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(Sharing some reflections from our recent convening – written by Megan Powers, NGEC’s Capacity Building Manager in Minnesota.)
A question bubbled up among many during NGEC’s recent OFP cohort convening in New Orleans: How can a group help to create and harness a community’s identity?
After viewing “A Village Called Versailles”, visiting with New Orleans residents and organizers, and much discussion, cohort participants noted that part of the success of the neighborhood’s organizing work can be attributed to a strong sense of community identity.
FREE (donations are welcome!)
November 5, 2009 | Registration Begins 6:30 PM | Event 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
United Way Bldg., Rm. 105
1922 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126
” LGBT issues are API issues. Find out how immigration and marriage equality affect our communities and how conversations about these issues are lost in translation.
Panel includes representatives from API Equality, Out4Immigration and Song That Radio. For more information or to RSVP, go to www.firstthursdays.org”
South Bay First Thursdays is a monthly dinner series for people in the non-profit, for-profit, and government sectors interested in Asian American & Pacific Islander (AA&PI) community issues and service opportunities. Our mission is to foster a sense of community and understanding through educational events, focusing on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
September 14, 2009 from AsianWeek
Cynthia Tom’s piece entitled, “Location, location, location.”
One of the longest running U.S. Asian American arts organizations representing women – The Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with a series of events and art exhibitions.
AAWAA will be hosting an art showcase entitled “Vision, Vitality and Visibility Exhibition” from Tuesday, September 22 to Sunday, October 4 at SOMArts Cultural Center located at 934 Brannan St., San Francisco.
AAWAA’s 20th Anniversary Celebration will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, at SOMArts Cultural Center. AAWAA, a nonprofit organization, ensures the visibility of Asian American women artists and offers projects and programs that challenge, inspire and document its members’ works.
“Since its inception, AAWAA has promoted the artistic and organizational growth of the Asian/Pacific Islander visual and literary arts community,” says Lenore Chinn, AAWAA member, artist and activist. “Its programming is now an institution serving a diverse, intergenerational cross-section of the Asian/Pacific Islander artists’ community. As an individual artist and long-time member of AAWAA, I have experienced and benefited by the organization’s ambitious projects.”
More on AAWAA’s 20th Anniversary Art Exhibitions:
• A Place of Her Own, thought provoking mixed media 2D and 3D installations, several of which were featured at the de Young Museum in January 2009. Artists answer the question: If you had a place of your own, what would it be? (www.aplaceofherown.org)
• Cheers to Muses, AAWAA’s exhibition complementing the AAWAA anthology, Cheers to Muses: Contemporary Works by Asian American Women Artists, a valuable historical and pictorial resource already adopted by several universities in the Bay Area and East Coast. Artists write dedications to an Asian American woman who informs and inspires her art.
• Made In AAWAA – A grand showcase depicting AAWAA’s 20 years of milestones that illuminate what AAWAA is growing for the future.
For information about AAWAA, visit www.aawaa.net or call AAWAA at 415-722-4296.
Written by AsianWeek Staff Report · Filed Under Art, Bay Area