The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: Cultural Confluence, Forget Me Not

January 12, 2011

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.

7 pm

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.