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Congratulations to our friends at the South Asian Network on your 20th Anniversary!
The Journey to Justice Continues…
Come celebrate with South Asian Network on October 23rd and continue the journey with us to justice! Join us with invited speaker Kiran Ahuja, a performance by Shyamala Moorty, and special presentations journeying through SAN’s past years and the years to come.
Event info > http://san20thanniversary.eventbrite.com/?ref=ecount
Earlier this year, NGEC’s 12 OFP cohort organizations convened in New Orleans and met community leaders from VAYLA-NO, Father Vien from Mary Queen of Vietnam Church, and S. Leo Chiang (the director of A Village Called Versailles).
Check out the great post below via 8Asians.com about Monday’s AAPI Heritage Month celebration at the White House which featured Father Vien.
This past Monday, President Obama hosted a reception at the White House celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Amongst the honored guests was Father Vien of the Mary Queen of Vietnam Church in New Orleans, who was profiled in an excellent documentary which I saw earlier this year at a film festival called A Village Called Versailles. The film, which is part of PBS’s Independent Lens series, will be airing this Tuesday, May 25th on PBS and follows the Vietnamese American community awakening politically in the aftermaths of Hurricane Katrina. Now, Father Vien and others are fighting another crisis in New Orleans. The BP oil spill has hugely impacted the Southeast Asian/Vietnamese American fishermen who make up 35-45% of the fishing industry along the Gulf Coast.
Read more about our OFP Convening in New Orleans.
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.
FYI, an upcoming LGBT equality conference. The info below is from the Creating Change website:
Think Big and Live Large at Creating Change in Dallas, Texas! –The 22nd National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change
The 22nd National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change will be held at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in beautiful downtown Dallas, Texas, Feb. 3 – 7, 2010. Produced by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the Creating Change Conference (as it is affectionately known) is the nation’s pre-eminent political, leadership and skills-building conference for the LGBT social justice movement. Since 1988, Creating Change has been the opportunity for thousands of committed people to develop and hone their skills, celebrate victories, build community, and to be inspired by visionaries of our LGBT movement and allied movements for justice and equality.
The primary goal of the Creating Change Conference is to build our movement’s political power from the ground up to secure our overarching goal of full equality, social justice and dignity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the United States.
Please join us!
Upwards of 2000 people attend the Creating Change Conference from all over the United States, with a few attendees from other countries. Attendees include:
- people just like you who are creating change every day
- young and old activists
- organizers and activists of color
- paid and unpaid staff people at LGBT political or community organizations
- lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocates and straight allies
- elected and appointed officials
- leaders of campus communities and local community centers.
Creating Change is an annual gathering of organizers and activists working to create a world in which our sexual orientations and gender expressions will be welcomed and celebrated. Please join us in Dallas, Feb. 3 – 7, 2010!