Posts made in March, 2017

Community Responds to Rep Covarrubias

Posted on Mar 24, 2017 in #coloradoasian, Leaders | 0 comments

During the March 22, 2017 Colorado House debate regarding House Bill 17-1230, Rep. Covarrubias made hurtful comments that seemed to ignore decades of work intended to ensure that the consequences of Japanese internment and the “…race prejudice, war hysteria, and failure of leadership” would not be repeated in the future. Here is the response from the JACL and a dozen other organizations to Representative Covarrubias’ hurtful comments: Click here… Here is a sampling of some of the recent media coverage of this story: http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/state-representative-starts-internment-camp-controversy https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/23/no-time-to-ask-questions-colorado-lawmaker-appears-to-defend-use-of-wwii-japanese-internment-camps/?utm_term=.0aca2c83f0f0 http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/lawmakers-respond-after-state-rep-appears-defend-internment-n737836 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/colorado-phil-covarrubias-defends-japanese-american-camps_us_58d30379e4b0f838c62f5793 Thank you, Harry Budisidharta, former President of the Mile High JACL, Deputy Director of the Asian Pacific Development Center and Steering Committee Member of the Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership, for your quick and effective response.  Rep. Covarrubias told Harry that he is willing to meet with Japanese American and AAPI community leaders to learn more about the history of...

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Gamelan Tunas Mekar at the Aurora Central Library

Posted on Mar 10, 2017 in #auroraasian, #coloradoasian, APA, Arts & Culture, Educational, Music | 0 comments

Presented by the Aurora Music Teachers Association Music & Dance of Bali Friday, March 10th, 10:30 AM Aurora Public Library | 14949 E Alameda Pkwy. | Aurora  80012 FREE and open to the public Enjoy this entertaining and educational presentation of Balinese music and dance, and learn more about the Aurora Music Teachers Association. Tunas Mekar will perform traditional and new music of Bali using the gamelan angklung instruments. Included will be a demonstration of the instruments, music and technique, plus a Q&A. Doors at 10:30 AM. The performance will start shortly after...

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Aurora’s R Line is now Open – Ready to Transport!

Posted on Mar 9, 2017 in Business, Economic, Featured | 0 comments

Aurora’s R Line is now Open – Ready to Transport!

Aurora’s R Line is now Open – Ready to Transport! Discover the Aurora Line: http://www.auroraline.org

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Farewell to Consul General of Japan Makoto Ito

Posted on Mar 9, 2017 in #auroraasian, #coloradoasian, Community Service, Japan | 0 comments

Saying farewell to Consul General Makoto Ito, Consulate General of Japan at Denver — the Partnership Co-Chairs Andrea Amonick and Chance Horiuchi enjoyed Mr. Ito’s and his wife Grace’s ‘gracious’ hospitality!...

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Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Colo.

Posted on Mar 6, 2017 in #coloradoasian, APA, Business, China, International, International Trade | 0 comments

The Asian Chamber of Commerce is delighted to host the Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States, Mr. Clement Leung, on March 22nd in Denver. Based in Washington D.C., the Commissioner is the highest ranking representative of Hong Kong to the U.S. As Commissioner, he directs the Hong Kong Government’s efforts in promoting US-Hong Kong economic and trade ties, and constituency-building activities. He also oversees the work of the three Hong Kong Economic and Trade Offices in Washington, D.C., New York and San Francisco. Please join the ACC and hear of updates in Hong Kong and opportunities for businesses in Denver: Wed., March 22nd | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Palm Restaurant | Westin Denver Downtown | 1672 Lawrence St. | Denver 80202 Hosted Luncheon – no cast, cash bar Parking included–use Westin Hotel Valet services RSVP by March 17th… Questions? Contact Clarence Low, President of the Asian Chamber:...

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