Youth Power!

The Jubilee Project, one of those pop culture Asian American video groups populating YouTube came to a group that I work with this summer. They and the youth put together this video about Asian American identity from the youth perspective:

The youth group is A-WAY, a group of groups who work with and support Asian American youth in Boston. The filmmakers are Jubilee. Which youth are the ones from CAPAY? The best ones of course!

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New Date: Filmposium

The Filmposium date has been changed– Saturday May 28th, 11:00 – 4:00 and Sunday, May 29th, 12:00-4:00.

Still at UMass Boston, and still two awesome days of youth-made films and hands on media workshops! Mark your calendars and cancel your previously made plans where applicable! If you use Facebook, check out the FB event. Otherwise, check out the flyer:

Events I’m Excited For

Two events that I’m super psyched for, in chronological order:

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First, in less than two weeks, CAPAY’s Filmposium! It’s two days full of youth made films and hands-on workshops. Check out the Facebook page or the Filmposium Flyer. We’ll be taking on immigration, Youtube, and how to shoot like a cowboy. You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll feel way smarter when you leave! (We hope. Some of you are pretty smart to begin with?)

Saturday May 14 11:00 am- 5:00 pm and  Sunday May 15, 2011 1:00-5:00 pm

at UMass Boston

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Then, UMass Boston’s Asian American Studies Program (AsAmSt 370) is showcasing at the Apple Store in downtown Boston. Those gorgeous screens will be filled by daring, self-reflective storytellers, whose works draw on living memory, family records and social documentation to create intensely powerful stories about relationships, (im)migration, war, homeland, and more.

Wednesday May 18, 2011 6:00- 8:00 pm

Apple Store 815 Boylston Street, Boston (Back Bay-Copley)

Get Your Sweet On

It’s official! The date is out for “A Little Peace”, Boston’s 5th annual Dessert Tasting Fundraiser. It may be my favorite event of the year because it’s a complete gourmet sugar fest. I cannot over exaggerate how delicious this event is. All the info is below, so save the date! (Or go buy your tickets now at aarw.org/dessertnight).

Dessert Tasting 2011

Original Content!

The Coalition for Asian Pacific American Youth has officially launched their YouTube channel. Go check out one of my favorite videos from the site:

It’s part of the Family Stories playlist, made by the Summer Works team.

One more for good fun.

Who am I? (via The Faucet)

One of the youth I work with just launched her new blog! Take a look at Asian America through the eyes of high schoolers in the Boston area at thefaucet.wordpress.com and let her know what you think. In the next few weeks you should see a couple of collaborators on the blog.

One post I particularly liked was this one: “Who am I?”

In April, I hosted a mixer at the Youth Center in the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center where various Asian-American organizations came together to meet and participate in activities to create content for this blog. Youth were given an unfinished sentence. “I am __________________.” They finished the sentence and we organized the sentences around to make a poem. I am really proud of this finished product. What do you think about it? I am a hap … Read More

via The Faucet