2018 has arrived and it is the Year of the Dog in our Asian zodiac calendar (of 12 animals). In their order: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, pig. Here’s a preview of some upcoming events in Tucson:
Tucson Japanese Festival celebrating the New Year on Jan. 20, 2018 at PCC Downtown (1 to 5 p.m.). Sponsored by our So. AZ Japanese Cultural Coalition: www.southernazjapan.org, where I am the website Editor.
Chinese New Year of the Dog at Tucson Mall on Feb. 10, 2018 (11 to 8 p.m.). Sponsored by Tucson Chinese Cultural Center (of which I am a member), website: www.tucsonchinese.org.
PROGRAM: “Where Are You From?”
TIME: 6-8:30 PM
DATE: Saturday, October 7th, 2017
WHERE: Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Rd.
Featuring Asian Pacific American Storytellers from around Tucson
** and special guest storytellers from Phoenix**Celebrating diversity and fighting stereotypes under the Autumn Moon
In collaboration with the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum – Arizona Chapter and the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute.
Light refreshments and mooncakes immediately following the conclusion of the program.
This event is free to the public.
“This event made possible in part by a grant from Arizona Humanities”
Carolyn’s note: There will be male and female storytellers from Chinese, East Indian, Vietnamese, Filipino, Japanese cultural backgrounds. “The festival will feature eight Asian/Pacific American storytellers from around Tucson, plus three from Phoenix, Claudia Kaercher, Cindi K-Harbottle, and Donna Cheung.” Moderated by Liz Warren and Kathy Nakagawa.
Note location change this year to Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Rd.
For their Chinese New Year celebration, the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center invites Hawaiian, Indian, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese performers as well.
Happy New Year of the Rooster.
See www.tucsonchinese.org for more information.
“Arizona Asian Chamber of Commerce Announces Abacus”
“On November 1, 2016, the Asian American Chamber of Commerce will present Abacus, an economic survey identifying the growth of Asian American owned businesses and the impacts of the Asian American community in the US and in Arizona. Committed to supporting and enhancing relationships and collaborations, the Chamber appreciates the support of the community in this vital project.
Due to the high demand of requests, the presentation will be held from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, at the historical Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, located at 1288 W River Road, Tucson, AZ. Registration will begin at 11:00 am.
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May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (aka as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month). Celebrate with our diverse Asian and Pacific Islander communities. As an Asian American (of Japanese origin) born and raised in Hawaii (50th U.S. State), I share several cultures. My paternal grandparents the Sugiyamas, arrived from Hiroshima, Japan to the Kingdom of Hawaii in June, 1892 before it was overthrown by U.S. businessmen in 1893.
Join us in celebrating our many Asian and Pacific cultural heritages, and view the travelling Smithsonian exhibit “I Want the Wide American Earth” which is at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center till the end of May, 2016.