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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Festivals & More 2016

DO HO SUH, known in SD for his FALLEN STAR on top of UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering's EBU1, brings Apartment A, 348 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011, USA to SD MUSEUM of CONTEMPORARY ART, Fri 3/18-Mon 7/4, at MCASD Downtown, Jacobs Building, 1001 Kettner Blvd, SD

BRUSH & INK: Chinese Paintings from The San Diego Museum of Art: 30 paintings from 15th c to present from SDMA collection, including Zhang Daqian & Qi Baishi, selected by PAN GONGKAI, contemporary artist, former head of Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. 4/29-9/4, SD Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, SD

THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: YO-YO MA AND THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE starts off SD Asian Film Festival's 2016 SPRING SHOWCASE Thurs 4/28 with a bang! does not let up till closing night Thurs 5/5 with SWEET 20 from Vietnam! Let Pac Arts Movement's Artistic Director BRIAN HU lead you through 14 films 10 countries, 8 days! festival.sdaff.org/spring2016

At UCSD GPS: Japan Forum for Innovation & Technology and Global Forum at International House co-sponsor "Asian Internet Companies and the Global IT Industry Dynamics", conversation between Softbank EVP ERIC GAN & Dean PETER COWHEY, Wed 5/4, 5-6:30pm, UCSD ERC Great Hall

Harpsichordist & adjunct professor of performance with UCSD Dept of MusicTAKAE OHNISHI performs tribute to Johann Sebastian BACH at UCSD Conrad Prebys Concert Hall Wed 5/4 7pm; tickets $15.50, UCSD faculty, staff, Friends of Music, alumni $10.50, students with ID free; park in Gilman Parking Structure

At UCSD GPS: Japan Forum for Innovation & Technology/STAJE's joint 2-day research conference with JFIT, Santa Clara U, U of Tokyo, & Stanford U: Conference on INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP in JAPAN, Thu 5/5-Fri 5/6, 9am-5pm, @ UC San Diego, Institute of the Americas, Weaver Center, 10111 North Torrey Pines Rd, SD 92093

SD DRAGON BOAT ALLIANCE's 12th annual SAN DIEGO DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL: Sat 5/7 9am-5pm, Tecolote Shores North, Mission Bay Park, SD 92109: Come race with the dragons!

SD DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL showcases Asian Pacific Islander performing artists; Festival Mother's Day Mart features works by Shirley Jew & Li Chen of SD Potters' Guild, brush-and-ink master Fa Wei, Tara Hu, Ia Vue & Hmong embroidery: gifts for mom, grandma, aunts, family, friends - and yourself!

ASIAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL SD, Mira Mesa Park, 8575 New Salem St, SD; Sat 5/7 10am-6pm; Asian food, fashion, crafts, dances, martial arts, cooking demos

LIGHT the NIGHT D6 NIGHT MARKET, Sat 5/21 4-10pm, Mira Mesa Community Park, 8575 New Salem St, SD 92126: food vendors, entertainment, more food; fun for whole family

JAPAN SOCIETY of SD and TIJUANA invites you to BEER & SAKE FESTIVAL, Fri 6/3 7-10pm, Harrah's Resort SoCal: local restaurants serve appetizers, breweries pour beers & sakes; also SD TAIKO! tuna cutting demo, & cosplay competition; early bird till 3/31: $20 JSSDT/Harrah's member, $40 nonmember, $80 VIP JSSDT/Harrah's member, $120 VIP nonmember; after 3/31: $40 JSSDT/Harrah's member, $60 nonmember, $80 VIP JSSDT/Harrah's member, $120 VIP nonmember

PHILIPPINE CULTURAL ARTS FESTIVAL presented by SAMAHAN Filipino American Performance Arts & Education Center, 6/25-6/25 11am-5pm, Balboa Park, corner of Park Blvd & Presidents' Way: Philippine culture & arts through dance & music

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Chairman Ron Roberts & SD County Board of Supervisors declare May 7, 2016 "SAN DIEGO DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL DAY" throughout San Diego County!

What better way to spend San Diego Dragon Boat Festival Day than at San Diego Dragon Boat Festival?!! Come celebrate with us!
San Diego Dragon Boat Festival 2016

San Diego Dragon Boat Festival is Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9am-5pm, Tecolote Shores North, San Diego, CA 92109. Click here to register.

Practice with San Diego Dragon Boat Alliance

Ready to race with the dragons? Schedule practices now with San Diego Dragon Boat Alliance. Email linda_alliance@yahoo.com for details.

Grants to Alliance 2016
The San Diego Dragon Boat Alliance is deeply grateful to San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts, District 4, and the San Diego County Community Enhancement Program for the County's generous grant to the San Diego Alliance for Asian Pacific Islander Americans and our San Diego Dragon Boat Festival.

The San Diego Alliance for Asian Pacific Islander Americans gratefully acknowledges QUALCOMM Incorporated for its generous support of the Alliance for Alliance's mission and our San Diego Dragon Boat Alliance.

Sponsors of Festival 2016

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Community News 2016

Corporation for National & Community Service and National Summer Learning Ass'n launch SUMMER OPPORTUNITY AMERICORPS, President Obama's program to support young people across the nation during summertime with $15 million in scholarships over 3 years; nation's youth gain skills and experience while serving their country. Visit nationalservice.gov/ programs/americorps/ summer-opportunity-americorps

Heartfelt shout-out to LEE ANN KIM, founder, Executive Director, and face of Pacific Arts Movement and Asian Film Festival in San Diego: much love and good wishes to Lee Ann as she steps down from Pac Arts after 16 fabulous years!

Congratulations, SD County Supervisor RON ROBERTS, unanimously elected chair by SANDAG Board of Directors; SANDAG (SD Ass'n of Governments) is SD's regional planning agency; Supervisor Roberts has been critical to expansion of Mid-Coast Corridor's public transit systems

Congratulations, SD County Supervisor GREG COX, appointed by White House to Governance Coordinating Committee of the National Ocean Council, created by President Obama in 2010 to act as stewards of nation's oceans, shores, Great Lakes

SD Chinese Historical Museum & Asian Pacific Historic Collaborative co-sponsor ASIAN PACIFIC HISTORIC DISTRICT WALKING TOURS every 2nd Saturday, 11am, $4 (includes Museum admission): explore Old Chinatown & the Japanese & Filipino neighborhoods in SDs old Stingaree red light district; RSVP by 3:30pm Fri 619.338.9888, www.sdchm.org

OPERATION SAMAHAN's Book & Donation Drive: Help support Child Health & Disability Prevention Program (CHOP) by giving the gift of reading to low income children: donate books or money (donations accepted year-round); drop off at Filipino Press, 600 E 8th St, Ste 3, National City 91950; checks made payable to Operation Samahan, Attn: Gale Taylor, 1428 Highland Ave, National City 91950

API community, SDPD needs you! Join community-oriented SDPD as civilian or police officer. SDPD Multicultural Storefront works with API & African communities; mentors SD Asian Youth & East African Youth Org's. People & language skills a plus. link to SDPD
Mission Statement
San Diego Alliance for Asian Pacific Islander Americans builds community through communication,collaboration & celebration of the cultural heritage & diversity of our Asian Pacific Islander American communities, and advocates for APIA rights & empowerment through service, education & philanthropy.
Alliance recognized for Excellence in "Cultural Heritage & Community Service"
The San Diego Alliance for Asian Pacific Islander Americans was honored to receive the San Diego Filipino-American Humanitarian Foundation's Excellence Award for "Cultural Heritage & Community Service" at the Foundation's annual Historical Heritage Gala.





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