Steering Committee

Partnership Picnic at Utah Park

Posted on Jun 23, 2017 in #auroraasian, APA, Family Fun, Food, Steering Committee | 0 comments

The Partnership’s Picnic/Potluck Tuesday, June 27th, 5:00 – 7:30 PM Aurora’s Utah Park | 1800 So. Peoria St. (east side of the park @ Mexico & Troy) Details:  follow this link… Come with a friend, enjoy the potluck, and relax with more Friends! Note:  This is not a political event.     Meet the Partnership’s new Co-Chair Robert Payo… …an Aurora native and Filipino American, Robert Payo is Teacher Programs Coordinator at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, supporting the professional development needs of teachers in science education as well as a leading consultant on national projects related to education and museums. Robert is the immediate past Co-Assistant Artistic Director for Theatre Esprit Asia of the Aurora Cultural Arts District and has performed in theaters across the Denver metro area.    ...

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Annual Meeting: Kimberly Ming

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 in #auroraasian, APA, Arts & Culture, Community Service, Educational, Food, Immigration, Steering Committee | 0 comments

The Annual Meeting of the Partnership is not just a meeting, it’s fun and educational, too, with good Friends, good food and a dynamite speaker — a poet and photographer, Kimberly Ming! TOPIC:  Beyond Binary: Spoken Word on Multiethnic Identity Tuesday, April 25th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM, $25 Kimberly Ming is the #LatinAsian — a filmmaker, national speaker, reiki master, and multimedia content creator combining advocacy for marginalized communities with film, photography and spoken word poetry. Her cultural background as a Chinese and Puerto Rican prompted the creation of “The LatinAsian: A Chinese and Puerto Rican Woman” on YouTube, changing the way we see race and ethnic identity in America. She continues a lifelong journey of creating conscious media for liberation. Visit www.kimberlyming.com. The menu is going to be outstanding at the award-winning Aurora restaurant East China, 15510 E. CentreTechPkwy., near the Community College of Aurora, just south of 6th & Chambers. See the announcement with all the details.  Please RSVP, but you may pay by cash or credit card at the door.  Just call (303) 326-8695 or email admin@auroraasian.org. Just a little business to introduce the Partnership, and guests are always...

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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.  Finally, the Co-Chairs will conduct just a little business by introducing the 2015-16 Steering Committee and giving highlights of our past year. So, plan to join us! Tuesday, April 21, 2015 — 5:30 – 8:00 PM Kim Ba Vietnamese Cuisine 12303 E Mississippi Ave., Aurora, CO 80012 (northeast corner at Peoria St., next to Aurora’s new Pacific Ocean Marketplace) $25/person, payable by cash or credit card at the door to ‘Kim Ba”. R.S.V.P. by April 17th: (303) 326-8695 or admin@auroraasian.org  ...

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Panda Express Benefits The Partnership, March 24th

Posted on Mar 19, 2015 in #auroraasian, Food, Steering Committee | 0 comments

Eat at Panda Express on Tuesday, March 24th, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership.  One location only:  Alameda & Sable, 14302 E. Cedar Ave., Aurora, CO  80012 (303-366-2290) — just east of I-225, north side of Alameda at Aurora City Place. Present this flyer at the time of purchase between 11:30 AM and 8:30 PM (print version or electronically).   Thank you for keeping the Partnership in mind MARCH 24th!    ...

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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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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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