2006 activities of the Alliance, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501c(3) organization in San Diego County, include:

COMMUNITY BREAKFASTS - to meet civic, cultural and other leaders in the greater SD and APIA communities, to network and learn about issues, people and organizations:
???? ?? San Diego City Councilmember Toni Atkins, February 25, 2006, O'Hungry's in Old Town

LUNCHES in the NEIGHBORHOOD - to meet civic, cultural and other leaders in the greater SD and APIA communities, to network and learn about issues, people and organizations, and explore ethnic cuisines:
???? ?? Getting to know San Diego's Korean community, April 21, 2006, Arirang House on Convoy St
Richard Moon, Editor of The Korea Times Los Angeles James Roh, Publisher of Hanin News
???? ?? SD County Supervisor Ron Roberts on SD County, May 12, 2006, Imperial Mandarin on Convoy St
???? ?? San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders on August 22, 2006, Jasmine on Convoy St

???? ?? Saturday, May 13, 2006: "A Rightful Place: Empowering Asian Pacific Islanders in San Diego," co-sponsored with the Asian Pacific Historic Collaborative and the SD Chinese Historical Museum, at the Chinese Historical Museum, 3rd Ave & J St downtown, www.asianpacificdistrict.com, www.sdchm.org; Bennett Peji (Master Planner, Filipino Village in National City) on "Branding Cultural Districts" Meeting with San Diego City District 2 Councilmember Kevin Faulconer
Walk with 53rd District Congresswoman Susan Davis in the Asian Pacific Historic District

???? ?? Saturday, May 20, 2006: "Pan-Asian Multi-Cultural Night" co-sponsored with Taiwanese American Foundation, Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce, Asia Media, Korean Chamber of Commerce, Japan Society of San Diego & Tijuana, Mabuhay Alliance, SDAFF at the Taiwan Center, 7170 Convoy Court, SD 92111, www.taiwancenter.com; including:
Thai blessing dance, Pho Bangers (break dance), Beatgroundz (rap), Korean drum dance, Taiwanese folk dance, Samahan Filipino folkdance, Taiwanese mixed chorus, Japanese mixed chorus & more

2nd ANNUAL SAN DIEGO DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL, Saturday, October 21, 2006, Alliance in partnership with international-award-winning San Diego Dragon Boat Team www.sddragonboat.com: The pageantry and ritual of dragon boat races on the water; pan-Asian festivities on land! Team-building and community-building while racing with the dragons!

?MEET THE CANDIDATES? COMMUNITY BREAKFAST ? October 29, 2006: to meet candidates in local, state and national elections, become knowledgeable about issues and engaged in the political process, and to network with other members of our diverse APIA communities in an informal, relaxed setting

ASIAN AMERICAN BUSINESS MIXERS - co-sponsored with Asian Business Association, Hong Kong Association, Japan Society of San Diego & Tijuana, Korean Chamber of Commerce, Mabuhay Alliance, and Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce ?