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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 Mayor Hogan

Posted by on May 22, 2018 in Community Service | 0 comments

We are saddened by the loss of Aurora’s Mayor Steve Hogan who passed away on May 13, 2018, at the age of 69. A community-wide memorial service was held on May 19th to honor and celebrate his life.  For more details on Mayor Hogan’s public service, please visit https://shar.es/anb1t7   As a strong supporter of the diverse Aurora community, Mayor Hogan initiated the Office of International and Immigrant Affairs in 2015 and is shown here attending a meeting of the Partnership on October 27, 2015 (Nancy Tan was Co-Chair at the time.) ...

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Nominate an Honorary Chair for the 2018 CDBF

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018 in #coloradoasian, APA, Community Service, Leaders | 0 comments

You are invited to nominate an important individual in the community to be the 2018 Honorary Chair of the July Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. We strive to truly educate the general public on the amazing contributions from the APA communities and the amazing individuals that make them up. Please share this information with anyone else you think would want the opportunity to nominate a worthy member within the Asian Pacific American communities: Information: http://www.cdbf.org/about/honorary-chair Nomination form: Honorary Chair Nominations...

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Mask Dances of Bali, Indonesia

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in #coloradoasian, APA, Arts & Culture, Dance, Indonesia, Music | 0 comments

Fabled kings, heroes and myths come to life! Gamelan Tunas Mekar under the direction of I Made Lasmawan, Artist-In-Residence presents “Sketches of Bali in Music and Dance” with special guest I Gusti Ngurah Kertayuda Friday, May 11th | 7:30 PM Denver School of the Arts | 7111 Montview Blvd. | Denver 80220 Tickets at the door:  $15/general admission | $10/students, seniors, children 12 and under To purchase tickets in advance, click here. www.tunasmekar.org  | Questions? (720) 504-3655 Combining the power of ancient dance forms with...

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Congratulations Chance Horiuchi!

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in #auroraasian, Business, Chamber, Leaders | 0 comments

The Havana BID Board has hired Chance Horiuchi for the executive director in-training position.  Chance will be training under current HBID executive director, Gayle Jetchick, for a full year to learn the ropes before taking over as ED in April of 2019.  Gayle can then semi-retire and drop back to part time or help with specific projects only. For the past six years, Chance worked as the Director of Business Development at the Aurora Chamber.  She is well connected in the Aurora community and has the business knowledge and energy to continue...

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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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