Refugees

Vietgone

Posted on Sep 24, 2018 in #coloradoasian, Arts & Culture, Refugees, Theatre, Vietnam | 0 comments

NOW SHOWING AT RICKETSON THEATER IN DENVER thru’ Sept. 30th Bubbling with infectious energy, this rap-spitting, pop culture-crusted dramedy is an ode to the real-life courtship of Playwright Qui Nguyen’s parents. Forced to leave their country during the height of the Vietnam War, two refugees find themselves at an Arkansas relocation camp. Please use this link:  https://www.denvercenter.org/vietgone https://www.denvercenter.org/plan-your-visit/theatres-seating/the-ricketson-theatre = = = Support Dragon 5280:  Close out the all Asian cast production of Vietgone at the Denver Center of...

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Picture Me Here and Write Our World Exhibits

Posted 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 been displaced.  Photography, video, animation and...

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Aurora Welcome Center Merges

Posted 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 Center has created for our local immigrants and...

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FUN Partnership Annual Meeting

Posted on Apr 16, 2015 in #auroraasian, Community Service, Food, Leaders, Photography, Refugees, Steering Committee, Youth | 0 comments

How can you resist these smiling faces? You won’t want to miss the Annual Meeting of the Partnership!  It’s always a fun time with Friends, with good food and an excellent program, as an added bonus!   The details follow, but first realize that you will enjoy a six-course meal at the NEW Kim Ba Vietnamese Cuisine, located at the NEW Pacific Ocean Marketplace in Aurora.  Picture Me Here will give the keynote.  You will also hear some delightful stories and see the images of Bhutanese youth who documented their journey from a refugee camp in Nepal to resettlement in Colorado....

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Warm Winter Coats for the Refugees

Posted on Jan 6, 2014 in Refugees | 0 comments

  A friend of Partnership member Alexa Davis had collected some winter coats through Developmental Pathways. They were perfect for some refugee students and their parents who did not have a coat. Some are pictured here in the Downtown Aurora Visual Arts studio. Once they received their new coats, they refused to take them off!   Some additional warm winter articles collected by Partnership members were delivered to the Asian Pacific Development Center for distribution to the refugees. Thank you everyone! You helped make this cold winter a little warmer for several of our...

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Friends Harry B. Esq. and Dr. Yrastorza Honored

Posted on Nov 7, 2013 in Humanitarian Efforts, Leaders, Refugees | 0 comments

Asian Avenue magazine features honorees Attorney Harry Budisidharta and Dr. Jaime Yrastorza in the November issue.  Links to their profiles follow.  Congratulations! Harry B. received APABA’s 2012 Governor Ralph Carr Service Award  (among other awards).  He was born in Indonesia, is a Partner with The Denver Firm, and is President of the Mile High JACL.  “…I am passionate about helping out the refugee population, he says.”  Attorney Harry Budisidharta’s profile… Dr. Yrastorza received Uplift Internationale’s Lifetime Achievement Award.  He is Founder...

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