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Festivals & More 2015

UCSD IR/PS (International Relations/Pacific Studies)'s 20th-c China Program panel discusses "China's Military Development & the US-Japan Alliance", Tues 3/24, 5pm-7pm; UCSD Institute of the Americas, Weaver Center Malamud Conference Rm. Speakers: Tai Ming Cheung, director UC Institute on Global Conflict & Cooperation; Ian Easton, Project 2049 Institute research fellow; Hiroko Maeda, Center for International & Strategic Studies research fellow; Akira Marusaki, Japan Ministry of Defense deputy director; Randall Schriver, Project 2049 Institute president & CEO

PALSD (Pan Asian Lawyers of SD) presents attorneys & judges in live reenactment of Wards Cove Packing Co v Atonio, an employment discrimination case initiated by Filipino American cannery workers in 1970s to protest segregated working & living conditions in Alaskan salmon canneries. Case reached US Supreme Court in 1989. Reception follows. Wed 3/25 5:30pm, US District Court, 333 W Broadway, SD 92101. Free & open to public, pre-registration by 3/20 required to enter, persons w/out RSVP denied entry: www.eventbrite.com/Wards Cove. Elimination of bias CLE credit available

Asian Pacific American Coalition (APAC) Gala & Awards Dinner Fri 3/27, Bali Hai Restaurant, 2230 Shelter Island Dr, SD; ticket $75; table for 10 $1000; http://apacsd.org/gala-awards-dinner/

Naruwan Taiko & House of China proudly present TAIKO 3.0! A Gathering of Taiko Drums in Balboa Park, Sat 3/28 1:30pm-5pm, Balboa Park House of Pacific Relations International Cottages, featuring Naruwan Taiko, San Diego Taiko, UCSD Asayake Taiko, Taiko of Buddhist Temple of SD, La Jolla Taiko, Ohana Taiko, Vista Buddhist Temple Taiko; free & open to public

Balboa Park House of Pacific Relations International Cottages House of Iran Sun 3/22, House of India Sun 4/5, House of the Philippines Sat 6/6 PhilAm Centennial Commemoration Sun 6/7: music, dance, traditional costumes, arts, crafts, ethnic foods 12pm-4pm, 2125 Park Blvd, SD92134; www.sdhpr.org

Lao Community Cultural Center of SD's Lao New Year Celebration, Sat-Sun 4/4-5m 8am-6pm, Market Creek Plaza, 404 Euclid Ave, SD 92114: all your favorite Lao foods, Miss Lao New Year beauty pageant, music & more music, Lao classical dance; sports tournaments: kataw, basketball, ping-pong

Lao New Year Evening Gala Sat 4/4, 7pm-1am, Crystal Palace Banquet Hall, 3993 54 St, SD 92105, tickets $25, live music by Temecula Band, Pakobsinh Band, Lao Idol 2015, Randy Sipamoune, http//:laocommunity.org

Operation Samahan's Filipino Sun Festival celebrates Filipino American culture & community, Sat 4/4, 10am-6pm, Mira Mesa Community Park; food, entertainment, dance & more; www.filipinosunfestival.com

PacArts celebrates spring with SD Asian Film Festival's SPRING SHOWCASE, Thu 4/16-Sat 4/25, opening 4/16 with Pacific Islanders & "In Football We Trust", closing 4/25 in City Heights, marking 40 yrs after Fall of Saigon; 16 films, 10 days & nights: spring comes once a year; pacarts.org

TERRY MATSUOKA sings Fri 4/24 & Fri 5/15 5:30-7:30pm, Bella Vista Caffe, 2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr (next to Torrey Pines Gliderport & Sanford Consortium), La Jolla 92037 www.bellavistacaffe.com

Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair, Sat 4/25, 10am-5pm, 6900 block of Linda Vista Rd (bet Comstock & Ulric Sts) promotes cultural awareness & understanding within SD. Cultural exhibits, ethnic food booths, performances; 2015 Fair honors US Armed Forces

Race with the Dragons! @ San Diego Dragon Boat Alliance's SAN DIEGO DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL, Sat 5/2, 9am-5pm, Tecolote Shores North, Mission Bay Park, SD 92109; join community, corporate, academic teams from across SD County & beyond as they compete in international sport of dragon boat racing; performing artists on land, potters of SD Potters' Guild; Asian foods; on both land & water, San Diego at its best!

National Asian American Coalition celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Asian Cultural Festival of SD, Sat 5/9 10am-6pm 2015, Mira Mesa Community Park (8575 New Salem St, SD 92126): cultural entertainment, cultural row as presented by community partners, kids' activities, martial arts, food; www.asianculturalfestivalsd.com

Catch TERRY MATSUOKA & other local bands Sun 5/17 @ SeaWorld's food&drink festival, Seven Seas Festival,500 Sea World Dr, SD 92109 www.seaworld.com/seaworld-sandiego/events/seven-seas; festival included with admission

Balboa Park House of Pacific Relations International Cottages Houses of China, India, Korea, Philippines among others provide food & culture @ ETHNIC FOOD FAIR Sat-Sun 5/23-24, 10am-5pm; www.sdhpr.org

Inaugural D6 Night Market celebrates neighborhoods of City Council District 6, Sat 5/30 4pm-10pm: craft beer garden, food trucks, entertainment, www.d6nightmarket.com

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San Diego Dragon Boat Festival 2015

San Diego Dragon Boat Alliance's 11th annual San Diego Dragon Boat Festival will be held Saturday, May 2, 2015, Tecolote Shores North, Mission Bay Park, San Diego.

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

Click for Team Registration Form
Click for Festival Team Waiver and Roster Form
Click for Festival U18 Team Waiver and Roster Form

For payment, make check payable to "SD Alliance for APIAs"; mail to SD Alliance for APIAs, 8650 Genesee Ave, Ste 214, #927263, San Diego, CA 92192

Or pay by PayPal below:

Registration Fee: Festival for Open, Mixed Divisions:

Registration Fee: Festival+One for Open, Mixed Divisions:

Registration Fee: Festival for Women, College, Youth, Survivor (BCS) Divisions:

Registration Fee: Festival+One for Women, College, Youth, Survivor (BCS) Divisions:

Festival 2015 Sponsors
The San Diego Dragon Boat Alliance is 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.


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.
Community News 2015

SD Dragon Boat Alliance sends condolences to Singapore & SD's Singapore/ Malaysia Club on passing of Singapore's first Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew (1923-2015). Just as Mr. Lee Kuan Yew founded modern Singapore, Singapore was founder of dragon boat in San Diego with its donation in 1983 of 3 dragon boats to the City of San Diego. SD dragon boat's roots in Singapore run deep, and we share Singapore's sadness.

Pan Pacific Law Enforcement Officers (PanPac) supports the promotion of Lt. Rudy Tai, head of SDPD's Criminal Intelligence Unit, to Captain. Lt Tai is vp SDPD Pan Pacific Law Enforcement Ass'n; member SDPD Vice Squad; 2011-2013 National Asian Peace Officers Ass'n; 2008 President California Narcotic Officers' Assoc'n; founding board member SD Alliance for Asian Pacific Islander Americans. SDPD needs more reps from API community in leadership positions. Please write to Chief Zimmerman to support Lt Tai's promotion to Captain

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
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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