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Ready to Global Fest?

Posted on Aug 3, 2016 in #auroraasian, #coloradoasian, APA, Arts & Culture, Dance, Educational, Food, International, Music, Pacific Islands, Youth | 0 comments

Do you like food, fashion, fun and free?  Aurora’s Global Fest 2016 is just around the corner, and the Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership will be there ready to celebrate the diversity of our beloved community.  Partnership Co-Chair Chance Horiuchi and a team of many volunteers have been coordinating the fashion show.  “We are excited and so grateful that you all can represent your countries and diverse cultures,” Chance said as she puts the finishing touches on her part of the event. There will be much more than fashion, so read more at this link… Plan your Saturday now:  August 20th, 1-7PM, Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn.  There will be entertainment, a marketplace with international booths and local beers with an international influence.  Prefer to be where it’s a little cooler?  The Aurora History Museum will be open, with global demonstrations and entertainment indoors, too....

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Destination Health

Posted on Oct 26, 2015 in Business, Chamber, Educational, Health | 0 comments

   DESTINATION HEALTH    YOUR TICKET TO A HEALTHY ECONOMY    Thursday, November 19th 4:00 – 7:30 PM Radisson Hotel SE | 3155 So. Vaughn Way | Aurora, CO 80014 Includes happy hour-and-a half starting at 6PM, refreshments provided. Register now for only $20* (www.aurorachamber.org) — click on ‘Calendar’ or call Chance Horiuchi at (303) 344-1500)  — see announcement: http://goo.gl/RcESAz The kick off is at 4PM with a series of short, hard-hitting talks: Aspiring to “Total” Health: In Ourselves and in Our Communities Mental Health in the Workplace: What You May Not Know Marijuana and the Workplace – What You Need to Know Family Caregiving, and its Impact on Employee Productivity Putting Wellness to Work – You Already Have What it Takes Stress Management and Anxiety Awareness in 10 Minutes Population Health and the Distribution of Health At 6PM, join us for a healthy happy-hour-and-a-half with the presenters – to get your questions answered, win door prizes, and enjoy networking and free food and drinks. * The Chamber will sponsor 10 FREE tickets on a first-come-first-serve basis — Enjoy the valuable short TED-style talks on Healthcare! Call the Partnership staff office at (303) 326-8695. Destination Health is produced by the Aurora Chamber and sponsored by: Children’s Hospital Colorado | InnovAge | Kaiser Permanente | The Medical Center of Aurora HealthONE | University of Colorado Health | Aurora Credit Union Alliance (Aurora Schools FCU, Fitzsimons FCU, Space Age FCU, Westerra CU) | Tri-County Health Dept. | Delta Dental of Colorado | Falck Rocky Mountain | Insperity | Mountain States Employers...

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Clean Energy Leadership Forum

Posted on Oct 20, 2015 in #coloradoasian, APA, Business, Educational, Korea, Leaders | 0 comments

      Korean American Community Foundation of Colorado (KACFC) Korea Clean Energy & Leadership Forum Sat., October 24th 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM | Free | Lunch will be served The Inverness Hotel | 200 Inverness Drive West | Englewood, CO  80112 Explore the Korean Clean Energy Policy, technology transfer, business opportunities and network with both Korean government officials and scientists in clean energy leadership.  The goal is to raise awareness, create opportunity and inspire future leaders in clean energy.  (see announcement for more details…) Honorary Chair: John Barnett, Manager of International Programs , National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) Speaker: Bobi Garrett, NREL’s Deputy Laboratory Director for Strategic Planning and Partnerships Named by the Denver Business Journal as one of the region’s top female executives in the energy industry (link to article). Goals of KACFC: Fostering volunteerism to serve community Enabling young leadership Facilitating young entrepreneurship through partnering with business and community for next generation enhancement Register here… www.KACFC.org | www.facebook.com/KACFCO...

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NaFFAA Reg V Empowerment Conf – Gala

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 in #auroraasian, #coloradoasian, APA, Arts & Culture, Educational, Food, Humanitarian Efforts, The Philippines, Youth | 0 comments

National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) Empowerment Conference Regional Conference will be held at two Aurora sites: Fri., October 16th — Youth Retreat 7:00 – 11:00 PM Location:  Knights of Columbus | Aurora Led by Javier San Andres, Region 5 Youth Coordinator, rf.javierdsa@gmail.com Sat., October 17th — Empowerment Conference 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Location: Crosswind Church | 15801 East Centretech Circle | Aurora Agenda: 8 am     Registration (free) and Continental Breakfast, for purchase at Crosswind 9 am     Opening remarks, introduction-NaFFAA Region 5 Chair—Dennis Apuan 9:30      Plenary-Immigration Reform, DACA-JT Mallonga, Esq., NaFFAA Chair 11:00    Plenary-AARP, Aging and Health, Major General Tony Taguba 12:00    Lunch Break, for purchase at Crosswind, also time for social 1:00      Plenary-FilAm Vote-Gloria Caoile, NaFFAA Filipino American Vote Director 2:00      Plenary-FilVet Recognition and Education Project, Major General Tony Taguba 3:00      Plenary-Youth Caucus, to be led by Javier San Andres, NaFFAA Region 5 Youth Coordinator Sat., October 17th — “Filipiniana” Gala (link to announcement) 6:00–11:00 PM $60 – Adults | $50 – Students (Ages 13-21) | $30 — Children (Ages 0-12) Location:  The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center | 200 Inverness Dr. West | Englewood Benefit Victims of Typhoon Haiyan:  About 2 years ago, Philippines was hit by the strongest storm ever recorded to hit landfall named Typhoon Haiyan affecting millions of lives. In the aftermath of the relief efforts made by local and international community, the Tacloban area primarily affected by Typhoon Haiyan have made tremendous progress. NaFFAA V was able to raise and donate more than $25,000 to help build livelihoods, provide food, water and shelter, and rebuild infrastructure and education, such as the Salvacion Elemetary School. However, more work is still necessary with a past catastrophic event of this magnitude but with continued support and effort, we as a region are excited about funding a project that is currently ongoing that would greatly help families in those affected areas. Proceeds of the gala will benefit the building of a Multipurpose Shelter in Tacloban, Leyte for temporary housing of families who remain homeless after two years of devastation by typhoon Haiyan. Almost two years after typhoon Haiyan, there are still several families living in danger zones, making do in makeshift shelters. There is an urgent need to relocate these families to safer grounds, especially with the onset of the rainy months. Once permanent housing has been built, it can be used as a community multi-purpose building.  Your support to this project will impact the lives of 290 families in a big way. Contact:  www.naffaaregion5.org | (303) 465-4070 http://naffaaregion5.org/fundraising-events/current-events/filipiniana-2015-gala The Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership is a proud sponsor...

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Host Families for Chinese Students

Posted on Jul 14, 2014 in APA, China, Community Service, Educational, Youth | 0 comments

Host Families for Chinese Students Needed Coming this week:  16 Chinese students to visit in Denver from July 19th to 23rd. They are leaving for New York on 24th in the morning. Still needed:  three families to host six girls.  Interested in hosting?   Receive a stipend of $100/student. Thank you for your help! CONTACT: Yutai Guo, (720) 300-8473

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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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