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In June, AAPIP will be participating in a program at the Smithsonian Institution/Renwick Gallery, Art of Gaman Installation about the shared experiences of Asian American and Arab Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian (AMEMSA) communities in the post-9/11 era, through the expression of culture and art.
Visit the exhibit website for more information, including an online slideshow of images from the galleries.
For our friends and allies in the DC area can visit the installation at:
Special exhibition galleries, 1st floor, Renwick Gallery
Open from March 5, 2010 – January 30, 2011
And here’s a listing for free public programs!
The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946
Free Public Programs
Friday, March 5, at noon, lecture by Delphine Hirasuna
Wednesday, March 10, at noon, gallery talk with Kennedy
Wednesday, March 31, at noon, lecture by Karen Matsuoka
Sunday, April 11, at 2 p.m., artist talk with Mira Nakashima and Wendy Maruyama
Saturday, May 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Family Day
Read recent posts on the Museum’s blog Eye Level
Gaman: FDR and the Japanese American Internment Camps
A few other resources:
(Updated 4/5/10 by GM)
- Ansel Adams’s Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar via the Library of Congress
- a MUST WATCH! Art of Gaman: Crafts from the Japanese Internment Camps, also from the Smithsonian Magazine. Very beautiful and moving 5 minute piece about the exhibit.
AAPIP’s Metropolitan Washington, DC/Baltimore Chapter, in conjunction with the Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, published the first guide for funders on nonprofits serving Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in our region.
For more information on API-serving 501(c)3’s in the area, or to download the catalogue, click on the image to the right or email DCaapipdirectory@gmail.com.
Posted November 13
The Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF), a regional association of grantmakers who annually award more than $850 million to nonprofits, works actively to strengthen and expand philanthropy. MCF members include family and private independent foundations, community and other public foundations, and corporate foundations and giving programs. With a $1.2 million annual budget, MCF is committed to serving its members and providing leadership in the field of philanthropy.
The MCF Diversity Fellowship is a paid, part-time (20 hours per week), nine-month appointment. The position is designed for an individual eager to engage in a mutually-beneficial learning opportunity that advances diversity knowledge, resources and strategies for the philanthropic community.
Through this appointment, the Diversity Fellow will have the opportunity to:
- Gain in-depth knowledge of the philanthropic sector and engage in professional development and networking activities.
- Work directly with association and foundation staff, as well as with individuals engaged in diversity/inclusivity work at regional and national grantmaker infrastructure organizations.
- Expand and strengthen professional skills such as program management, meeting facilitation, and research.
- Produce tangible final products that will advance the work of members, MCF and the field of philanthropy.
The Diversity Fellow will report to and work in partnership with the Vice President of Communications and Information Services to increase MCF’s capacity to provide greater diversity/inclusivity leadership for our members and for the philanthropic community.
To Apply: http://www.mcf.org/MCF/whatsnew/jobs/091111a.htm
Send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to email@example.com with “Diversity Fellow” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, December 15, 2009.
One of our NGEC OFP leaders, Katie Ka Vang of CHAT, was featured by Bao Phi, performance poet and community organizer/ activist. He was asked to start a blog called “The Blaog” for the the Strib – a large MN mainstream paper.
In addition to other recent events he’s covered, there’s a new feature called Asian Americans: My First Protest, where he features Asian Americans and their first protest experience.
Share your own story, and check out the The Blaog!
My First Protest- Featured: Sahra Nguyen, Michelle Myers, and Katie Ka Vang
More about Bao Phi: Performance poet, community activist
“Bao Phi has been a performance poet since 1991. A two-time Minnesota Grand Slam champion and a National Poetry Slam finalist, Bao Phi has appeared on HBO Presents Russell Simmons Def Poetry, and a poem of his appeared in the 2006 Best American Poetry anthology. Read more about Bao Phi.”