Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC is launching a Thunderclap on September 17 to tell Speaker Boehner that AAPIs demand immigration reform. We’re launching this action on National Citizenship Day to show our support for commonsense immigration reform.

If you join, our message will go out to your contacts on Facebook or Twitter (I did both) at a specified time, in this case, Tuesday morning. We’re still a way from reaching our goal but the almost 100 people who’ve signed up so far would have a social media reach of 100,000. Even better, their FB posts and tweets will all reach the Speaker since we’ve included him in the outgoing message. Here’s the link:

It’s critical that Speaker Boehner hears from our community and our friends that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders want him and the House of Representatives to pass comprehensive immigration reform that protects family immigration and creates a pathway to citizenship. It will only take a few minutes of your time to join, so I hope you’ll join in sending our message to your network and to Speaker Boehner.

Please share the info about our AAPIs for CIR Thunderclap with your friends, families, and colleagues, and invite them to also join us in this action! If you have any questions about what a Thunderclap is or how this works, check out the FAQ on Thunderclap’s website!


Kollaboration NYC is on September 29, 2011!
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AREA Japan happily invites you to their first fall party to celebrate the Fall “ALIVE!!”

Date & Time: Friday, September 9 9pm – 2am

Venue: 116

Address: 116 MacDougal Street,
New York, N.Y. 10012 (bet. Bleecker St & Minetta Lane)

Admission: $15 @ the door
w/ RSVP $10 all night
21+w/Valid ID

(RSVP request must be submitted by Thursday, September 8th to

DJs:  DJ Peace(aka Hide) is New York based DJ, Beat maker and Recording engineer.He’s been DJing for 1 year in Australia, 3 years in Japan, 6 years in Los Angeles, and 5 years in New York through his 15 years career as a DJ. He’s influenced by true HipHop culture since the late 80’s to the 90’s. He also loves to spin Jazz, Funk, Soul, DownTempo and BreakBeats for people’s happiness as a part of his goal of achieving world peace.


The Center for Asian Pacific American Women (The Center) is holding its National Leadership Summit on September 23 and 24, 2011, at the new Westin Memorial City Hotel in Houston, Texas. The 2011 Summit theme is Return to Your Center; focusing on building leadership capacity across all areas of life.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2011

Workshops and panels cover career development skills, financial and business savvy, health, and other issues of concern to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AA/PI) women. The featured keynote speaker of the conference’s first day is Rohini Anand, Senior Vice President and Global Chief Diversity Officer of Sodexo. Peggy Nagae, Program Director, The Center for APA Women will speak on Whole Person Leadership during the opening plenary session. Chloe Dao, winner of Project Runway 2, will address attendees at the Friday night, Marketplace Reception. Honorary co-chairs Barbara Adachi, National Managing Director, Human Capital Consulting, and Member, Board of Directors, Deloitte Consulting, LLP; Erin Asprec, CEO, Memorial Hermann SE Hospital; Celia Lin, CIO, Chevron Gas & Midstream; Duy-Loan T. Le, Senior Fellow and PE, Texas Instruments; Debbie P. Ly, CIO, Chevron Downstream and Chemicals Information Technology; and Y. Ping Sun, University Representative, Rice University and Of Counsel, Yetter & Coleman, LLP comprise the next day’s morning plenary session. Helen Zia serves as the luncheon keynote speaker for Saturday. Zia is a journalist, author, and the former Executive Editor of Ms. Magazine. The afternoon plenary panel will consist of The Center’s Board Co-Chairs, Leslie Moe-Kaiser, Corporate Relations Manager, State Farm Insurance Companies and Linda Yamauchi, Manager of Information, Planning and Support, Southern California Edison, with closing remarks from Donna F. Cole, President/CEO of Cole Chemical and Summit Chair.

Workshops at the Summit include offerings such as Building Business and Social Savvy; Mental, Emotional & Physical Health; Global Energy - A World of Difference; and Nuts and Bolts for Emerging Leaders: What Kind of Leader Do You Want to Be?

Participation in the Summit and the workshops is open to everyone. Early Bird registration, which ends Aug 30, is $225. General registration is $300, and for students registration is $150. Registration is online at For more information about the Summit or The Center, visit the Center for Asian Pacific American Women web site at

The Center for Asian Pacific American Women is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to the enhancement and enrichment of leadership skills for AA/PI women through education, networking and mentoring. Using The Center’s Whole Person Leadership model, members learn how to balance the multiple demands of their life: work, family, community and themselves.

Sponsors for the biennial Summit, the first ever held in Houston, include: Cole Chemical, Shell, BP, State Farm Insurance Companies, Nordstrom, CenterPoint Energy, Southwest Airlines, Deloitte Touche LLP, Amegy Bank of Texas, Sodexo, Radio Saigon, Anne S. Chao, Toyota, H-E-B, Marathon Oil, Spectra Energy, Southern California Edison, K. Iwata Associates, Asia Houston Network, Asian American Women’s Forum and Waste Management.

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Famous award winning & chart topping band from Taiwan, “Chairman” is coming to NYC!!  They are coming from their Toronto, Vancouver Tour and visiting NYC for the first time!

New Yorkers are going to geot a treat!  The band “Chairman 董事長樂團” is usually playing in front of tens of thousands of people, we get to see them perform up close and personal at a very special intimate venue at Arlene’s!

This Event is Sponsored by Asahi Beer!

The Hsu-Nami 12am (midnight)
The Chairman 1am – Headline Act

Chairman Bio:
The Chairman Band has been topping charts, receiving many awards in Taiwan for the past 10 to 12 years and has recently this past May toured the whole United States in Singapore, Hong Kong and China. The recently released 8th album is focused on merging Taiwanese folk traditions with their love for Rock and Roll. This alternative rock band was honored with the best band award at Taiwan’s 2006 Golden Melody Awards.

台灣『台客搖滾』代表與金曲獎最佳樂團得主- 董事長樂團到訪紐約巡迴!首次到訪紐約的董事長樂團,最重要的一站,就是受邀在登上MLB紐約大都會隊主場的『台灣日』開唱。在台灣,董事長在聚集千人以上的場地演出早已是家常便飯,不過首次到世界一級的大城市演出,董事長相當希望有機會能夠將自己獨特且具台灣文化特色的搖滾音樂與紐約的朋友『近距離』的分享,因此特別邀請了在美國台灣音樂圈最著名的樂團,紐約的The Hsu-Nami一起在以近距離演出聞名的Arlene’s Grocery8/10同台飆歌!



Every Sunday Evening

Every Sunday evening, from 8:30pm until 10pm my recent former students either have their material performed (in the case of the Talk Show Portfolio class, or the SNL Sketch Packet class), or they have their material read (in the case of the Sitcom Spec Script class, or the…

Come see my SNL Sketch packet performed, Sunday Sept 25th! It shall be grand.

Go watch Joy! MAD SUPPORT. 

The AAWW Presents: Kollaboration New York 6 Launch Party

Kollaboration New York 6 is right around the corner! Celebrate the kick-off of the one month countdown at the Asian American Writer’s Workshop on Friday, August 26 at 6:30PM at the official launch party!

Hosted by JEN KWOK, the evening will feature performances by former Kollaboration New York competitors:

PAPERDOLL (KNY5 Grand Prize Winner)

Get a sneak peek of what’s in store at this year’s show with performances by Kollaboration New York 6 competitors!

The Launch Event is for 21+ and suggested donation is $10
However! Kollaboration NEW YORK 6 is open to all!

PRE-SALE tickets for Kollaboration New York are now available! Purchase them at

The show details are listed below! click the flyer to purchase tickets!
Thursday, September 29 / 7PM


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