:            305-753-8791 
      Fax:                 305-278-8775
      eMail:              OCA-SFL@juno.com
      Address:        P O Box 562124, Miami, FL 33256

South Florida Annual Programs:
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
      Celebration with Cultural Series, Exhibits in May
Chinese New Year Festival
      To educate, enrich and entertain its audience with the colorful pageantry of Chinese culture and tradition.
Miss Florida Asia
      To embrace Asian culture with beauty, help Asian American women increase their cultural awareness and nurture to be future leaders
OCA-SFL Excellence Awards
      To recognize individual for his/her significant contributions to the quality of life in South Florida
      Civil Rights, Education, Health, Legal, Citizenship & Immigration, Welfare, etc…



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