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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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A Talk Called O’Kaeri

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in #coloradoasian, Immigration, Japan | 0 comments

This Sunday at Sakura Square:  “A Talk Called O’Kaeri” with  Ken Tagawa Retracing the Path of Our Grandparents Connecting Once Again with Our Relatives in Japan Sunday, April 1st | 11AM | Free Sakura Square Mezzanine Ken Tagawwa will be talking about how he retraced the path of his grandparents and made connections to his roots back in Japan.  If your interested in retracing your path to your long lost relatives, Ken will help answer questions on how he retraced his family path. Download the announcement for more...

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Sum Nguyen Receives “Spirit of King” Award

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018 in #auroraasian, Awards, Humanitarian Efforts, Vietnam | 0 comments

Partnership Steering Committee Member and past Co-Chair Sum Nguyen received the “Spirit of King Award” from the City of Aurora’s Community Relations Division during the 32nd Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration. Apologies for the belated post — photo of Sum in front of the So. Vietnam flag, Aurora Municipal Center lobby, with City of Aurora’s Community Relations Chief Barbara Shannon-Banister.

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TEA Theatre’s “Coping With America” Ends Apr 1

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 in #auroraasian, APA, China, Theatre | 0 comments

Ends Sunday, April 1st: An excellent production of three one-act plays! http://www.teatheatre.org Also sponsored by: Colorado Creatives and The Chinook Foundation.         

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Diwali Celebration

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in #auroraasian, #coloradoasian, APA, celebrations | 0 comments

Congressman Coffman was honored to have been invited by Partnership Ex-Officio Member Sudhir Verma and friends to celebrate Diwali at the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of the Rockies.  The photo shows Sudhir (the tallest one in the top photo) to the right of Congressman Coffman.

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Picture Me Here and Write Our World Exhibits

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in #auroraasian, Educational, Family Fun, museums, Photography, Refugees | 0 comments

Aurora History Museum Exhibits on refugees and immigrants through stories and images Write Our World is a nonprofit that promotes multicultural literacy and global citizenship through e-book authoring with youth worldwide.  It’s an innovative educational resource that allows students to learn authentically from one another and deepen their connections to their heritage while building skills for their future – www.writeourworld.org. Picture Me Here is also on exhibit — a storytelling program for refugees, immigrants and others who have...

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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Assn Festival

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in #coloradoasian, Arts & Culture, Dance, Educational, Food, Music, Pacific Islands | 0 comments

HAWAIIAN STEEL GUITAR ASSOCIATION FESTIVAL Thursday through Saturday, September 21st, 22nd, and 23rd Hilton Fort Collins | 425 W. Prospect Rd. | Fort Collins, CO  80526 Three days of classic Hawaiian music performed by some of the modern greats of the steel guitar. This Mainland Festival and Convention will be held in Colorado for the fourth year, and has been, from the start, one of the premier Hawaiian musical events of the Rocky Mountain region.  Enjoy guest performances by local hula halaus, Hawaiian slack key guitar and ‘ukulele,...

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Vietnam Veterans Honor Congressman Coffman

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Community Service, Vietnam | 0 comments

Congressman Mike Coffman named “legislator of the year” by Vietnam Veterans of America, calling the Vietnam War the most influential conflict of his legislative career — despite his own deployments — while accepting the award Friday at the organization’s gathering in New Orleans.  Coffman serves on the House Veterans’ Affairs and Armed Services committees.  Read the August 11th Denver Post article here… The Aurora Sentinel also posted an article about his award, noting his support for the Veterans Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare...

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Hear Alito – from Takayama, Japan

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in #coloradoasian, Arts & Culture, International, Japan, Music, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Alito, Women’s Chorale from Takayama, Japan The Denver-Takayama Sister Cities Project is hosting a concert by Alito, a women’s choir from Takayama, Japan. The group will sing traditional and contemporary Japanese and western songs during the cultural exchange performance. Friday, August 11th, 4:30 PM Simpson United Methodist Church 6001 Wolff St., Arvada A free concert of traditional Japanese songs. Download the announcement for more information. Questions? Kaitlyn Lyle, (303) 923-6865 Saturday, August 12th, 5:00-6:30 PM First...

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Fiji The Artist in Concert

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in #coloradoasian, Arts & Culture, Music, Pacific Islands | 0 comments

Fiji, The Artist, with Drew Deezy, at the Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St., Denver, CO  80202 – a concert for ages 16+ on August 5th, starts at 7PM.  Obtain a discount on ticket sales at this link, using this password:  AAPCP — https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1511049. Fiji is one of the biggest Polynesian artists of our time. His golden voice and musical blends have launched him on the world stage as a pioneer of the Pacific Island Sound.  A fusion of classic reggae, Hip-Hop, R & B and Jazz set Fiji apart as a performer....

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Aurora Welcome Center Merges

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in #auroraasian, Immigration, Refugees | 0 comments

The Aurora Welcome Center merges with Village Exchange Center, expanding services to immigrants and refugees. Many of the Aurora Welcome Center’s programs and services will continue to be available through the Village Exchange Center, which recently opened at the former St. Matthew Lutheran Church building at 1609 Havana St. The building has 15,000 square feet of space available for faith groups, community gatherings and office space. “We are excited to see a future that not only preserves the important services that the Aurora Welcome...

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