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Make Health Part of Your Life
Free Yoga ……Free Yoga …… Free Yoga
Health                 Happiness          Harmony
Kick off your shoes, loosen your clothing, and spread out your mat.
Experience is about to begin!   Follow announcement link…

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November 2013

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Chinese American Council of Colorado 16th Annual Banquet
Sat. November 23, 2013. 5:30 – 8:30 PM
King’s Land Chinese Seafood Restaurant
Keynote Speaker:  Mr. Austin Tsao, Executive Vice President of Tzu Chi Foundation USA
(303) 368-7866 or (303) 809-0236
$35/adult | $30/student or senior | $300/table sponsor
Announcement link…

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NAAAP Colorado Gala benefiting Asian Pacific Development Center:

  • Date:  Wednesday, November 20, 2013
  • Time:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Location:  McNichols Civic Center Building 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80202
  • Attendee Donation:  NAAAP members – $50 | Non-NAAAP members – $70
  • Attire:  Join the “Fire and Ice” theme in your red & white formal evening attire and diamond accessories!

Dinner Details:

  • Dinner and Dessert
  • Complimentary beer provided by MillerCoors (21+)
  • Cash bar for other beverages
  • Fashion Show presented by Miss Asian American Colorado

RSVP in ADVANCE:  www.naaapcolorado.org

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ai kuwabara trio project US Tour 2013
a Japanese Jazz phenomenon makes their American debut
Instrumental jazz trio headed by 22-year-old Ai Kuwabara debuts in the US after a sensational performance at Tokyo Jazz Festival 2013.

ai-kuwabara--trio-project-jazz_111513-webThe Consulate-General of Japan in Denver is pleased to announce ai kuwabara trio project US Tour 2013a Japanese jazz group appearing in Denver under a performing arts abroad program of the Japan Foundation. The group’s Denver event was made possible by the Gold Meir Center and the Department of Music at Metropolitan State University, and the Consulate-General of Japan in Denver.

Fresh and modern Japanese jazz group ai kuwabara trio project will perform a series of concerts in November, sponsored by the Japan Foundation. The band’s music is urban contemporary jazz with a strong, experimental feel and a flavor of funk. The band shows a regard for a wide-range of musical styles, featuring elements of progressive rock and even pop. They are led by young jazz pianist Ai Kuwabara with Yusuke Morita on bass guitar and Shintaro Imamura on drums.

Aki-Matsuri_Jazz_111813-webThe Japan Foundation chose to bring this particular group to the U.S. in order to showcase the contemporary jazz scene thriving in Japan. Indeed, in September the trio played its biggest show to date at the massive Tokyo Jazz Festival which featured Tony Bennett as headliner. Their latest album The Sixth Sense (released in April 2013) was inspired by psychology and cognitive science and was called a “superbly crafted album” by Sean Smith of The Japan Times.

Admission:  Free
Date & Time:  Monday, November 18, 2013 | 7:30 PM
Venue:  Kenneth King Academic & Performing Arts Center
 | Auraria Campus

Sponsored by:
The Japan Foundation
The Golda Meir Center and the Department of Music at Metropolitan Sate University
The Consulate-General of Japan in Denver
Special support by KUVO

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TEA   Theatre Esprit Asia presents
   Julia Cho’s
   99 HISTORIES
   Directed by Terry Dodd
   Runs through November 16, 2013

at the Vintage Theatre in Aurora (1468 Dayton St.)
Featuring Tria Xiong (see announcement)

www.theatre-esprit-asia.org

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AsianChamber_ACC_smASIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
2013 ANNUAL DINNER & GALA
November 15, 2013
5pm Cocktails & Networking | 6pm Dinner and Program | 8pm Silent Auction

King’s Land Chinese Seafood | 2200 W. Alameda Ave. | Denver, CO 80223

Come celebrate the end of the year with the Asian Chamber of Commerce, community partners and organizations.
Recap highlights of the year’s successes with appetizers, an eight course menu, and dessert.

Enjoy Coors products – donated by MillerCoors!

Seeking Silent Auction Donations! Contact Clarence Low, Board Chair
REGISTER: www.ACCcolorado.org | (303) 595-9737 | info@accColorado.org

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Asian Chamber Luncheon

AsianChamber_ACC_smFriday, November 8th, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Speakers: Dr. Bill Burman, “Affordable Care Act in Denver”
at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 2nd Floor
924 W. Colfax Ave., Denver
$10/members; $15/non-members

Summary: Dr. Bill Burman, Director of Denver Public Health, will provide a comprehensive briefing on the latest information on the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

“The proper implementation of the ACA can benefit nearly 100,000 residents in Denver alone! Many sole proprietors, small business owners and individuals that struggled with affordable insurance options or were denied access before, can now better understand the new options available to them.” Olga Garcia, Manager, Denver Health Community Affairs.

Dr. Burman is an infectious disease specialist with a particular interest in HIV care and prevention. He has worked at Denver PBillBurmanublic Health since 1995, initially as the director of the Infectious Disease Clinic and a researcher on tuberculosis and HIV.  Since becoming Director of Denver Public Health in 2011, Dr. Burman has focused on the assessment of the health of Denver’s residents, the development of population-level interventions in public health, and improving communication with Denver Public Health’s partners and the larger community.
Lunch sponsor:  1st Bank

RSVP:  www.ACCcolorado.org | (303) 595-9737 | info@accColorado.org

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CCUSCCenter for China United States Cooperation holds two forums:

John Capowski, Professor of Law Emeritus at Widener University, will be the Jackson/Ho China Forum speaker on Wednesday, November 13 from 12:00-1:30 pm in Room 301 of Ben Cherrington Hall. He will discuss “An Unexpected Harmony:  Common Law Principles and China’s Judicial Reform Effort.” Sandwiches will be served.

John Capowski is a visiting professor at Denver University’s Sturm College of Law and Professor of Law Emeritus at Widener University.  He has his Doctor of Law from the Cornell Law School. He has written in the areas of administrative law, evidence, lawyering skills, public benefits, and public interest law and taught courses including evidence, civil procedure, and comparative law.  He has directed Widener’s international programs in Venice and Sydney and also taught in its Geneva program.

Since 2007 he has made several trips to Beijing to participate in the China’s International Symposia on Evidence, which have focused on the China’s judicial reform effort.  Articles he has presented there have been translated into Mandarin and published in two of China’s leading law journals.

Please RSVP online at http://alumni.du.edu/capowski no later than November12.  If you have any questions about other CCUSC programs, please contact Ms. Dana Lewis at 303-871-4474 or ccusc@du.edu.  You may also contact Suisheng (Sam) Zhao, Director, at szhao@du.edu or 303.871.2401.

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Simon Schuchat, former U.S. Deputy Consulate General in Shanghai, will be the Jackson/Ho China Forum guest lunch speaker on Friday, November 8 from 12:00-1:30 pm in Room 150 of Ben Cherrington Hall. He will discuss “Alliance Management and U.S.-China Relations.” Pizza will be served.

Simon Schuchat is a recently retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer with three decades of experience in East Asia and the former Soviet Union, including service in Beijing, Shanghai, Moscow, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Washington DC.  He holds degrees from the University of Chicago, Yale University, Harvard University, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University.  He is fluent in Mandarin and has a working knowledge of Japanese and Russian.

Please RSVP online at http://alumni.du.edu/schuchat.  If you have any questions about other CCUSC programs, please contact Ms. Dana Lewis at 303-871-4474 or ccusc@du.edu.  You may also contact Suisheng (Sam) Zhao, Director, at szhao@du.edu or 303.871.2401.

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Mile High Japanese American Citizens League
Proudly presents Fall Festival “Aki Matsuri”
Saturday, November 2, 2013 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | $45/person ($35/Students/Seniors)
Simpson United Methodist Church | 6001 Wolff St. | Arvada
Special Guest: Taiko with Toni! | Carnival Games
Come eat delicious homemade Japanese food.
Please follow this link for more information…

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Traditional Chinese Hot Pot Dinner  and ErHu Performing Arts 
Presented by Liping Woods

Liping Woods, grew up in Chongqing, China and learned to play ErHu (Chinese Violin) at age 12.  Liping came to the United States in 1991 pursing graduate studies, and is an IT professional in the healthcare industry.

The style of eating hot pot is similar to Western fondue. Each person at the table chooses his or her favorite cuisine including thin sliced beef, pork, eggs, fish, shrimp, tofu vegetables and more….and dips it in the boiling, tasty broth using a pair of chopsticks (or a ladle if you haven’t fully mastered the chopstick grip). After giving the food ample time to cook, just pluck the food back out of the hotpot and your meal is about to begin. These hot, savory, and flavor infused bites are then added with rice to give a perfect mixture of zest, texture, and pleasant warmness.

Time: Friday, Nov. 22, 6:30pm to 9pm
Location:  Jade Dragon Chinese Restaurant
3958 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs
Cost:  $28.00 per Person
$25.00 for CSCCI Members

This is a special event with limited seating. Please RSVP by sending payment to CSCCI, P.O. Box 2625 Colorado Springs, CO 80901. Or, register online at www.cscci.org. Payment must received by Nov. 20, 2013. Any questions please call 719-287-7624.

Mali Hsu, Founder & Chairwoman | Colorado Springs Chinese Cultural Institute

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October 2013

The 7th Annual CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections
Monday, October 28, 2012
Cyber Café of Ben Cherrington Hall, DU
Co-sponsored by the Center for China-US Cooperation at the University of Denver and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

Our program will begin promptly at 5:00 pm, with a webcast from Washington featuring Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State, discussing U.S.-China relations. National Committee president Steve Orlins will moderate this 45-minute portion of the program, comprised of a 15-minute talk followed by half an hour during which Secretary Albright will respond to questions emailed in from audience members throughout the country.

Following the webcast, there will be a presentation by our on-site speaker, Frank Jannuzi, deputy executive director of Amnesty International USA, and head of the Washington, D.C. office.  Mr. Jannuzi is an international affairs policy and political expert who most recently served Chairman John Kerry as policy director for East Asian and Pacific Affairs for the Democratic staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC).

The event is free and open to the public.
Register now:  http://www.alumni.du.edu/chinatownhallFor
more information and full speaker bios, please visit http://www.du.edu/korbel/china/forums/index.html
Contact
:  Dana Lewis | 303-871-4474 | ccusc@du.edu |
Suisheng (Sam) Zhao | Professor and Executive Director | 303-871-2401 | szhao@du.edu

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TEA   Theatre Esprit Asia presents
   Julia Cho’s
   99 HISTORIES
   Directed by Terry Dodd
   October 24 – November 16, 2013

at the Vintage Theatre in Aurora (1468 Dayton St.)
Featuring Tria Xiong (see announcement)

www.theatre-esprit-asia.org

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Parol Lantern Workshop
Learn how to make traditional Parol Lanterns.  Parol Lanterns, traditional star lanterns from the Philippines, are used as festive decorations during the holidays.

Sat., Oct. 19th | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
$12/person (materials and instruction provided | please pre-register)

Coordinated and supported by the Philippine-American Society of Colorado
PASCO contact:  Serafin Diaz | (303) 368-8183

Register by credit card:  (303) 739-6667 (Monday – Friday)
Register by Cash or Check at the museum:
Aurora History Museum | 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora, CO  80012 | (303) 739-6667 | www.auroramuseum.org

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Uplift Internationale
25th Anniversary Gala Benefit and Auction

Saturday, October 12th, 5:30 – 9:30 PM
$75/person
Uplift Internationale conducts Operation Taghoy (a Filipino word for whistle) — an annual mission to the Philippines to provide reparative surgical care to poor, rural children born with facial deformities.  Founder and President-Emeritus, Dr. Jaime Yrastorza, is receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award.  For more information, visit www.upliftinternationale..org or call (303) 707-1361.
Join the Partnership’s table @ $80/person — Contact the staff office by 5:00 PM, Oct. 3rd.

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DTCCC Double Ten Celebration Banquet
Saturday, October 12th, 12:00 Noon
$25/person
Join the Partnership’s table @ $25/person — Contact the staff office by 5:00 PM, Oct. 4th.
Or see this announcement for DTCCC contact information…

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September 2013

The first Jackson/Ho China Forum of the academic year will be September 27 at noon.

Dr. Thomas Fingar, Deputy Director of National Intelligence (DNI) during the first term of the Obama administration former Chairman of National Intelligence Council, and former Assistant Secretary for Research and Intelligence (INR) at the State Department, will discuss “If China Could Remake the Global Order, What Would it Look Like?”

China’s “rise” has been achieved through participation in the international system led by the United States, but many predict that Beijing will attempt to replace the US-led global order with one shaped by its own vision and priorities.  If China had an opportunity to refashion the global order, what would it change and what would it seek to accomplish? Fingar’s talk will examine systemic, historic, and situational factors likely to shape China’s objectives and expectations in the overdue effort to replace or reengineer post-WW II arrangements made inadequate by their success.  Tom Fingar is currently the inaugural Oksenberg-Rohlen Distinguished Fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.

Mark your calendars now and stay tuned for additional details and registration instructions.
Suisheng (Sam) Zhao, Director, CCUSC

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On September 22nd, the Colorado Rockies will do a special ceremony to honor George Sakato. They will spotlight George during the seventh inning stretch to be followed by the singing of “God Bless America”. During the game, George and his family will get to sit in the owner’s box right behind home plate.  I hope that all of you can come to this event and honor an American hero! For those of you that don’t know George, he is a former US Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his service in World War II.

Visit the Wikipedia article about him:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Sakato

Harry Budisidharta, President
Mile High JACL | P.O. Box 13061 | Denver, CO 80201
Please visit us at milehighjacl.org

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Print   Taste of the Chamber | Thurs., Sept. 19th |5:00 – 8:00 PM | Red Lion Hotel SE
   $20 / groups of six+ | $22 / before Sept. 10th | $25 / at the door
www.aurorachamber.org (click on the ‘Taste’ image)

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Japanese American Resource Center of Colorado (JARCC) presents

“Uke In” Ukulele Jam
Acoustic ukulele and string jam session
Friday, September 6th, 6:00-9:00 PM | In the garden at Sakura Square | 19th & Larimer, Denver

Features Humu Humu’s, Wahine’s and Kane’s Ukulele groups
Special guest and recording artist:  The Arlene Hattori Project
Acoustic string players:  if interested in participating, RSVP to Arlene, (303) 514-6019 by August 30th.

This will be a great community gathering with music, food, giveaways and lots of fun!
Stop by the booth:  www.OMaleyMusic.us
Free to the public with free parking for all “Jam” participants and visitors (donations appreciated).

Gary Yamashita, General Manager | Sakura Square Management Corporation
Cell: 303-204-8039 | gary.yamashita@comcast.net

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AsianChamber_ACC_smACC Luncheon
Friday, September 6th | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Speakers: Bob Bennett and Yumi Nakajima “Be, Have, Do”
at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 2nd Floor
924 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO  80204
$10/members | $15/non-members

Summary: We live in a culture that places high value in possessions: prestige and money. And yet most of us are never satisfied with what we have. What would it take to be at peace, to create a life with a sense of self-worth and abundance? Yumi and Bob will share how changing their mind changed their lives.

Bob Bennett is a painting contractor for 42 years. His need for creativity and self-fulfillment led him on a journey of self-discovery that transcended circumstances and outer conditions. He discovered that there can be, in fact, one singular turning point that changes our lives forever.

Yumi Nakajima established YUNA Consulting, LLC to facilitate the Colorado market place for a strong strategic planning and business development with Japan. One of her business focus is entrepreneurial enterprise-based solution to economic challenges in the post-quake Tohoku region of Japan in 2012. She currently serves Asian American Advisory Committee as a board member, Inclusiveness Committee at Mental Health America Colorado as a committee member, and the Broomfield Sister City Committee as a committee chair.

Seating is limited | RSVP here… | (303) 595-9737 | info@ACCColorado.org

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August 2013

NAAAP LEAD: “Body Language for Success” Workshop

Are you aware of All that you’re communicating? Body language signals account for between 50% – 93% of the information exchanged between individuals; your voice alone accounts for almost 40%.  Our workshop will show you how to recognize and utilize body language to your best advantage.

Online Registration (www.naaapcolorado.org)

Cost:  NAAAP Members – FREE | Non-Members – $20
When:  August 28, 2013

  •   6:00-6:30PM:  Cocktails, Appetizers, and Networking
  •   6:30-8:00PM:  Workshop

Where:  Hacienda Colorado | 4100 E Mexico Ave. | Denver, CO
Speaker:  Alicia Cuello | Owner/Founder of Underlying Communications

Alicia has over 18 years of experience in Human Resources specializing in body language interpretation, employee relations, and handwriting analysis.  Her educational background includes a Master’s of Science in Human Resources from the University of Houston – Clear Lake as well as certification as a Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR) and a certified graphologist.  Throughout her career, which includes a Regional Human Resources Consultant for a Fortune 500 Company, she has demonstrated excellence in training and development, staffing and employee relations.  In a world where business communications are primarily electronic gadgets, the need to humanize the work experience is even more important in today’s corporate world.

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Aurora History Museum

We’re showing a great film at the Museum this weekend about the demise of the streetcar in America! Learn more about the history of the streetcar in preparation for our upcoming gallery addition to house Aurora’s our Trolley Trailer No. 610. We should break ground in October!!

TAKEN FOR A RIDE
Sunday, August 25th, 1:00-2:00 PM

Why does America have the worst public transit in the industrialized world, and the most freeways? Discover the little known story of an auto and oil industry campaign, led by General Motors, to buy and dismantle streetcar lines. Across the nation, tracks were torn up, sometimes overnight, and diesel buses placed on city streets. With investigative journalism, vintage archival footage and candid interviews, a revealing history is presented of our cities in the 20th century.   Check out the Museum’s website:   www.auroramuseum.org

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CDBF Emerging Leaders Program

A part of the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival’s (CDBF) mission is to build stronger Asian American Pacific Islander communities through leadership development for 18-25 year olds. In 2012, CDBF completed its first Emerging Leaders Program with great success! We are gearing up to train the next set of Emerging Leaders beginning in October 2013.

If you know someone who is a great candidate for this program, please have them visit www.cdbf.org. The program is limited to 15 participants.  Deadline for applications and referrals is Friday, August 30th, 5:00 PM.

Erin Yoshimura, Executive Director | Colorado Dragon Boat Festival
303-953-7277 | F:  303-953-7278 | www.cdbf.org | Connect with us via Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | E-newsletter

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 July 2013

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Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership Picnic/Potluck
Tues., July 23, 2013 | 5:00 – 7:30 PM
Utah Park | 1800 So. Peoria St. | Aurora
(on the east side of the park)
Bring a dish to share and invite your family and friends — the more the merrier!
Click here for the full announcement.

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TEATHEATRE ESPRIT ASIA
ASIAN CABARET EVENINGS
Showcase Night | JULY 19th | 7:30 – 9:30 PM
CHUN-Capitol Hill United Neighborhood
1290 13th St., Denver, CO  80218

Have you been wanting to get back to writing that play? Or, have you always wanted a stab at acting? Now’s your chance to showcase a little bit of that hidden talent with ACE, a no pressure venue! Don’t want that much attention? Then just come to be entertained and have a glass (or two) of wine while at it.  Suggested donation $5 | 818.481.5285 | www.theatre-esprit-asia.org

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13th Annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival 
Sat.-Sun. July 27-28, Sloan’s Lake Park Denver 

Be sure to participate:  Races | Marketplace | Taste of Asia | Performing Arts Stage | Gateway to Asia | Cultural Unity www.cdbf.org | Main Stage Schedule

NOTE:  Focus on Thailand – Denver Thai Lions Club will have a food booth, and the LA consulate and the Thai Tourist Authority will have a booth featuring Thailand.  There will be some wonderful Thai music and much more…

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