Asian Pacific Islander Month 2011
Help Japan

Highlights at Foothill College

Monday, April 4
Strength Series: Help: Japan
Join us for live music and poetry to help fundraise for disaster relief in Japan. All proceeds will be used for earthquake and tsunami disaster relief and be given to the Japanese Red Cross. ASFC-sponsored refreshments.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Free Admission

Wednesday, April 6
Arts Series: Opening Ceremony Featuring Steps, Styles & Spotlights
Attend this kickoff to the monthlong celebration of Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month. Hear opening remarks from Foothill College President Judy C. Miner, Ed.D. Student leaders will present an overview of Foothill's API Heritage Month events. Performances by the Polynesian Club and Bay Area dance company, Steps, Styles & Spotlights directed by Johnny Velasco. ASFC-sponsored refreshments.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Free Admission

Friday, April 8
Film Series: "L-O-V-E"
Determined to look after his girlfriend if he dies on the operating table, the terminally ill Van Fan searches for a man who has exactly the same voice as he has to take his place. In Cantonese with English subtitles. ASFC-sponsored refreshments.
Time: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Free Admission


Wednesday, April 13
Strength Series: Volunteer Fair & Karaoke Contest
Celebrate Asian Pacific Islander culture through highlighted words and electronic instrumental background music. The second annual karaoke contest is open to all students and prizes will be awarded. Attend the Volunteer Fair and sign up to earn units for volunteering on or off campus. Co-sponsored by the Foothill College Bookstore and ASFC Intramural Board. ASFC-sponsored refreshments.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Free Admission

Wednesday, April 13
Author Series: "The Chinese Dream" by Helen Wang
A Forbes contributor, consultant and expert on China's middle class, Wang, who is originally from China, has lived in the U.S. for more than 20 years. After completing a master's degree at Stanford University, she joined the Institute for the Future, a prestigious think tank, in Menlo Park, CA, and consulted for Fortune 500 companies, including Apple Computer, Oracle and Bank of America. She later became an entrepreneur with Silicon Valley Internet startups. In 2004, she returned to Stanford as a Reuters Fellow, developing technology solutions for underserved communities. She founded a social venture, e-Mobilizer, to help women micro-entrepreneurs in developing countries using mobile phones to access online markets. She now divides her time between consulting for companies doing business in China and helping non-profit organizations make a difference. She resides in Silicon Valley. Presented by the Foothill Authors Series.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Thursday, April 14
Tradition Series: Indian Classical Music with Jayanti Sahasrabuddhe
In this program, titled Suno Bhai Sadho, Jayanti Sahasrabuddhe will take us on a spiritual journey. Through her music, she will render the words and wisdom of some of India's greatest poet-saints and mystics, including Saints Kabir, Tulsidas, Soordas and Meerabai. Accompanying her will be several other instrumentalists playing the tabla, harmonium and manjira (small hand cymbals). Jayanti has been a leading disciple of Veena Sahasrabuddhe with whom she has lived and worked closely, following the ancient Indian tradition of the Gurukul method of education. She has performed extensively throughout India, the U.S., Canada and Denmark. Refreshments sponsored by Foothill Indian Student Association (FISA).
Time: 10:30 a.m.–Noon
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Friday, April 15
Film Series: "71: Into The Fire"
71: Into the Fire, also known as Into the Gunfire, is a 2010 South Korean war film directed by Lee Jae-han (English name John H. Lee). Based on the true story of 71 soldier trainees who fought against seasoned North Korean troops during the Korean War. In Korean with English subtitles. ASFC-sponsored refreshments.
Time: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Monday, April 18
History Series: "Buffalo'ed" by Jeannie Barroga
The play, Buffalo'ed, expands on the Buffalo Soldiers' history to include the 1899 battle in the U.S.-acquired Philippine Islands. Learn more about how Filipino rebels and African-American soldiers joined forces. ASFC-sponsored refreshments.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Monday, April 18
Tradition Series: Japanese Culture Discussion Featuring Foothill College Japanese Instructor Ikuko Tomita, Ph.D.
Participate in a formal tea ceremony that demonstrates "the way of the tea" and its history. Seating is extremely limited; arrive early to get a seat. Co-sponsored by the Foothill College Japanese Department and Japanese Cultural Foundation.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Japanese Cultural Center (Room 6601)
Free Admission

Tuesday, April 19
Strength Series: "Dragon Chica" by May-Lee Chai
Guest author May-Lee Chai will speak about her latest book, Dragon Chica. In the story, we meet Nea, a Chinese Cambodian teenager who has survived the Khmer Rouge only to land in poverty in Texas. Co-sponsored by Latino Heritage Month. ASFC-sponsored refreshments. Learn more at www.mayleechai.wordpress.com/dragon-chica.
Time: 10 a.m.–Noon
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Wednesday, April 20
Tradition Series: Club Day Featuring Onami Taiko
Come to Club Day and start, restart or join a campus club, and enjoy the traditional sounds of Taiko drumming by Onami Taiko Japanese drummers. Co-sponsored by ASFC Organizations Board of Directors. ASFC-sponsored refreshments.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Free Admission

Thursday, April 21
Strength Series: Spoken Word Featuring Allyson Tintiango-Cubales, Ph.D.
Allyson Tintiango-Cubales, Ph.D., of the San Francisco State University Ethnic Studies Department, will present Rhyming Debates & Poetic Jousting, a lecture workshop that spotlights poets, storytellers and members of the Asian Pacific Islander community. ASFC-sponsored refreshments.
Time: 10 a.m.–Noon
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Thursday, April 21
Arts Series: "Barber" A Play by Yusuke Soi
Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month presents Barber, an original student production featuring Foothill College students, faculty and staff. Barber focuses on the main character, Kamiyui-Dokoro, a barber working in the Edo Period and the last years of traditional japanese culture. The show features opening Taiko performances by the Foothill College Asian Pacific American Network (APAN). Barber is directed by Yusuke Soi, co-written by Ryan Pun and Chris Custer, and produced by Tristan Paule and the Foothill College Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Planning Committee. Co-sponsored by The Foothill College A Theater Arts Club (ATAC).
Time: 7–9 p.m.
Location: Lohman Theatre
Free admission; donations accepted. All proceeds will be used for earthquake and tsunami disaster relief and be given to the Japanese Red Cross.

Friday, April 22
Film Series: "Afro Samurai–Resurrection"
A Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Takashi Okazaki. Inspired by soul and hip-hop music, and American media, the film follows the life of Afro Samurai who, as a child, witnessed his father's murder at the hands of a gunslinger named Justice. As an adult, Afro sets off to avenge his father's death and kill Justice. ASFC-sponsored refreshments.
Time: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Monday, April 25
History Series: "Masks" Featuring Simon Pennington
One of Foothill College most popular instructors, Art History Instructor Simon Pennington, M.A., will share a cultural lecture and performance on Asian masks and headgear.
Time: 10 a.m.–Noon
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Wednesday, April 27
Tradition Series: API Closing Ceremony–Cultural Celebration Featuring Foothill Polynesian Club
To end the monthlong celebration, we will focus on our heritage through music and dance. Performances from Foothill College Polynesian Club. Co-sponsored by the Foothill College Day on the Hill Planning Committee. ASFC-sponsored refreshments.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Library Quad
Free Admission

Thursday, April 28
Arts Series: "All About Dad" Featuring Producer Mark Tran
Hear how San Jose State University (SJSU) student Mark Tran produced the multi-award-winning independent film, All About Dad, at the age of 19.
Time: 10 a.m.–Noon
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Friday, April 29
Film Series: "New Police Story" (English Dubbed)
Who can go wrong with a Jackie Chan movie? Chan is a fallen police officer who must rise up and stop the young terrorist organization that knocked him off the force. ASFC-sponsored refreshments.
Time: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Ongoing Events
Asian Music Video Hour
Celebrate Asian Pacific Islander music all month. Featuring music videos of today and yesterday from all over Asia and the Pacific Islands.
Time: Noon–1 p.m. when there are no other events
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Free Admission

APAN Scholarship, Silent Auction & Raffle
Please support the Asian Pacific American Network (APAN) Scholarship for Foothill College students by purchasing raffle tickets for various prizes. Raffle tickets can be purchased now through noon on April 28 from any member of APAN. Cash and checks are accepted. Make checks payable to Foothill College APAN. For more information, call Foothill Counselor Victoria Taketa at (650) 949-7215.
Time: Thursday, April 28, Noon–1 p.m. (raffle drawing)
Location: Faculty & Staff Lounge
Free Admission

For additional event, driving and parking information


Foothill College Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2011 Planning Committee

Tristan Paule, chairman; Ryan Bellon; Edison Chen; Christopher Custer; Mannsiu Fatai; Justina Jong; Scott Lankford; Debra Lew; Lily Luu; Trey Miller; Judy C. Miner; Olga Palauni; Gavin Paule; Romeo Paule; Simon Pennington; Sirisha Pingali; Adi Qauqau; Cynthia Southerby; Victoria Taketa; Losaline Taufahema; Ikuko Tomita; Elenoa Tuikolongahau; and Tilly Wu.

Sponsors

Akane Restaurant, Los Altos; ASFC Heritage Month Series; ASFC Intramural Board; ASFC Organizations Board of Directors (OBD); Asian Pacific American Network (APAN); Associated Students of Foothill College (ASFC); Chef Chu's Restaurant, Los Altos; Foothill College A Theater Arts Club (ATAC); Foothill College Asian Pacific Islander Club; Foothill College Bookstore; Foothill College Health Services; Foothill College International Student Programs Office; Foothill College Japanese Department; Foothill College Filipino Club; Foothill College Polynesian Club; Foothill College President's Office; Foothill College Indian Student Association (FISA); Foothill College Volunteer Center; Fresh & Natural (On-Campus Food Services); Japanese Cultural Foundation; Kotobuki Trading Company; Ming's Restaurant, Palo Alto; Members Only [8+]; and Steps, Styles & Spotlights, Union City



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