Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2008
New Beginnings: Preserving Our Historical Past

Highlights at Foothill College

Wednesday, April 9
Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Opening Ceremony
The opening ceremony will showcase the traditional sound of Japanese Taiko drumming as well as an Indian flower and candle ceremony. Co-sponsored by Foothill Indian Student Association (FISA). Free refreshments.
Time: Noon–1:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Plaza
Free Admission

Thursday, April 10
Tai Chi Demonstration
Tai chi chuan is a traditional Chinese martial art, which incorporates the tai chi principles rooted in the manifestations of two oppositional forces: yin and yang. This workshop is an introduction to tai chi. Master Tony Wong will demonstrate some basic movements and applications to give you an overview of this gentle style of martial art.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Admission


Saturday, April 12
Foothill-De Anza Sports Championship: Basketball Tournament
Each tournament will be played by a Foothill team against a De Anza team. Co-sponsored by the Foothill Hong Kong Student Union.
Time: 10 a.m.–Noon
Location: Foothill College Main Gym (Room 2601)
Free Admission

Sunday, April 13
Hawaiian Overtures Concert
Featuring traditional music and dance from the Hawaiian Islands, this concert tells the story of the Islands from the dawn of time to present day. The 100-voice Schola Cantorum adult chorus–a member of the Foothill Performing Arts Alliance–will share the stage at this concert with the Hula Halau 'O Pi'ilani dance troupe and musicians.
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Plaza
Tickets, sold at the door, are general, $24; $20, senior citizen; and $12, Foothill students with OwlCard. Foothill students can purchase discount tickets before April 13 for $10 by calling (650) 254-1700 or mailing a personal check for ticket amount to Schola Cantorum, 1605 W. El Camino Real, Suite 200, Mountain View CA 94040.

Monday, April 14
Rangoli Exhibition & The Beats of Polynesia
Explore Rangoli, an Indian form of sand painting decoration that uses finely ground colored powders. Experience the rich cultures of the Polynesian Islands as Foothill’s Polynesian Club performs a series of traditional dances from Samoa, Tahiti and Hawaii, cumulating in a grand finale from Tonga. Co-sponsored by the Foothill Indian Student Association and Foothill College Polynesian Club.
Time: Noon–1 p.m
Location: Appreciation Hall (Room 1501)
Free Admission

Tuesday, April 15
Lecture Series I: John Hamamura
Author John Hamamura will read and discuss his experiences in the years after WWII as well as his latest book, Color of the Sea. About his book, the San Francisco Chronicle wrote, “An exploration of the conflicting loyalties of a generation of Japanese American.” His books are available for purchase at the Foothill Bookstore.
Time: 1:30–3:50 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Admission

Wednesday, April 16
4th Annual Foothill American Idol Contest
Cheer on your favorite performers at Foothill’s version of the American Idol vocal competition. Co-sponsored by the Foothill College Financial Aid Office.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Free Admission

Wednesday, April 16
Bone Marrow & Stem Cell Drive
Join us as we address the growing shortage of donors in the Asian community. Co-sponsored by the Foothill College Health Services Office.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Library Quad
Free Admission

Thursday, April 17
Brush Painting Featuring Ami Wada
Japanese brush painting is a creative art form that expresses spiritual depth and beauty by means of Kanji and Kana characters. Artist Ami Wada will demonstrate painting with a brush and ink. Her work is well recognized and intended to capture your imagination. You’ll also have the opportunity to create your own magical painting.
Time: 10–11:50 a.m
Location: Library Quad
Free Admission

Thursday, April 17
Film Series I: Shall We Dance
A successful but unhappy Japanese accountant finds the missing passion in his life when he begins to secretly take ballroom dance lessons with a beautiful woman. According to the famous movie critic Robert Ebert, this 1996 award-winning Japanese film is “…one of the more completely entertaining movies I’ve seen in a while–a well-crafted character study that, like a Hollywood movie with a skillful script, manipulates us but makes us like it.”
Time: Noon–3 p.m
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Free Admission

Monday, April 21
Japanese Language Workshop & Tea Ceremony Featuring Ikuko Tomita, Ph.D.
Foothill College Japanese Instructor Ikuko Tomita, Ph.D., presents Survival Japanese Conversation, a workshop designed for students with little or no experience speaking Japanese. You’ll learn how to use some basic phrases and vocabulary. A formal tea ceremony demonstration follows, and includes a brief explanation of “the way of tea” and its history. Co-sponsored by the Foothill College Japanese Department and Japanese Cultural Foundation. Free refreshments.
Time: 10–11:50 a.m., Language Workshop; Noon–1 p.m., Tea Ceremony Demonstration & Refreshments
Location: Japanese Cultural Center (Room 6601)
Free admission. Seating is limited to 30 students, and is first come, first served.

Tuesday, April 22
Leadership Workshop: Dennis Wong
Dennis Wong was the head of the Santa Clara County Small Business Association for a decade. In this presentation, he will discuss his experiences that led him to oversee the SBA, and how you might also transition from being interested in community service to advocacy.
Time: 1:30–3 p.m.
Location: Student Council Chambers (Room 2018)
Free Admission

Wednesday, April 23
Indian Fashion Show & Club Day
This exciting celebration features Club Day where you can meet club members and learn how to join or start a campus club. Also, there will be an Indian fashion show. Co-sponsored by the Organizations Board of Directors (OBD), Foothill Indian Student Association (FISA) and International Student Connection. Free refreshments.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Library Quad
Free Admission

Thursday, April 24
Microfinance Presentation
Matt Flannery, co-founder of Kiva.org, will discuss the innovative methods his organization has developed that assist people around the world as they work to end poverty in developing countries through micro credit loans. Co-sponsored by the Foothill Micro Credit Club.
Time: 11:50 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: Smithwick Theatre
Free Admission

Thursday, April 24
Film Series II: The Namesake
The Namesake is the second book by author Jhumpa Lahiri, and details life in Calcutta, Boston and New York City. Her novel examines the nuances of being caught between conflicting cultures with their highly distinct religious, social and ideological differences. Starring Kal Penn (Harold and Kumar) and Tabu (Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities).
Time: Noon–3 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Free Admission

Thursday, April 24
Lecture Series II: Funny in Farsi Featuring Firoozeh Dumas
Firoozeh Dumas will discuss her life growing up in two cultures. In her book, Funny in Farsi, she shares the thrill as well as the difficulties of arriving in the United States in 1972 as a seven-year-old schoolgirl, making a new home in a place that seems both a wonderland of Mickey Mouse and Barbie Dolls, and a baffling maze of strange customs and a new language. Presented as part of the Foothill College Authors Series.
Time: 3–5 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Admission

Friday, April 25
Foothill Indian Student Association Presents Bollywood Dance Night
Bollywood is the informal term used for the Mumbai-based, Hindi-language film industry. Join us as we dance the night away, Bollywood style! Co-sponsored by the Foothill Indian Student Association (FISA). Free refreshments.
Time: 7–11 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Tickets, sold at the door, are $7, general; $5, students with OwlCard. To purchase tickets, call (510) 996-2259 or e-mail foothill.fisa@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 26
Foothill–De Anza Sports Championship: Soccer Tournament
The second annual Foothill–De Anza Sports Championship is sponsored by the Foothill Hong Kong Student Union. Each tournament will be played by a Foothill team against a De Anza team.
Time: 10 a.m.–Noon
Location: Foothill College Soccer Field
Free Admission

Monday, April 28
Lecture Series III: 7,500 Miles to Redemption Featuring Emmy-Award-Winning Director Emiko Omori and Composer & Producer Tinh Mahoney
A musician and inmates in a maximum-security prison find redemption through a simple act of kindness. A compelling story of regained purpose, self-worth and humanity, this film reminds us of the immense value of self-sacrifice and in giving a little piece of ourselves, no matter what our circumstances.
Time: 10–11:50 a.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Admission

Tuesday, April 29
Lecture Series IV: Hindustani Music Featuring Rajeev Taranath
Internationally acclaimed performer Rajeev Taranath is one of the world’s leading exponents of the sarod, a stringed instrument of northern India that resembles a lute. A distinguished disciple of maestro Ali Akbar Khan, Taranath’s performances combine the depth and rigor of Hindustani classical music tradition with imagination and emotional intensity. Hailed as a prodigy in Hindustani vocal music, he was trained by his father and other eminent musicians, and was a concert and radio artist before age 20. Co-sponsored by the Foothill Indian Student Association.
Time: 8–11 a.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Admission

Tuesday, April 29
Art of Living Presentation
This is an internationally acclaimed seminar based on innovative breathing techniques that can reduce stress and heighten mental clarity and awareness. This seminar integrates modern methods with ancient wisdom to help you lead a more fulfilling and productive life. The techniques and processes introduced during the seminar are easy to learn and practice, improve human performance in the workplace, create a greater sense of commitment and team unity, improve relationships, and enhance overall quality of life. Co-sponsored by the Foothill College Health Services Office.
Time: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Admission

Wednesday, April 30
Closing Ceremony
Join the APIH Planning Committee and various clubs as we end the month with a bang! Featuring a Chinese lion dance, game booths and a buffet of ethnic flavors from around Asia. If you missed The Beats to Polynesian show, be sure to catch the encore. Co-sponsored by the Polynesian Club.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Plaza
Free Admission

Thursday, May 1
Raffle for APAN Scholarship
An Asian Pacific Islander Month tradition, our generous sponsors return with impressive raffle prizes. These raffle baskets contain tea sets, custom-designed jewelry, spa tickets and restaurant gift certificates. Check out the baskets online at www.foothill.edu/clubs/apan. Proceeds benefit the APAN student leadership scholarship. You do not need to be present to win.
Time: Prizes on display, 10 a.m.–Noon; Raffle, Noon–2 p.m.
Location: President’s Conference Room
Tickets are $2 each, and are sold at the bookstore and other campus locations.

Thursday, May 1
Film Series III: A Moment to Remember
Asian Pacific Islander Month draws to a close with the 2004 Korean film, A Moment to Remember. Divided into four distinct sections, the film follows the theme of discovery in a relationship and the burdens of loss caused by Alzheimer’s. Starring Jung Woo-Sung and Son Ye-Jin. We hope that you’ve enjoyed this year’s Asian Pacific Islander Month, and look forward to seeing you at more campus life activities.
Time: 1-3:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Admission

For additional event, driving and parking information, access www.foothill.edu, e-mail DavorenTricia@foothill.edu or call (650) 949-7282.



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