Wednesday January 12th -- Everywhere
Creating Inclusive Spaces for APIA Students Webinar
The Asian Pacific American Network (APAN) is hosting a webinar focusing on APIA student centers and their fight for presence, space, and a voice on campuses across the country. A panel of APIA student service center directors will share their experiences developing centers and building institutional and financial support.
12:15 to 1:30 pm EST
More info and registration here
Thursday January 13th -- Seattle
Cultural Confluence: Urban People of Asian & Native American Heritages Exhibit
Join the Wing Luke Asian Museum for the opening of a new exhibit featuring multicultural artists of Asian and Native Heritages, including Eighth Generation's Louie Gong.
Artists' reception at 7 pm
719 South King St, Seattle
Friday January 14th -- San Francisco
Rally to Stop the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement
The Korea-US FTA will be the 2nd largest trade agreement since NAFTA. A coalition of groups will hold a rally to stop this agreement, arguing that this FTA will cost tens of thousands of jobs and weaken worker rights, while strengthening the rights of corporations over public interest laws intended to protect citizen health and the environment. Sponsors include the San Francisco Labor Council, California Fair Trade Coalition, Citizens Trade Campaign, OBAK, AFL-CIO, and many more. With spakers Kim Kyung Ran of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), South Korea, Anuradha Mittal of the Oakland Institute, Christine Ahn of Korean Americans for Fair Tradem and others .More info here.
Noon to 3 pm
Outside Rep. Nancy Pelosi's office
90 7th Street (7th & Mission), San Francisco
Saturday January 15th -- San Francisco
CAAM Outdoor Cinema: Shaolin Soccer
The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and the Japan Center Mall present the last of its outdoor screening series, featuring the film Shaolin Soccer. More info here.
Peace Plaza in Japantown
Post Street at Buchanan St, San Francisco
Forget Me Not: New Work by Sean Chao and Mong Ong
Giant Robot San Francisco presents a new exhibit featuring two artists: Sean Chao sculpts, paints, and delicately constructs a world filled with curiosity and amusement, creatures and animals. Ming Ong is an artist and graphic designer whose artwork reflects her international upbringing and inclusive worldview. Exhibit runs through February 2, 2011. More info here.
Artists' reception: 6:30 to 10 pm
618 Shrader St, San Francisco
Sunday January 16th -- Chicago
"Stars for Hope": Celebrity Fundraiser for Pakistan Flood Relief
The non-profit OPEN Chicago -- a group of socially conscious entrepreneurs of Pakistani origin -- is sponsoring the fundraiser "Stars For Hope" to support the ongoing Pakistan Flood relief effort. The celebrity fundraiser will feature actors Faran Tahir (Iron Man, Star Trek), Aasif Mandvi from The Daily Show, and Iqbal Theba from the TV show Glee. Part of the program involves a live auction that includes tickets to the actors’ shows, autographed items from Glee, Chicago Bulls tickets, and more. All proceeds of the auction and the event will go towards the victims of the flood. More info here.
Noon to 3 pm
702 W Fulton, Chicago
$75; tickets here
Now through March 13, 2011 -- San Jose
Hiroshi Watanabe Photo Exhibit of Japantown
photograph by Hiroshi Watanabe
The San Jose Museum of Art recently unveiled never-before-seen photographs by Hiroshi Watanabe of objects made by Japanese Americans while interned during World War II. On view through March 13, 2011. More info here.
11 am to 5 pm
Tuesdays through Sundays
110 South Market St San Jose
$8 general / $5 students and seniors
AAIFF Call for Interns
The Asian American International Film Festival is seeking interns for its July 13-23, 2011 run in New York City. Positions include Outreach Coordinator, Design/Web Assistant, Special Events Coordinator, and more. Internships are unpaid, but include travel reimbursement and college credit where applicable. Complete positions and info here or by emailing minnie(at)asiancinevision(dot)org.