Wednesday June 23rd to Friday June 25th -- Alexandria, VA
Advancing Justice Conference
The Advancing Justice conference brings together a diverse group of stakeholders around national civil rights and social justice issues facing the API community. With keynote speaker Samoan Amerian activist and organizer Lua Pritchard. More info and registration here.
The Westin Alexandria
400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria VA
Thursday June 24th -- Los Angeles
Customs and Departures: An Evening with Thai American Writers
"Customs and Departures" is a gathering of Thai American writers, featuring novelist/TV writer Cherry Chevapravatdumrong, playwright/blogger Prince Gomolvilas, memoirist Ira Sukrungruang, and poet Pimone Triplett. Followed by a Q&A and reception with Thai food.
University of Southern California
Mark Taper Hall, THH 102
3501 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles
Thursday June 24th -- Berkeley
7:30 to 9 pm
La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Thursday June 24th and Friday June 25th -- San Francisco
National APIA Historic Preservation Forum
This forum will convene community advocates, professionals, local agencies, and others interested in preserving and honoring the heritage resources and cultural traditions of API communities. Share strategies and help set a national agenda to advocate for future collaboration and stewardship. More info and registration here.
1625 Post St, San Francisco
Friday June 25th -- Oakland
All-In Poker & Blackjack Tournament
Poker and blackjack players of all skill levels are welcome to join the Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) First Annual All-In Tournament. Prizes include an iPad, PokerSavvy.com membership, and other items. All proceeds benefit the OACC. More info here.
Pacific Renaissance Plaza
388 9th St, Suite 290, Oakland
$35+; registration here
Friday June 25th -- Los Angeles
ULTRA GABBA GABBA!
This one's for the kid in all of us: Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC), Visual Communications, and Giant Robot present an outdoor double screening of episodes of YO GABBA GABBA! and the iconic Japanese sci-fi show Ultraman. With live appearances by characters by MUNO, BROBEE, and PLEX. DJ Set by DJ Ultraman. The Lomo Arigato truck (Peruvian/Japanese food) will also be there. More info here.
244 S. San Pedro St., Little Tokyo, Downtown LA
Friday June 25th and Saturday June 26th -- Los Angeles
The Korean American Coalition invites you to attend the THINK (Topple Hunger in North Korea) Conference, a national gathering to raise awareness and educate the public about the humanitarian crisis in North Korea. Student scholarships available. More info and registration here.
Westin Bonaventure Hotel
404 South Figueroa St, Los Angeles
Saturday June 26th -- NYC
Kollaboration New York
This Asian American talent show keeps getting bigger, with Kollaboration New York 5. This year's performers include musician Alfa, comedians Jen Kwok and Sheng Wang, dancers Part Time Models, and more. More info here.
7 to 10 pm
431 W 16th St, New York
$10+; tickets here
Saturday June 26th -- NYC
The Task of the Translator
Join Sinan Antoon, Fayre Makeig, and Lucas Klein as they discuss the role of translator in an English-speaking world and read their translations of Asian literary heavyweights like Gu Cheng, H.E. Sayeh, and Mahmoud Darwish. More info here.
Noon to 1 pm
54-22 Skillman Ave, Woodside, NY
Saturday June 26th -- San Francisco
Chink Monkey Premiere
414 Mason St, 4th floor, San Frncisco
Sunday June 27th -- NYC
CACF Action Council Happy Hour
Join the Action Council of the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) for a summer hapapy hour and to learn how to get more involved in supporting API community advocacy in New York. Bonus: open bar! More info here.
5 to 8 pm (open bar 5 to 6 pm)
110 Rivington St (@ Essex), New York
Monday June 28th -- NYC
Transnational Adoption Panel
Join professor David L. Eng, musician Jared Rehberg, writers Wendy Lee and Marie Myung-Ok Lee, and author Mi Soon Burzlaff for a discussion around transnational adoption and Asian American identity. More info here.
7 to 9 pm
53-22 Roosevelt Ave, 2nd floor, Woodside, NY