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News from/about/for the Partnership and Friends

Refer back to this blog regularly for current and upcoming activities, events and news from or about the Asian Pacific American (APA) communities of Aurora and the metropolitan area.

Also, visit the APA activities and events page for a more extensive list of happenings in any given month.

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Farewell to Consul General of Japan Makoto Ito

Posted by 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 by 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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Aurora Trade Mission to South Korea

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in #auroraasian, #coloradoasian, Business, Educational, International, International Trade, Korea | 0 comments

Join Aurora Sister Cities International and Aurora Mayor Stephen Hogan on the Aurora Trade Mission to South Korea (Sister City Seongnam City and the capital Seoul) South Korea.  The exciting agenda includes luncheons, various tours and briefings, business networking and conference and a cultural excursion.  Dates:  April 22-28, 2017 Agenda and cost details:  Click here… RSVP and Contact:  Karlyn Shorb, CEO, Aurora Sister Cities International: (303) 739-7120 | (720) 309-9415 | kshorb@auroragov.org...

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Asian Pacific Islander Community Health Forum this Sat., 10AM

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in #auroraasian, #coloradoasian, APA, Health | 0 comments

Asian Pacific Islander Community Health Forum with the Asian Health Alliance of Colorado Saturday, February 25th, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Location:  APDC | 1537 Alton St. | Aurora RSVP via Facebook page at...

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Attend TEA’s “Yohen” at the AAPCP Group Rate this Sunday at 2PM

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in #auroraasian, #coloradoasian, APA, Arts & Culture, Theatre | 0 comments

Join the Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership at the Closing production of Yohen at the group rate of $22 this Sunday afternoon, February 26th, 2PM. Here are the instructions for the discount password: Go to this link:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2748633 Select date:   2/26 Click on “Enter a password or discount code” Type “AAPCP” and then click “Check availability” A ‘hidden’ price will pop up for $22 for you to purchase your tickets Help us make closing night a wonderful evening for TEA’s excellent two-person production in an intimate setting at the ACAD Gallery Theatre. Here are the details about Yohen: Theatre Esprit Asia presents: Yohen Through 26, 2017 Fridays & Saturdays:  7:30 PM | Sundays: 2:00 PM A Regional Premiere, “Yohen” explores the intricacies of interracial marriage, culture and Japanese art, by Phillip Kan Gotanda; directed by Anthony J. Garcia (Su Teatro) ACAD Gallery Theatre – Aurora Cultural Arts District | 1400 Dallas St. | Aurora, CO  80010 Group-rate tickets with the Partnership (AAPCP):  $22 ($26/general) | www.teatheatre.org Theatre Esprit Asia offers a unique perspective during Black History Month: a story melding and shaping the intricacies of interracial marriage, culture and Japanese art. Set in California in 1986, “Yohen” is about James, an African American ex-GI, and Sumi, his Japanese wife. After 30 years of marriage, Sumi reevaluates the relationship and separates from James. In her words, she wishes for him to “court” her again. Yohen is a Japanese pottery term that refers to an accident in the kiln firing that results in transformation of the pot. The outcomes are as unpredictable as the evolution of a marriage. In the end, it is up to the observer to decide its beauty. Veteran actors and Denver favorites, Maria Cheng and Don Randle, bring their talents to this compelling story directed by Anthony J. Garcia, Executive Artistic Director of Su Teatro. Cheng plays Sumi, a Japanese woman trying to define herself after 30 years under the label of being James’ wife. She takes pottery classes, hoping to ignite a spark of passion within herself. James, played by Randle, visits Sumi regularly, per her requests. At first, James has a difficult time being away from Sumi. He is unsure how time apart is supposed to bring them closer together, but he...

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Happy Year of the Rooster!

Posted by on Jan 28, 2017 in #coloradoasian, APA, Arts & Culture, celebrations, China, Dance, Educational, Family Fun, Food, Music | 0 comments

2017 Colorado Chinese New Year Saturday, January 28th 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM Presented by: Chinese American Foundation of Colorado Confucius Institute at Community College of Denver Denver Chinese School  11:00 AM – 1:30 PM:       Cultural Fair, Taste of China and Marketplace Authentic Chinese food, cultural displays, entertainment, music, artworks and crafts, calligraphy, traditional costumes, children’s games and more 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM:         Celebration Show Enjoy two hours of first-class on-stage shows by award-winning professional artists performing Acrobats, Beijing opera, magic, soprano and Chinese music; and by the talented DCS students, teachers and parents performing choir and dances; and everyone’s favorite, the lion dance and Kung Fu demonstration. Citypoint Church | 200 So. University Blvd. | Denver, CO  80209 | near Cherry Creek Mall  Tickets:  $25/General Admission | $50/Golden Circle | Online Tickets… PDF...

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Int’l Chinese Calligraphy Exhibit

Posted by on Jan 28, 2017 in #auroraasian, #coloradoasian, APA, Art, China, International, Lecture-Demo | 0 comments

The international calligraphy exhibit is soooo worth your time.  Calligraphy artist Harber Chang is there all day until 6PM to help explain the dozens upon dozens of scrolls from around the world on the walls of the Aurora Central Library’s Community Room, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy.  An outstanding effort by Mr. Chang and his colleagues to bring this amazing exhibit to Colorado.  Thank you, Mr. Chang!  Sadly, it ends this Saturday, January 28th.  Hear the closing calligraphy lecture at 2PM....

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Needed: American Sign Language Interpreter

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in #auroraasian, APA | 0 comments

FREELANCE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER  (Denver Metro Area) Job type: Independent Contractor Colorado Language Connection, a division of Asian Pacific Development Center, is looking for a freelance American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter to provide ASL interpretation for a wide array of industries including but not limited to Healthcare, Education, and Public Services in the Denver Metro Area.   Hours are flexible, depending upon availability. Qualifications: • Fluent ASL and spoken English Required • Pass background check • Valid Driver License • Must be willing to travel to independent locations and have reliable transportation. *Current ASL certification strongly preferred* Offers competitive pay!  Please email a copy of your resume to clc@apdc.org with subject line “American Sign Language Interpreter”. For any questions related to this job opening, please call (303) 923-2945 or visit the website at...

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It’s an Island Party, Nov. 30

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016 in #auroraasian, APA, Arts & Culture, celebrations, Food, Music, Pacific Islands | 0 comments

The Partnership is holding it’s annual Holiday Friends Gathering on Wed., Nov. 30th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM, and this year we’ll enjoy an island party at the Aurora History Museum, featuring a catered dinner by Chef Leah Eveleigh and Hawaiian music. Chef Leah won Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen season two (2014) and is planning an island-themed dinner buffet.  She is also donating her Cutthroat Kitchen apron to the Partnership’s silent auction.  Other items include a hand-painted porcelain Dragonware tea set, a painting by artist Virginia Stonebarger (1926), and more. $35/person RSVP to the Partnership staff office, (303) 326-8695 Pay in advance:  call the museum, (303) 739-6660 Pay at the door, but please call the staff office to RSVP. It’s not a party without YOU! Download the announcement (PDF) for more information… Like our Facebook page: ...

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Feeding the 5000

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Humanitarian Efforts | 0 comments

Some Partnership Steering Committee members are volunteering for Feeding the 5000 – Front Range event on October 14th —  a free feast for thousands, made entirely, from fresh, top-quality produce that would have otherwise been wasted. See attached info for details and help spread the word.   Special thanks to Alexa Davis and Alice Moy who are volunteering!  Like the event on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/feedbackorg. Download the flyer...

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