celebrations

Happy Year of the Rooster!

Posted 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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It’s an Island Party, Nov. 30

Posted 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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Asian American Heroes of Colorado 2015

Posted on May 29, 2015 in #coloradoasian, APA, Awards, celebrations | 0 comments

 2015 Asian American Heroes of Colorado Awards and Dim Sum Brunch Sat., May 30th, 10AM – 12PM Empress Seafood Restaurant 2825 W Alameda Ave, Denver, CO 80219 COST: $30 Adult/General | $20 for Student TICKETS: http://planetreg.com/coheroes2015 Award ceremony will include recognition of 2015 Asian American Heroes of Colorado, acceptance speeches, acknowledgment of participating organizations, dim sum brunch, a commemorative video and more. Come to hear their stories; come to feel inspired! Now in its 7th year, Colorado Asian Culture and Education Network recognizes Asian American Heroes of Colorado. This year’s heroes are: Young Hero Award (under age 35): Suzuho Shimasaki, Japanese American Director At-Large of Colorado Public Health Association Health Equity Committee Chair, Mile High Japanese American Citizens League Soyon Bueno, Korean American Director of Asian American Student Services at University of Colorado Denver Commissioner for Denver Asian Pacific American Commission Fran Campbell, Filipino American Commissioner for Denver Asian Pacific American Commission and Denver Immigrant and Refugee Commission Founder of “This is Me” Program for Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families Former President of Filipino American Community of Colorado Yang Chee, Hmong American Leader, advocate and spokesperson for Hmong community Founder of Lao-Hmong American Coalition Howie Solow, Caucasian American Founder of Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu Association and Academy of Chinese Cultural and Martial Arts Co-Founder of Colorado Dragon Boat Festival Gloria Williams, Filipino American Treasurer of National Federation of Filipino American Associations Region 5 Former President of Filipino American Community of Colorado Congratulations to the awardees!  The Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership is proud to be a...

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Tauers – Honorary Chairs – CDBF

Posted on Jul 2, 2014 in APA, Arts & Culture, celebrations, Leaders, Steering Committee | 0 comments

We are so proud of former Mayor and First Lady Paul & Kate Tauer, Founders of the Partnership!  They were recently named Honorary Chairs of the upcoming Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, slated for July 19th and 20th at Sloan’s Lake Park. They are beyond deserving of the honor, having had the vision over 20 years ago to connect in a tangible way to the Asian/Pacific businesses and communities in Aurora, CO.  Through the years, they have remained active as leaders and continue to build relationships with the Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership — Kate remains on the Steering Committee to date — and with Friends of the greater Asian Pacific American communities. The Aurora Small Business Development Center, staff to the Partnership, adds a resounding YES! to this recognition by the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival (www.cdbf.org/about/honorary-chair)! Kate Tauer is pictured here in a beautiful traditional dress from the Philippines. Note, too, that the festival lineup for performers, races and marketplace is set.  Check the full schedule:...

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Love Summer Picnics!

Posted on Jun 24, 2014 in APA, celebrations, Food | 0 comments

  Whip up your favorite summertime dish, and join the greater Asian Pacific American communities in one of two picnics coming up soon.  Let’s CELEBRATE SUMMER together.  The more the merrier!   An APA Community Picnic Celebrate Independence Day with a community potluck to bring together the Asian American Pacific Islander community June 28th, 11AM-3PM Clement Park, Shelter G Also, bring backpacks and school supplies to donate to homeless students. Click here for the announcement… = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership Picnic/Potluck Tues., July 22nd, 5:00 – 7:30 PM Utah Park, 1800 S. Peoria St., Aurora, CO  80012 (at the shelter on the EAST side of the park, corner of Mexico & Troy) Invite a friend and please bring a dish to share.  Announcement Aurora’s Utah Park...

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AAPI Heritage Month

Posted on May 12, 2014 in APA, celebrations, Community Service, Educational, Pacific Islands, Steering Committee | 0 comments

Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan will proclaim May Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month this evening, May 12th, in the City Council Chambers.  Several members of the Partnership will be on hand to accept the proclamation, including Co-Chairs Juliana Laughter and Andrea Amonick, Steering Committee Members and Past Co-Chairs Sum Nguyen, Daniel Oh and Jane Sarmiento and Ex-Officio Member Gloria Williams. Member Jane Sarmiento forwarded the following Proclamation from Washington: BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION During Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we celebrate the accomplishments of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, and we reflect on the many ways they have enriched our Nation. Like America itself, the AAPI community draws strength from the diversity of its many distinct cultures — each with vibrant histories and unique perspectives to bring to our national life. Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders have helped build, defend, and strengthen our Nation — as farm workers and railroad laborers; as entrepreneurs and scientists; as artists, activists, and leaders of government. They have gone beyond, embodying the soaring aspirations of the American spirit. This month marks 145 years since the final spike was hammered into the transcontinental railroad, an achievement made possible by Chinese laborers, who did the majority of this backbreaking and dangerous work. This May, they will receive long-overdue recognition as they are inducted into the Labor Hall of Honor. Generations of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders have helped make this country what it is today. Yet they have also faced a long history of injustice — from the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii and its devastating impact on the history, language, and culture of Native Hawaiians; to opportunity-limiting laws like the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and the Immigration Act of 1924; to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Even today, South Asian Americans, especially those who are Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh, are targets of suspicion and violence. With courage, grit, and an abiding belief in American ideals, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders have challenged our Nation to be better, and my Administration remains committed to doing its part. Nearly 5 years ago, I re-established the White House Initiative on AAPIs. The Initiative addresses disparities in health care, education, and economic opportunity by ensuring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders receive equal access to government programs and services. We are also determined to pass comprehensive immigration reform that would modernize our legal immigration system, create a pathway to earned citizenship for undocumented immigrants, hold employers accountable, and strengthen our border security. These commonsense measures would bring relief to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have experienced this broken system firsthand, and they would allow our country to welcome more highly skilled workers eager to contribute to America’s success. This month, as we recall our hard-fought progress, let us resolve to continue moving forward. Together, let us ensure the laws respect everyone, civil rights apply to everyone, and everyone who works hard and plays by the rules has a chance to get ahead. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 2014 as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. I call upon all Americans to visit www.WhiteHouse.gov/AAPI  to learn more about the history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this...

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