04/24/2007    APAHA, Chinese Community Center, & Houston Grand Opera Presents a Cast Reception for "Aida". 6:30PM
04/25/2007    APA Writer’s Discussion the Immigrant Experience with Helen Zia & Quang Bao. 11:30AM
04/28/2007    NEA Big Read Kick-Off at 2007 I-Fest featuring China!
04/29/2007    NEA Big Read Kick-Off at 2007 I-Fest featuring China!
05/04/2007    CANCELLED! Broadway Master's Workshop #1: Musical Theatre Audition
05/05/2007    CANCELLED! Broadway Master's Workshop #2: Musical Theatre Coaching
05/06/2007    2007 Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Festival
05/18/2007    NEA Big Read - Multimedia production of Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club
05/18/2007    "Lighting The Past, Present, and Future." 15th Anniversary APAHA Gala. 6PM
05/19/2007    NEA Big Read - Multimedia Production of Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club
05/20/2007    NEA Big Read - Multimedia Production of Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club
05/22/2007    NEA Big Read - Film Screening of The Joy Luck Club
06/06/2007    APA Heritage Month Artist Exhibition - Artist Reception. 5:30PM
06/11/2007    Business Networking Reception and Dinner Seminar
10/11/2007    APAHA Annual Meeting @ Mayuri Restaurant. 6PM - 8PM
10/13/2007    Diverseworks Presents Keo Woolford in "I Land". 8PM
10/17/2007    HISD Community Engagement presents Asian Town Hall Meeting. 6:30PM
10/22/2007    HISD Community Engagement presents 1st Asian Town Hall Meeting. 6:30PM
10/24/2007    HISD Community Engagement presents 2nd Asian Town Hall Meeting. 6:30PM
01/17/2008    3rd Annual Business Networking Reception co-sponsored by APAHA. 5:30PM
01/31/2008    APAHA & Art League of Houston Presents "Black Box". Works of Phi Phi Oanh. 5:30PM. FREE.
02/01/2008    Film Screening: Anna May Wong - Frosted Yellow Willows: Her Life, Times and Legend. 6:30pm
03/25/2008    APAHA Media Day Kick-Off Party
05/03/2008    APA Heritage Festival: Saturday, May 3 @ Miller Outdoor Theatre
05/09/2008    APIA Meet the Author Series: Irwin Tang (with OCA-GH)
05/22/2008    APAHA Anniversary Gala: Thursday, May 22 @ Westin Oaks
06/21/2008    Bus Tour Series: APA Faith - Temples, Mosque, & Mandir
08/07/2008    Workshop: Special Event Fundraising (Sean Carter, CFRE)
08/14/2008    Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) Literary Salon
10/23/2008    APAHA Meet & Greet Membership Mixer
12/06/2008    APAHA and Nova Arts Project Presents "The Gate of Heaven". OPENING NIGHT! 8PM
12/07/2008    APAHA and Nova Arts Project Present "The Gate of Heaven". 2PM
12/11/2008    APAHA and Nova Arts Project Present "The Gate of Heaven" 8PM
12/12/2008    APAHA & Nova Arts Project Present "The Gate of Heaven". 8PM
12/13/2008    APAHA & Nova Arts Project Present "The Gate of Heaven"
12/14/2008    APAHA & Nova Arts Project Present "The Gate of Heaven"
12/18/2008    APAHA & Nova Arts Project Present "The Gate of Heaven". 8PM
12/19/2008    APAHA & Nova Arts Project Present "The Gate of Heaven". 8PM
12/20/2008    APAHA & Nova Arts Project Present "The Gate of Heaven". 8PM
12/21/2008    APAHA & Nova Arts Project Present "The Gate of Heaven" 2PM
12/31/2008    APAHA New Year's Eve Party
03/25/2009    March Membership Mixer
04/20/2009    Remembering 1882, a Traveling Exhibit
04/27/2009    APAHA Art Exhibit
05/01/2009    Kick Off to APA Heritage Month
05/08/2009    17th Anniversary Gala - 007 from Asia with Love
05/23/2009    Houston Dynamo APA Heritage Game
06/05/2009    Quick & Easy Asian Cuisine I -- Demonstration
06/06/2009    Quick & Easy Asian Cuisine II -- Demonstration
06/10/2009    APAHA Asian Comedy Night at the Improv
10/09/2009    Asian Author Series-with Lane Ryo Hirabayashi
12/31/2009    APAHA Executive Director search
01/13/2010    APAHA MIXER @ GIGI's
02/03/2010    Membership Mixer at Gigi's Asian Bistro & Dumpling Bar
02/07/2010    APAHA 'S LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION@ Children's Museum
02/21/2010    APAHA & TUTS present Miss Saigon
04/08/2010    APAHA Asian American Author Series - Giovanna Pang Garcia - Why Chinese Women Are Not Broke
04/21/2010    APAHA Membership Mixer/APA Heritage Month MEDIA Kick Off
05/01/2010    Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Kick Off
05/07/2010    APAHA 18th ANNUAL GALA
05/22/2010    APAHA 2010 Festival
07/09/2010    APAHA Annual Art Exhibit (now through July 9)
08/18/2010    APAHA Membership/Networking Mixer
09/10/2010    APAHA Distinguished Speaker Series
11/07/2010    POSTPONED! APAHA Night at the Houston Rockets - Game & Film: Transcending: The Wat Misaka Story
11/12/2010    APAHA Distinguished Speaker Series - Madeline Y. Hsu
12/09/2010    APAHA Holiday Party - A South Pacific X MAS
01/29/2011    APAHA's Lunar New Year Celebration at Children's Museum of Houston
02/25/2011    APAHA Distinguished Speaker Series - Dr. Julia Lee
03/04/2011    APAHA Mixer featuring Alfa Garcia
03/12/2011    APAHA/IMGH Cultural/Interfaith Bus Tour
04/01/2011    APAHA 2011 Children's Art Contest - CALL FOR ENTRIES
04/01/2011    APAHA Scholarship - CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
04/24/2011    APAHA 2011 Art Exhibit- CALL FOR ARTISTS
04/30/2011    Heritage Month Kick-off - A Cultural Presentation
05/07/2011    APAHA Heritage Festival
05/07/2011    CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS - APAHA 2011 Houston APA Heritage Festival
05/07/2011    APAHA RAMEN NOODLE CONTESTS - 2011CALL FOR ENTRIES
05/12/2011    APAHA, JACL & Consulate General of Japan present Documentary:442: Live with Honor,Die with Dignity
05/13/2011    APAHA 19th Anniversary Gala - Dancing with the Stars
09/29/2011    VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION RECEPTION - By Invitation Only
10/21/2011    DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER EVENT: A REPORT ON ASIAN BUSINESSES IN TEXAS, A Discourse by Ina Georgescu
10/23/2011    APAHA Interfaith Bus Tour Series
11/18/2011    APAHA Speaker Series: Featuring work by Writer, Poet, Filmmaker Raymond Chong
01/21/2012    Lunar New Year Celebration at the Children's Museum
01/26/2012    Distinguished Speakers' Series featuring Pradeep Anand's
02/09/2012    MEMBERSHIP MIXER
02/14/2012    2012 Ellison Onizuka Award is Accepting Nominees
03/16/2012    Dr. Stephen Klineberg: HOUSTON AND THE FUTURE FOR ASIAN AMERICANS


APAHA Scholarship
Date: March 20,0200
Time:
Address:


Asian/Pacific American Heritage Association
P.O. Box 1408, Bellaire, TX 77402
www.apaha.org


Asian Pacific American Heritage Association Scholarship
GUIDELINES


The number and value of Asian Pacific American Association (APAHA) scholarships to be available each year will determined by the APAHA Board of Directors. The minimum scholarship award will be $1000.00. Funds used will come from the proceeds of the APAHA GALA and other events.

PURPOSE: To insure the education of our youth beyond the high school level and others who are continuing their education dedicated to increasing the knowledge about Asian Pacific Americans..

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be of Asian descent; be a graduating high school senior, pursuing education beyond the high school level; have primary residence in the greater Houston area; and have a commitment to increasing the knowledge about Asian Pacific Americans and helping the APA COMMUNITY.

SELECTION CRITERIA: The scholarship committee shall consider the following:

" Purpose and use of the scholarship funds
" Individuals scholarship, leadership, civic and community involvement
" How the applicant might benefit
" Indication of financial need may be considered
" Completion and submission of required application materials
" Evidence of acceptance in an institution of higher learning

The scholarship committee shall determine the relative weight given to each criterion. A personal interview may be required.

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE: The APAHA Board of Directors will appoint the scholarship committee annually. These individuals may be chosen from the APAHA BOARD AND NON BOARD members.

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: Applications and criteria will be disseminated to APAHA MEMBERS and other community organizations during the month of January or an application may be downloaded from www.apaha.org.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: The completed application forms must be POSTMARKED BY Friday, April 1, 2011 in order to be considered for scholarships awarded in 2011. Deadlines are FIRM. No faxed or emailed applications will be accepted. Send 5 copies of your applications to:

APAHA SCHOLARSHIP FUND
c/o Dr. Martha Wong
15 Greenway, # 16 F
Houston, Texas 77046
For information call or email Dr. Martha Wong 713-622-7888 or marthawong8@sbcglobal.net


NOTIFICATION OF SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: Recipients will be notified the week of May 1, 2011. Scholarships will be awarded at the annual APAHA GALA to be held on May, 2011, 6:00 PM at Winners are expected to attend as guests of APAHA. Additional dinner tickets are available at $100.00 per person.


REPORTING REQUIREMENT: At the end of the semester the APAHA Scholarship is used, recipients must provide a written report to the APAHA Board of Directors on how funds were used.

The actual form will be posted to the website shortly.

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM

DATE
1. NAME:
Last First Middle
2. SOCIAL SECURITY # SEX BIRTH DATE
3. ADDRESS
4. CITY/STATE ZIP
5. DAY PHONE EVENING/CELL PHONE
6. FAX EMAIL
7. How did you find out about this scholarship?
8. List schools attended and dates:

9. Have you been accepted into a prospective educational program or school?
Yes No Pending

When will you know? .
If already accepted, enclose a copy of confirmation of acceptance.
10. Have you ever received a scholarship from other Asian organizations?

11. List scholarships and financial aid you have already received.
12. If either of your parents or grandparents is a member of APAHA, list their name(s):_________________________________________________________________
13. Parents occupation:______________________________________________________________
14. Family income: __________________________________________________________________
ON A SEPARATE PAGE (limit response to one-half page, single-spaced, each for items 15, 16, 17:
15. List your honors and awards with dates.
16. List your civic and community involvement.
17. Explain how scholarship will be used.
18. Write a one page essay on How I will contribute to the Asian American Community

I certify that the information contained in this application is true to the best of my knowledge. If I become a scholarship recipient, I agree to use the funds for the stated purpose and submit a written report to the APAHA Board of Directors after the semester the scholarship is used.




APPLICANT SIGNATURE DATE

The actual form will be posted to the website shortly.








Contact: Dr. Martha Wong
Email: marthawong8@sbcglobal.net
Work Phone: 713-622-7888
Contact: Shehla Zakaullah
Email: shehla@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713 784 1112
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APAHA, Chinese Community Center, & Houston Grand Opera Presents a Cast Reception for "Aida". 6:30PM
Date: April 24,2007
Time: 6:30PM Reception. 7:30PM Program
Address: Chinese Community Center
9800 Townpark Drive
Houston, TX 77036




Contact: Chinese Community Center
Work Phone: 713.271.6100
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APA Writer’s Discussion the Immigrant Experience with Helen Zia & Quang Bao. 11:30AM
Date: April 25,2007
Time: 11:30AM
Address: Houston Community College System - West Loop Center
Main Auditorium
5601 West Loop South (near Hwy 59 & 610; next to Home Depot)
Houston, Texas 77081

11am Registration. 11:30am - 1:00pm Program.

FREE to the public, students, and faculty with proper ID.
Box lunches provided for the first 200 REGISTERED participants.

REGISTER NOW at http://apawriterspanel.eventbrite.com
or at the RSVP line (832) 487-8624.






Contact:
Work Phone: (832) 487-8624.
Contact: Jerome Vielman - Executive Director
Work Phone: 713.784.1112
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NEA Big Read Kick-Off at 2007 I-Fest featuring China!
Date: April 28,2007
Time: All day
Address: www.ifest.org




JOIN APAHA AND HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY AS WE KICK-OFF THE NEA BIG READ AT I-FEST WAMU CHINA ZONE!

Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29
3PM (Act I) & 5PM (Act II) both days at The HEB Cultural Stage

APAHA, Nova Arts Project along with Dance of Asian America will perform vignettes from Amy Tan's Joy Luck Club to help kick off the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program. The production will be accompanied by the festival's official orchestra, the Maggini String Orchestra.

The HEB Cultural Stage will feature the beautiful work of Houston master calligrapher Huang Xin and will feature non-stop entertainment. Chefs from the Arts Institute team up with media celebrities to show off their cooking skills for the Cuisines of China. Don't miss exciting cultural performances represented by the local Asian community featuring Peking Opera, dance and martial arts demonstrations. Costumes of China features the traditional costumes of China's 56 ethnic groups. Leading Chinese American writer Anchee Minn will perform excerpts from her latest work with Chinese actress Lily Foster (Chen Ye).

$8 early bird discount tickets (beginning March 12 – April 18) at Houston area H-E-B locations and online; tickets are $10 after April 18 and $13 at the gate; Children (4-11) $3; Kids 3 and under are FREE

www.ifest.org

Contact:
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NEA Big Read Kick-Off at 2007 I-Fest featuring China!
Date: April 29,2007
Time:
Address: www.ifest.org




JOIN APAHA AND HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY AS WE KICK-OFF THE NEA BIG READ AT I-FEST WAMU CHINA ZONE!

Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29
3PM (Act I) & 5PM (Act II) both days at The HEB Cultural Stage

APAHA, Nova Arts Project along with Dance of Asian America will perform vignettes from Amy Tan's Joy Luck Club to help kick off the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program. The production will be accompanied by the festival's official orchestra, the Maggini String Orchestra.

The HEB Cultural Stage will feature the beautiful work of Houston master calligrapher Huang Xin and will feature non-stop entertainment. Chefs from the Arts Institute team up with media celebrities to show off their cooking skills for the Cuisines of China. Don't miss exciting cultural performances represented by the local Asian community featuring Peking Opera, dance and martial arts demonstrations. Costumes of China features the traditional costumes of China's 56 ethnic groups. Leading Chinese American writer Anchee Minn will perform excerpts from her latest work with Chinese actress Lily Foster (Chen Ye).

$8 early bird discount tickets (beginning March 12 – April 18) at Houston area H-E-B locations and online; tickets are $10 after April 18 and $13 at the gate; Children (4-11) $3; Kids 3 and under are FREE

www.ifest.org

Contact:
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CANCELLED! Broadway Master's Workshop #1: Musical Theatre Audition
Date: May 04,2007
Time: 4PM - 5:30PM
Address:


CANCELLED. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

Contact:
Contact: Jerome Vielman - Executive Director
Email: jerome@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713.784.1112
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CANCELLED! Broadway Master's Workshop #2: Musical Theatre Coaching
Date: May 05,2007
Time: 9:30AM - 11:00AM
Address:


CANCELLED. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

Contact:
Contact: Jerome Vielman - Executive Director
Email: jerome@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713.784.1112
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2007 Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Festival
Date: May 06,2007
Time: 2pm - 9 pm
Address: Miller Outdoor Theatre
Hermann Park (in the Museum District)
100 Concert Drive
Houston, Texas


To download the Official Poster, click here.

BOOTH REGISTRATION DUE 04/20/2007! To download the form, click here.
To pay for your booths online, visit http://2007apafestival.eventbrite.com
For food vendors, please download the Food Vendor Package Here!




Contact: Jerome Vielman - Executive Director
Email: info@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713.784.1112
Contact: Afshi Charania - Booth Registration
Email: afshic@yahoo.com
Work Phone: 832-687-6097
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NEA Big Read - Multimedia production of Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club
Date: May 18,2007
Time: 8pm
Address: Barnevelder Arts Complex
2201 Preston
Downtown Houston, 77003


(Scroll through the side arrows to find the event.)



In partnership with Houston's Nova Arts ProjectDance of Asian America, & Maggini String Orchestra, The Big Read will create a multimedia production of �The Joy Luck Club� combined with music and dance.

Tickets are $25/person ($20/person before May 1, 2007). For tickets, log onto:www.joyluckclub.eventbrite.com or call RSVP Ticket line at (832) 487-8624.

Contact:
Work Phone: (832) 487-8624
Contact: Jerome Vielman
Email: jerome@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713.784.1112
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"Lighting The Past, Present, and Future." 15th Anniversary APAHA Gala. 6PM
Date: May 18,2007
Time: 6PM Reception & Silent Auction. 7:30PM Dinner
Address: The Westin Oaks Hotel
5011 Westhiemer at Post Oak
Houston, Texas 77056

Hotel Telephone: (713) 960-8100

$100 per person. $2500, $5000, & $10000 Table Sponsorships available (click here).

To donate items for our Silent Auction, please contact Noureen Nathani at (713) 979-2300 or click here for Silent Auction Form.




To View the Invitation, click here.

APAHA celebrates 15 years of service to the City of Houston and honors Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta for his major contribution to the celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month!

In June 1977, Representatives Frank Horton of New York and Norman Mineta of California introduced a House resolution that called upon the President to proclaim the first ten days of May as Asian/Pacific Heritage Week. In May 1990, the holiday was expanded further when President George H. W. Bush designated May to be Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese immigrants to the United States in 1843.

The 15th Anniversary Gala will benefit APAHA's education and raise awareness initiatives, including the APAHA Endowment at the UH Asian American Studies Center, Rooted Voices: an Oral History of Our Culture & Heritage Project with area colleges, and the APAHA Organizational Mentorship Initiative with local Asia Clubs in HISD.

Contact: For Table or Individual Tickets, contact Gala RSVP Line
Email: jerome@apaha.org
Work Phone: 832.487.8617
Contact: For Silent Auction Donations, contact Noureen Nathani
Email: NoureenNathani@benzerfinancial.com
Work Phone: 713.979.2300
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NEA Big Read - Multimedia Production of Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club
Date: May 19,2007
Time: 8pm
Address: Barnevelder Arts Complex
2201 Preston
Downtown Houston, 77003


(Scroll through the side arrows to find the event.)



In partnership with Houston's Nova Arts ProjectDance of Asian America, & Maggini String Orchestra, The Big Read will create a multimedia production of “The Joy Luck Club” combined with music and dance.

Tickets are $25/person ($20/person before May 1, 2007). For tickets, log onto:www.joyluckclub.eventbrite.com or call RSVP Ticket line at (832) 487-8624.

Contact:
Email: jerome@apaha.org
Work Phone: (832) 487-8624
Contact: Jerome Vielman - Executive Director
Email: jerome@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713.784.1112
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NEA Big Read - Multimedia Production of Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club
Date: May 20,2007
Time: 8pm
Address: Barnevelder Arts Complex
2201 Preston
Downtown Houston, 77003




(Scroll through the side arrows to find the event.)



In partnership with Houston's Nova Arts ProjectDance of Asian America, & Maggini String Orchestra, The Big Read will create a multimedia production of “The Joy Luck Club” combined with music and dance.

Tickets are $25/person ($20/person before May 1, 2007). For tickets, log onto:www.joyluckclub.eventbrite.com or call RSVP Ticket line at (832) 487-8624.

Contact:
Email: jerome@apaha.org
Work Phone: (832) 487-8624
Contact: Jerome Vielman - Executive Director
Email: jerome@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713.784.1112
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NEA Big Read - Film Screening of The Joy Luck Club
Date: May 22,2007
Time: 7:00pm
Address: Presented by MFAH Films, Harris County Public Library, and APAHA.

TO RSVP YOUR TICKETS NOW: CLICK HERE!




Tuesday,May 22nd, 2007 7:00PM
Film Screening of The Joy Luck Club

HCPL, APAHA, and MFAH Films will have a public feature of Wanye Wang's celebrated 1992 film "The Joy Luck Club". presentation begins at 7:00 with the short film, "Perfection" by Karen Lin, preceding the feature.

For more information about The Big Read, visit www.bigreadtexas.org.

Contact: MFAH Films
Email: film@mfah.org
Work Phone: 713-639-7531
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APA Heritage Month Artist Exhibition - Artist Reception. 5:30PM
Date: June 06,2007
Time: 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Address: The Art Institute of Houston
1900 Yorktown
Houston, TX, 77056



"The Word In Flight" by photographer Veronica Caycedo.

Join APAHA and The Art Institute of Houston as we exhibit works of local visual artists that celebrate the culture and contributions of Houston's Asian/Pacific Americans.

If you are a visual artist and would like to submit your work for consideration, click here for details.

Contact: Jerome Vielman -Executive Director
Email: jerome@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713.784.1112
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Business Networking Reception and Dinner Seminar
Date: June 11,2007
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address: Shahnai Restaurant
5920 Hillcroft Avenue
Houston Texas


Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Texas Trade Council are pleased to invite you to a FREE Business Networking Reception and Dinner Seminar.

Mr. Farrukh Qayyum (Federal Secretary) and Mr. Yusuf Hussain (Managing Director)
from the Government of Pakistan will share their unique perspective on the Paksitani culture as well as the business climate and opportunities in Pakistan and Asia!

What: Networking Mixer & Dinner
Cost: FREE!!!

Space is limited to 150 attendees, must RSVP online!

http://www.hwcoc.org/en/cev/?284

Contact: Faisal Amin
Cell Phone: 281.788.9573
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APAHA Annual Meeting @ Mayuri Restaurant. 6PM - 8PM
Date: October 11,2007
Time: 6PM - 8PM
Address: Mayuri Restaurant
5857 Westheimer & Fountainview
Houston, Texas 77057
(click here for map)


$15 per person




The Asian/Pacific American Heritage Association (APAHA) will hold it's Organization Annual Meeting at Mayuri Restaurant. APAHA will present it's activities in 2007 and highlight 2008 events. In addition, APAHA will introduce it's 2008 Board Officers and Board of Directors.

Join us for this dinner event and network with APAHA volunteers, supporters, and collaborators.

For more information, contact Jerome Vielman, Executive Director at (713) 784-1112 or email jerome@apaha.org.

Contact: Jerome Vielman - Executive Director
Email: jerome@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713-784-1112
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Diverseworks Presents Keo Woolford in "I Land". 8PM
Date: October 13,2007
Time: 8PM
Address: Diverseworks
1117 East Freeway
Houston, Texas 77002


APAHA members/supporters recieve a $5 ticket discount from General Admission Price for the Saturday, Oct. 13th, 2007 production and a 7PM Cocktail Reception before the show!

Call the APAHA Office 713.784.1112 or email jerome@apaha.org for more details!




Website: www.diverseworks.org

APAHA is a community partner of this production. APAHA Members recieve a $5.00 discount on tickets to the Saturday 10/13/2007 Performance. Call Shawan Forney, Marketing Manager at 713.223.8346 or email shawna@diverseworks.org for more information.




Woolford lives at the crossroads of time, place and cultural worlds. He looks to his past of joining a local youth gang, preying on sun-burnt tourists, becoming a local teen icon and devoting himself to the rigorous training in old style male dancing (hula kahiko) and compares it to the conflicts that real “locals” face growing up in a society whose values and traditions are dismissed by a dominant culture based so far from home. Plus, he explores the maleness and masculinity of the world of hula and the stereotypes that are portrayed through society’s depictions of Hawaii Five-O, Elvis movies, and hotel hula shows that are typically associated to women. Ultimately, it is in all of this that Wolford asks “Where do I land?”

Directed by Robert Uno, I Land has a stellar collaborating cast. Legendary choreographers-Hula master and musician, Robert Cazimero, and New York hip hop dancer/ choreographer Ana “Rokafella’ Garcia worked with Woolford during the creation of the work.

The NYTheatre.com says Keo’s work is stunning.” Woolford is an extraordinary dancer—graceful, limber, and deliberate in all of his remarkably detailed moves. He's glorious to watch. He's also a persuasive actor and writer ...the cumulative power of this work is undeniable”, the LA Times states "it's an admirable, entertaining piece, and Woolford's range of movement and humor is something to see”, and The Village Voice says “Woolford's a powerful and seductive presence.”

Contact: Jerome Vielman - Executive Director
Email: jerome@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713.784.1112
Contact: PhoneWorks
Work Phone: 713.335.3443
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HISD Community Engagement presents Asian Town Hall Meeting. 6:30PM
Date: October 17,2007
Time: 6:30PM
Address: Sharpstown High School
7504 Bissonnet, 77074

APAHA is a community collaborator of the Asian Town Hall Meeting.




The Houston Independent School District (H.I.S.D.) will hold a Asian Town Hall Meeting. Hosted by the HISD Asian Advisory Committee, the Town Meeting will be held at Sharpstown High School.

If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please contact Sabrina Nguyen, Commuinty Engagement Coordinator - Strategic Parterships.

Contact: Sabrina Nguyen - Coordinator, Community Engagement
Email: snguyen1@houstonisd.org
Work Phone: 713-556-7200
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HISD Community Engagement presents 1st Asian Town Hall Meeting. 6:30PM
Date: October 22,2007
Time: 6:30PM
Address: Park Place Elementary School
8235 Park Place, 77017
Website: http://es.houstonisd.org/ParkPlaceES/

APAHA is a community collaborator of the Asian Town Hall Meeting.





The Houston Independent School District (H.I.S.D.) will hold a Asian Town Hall Meeting. Hosted by the HISD Asian Advisory Committee, the Town Meeting will be held at Park Place Elementary School.

If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please contact Sabrina Nguyen, Commuinty Engagement Coordinator - Strategic Parterships.

Contact: Sabrina Nguyen - Coordinator, Community Engagement
Email: snguyen1@houstonisd.org
Work Phone: 713-556-7200
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HISD Community Engagement presents 2nd Asian Town Hall Meeting. 6:30PM
Date: October 24,2007
Time: 6:30PM
Address: Sharpstown High School
7504 Bissonnet | Houston, Texas 77074 | Voice: 713-771-7215 | Fax: 713-773-6103
website: http://hs.houstonisd.org/sharpstownhs/


APAHA is a community collaborator of the Asian Town Hall Meeting.




The Houston Independent School District (H.I.S.D.) will hold a Asian Town Hall Meeting. Hosted by the HISD Asian Advisory Committee, the Town Meeting will be held at website: Sharpstown High School.

If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please contact Sabrina Nguyen, Commuinty Engagement Coordinator - Strategic Parterships.

Contact: Sabrina Nguyen - Coordinator, Community Engagement
Email: snguyen1@houstonisd.org
Work Phone: 713-556-7200
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3rd Annual Business Networking Reception co-sponsored by APAHA. 5:30PM
Date: January 17,2008
Time: 5:30PM - 8:00PM
Address: Level Nightclub & Lounge
412 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002


Register now at http://www.hwcoc.org/en/cev/?420



Contact: Faisal Amin
Email: faisal.amin@ttc-us.com
Work Phone: 281.788.9573
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APAHA & Art League of Houston Presents "Black Box". Works of Phi Phi Oanh. 5:30PM. FREE.
Date: January 31,2008
Time: 5:30PM - 7:30PM with artist talk at 6PM
Address: Art League of Houston
1953 Monstrose Blvd
Houston, Texas, 77006
Tel: 713.523.9530


R.S.V.P. BY TUESDAY 01/29/2008 5PM at http://phiphioanh.eventbrite.com/






Starting with the raw materials and basic utilitarian art forms traditionally found in Asia, such as lacquer coffers, coffins and chests, Phi Phi Oanh has created a series of 16 oversized boxes whose proportions echo those of a burial casket. Rich paintings adorn the lids, combining sensual abstraction with precise figuration. Organic materials including the lacquer resin, stone pigments, and precious metals form the palette in which she has created her work.

PhiPhi Oanh has a BFA from the Parsons School of Design, Paris and New York (2002) and started a Masters class in Fresco Painting from the Fine Arts University of Madrid (2004.) She has exhibited her work exhibited in a number of international solo exhibitions including the Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts; Parsons Gallery, Paris and the Palacio de la Cultura Nicaragua. Born in Houston, Texas, she has lived and worked in Hanoi, Vietnam since 2005. Before going to Hanoi, Phi Phi taught at La Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas Rodrigo Peñalba in Managua, Nicaragua.

In late 2004 Phi Phi received a Fulbright Student Grant to study the medium of Vietnamese lacquer painting. This study grant allowed her, the Houston-born daughter of exiled Vietnamese, to go to Vietnam for the first time. She has since been working in Hanoi.

For more information, visit www.blackboxphiphi.com

Contact: Jerome Vielman - Executive Director
Email: jerome@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713.784.1112
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Film Screening: Anna May Wong - Frosted Yellow Willows: Her Life, Times and Legend. 6:30pm
Date: February 01,2008
Time: 6:30pm Reception. 7:30pm Film Screening
Address: Houston Community College
Southwest Campus Auditorium
5601 West Loop South
Houston, Texas 77401


The University of Houston's Asian American Studies Center
The UH Asian Alumni Organization
Houston Community College Office of International Initiatives
and
Asian Pacific American Heritage Association
Presents

ANNA MAY WONG-FROSTED YELLOW WILLOWS: HER LIFE, TIMES AND LEGEND

This biographical film documentary was co written by Elaine Mae Woo and Jean Lau and directed by Elaine Mae Woo

Friday, February 1, 2008
Houston Community College Southwest Campus Auditorium
5601 West Loop South
713-718-7930 (for directions)

6:30 PM – Buffet dinner
7:30 pm – Film
8:15- Discussion with Ms. Woo and Ms. Lau

RSVP REQUIRED: 713-622-7888 or marthawong8@sbcglobal.net

Cost: $10.00
Students & Veterans: $5.00

Gold Sponsors: Continental Airlines, UH Asian Studies Center, HCC Office of International Initiatives, APAHA

Bronze Sponsors (at time of printing): Asian Houston Network, Cy Fair Plastic Surgery Center, Synaptic Decisions, The Machetta Law Firm, Space Center Professionals Association, Laura Hsu, Ph.D., Martha Wong, Ed.D., Chinese Professional Club, Cole Chemicals,
Harry Gee, Jr. Law Firm

Contact: Martha J. Wong
Email: marthawong8@sbcglobal.net
Work Phone: 713-622-7888
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APAHA Media Day Kick-Off Party
Date: March 25,2008
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address: Bice Restorante
5175 Westheimer rd,
Houston, Tx 77058


APAHA cordially invites you to the official kick-off party to ring in this year's National Asian/Pacific Heritage Month, May.

Join us as we unveil our year long, education, cultural awareness and celebration programs.

RSVP to : info@apaha.org

Contact:
Email: info@apaha.org
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APA Heritage Festival: Saturday, May 3 @ Miller Outdoor Theatre
Date: May 03,2008
Time: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Address: Miller Outdoor Theatre at Hermann Park


Join the Asian/Pacific American Heritage Association (APAHA) and over 5000 annual attendees at the Asian/Pacific Heritage Festival this May 3 at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park!

In addition to the vibrant array of cultural performances, vendors, and booths highlighting the ethnic Asian/Pacific American diversity of Greater Houston that APAHA is known for, this year's festival will feature headlining performances by:
- JUNOON: South Asia's biggest rock bad, Junoon has sold over 25 million albums worldwide. Founded in 1990 by Salman Ahmad, a doctor by training and a rock musician by profession, Junoon was the first rock band invited to perform at the United Nations General Assembly. Prior to forming Junoon, Ahmad performed with one of Pakistan's first pop bands, Vital Signs; and now serves as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador on HIV/AIDS.
- Lirio Vital: Internationally renowned Filipina stage, recording, and concert star and Aliw Award Winner (Best Female Vocal Performer)
- Bao Han: Celebrated Vietnamese pop star with "Lien Khuc Paris By Night" (Thuy Nga Productions)

For more information, please click on the flyer below or contact Ghazal Qureshi, APAHA Programs/Administrative Director, at ghazal@apaha.org or 713-784-1112. We look forward to celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month with you at Miller Theatre/Hermann Park on May 3!


APAHA Festival May 3 @ Miller Outdoor Theatre


Please click on documents below to see how you can participate:
APAHA Booth Application (online at http://apahafest2008.eventbrite.com

E-Festival Information.doc

Contact: Ghazal Qureshi
Email: ghazal@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713-784-1112
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APIA Meet the Author Series: Irwin Tang (with OCA-GH)
Date: May 09,2008
Time: 6:30pm
Address: St. Dominic Village: 2401 Holcombe (at Almeda)

Directions to St. Dominic:

The St. Dominic Center and St. Dominic Village is just east of the Texas Medical Center at the corner of Holcombe Blvd. and Almeda Rd. The gated entrance faces Holcombe Blvd. (no access from Almeda). There is a Holcombe exit on Highway 288 from either direction.

FROM DOWNTOWN using Fannin, you may turn left on ALABAMA or WHEELER, then (after several blocks) right on Almeda, to avoid the Holcombe Blvd. overpass and the Medical Center traffic. No left turns are allowed from Main Street until you are near the Medical Center.


On Friday, May 9, 2008 OCA Greater Houston, APAHA, Chinese Professionals Club (CPC) and several other community partners will host Irwin Tang, editor and co-author of "Asian Texans: Our Histories and Our Lives." This groundbreaking work is the first comprehensive history of Asian Americans in Texas. Tang led the efforts of twenty writers and researchers over the course of five years to produce this landmark of Texas history and Asian American history. The book was recently featured in the Austin American-Statesman, and more information on it can be found at www.irwinbooks.com.

The program starts at 6:30 p.m. A discussion and book signing will follow the program.The hardback book will be available for sale. The program will be held at St. Dominic Village at 2401 Holcombe and Almeda.

Light dinner provided. The program is FREE and open to the public. For additional information, call (713) 446-8430.

About the Author:

Irwin A. Tang is an Asian Texan author who was born and raised in College Station, Texas (Aggieland). He is the editor and co-author of Asian Texans: Our Histories and Our Lives. His fiction includes How I Became a Black Man and Other Metamorphoses, which the Austin Chronicle called brilliant and heartbreaking. He is co-author of When Invisible Children Sing: A true story of five street children, an idealistic young doctor, and their dangerous hope (Tyndale House) and sole author of The Texas Aggie Bonfire: Tradition and Tragedy at Texas A&M . He works as a freelance writer for magazines, NPRs Pacific Time, and film. He is best known nationwide for his 2003 public tangle with Shaquille ONeal. Tang holds an M.A. in Asian Studies from UT-Austin and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern California.

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Directions to St. Dominic:

The St. Dominic Center and St. Dominic Village is just east of the Texas Medical Center at the corner of Holcombe Blvd. and Almeda Rd. The gated entrance faces Holcombe Blvd. (no access from Almeda). There is a Holcombe exit on Highway 288 from either direction.

FROM DOWNTOWN using Fannin, you may turn left on ALABAMA or WHEELER, then (after several blocks) right on Almeda, to avoid the Holcombe Blvd. overpass and the Medical Center traffic. No left turns are allowed from Main Street until you are near the Medical Center.

Contact: Victoria Ma
Email: vwhma@yahoo.com
Work Phone: (713) 446-8430
Contact: Grace Rodriguez
Email: grace@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713-568-5432
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APAHA Anniversary Gala: Thursday, May 22 @ Westin Oaks
Date: May 22,2008
Time: 6:00pm
Address: Westin Oaks Hotel
Consort Ballroom


2008 Gala Chairpersons Yuki Rogers & Sean Carter, the Honorary Steering Committee, and the Board of Directors of the Asian/Pacific American Heritage Association cordially invite you to join us at APAHA's Sixteenth Anniversary Gala on May 22 at the Westin Oaks as we celebrate "Our Heritage, Our Strength" by honoring:

President George H.W. Bush Achievement in Education Award :
Dr. Renu Khator
, Chancellor of the University of Houston System &
President of the University of Houston

President George H.W. Bush Achievement in the Arts Award :
Mr. Ashok Rao
, CEO of Excalibur Pictures & Producer of "Before the Rains" and "The Whisperers"

APA Achievement in the Culinary Arts Award :
Mr. Martin Yan
, Master Chef, celebrated author, and legendary host of "Yan Can Cook"

The 2008 Gala features an exciting "Red Carpet Bollywood" theme, with live entertainment by Music Masala; highlighted by a Guest of Honor appearance by Linus Roache, Golden Globe nominee and award-winning star of "Law & Order" and "Before the Rains." Houston's own "Great Day" celebrity host Deborah Duncan will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies.

APAHA Gala May 22 at Westin Oaks

Please join APAHA at the 2008 Gala by becoming a sponsor or purchasing tickets athttp://gala08.eventbrite.com. You may also download the 2008 APAHA Corporate Sponsor information by right-clicking the following links and selecting "Save As":
2008 Corporate Sponsor Agreement
2008 Corporate Sponsor Packages

For more information, please contact Gala Chairpersons Yuki Rodgers or Sean Carter.

*** GALA DETAILS ***
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Westin Oaks - Galleria
Grand Ballroom
5011 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, Texas 77056
***
6:00 pm - Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm - Dinner: Program & Awards Ceremony
***
Black tie or elegant ethnic attire


ABOUT APAHA'S HONOREES:

Dr. Renu Khator is the Chancellor of the University of Houston (UH) System and President of UH; and will deliver the Gala's keynote address. As UH President, Dr. Khator is the Chief Executive Officer of the largest and oldest of the four UH System universities.

Mr. Ashok Rao, CEO of the Excalibur Pictures, is highly respected and accomplished within the Bollywood/Hollywood film industry. He has produced several full length feature films, including "Before the Rains" and "The Whisperers." He has founded four successful technology start-ups; and has served in numerous organizations, currently serving as President of the TIE organization.

Mr. Martin Yan is the celebrated host of over 2,000 cooking shows broadcast world-wide. Mr. Yan enjoys distinction as a certified Master Chef, a highly respected food consultant, a cooking instructor and a prolific author. His diverse talents have found expression in 26 cookbooks, including the award winning Martin Yan's Feast, Martin Yan's Asian Favorites, Chinese Cooking for Dummies, Martin Yan's Chinatown Cooking (intro by Julia Child) and his latest, Martin Yan's Quick & Easy.

Contact: Yuki Rogers
Email: plvry88@gmail.com
Work Phone: 713-784-1112
Contact: Sean Carter
Email: scarter@hmns.org
Work Phone: 713-784-1112
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Bus Tour Series: APA Faith - Temples, Mosque, & Mandir
Date: June 21,2008
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Address: Tour Starts at 6220 Westpark Drive (APAHA) / Houston 77057 (Free parking in lot area)


APAHA begins its Bus Tour Series with visits to various architecturally and spiritually significant religious institutions to explore and gain a deeper understanding of how Houston's diverse Asian/Pacific American community celebrates faith. To purchase tickets, please visithttp://apahafaithtour.eventbrite.com or contact Ghazal Qureshi at ghazal@apaha.org.

BUS TOUR ITINERARY

* 9:00am Depart APAHA

* 9:30am Visit the Masjid Muhammadi Mosque (Islam) (30 min guided tour)

* 10:00am Visit the Teo Chew Temple (Taoism) (30 min guided tour)

* 10:45am Visit the Fo Guang Shan Chung Mei Temple (Buddhism) (30 min guided tour)

* 11:30am Visit the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (Hinduism) (30 min guided tour)

* 12:30pm Vegetarian Lunch & Discussion @ BAPS Mandir

* 2:00pm Return to 6220 Westpark Dr. (APAHA)

* End of Tour *


Contact: Ghazal Qureshi
Email: ghazal@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713-784-1112
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Workshop: Special Event Fundraising (Sean Carter, CFRE)
Date: August 07,2008
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Address: United Way Community Resource Center, 50 Waugh Drive


Special Event Fundraising&The True Benefits of a Benefit
Date/Time: Thursday, August 7, 9:00 am noon
Registration Fee: $35
Location: United Way Community Resource Center, 50 Waugh Drive
Presenter: Sean Carter, CFRE
- Director of Development, Houston Museum of Natural Science
- Board of Directors, APAHA

Event fundraising comes in all shapes and sizes as do the benefits. But the evaluation of the pros and cons of an event is a task unto itself. This seminar will walk you through the step by step process of event sense that includes:

* Finding the right event for your organization
* Goals, budgets and logistics
* The Railway System of setting up who is doing what and staying on track
* Evaluating the event and the power of thank you!

For more details, please visit the United Way at http://www.unitedwayhouston.org.

Contact:
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Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) Literary Salon
Date: August 14,2008
Time: 7:00pm
Address: space125gallery (Houston Arts Alliance)
3201 Allen Parkway
Houston, TX 77019


On Thurs., August 14, 2008, Jerome Vielman (former APAHA Executive Director) and Houston area poets and writers will bring the power of the spoken word to the Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) Literary Salon.

Go beyond reading - listen and engage. Come and enjoy local Houston poets including: Craig Butterworth, Asia Continental, Elijah Prophet, Jerome Washington, and Jerome Vielman.

Craig Butterworth is an art teacher in Houston, Texas who has been published in the Houston Poetry Fest Anthology, the Poetry Peddler, White Pelican, the Austin International Poetry Fest Anthology, Tongue and a couple of other places he can't remember. He has many self-published books of poetry and reads at open mic venues around town.

Asia Jones (A.K.A Asia Continental) is a Houston based spoken word artist, music entrepreneuer, and social commentator. Asia Continental independently produced his maxi-single CD, K-Town, which explores the dichotomy between the Asian/Pacific American experience and struggles of Houston's Koreatown community.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Elijah Prophet is a Houston based writer and performer. Along with his passion for poetry and music, Elijah has written two works: a children's story called Bevo The Little Bear and The Unspoken Thoughts of Elijah.

Rising from Houston's Fifth Ward, artist and visionary Jerome Darwin Washington is on the front line helping to define the emerging urban culture in the Bayou City. He has won numerous slam titles and was a member of the 2004, 2005 and 2008 Houston Slam Team. Jerome Washington was featured at the 2008 Houston International festial and 2007 Miller Outdoor Theatre program where he opened and hosted for Legendary Amiri Baraka.

Jerome Vielman considers poetry as a testament to humanity's creative potential: "Poetry is a form of creative empowerment, a way we can truly communicate our stories, our lives." A recipient of the HAA Individual Artist Grant in Performance Poetry, Vielman will host at the event and read from a collection of his poetry.

Through the Literary Salon, these writers seek to empower their communities through creative communication. These Houston area poets and spoken word artists will bring the power of the spoken word to the Houston Arts Alliance's (HAA) Literary Salon, sith special music guests Andrew Karnavas and Clory Martin.

HAA will begin the event with a reception at 7:00pm, followed by the Literary Salon from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. An Open Mic will be included in the program to highlight local poets and spoken word artists in attendance.

Contact: Jerome Vielman
Email: jerome@haatx.org
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APAHA Meet & Greet Membership Mixer
Date: October 23,2008
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Address: Palm Restaurant
6100 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX77057
713.977.2544
www.thepalm.com


Asian/ Pacific American Heritage Association cordially invites you to a Meet & Greet Membership Mixer

Door Prizes " Special Membership Price " Cash Bar
Appetizers Compliment of Palm Restaurant

FREE Event!

Come Meet & Greet Old & New Friends
RSVP: Yuki Rogers at Plvry88@gmai1.com



Contact: Yuki Rogers
Email: Plvry88@gmai1.com
Cell Phone: 713.784.1112
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APAHA and Nova Arts Project Presents "The Gate of Heaven". OPENING NIGHT! 8PM
Date: December 06,2008
Time: 8PM
Address: DiverseWorks Arts Space
1117 East Freeway
Houston, Texas, 77002

Purchase tickets now at:
www.thegateofheaven.eventbrite.com




For Immediate Release
Date: July 11, 2008

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Association joins forces with Nova Arts Project

HOUSTON, TX - Nova Arts Project, the Houston theatre company dedicated to recreating classics and inspiring new works in a fearlessly theatrical way, presents, in collaboration with the Asian/Pacific American Heritage Association the regional premier of The Gate of Heaven by Lane Nishikawa and Victor Talmadge at DiverseWorks Art Space.

The Gate of Heaven follows two men, a Japanese-American soldier and a Jewish survivor of the Dachau prison camp, through fifty years of shared experience and a shared journey to discover the elusive American dream.

Playwright Lane Nishikawa has been called "one of Asian Americas most compelling voices" by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki who noted, "His work is funny, angry, and deeply moving". Upon seeing one of Nishikawa's one-man shows, the Los Angeles Times theater critic Sylvie Drake declared that "his core is molten lead & Nishikawa is at his best when the language takes over and we're exposed to a tumbling profusion of culture images racing by." His acclaimed body of work over two decades has continually broken new ground in examining the human condition of the Asian American experience.

APAHA and Nova Arts Project are excited to join forces once again in the production of such an important artistic and cultural event. Previously, these two organizations worked together to stage the wildly successful Joy Luck Club as part of the NEA Big Read program and the Houston International Festival.

Nova Artistic Director Clinton Hopper said, I'm humbled and thrilled to work with APAHA again. The opportunity to create a piece of theater that speaks to several sectors of our society, particularly ones that do not have many opportunities to interact is extremely gratifying. And to do so in the setting of the DiverseWorks Art Space makes the entire project that much more wonderful."

The Gate of Heaven opens Saturday, December 6 and plays again Sunday, December 7; then again the next weekend, Thursday, December 11 through Sunday, December 14; and finally, Thursday, December 18 through Sunday, December 21. All Sunday performances, December 7, 14 and 21 are 2pm matinees, and all other performances are at 8pm at the DiverseWorks Art Space, 1117 E. Freeway, Houston, TX 77002. Tickets are on a sliding scale between $15-$30 and can be purchased in advance online at www.novaartsproject.com or at the door. Reservations can be made by calling the Nova Arts Project office at 713-623-4033 or emailing: info@novaartsproject.com.

APAHA is a 501(c)3 organization. APAHA/s main objectives include enhancing racial harmony in our city, promoting cross-cultural awareness, education and appreciation between and among Asian/Pacific Americans and other ethnic groups by outreaching to schools, businesses, and other institutions. Visit APAHA at www.apaha.org.

Nova Arts Project is a Houston-based, not-for-profit performing arts organization that seeks to recreate classics and inspire new works in a fearlessly theatrical way. For more information about Nova Arts Project, please visit www.novaartsproject.com.

This project is made possible by the Coexistence Grant through the Houston Arts Alliance, as well as generous support from Cole Chemical, APAHA, and DiverseWorks Art Space.


Contact: Nova Arts Project
Email: info@novaartsproject.com
Work Phone: 713.623.4033
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APAHA and Nova Arts Project Present "The Gate of Heaven". 2PM
Date: December 07,2008
Time: 2PM
Address: DiverseWorks Arts Space
1117 East Freeway
Houston, Texas, 77002

Purchase tickets now at:
www.thegateofheaven.eventbrite.com





Contact: Nova Arts Project
Email: info@novaartsproject.com
Work Phone: 713.623.4033
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APAHA and Nova Arts Project Present "The Gate of Heaven" 8PM
Date: December 11,2008
Time: 8PM
Address: DiverseWorks Arts Space
1117 East Freeway
Houston, Texas, 77002

Purchase tickets now at:
www.thegateofheaven.eventbrite.com





Contact: Nova Arts Project
Email: info@novaartsproject.com
Work Phone: 713.623.4033
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APAHA & Nova Arts Project Present "The Gate of Heaven". 8PM
Date: December 12,2008
Time: 8PM
Address: DiverseWorks Arts Space
1117 East Freeway
Houston, Texas, 77002

Purchase tickets now at:
www.thegateofheaven.eventbrite.com





Contact: Nova Arts Project
Email: info@novaartsproject.com
Work Phone: 713.623.4033
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APAHA & Nova Arts Project Present "The Gate of Heaven"
Date: December 13,2008
Time: 2PM
Address: DiverseWorks Arts Space
1117 East Freeway
Houston, Texas, 77002

Purchase tickets now at:
www.thegateofheaven.eventbrite.com






Contact: Nova Arts Project
Email: info@novaartsproject.com
Work Phone: 713.406.4033
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APAHA & Nova Arts Project Present "The Gate of Heaven"
Date: December 14,2008
Time: 2PM
Address: DiverseWorks Arts Space
1117 East Freeway
Houston, Texas, 77002

Purchase tickets now at:
www.thegateofheaven.eventbrite.com






Contact: Nova Arts Project
Email: info@novaartsproject.com
Work Phone: 713.406.4033
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APAHA & Nova Arts Project Present "The Gate of Heaven". 8PM
Date: December 18,2008
Time: 8PM
Address: DiverseWorks Arts Space
1117 East Freeway
Houston, Texas, 77002

Purchase tickets now at:
www.thegateofheaven.eventbrite.com





Contact: Nova Arts Project
Email: info@novaartsproject.com
Work Phone: 713.406.4033
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APAHA & Nova Arts Project Present "The Gate of Heaven". 8PM
Date: December 19,2008
Time: 8PM
Address: DiverseWorks Arts Space
1117 East Freeway
Houston, Texas, 77002

Purchase tickets now at:
www.thegateofheaven.eventbrite.com





Contact: Nova Arts Project
Email: info@novaartsproject.com
Work Phone: 713.406.4033
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APAHA & Nova Arts Project Present "The Gate of Heaven". 8PM
Date: December 20,2008
Time: 8PM
Address: DiverseWorks Arts Space
1117 East Freeway
Houston, Texas, 77002

Purchase tickets now at:
www.thegateofheaven.eventbrite.com





Contact: Nova Arts Project
Email: info@novaartsproject.com
Work Phone: 713.406.4033
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APAHA & Nova Arts Project Present "The Gate of Heaven" 2PM
Date: December 21,2008
Time: 2PM
Address: DiverseWorks Arts Space
1117 East Freeway
Houston, Texas, 77002

Purchase tickets now at:
www.thegateofheaven.eventbrite.com





Contact: Nova Arts Project
Email: info@novaartsproject.com
Work Phone: 713.406.4033
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APAHA New Year's Eve Party
Date: December 31,2008
Time: 8:00pm to 2:00am
Address: Monarch Room
Westin Galleria Hotel
5060 West Alabama Street
Houston, TX 77056
713.960.8100




Celebrate New Year's Eve with APAHA and be the star!

Dinner Buffet: 8:30pm

Casino Tables
(Poker, Black Jack, Craps, Roulette)

Dance Competition
(waltz, cha-cha, swing)

Free Midnight Champagne
Cash Bar

And Much More..

Ticket Price
Before December 26 $100
After December 26 $125

NO DINNER Price after 9:30pm $50

For table or individual reservations, please contact:
Ms.Faye Chin at fchin89@yahoo.com or call 713.784.1112

Hotel packages are available,
In-Kind Sponsorship: OCA of Greater Houston
For Sponsorship Information, please contact APAHA.


Contact: Ms.Faye Chin
Email: fchin89@yahoo.com
Cell Phone: 713.784.1112
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March Membership Mixer
Date: March 25,2009
Time: 5:30-8:00 pm
Address: Pagoda Vietnamese Bistro and Bar
4705 Inker Street
Houston, TX 77007-3435
832.673.0400
www.pagpdabistro.com




Door Prizes!

Cash Bar!

Appetizer Compliment of PVBB!

FREE EVENT!

Come meet and greet old and new friends.

RSVP: info@apaha.org

or call: 713.784.1112

Contact:
Email: info@apaha.org
Cell Phone: 713.784.1112
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Remembering 1882, a Traveling Exhibit
Date: April 20,2009
Time:
Address: Houston Community College Southwest-- West Loop Campus
5601 West Loop South
Exhibit runs April 20-30 in the HCC library
M-Th: 7:30 am - 9 pm; Fridays 7:30 am - 1 pm, and Saturdays 8 am - 1 pm
FREE ADMISSION


On the 125th anniversary of the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Chinese Historical Society of America's "Remembering 1882" project is comprised of photographs, newspaper commentaries, political cartoons, and other collection items which reflect upon the dramatic chapter in Chinese-American history. Funding for the exhibit is made possible through a grant provided by the Houston Arts Alliance, and local immigration attorneys Harry Gee, Jr. and Gordon Quan.

Contact: Dorothy Chow
Email: dorothy@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713.784.1112
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APAHA Art Exhibit
Date: April 27,2009
Time:
Address: The Art Institute of Houston
1900 Yorktown Street
Houston, TX 77056-4197
713.623.2040
FREE ADMISSION
Call the Art Institute for hours.


Asian Pacific American Heritage Association (APAHA) Art Exhibit featuring artists of Asian/Pacific American heritage and artwork with an APA heritage theme will be held at the Art Institute of Houston, 1900 Yorktown, from April 27 through May 16.
A reception will be held on May 1, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm to kick off Asian Pacific American Heritage month.

Contact: Chris Colaneri
Email: christop108@aol.com
Work Phone: 832-758-1538
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Kick Off to APA Heritage Month
Date: May 01,2009
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Address: The Art Institute of Houston
1900 Yorktown


Celebrate the contributions of Asian/Pacific Americans during the month of May. The reception & mixer for new members promises to be fun.

Contact: dorothy@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713.784.1112
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17th Anniversary Gala - 007 from Asia with Love
Date: May 08,2009
Time: 6.30 pm
Address: Marriot Westchase Hotel
2900 Briar Park Drive
Houston TX 77042.




Click above for full invitation

Gala Silent Auction Donate Form

Gala Sponsorship Form

Gala Program Ad Form

Gala Invitation Letter

Celebration of the 17th Anniversary Gala - "From Asia with Love"
Ladies, come dressed in your favorite Asian Bond "Girl" character, or James Bond chic attire for men.
Corporate Sponsorship Levels and individual tickets available.
Honorees include Cole Chemical Corporation's Donna F. Cole, Asian American Family Services, and the Honorable Sichan Siv.
For more information visit www.apaha.org or call Dorothy Chow 713-784-1112.
Proceeds benefit APAHA's education & cultural programs throughout the year.

Contact: Dorothy Chow
Email: dorothy@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713 784 1112
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Houston Dynamo APA Heritage Game
Date: May 23,2009
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Address: FOREVER ORANGE!
Dynamo fans, come celebrate APA Heritage Month at the game!
University of Houston's Robertson Stadium
Houston Dynamo vs. San Jose Earthquakes


Discounted tickets available through the Houston Dynamo Ticket Office
Account registration online -- use the password: APAHA to get the discount


Contact: Kristen Gambetta
Email: kgambetta@houstondynamo.com
Work Phone: 713.276.7532
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Quick & Easy Asian Cuisine I -- Demonstration
Date: June 05,2009
Time: 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Address: SAVE THE DATE:
Central Market Cooking School

Event Registration information and prices are coming soon!


APAHA partners with Central Market in featuring Dorothy Huang for an evening of fun and delicious food. Dorothy will show you the secret ingredients and cooking techniques in preparing this lovely, quick and easy dinner. Menu includes: Fried Wonton, Chicken & coconut soup with Thai herbs, Basil Beef, Spicy Shrimp with vegetables, and stuffed lychee with raspberry sauce.

Contact:
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Quick & Easy Asian Cuisine II -- Demonstration
Date: June 06,2009
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Address: SAVE THE DATE:
Central Market Cooking School

Registration and fee will be coming soon.


Central Market and Dorothy Huang concludes the second class in a mini series, as we continue to explore the cultures of Asian/Pacific countries, Dorothy will show you the diverse culinary styles of Asian cooking. Menu includes: Vietnamese spring rolls served with peanut dipping sauce, Hoisin scallops with sugar snap peas, spicy chicken basil stir fry, Singapore rice noodles and mango sorbet.

Contact:
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APAHA Asian Comedy Night at the Improv
Date: June 10,2009
Time: 6:00pm
Address: Improv in MARQ*E Center

7620 KatyFreeway at I·10 and Silber




Featuring

Tushar Singh
Steve Byrne
Paul Varghese

TICKETS: $25 APAHA members / $30 non-members,
Includes Complimentary Buffet 6-7pm
For TICKETS or INFO call 713-333-8800 or visit www.improv.com
7620 Katy Freeway in MARQ*E CENTER @ I-10 / Silber

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Asian Author Series-with Lane Ryo Hirabayashi
Date: October 09,2009
Time: 6:30 PM
Address: Kim Son Restaurant
10603 Bellaire Blvd. 77072


Asian Author Series-with Lane Ryo Hirabayashi

UCLA Professor of Asian American Studies

Friday, October 9, 2009

Lecture -Book Signing - Dinner

6:30 P.M. Members: $15 Non-members: $20

Kim Son Restaurant

10603 Bellaire Blvd. 77072


Japanese American Resettlement Through the Lens

Foreword by the Honorable Norman Y. Mineta

"They are striking images of proud people who faced their government imposed adversity with dignity and even humor. They are photographs for the ages." -Sandra Dallas,

The Denver Post

In Japanese American Resettlement through the Lens, Lane Ryo Hirabayashi gathers a unique collection of photographs by War Relocation Authority photographer Hikaru Iwasaki, the only full-time WRA photographer from the period still living.

This book is the first sustained treatment addressing questions directly related to official WRA photographs. How and under what conditions were they taken? Where were they developed, selected, and stored? How were they used during the 1940s? What impact did they have during and following the war?

A book you will cherish through the years. Get your copy today!

Book- $34.95

Pre-order price $26.00 until September 23rd

Event Price: $ 29.00

Contact

Dorothy Chow

(713) 784- 1112; dorothy@apaha.org ; credit cards accepted

Sponsors: Asian Pacific American Heritage Association, Continental Airlines, Cole Chemical, Japanese American Citizens League, STAE Sempurna,Dr.& Mrs. Kim Gee, Mr. Glen Gondo, Houston Arts Alliance, and the City of Houston.

Contact: Dorothy Chow
Email: dorothy@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713-784-1112
Cell Phone: (713) 784- 1112
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APAHA Executive Director search
Date: December 31,2009
Time: TBD
Address: 6220 Westpark Ste.245B
Houston, TX 77051


Posted: November 18, 2009


The Asian/Pacific American Heritage Association
is hiring an Executive Director
The Asian/Pacific American Heritage Association (APAHA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes the culture and the contribution of our communitys Asian/Pacific Americans through education, awareness, and celebration. Since 1992, the Asian/Pacific American Heritage Association (APAHA) has played a vital role in bringing Asian/Pacific American culture and performing arts to the Houston community. APAHA reaches across cultural and demographic lines to bring unique and meaningful programming to Houston and the surrounding communities. In collaboration with various community partners, APAHA provides ongoing outreach, education, cultural, and scholarship programs. APAHAs efforts advance cross-cultural awareness, racial harmony, and mutual understanding.

The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for leading the organization, guiding the development and implementation of APAHAs strategic plan and artistic vision, as well as overseeing fundraising, fiscal management, public relations, and program operations. The ED is responsible for the execution of Board policy, and management of daily operations, and operational committees consisting of dedicated volunteers.

The ED position reports to APAHAs Board of Directors.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Fiscal Management and Board Relations:
" Directs the strategic vision and organizational direction of APAHA with the Board.
" Provides reports of finances and program activity at monthly Board meetings
" Serves on Board subcommittees as requested.
" Manages cash flow, accounts payable/receivable, and payroll using accounting, spreadsheet, and database software (currently QuickBooks and Excel)
" Establishes and oversees efficient bookkeeping and accounting systems
" Responsible for financial oversight of programs and events

Development:
" Creates and maintains relationships and correspondence with major funders, including city, individual and corporate sources.
" In cooperation with Board, creates and implements annual fundraising plans; researches grant opportunities, writes grant applications and generates reports.
" Responsible for major individual donor development
" Organizes fundraising events with the Board including the annual APAHA Gala and others.
" Interest in arts and Asian Pacific American communities



Program Direction:
" In cooperation with Board of Directors, directs curatorial focus, conceptualization, planning, budgeting, implementation, and evaluation of APAHA programs, including (i) Annual Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Festival; (ii) APA Artist Showcase; (iii) APA Community Bus Tours; (iv) Education Initiatives;(v) Membership Mixers; (vi) special programs; (viii) co-presented events and programs; and (ix) other arts presentations in literary, visual, musical, film/video, and performance areas.
" Evaluates existing programs for efficiency and effectiveness.

Communications/Marketing
" Serves as spokesperson for APAHA
" Develops and maintain contacts with the media, community members, partner organizations, and local educational institutions.

Operations and Personnel:
" Establishes and implement personnel policies
" Supervises and trains volunteers as needed.

Desired Qualifications
" Commitment to the Asian/Pacific American Heritage Associations mission and community
" BA or equivalent education and/or work experience
" 3-5 years experience in a nonprofit position, with prior development and/or fiscal management experience
" Position requires someone who is energetic and able to multi-task various projects.
" Strong written and oral communication skills, including public speaking
" Proficient on MS Suites including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc. Knowledge of web based project management service, www.basecamphq.com, desired.
" Knowledge of Quickbooks highly desired.
" Ability to work some evenings and weekends
" Knowledge of Houston area and Texas arts funders

This position is full time, nonexempt. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Association
Executive Director Search

HR@apaha.org

No calls, please.

To learn more about APAHA, visit www.apaha.org



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APAHA MIXER @ GIGI's
Date: January 13,2010
Time: 5:30 PM
Address: Gigi's
5085 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056
713-629-8889


APAHA Mixer
Bring in the New Year of the Tiger with Friends, Fun, and Fellowship!

Contact:
Work Phone: 713-784-1112
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Membership Mixer at Gigi's Asian Bistro & Dumpling Bar
Date: February 03,2010
Time: 5:30-7:30
Address: 5085 Westheimer #B2515, Houston, TX 77056
(in the Galleria)
713.629.8889
www.gigiasianbistro.com
On Facebook: gigisasianbistro


Meet and Greet Membership Mixer
Door Prizes
Appetizers Compliments of Gigi's
Cash Bar

Contact: Shehla Zakaullah
Email: info@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713 784 1112
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APAHA 'S LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION@ Children's Museum
Date: February 07,2010
Time: NOON
Address: Children's Museum of Houston
1500 Binz
Houston, TX 77004
713-522-1138


FAMILY EVENT:
For a fun-filled day of the new Children's Museum activities and added Asian craft attractions for the Lunar New Year...plus Asian performances in the Brown theater.

DAY: 02/07/10
TIME: Noon to 5 PM
PRICES: Adults & children $7.00 per person
Children under 1: Free
Seniors: $6.00

Sponsors: Asian Pacific American Heritage Association, Centerpoint, and Children's Museum

For more info go hear: http://cmhouston.org/lunar/

Contact:
Email: dorothy@apaha.org
Contact: Bhumi
Email: bgaidi@cmhouston.org
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APAHA & TUTS present Miss Saigon
Date: February 21,2010
Time:
Address: Hobby Center-Performing Arts
800 Bagby St
Houston, Tx 77002
713-558-8887 box office mention APAHA for discount
713-558-8888 group sales


Broadway rendition of Miss Saigon
For discounted tickets and VIP packages: will be posted shortly
Matinee and evening performances to choose from.

The heat is on in SAIGON! Relive the tale of the romance between an American GI and a Vietnamese bar girl and their struggle during the Vietnam War. With its exotic setting, but familiar conflict of returning draftees, MISS SAIGON makes the story of MADAME BUTTERFLY new again. Journey with TUTS halfway around the world for one of the most timeless and moving stories ever told. Dont miss soaring songs like The Last Night of the World and roaring production numbers that show a different kind of American Dream, and everything to make you attest I Still Believe.

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TUTS ONLINE PURCHASING INSTRUCTIONS
" Online purchasing of discounted tickets for Theater Under the Stars (TUTS Miss Saigon on February 21,2010 at the 2pm or 7:30pm performance at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts is available and ready for use by all APAHA members, family and friends. The site is encrypted for credit card security. Please follow these instructions for purchasing the tickets online.
" (**Before purchasing tickets you may want to go to seating maps to check the location of your seats at www.tuts.com/seatmaps.)
Go to the website http://www.tuts.com/promo in order to enter your promotion code. Enter code in all caps: APAHA and then hit GO.
" Select the performance you are interested in attending; either the Matinee or the Evening.
" Select number of tickets & level of ticket pricing you wish to purchase.
" Screen will come up with seating and pricing which includes 20% discounted group rate and a $5.25 per ticket fee for online purchases
" If several seating options show up, press "release these seats" button on each to release seating you don't want
-Be sure to select delivery method for the tickets (if you select print your own tickets you will receive an email with the tickets attached for you to print and take to the theater)
" You will be asked to register as a new TUTS subscriber. Complete ALL areas of the registration before continuing.
" Put in credit card information. It will ask for verification #. Click on "what is this" and a box will pull up with the different credit cards showing you where the verification # is for each card. This number is required for you to continue to purchase your tickets.
" Continue with process.
" You will be emailed confirmation of your ticket purchase.
It really takes a very short time to go through all this information but if you need any assistance, call Group Sales directly at 713-558-8888.

ENJOY THE SHOW!


Contact: Group Sales
Work Phone: 713-558-8888
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APAHA Asian American Author Series - Giovanna Pang Garcia - Why Chinese Women Are Not Broke
Date: April 08,2010
Time: 6:30 - 9 pm
Address: KIM SON Restaurant
12750 Southwest Freeway
Stafford, TX 77477


ASIAN/ PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION Presents
Asian American Author Series
Featuring
Giovanna Pang Garcia
and her book
Why Chinese Women Are Not Broke

Giovanna Pang Garcia has been written up in Asia Journal, Asian Fortune.
LA Daily Journal, More Magazine are doing stories on her and the book.

She has interviewed on Fox San Diego Morning News and The Big Biz Show and will soon be on the bi-lingual talk show "My Foreign Life", A Chinese TV station in Los Angeles.

Her speaking engagements include Lions Club International Focus on Women event, Boeing, two colleges and the city Library in Los Angeles.

She is making books signing appearances at Warwick, a prestigious book store and at a Gallery in Los Angeles.

CO-SPONSORS
Ï The Honorable Theresa Chang Ï Donna Cole Ï Mandy Kao Ï
Ï Randy Sim Ï Asian American Chamber Ï Asian Crime Advisory
Committee/Assistant Chief John Chen Ï OCA-Houston Ï
Ï South Asian Chamber of Commerce Ï Asian American Health Coalition/HOPE Clinic

Dinner / Program Tickets
Sponsoring organization members: $10.00
General public: $15.00
Note: Advance ticket purchase must be made by April 6 for discounted tickets for
organization members. General price of $15.00 will apply after April 6.
Please make checks to APAHA and mail it to
P.O. Box 1408, Bellaire, TX 77402








Contact: Shehla Zakaullah, Executive Director
Email: rsvp@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713 784 1112
Email: shehla@apaha.org
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APAHA Membership Mixer/APA Heritage Month MEDIA Kick Off
Date: April 21,2010
Time: 6 pm - 8:30 pm
Address: Yao Restaurant Bar & Grill
1201 Fannin
Houston, TX 77002
713.400.0411
www.yaorestaurant.com


Wednesday, April 21, 6 - 8:30 pm APAH Month Media Kickoff Event/APAHA Membership Mixer

Yao Restaurant Bar & Grill, 1201 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77002 - 713 400.0411
www.yaorestaurant.com


The Asian Pacific American Heritage Association would like to invite all media and the public to join us for our Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Media Kickoff/APAHA Membership Mixer event. We will be speaking about all our upcoming events for the exciting month of May. You are cordially invited to come meet with APAHA members and supporters, share complimentary hors d'oeurves, have a drink at the cash bar, win door prizes and pose for pictures! We look forward to seeing you. Any questions or comments? Please contact our Executive Director, Shehla Zakaullah at (713)784-1112 or Shehla@apaha.org

Contact: Shehla Zakaullah, Executive Director
Email: shehla@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713.784.1112
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Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Kick Off
Date: May 01,2010
Time: 3 - 5
Address: Galleria II Street Level (in front of Ann Taylor)



Saturday, May 1

2 pm: Macy's Houston Galleria at Hidalgo - Fashion show featuring Asian Traditional and Modern styles

3 - 6: pm: Galleria II street level (front of Ann Taylor)- Kickoff ceremony


The Asian Pacific American Heritage Association is pleased to hold our 2010 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Kickoff Party at the Galleria Houston.
In the early part of the event, we are partnering with Macy's, NAAP and YELLOW magazine for an Asian Style Show in Macy's Galleria at Hidalgo at 2 pm. APAHA will present Asian traditional costumes in the show.
Next, commencing at 3:00 pm, we will begin the APAHA Kickoff ceremonies with a mini-parade starting in front of Macy's Galleria at Hidalgo through the Galleria ending at Galleria II Street level in front of Ann Taylor store. KPRC-TV local 2 will emcee and cover our showcase of APA cultural dances with a fashion show displaying Asian ethnic costumes. APAHA representatives will make presentations and we will be handing out our May events calendar with fortune cookies. APAHA and Asian nonprofit partners will set up booths to provide information. Come support our kickoff and learn about Houston's APA community! Please contact our Executive Director, Shehla Zakaullah at (713)784-1112 or Shehla@apaha.org

Contact: Shehla Zakaullah
Email: Shehla@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713) 784-1112
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APAHA 18th ANNUAL GALA
Date: May 07,2010
Time: 6 pm
Address: Omni Houston Hotel, Four Riverway





Invitation Front

Invitation inside

Pledge Card



The Asian/Pacific American Heritage Associations 18th Anniversary Gala, held on May 7th will celebrate Asian/Pacific Americans and businesses that have advanced Asian Pacific American Heritage. It will be an exciting Night on Broadway and we hope that you will join us to honor our award recipients!


2010 Gala Award Honorees

George H.W. Bush Heritage: Performing Visual Arts and Literature Master, Baayork Lee.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Tough Community leader, the lovely Norma Benzon.

Outstanding Community Achievement Award: Chinese Community Center. The beloved Chinese Community Center has been providing support to the Greater Houston Chinese Community and serving a wide range of Asian ethnic communities in Houston with excellent services and programs.

Outstanding Corporate Achievement: Fiesta Mart, Inc. Fiesta has established an achievement far surpassing the award being received with its immense support for the APA Community.

Your attendance will assist in the initiatives and projects funded by APAHA which include: APA Distinguished Speaker Series, The finale May Festival, and the future APAHA scholarship fund.

For seats, tables, or sponsorships, please contact our Executive Director, Shehla Zakaullah at (713)784-1112 or Shehla@apaha.org

Contact: Shehla Zakaullah
Email: shehla@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713-784-1112
Contact: Betty Gee, 2010 Gala Co-Chair
Email: bettygee16@yahoo.com
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APAHA 2010 Festival
Date: May 22,2010
Time: 12-8pm
Address: Discovery Green Park
Downtown Houston
1500 McKinney, Houston TX 77010

Directions and Parking
http://www.discoverygreen.com/directions/


The May finale, APAHA Festival held on May 22nd, celebrates the theme One World, May Cultures. This event has been made free by our gracious sponsors and we invite you to join us for the festivities.

In addition to the main event area - the ANHEUSER-BUSCH STAGE, and the FONDREN FOUNDATION PERFORMANCE SPACE, food vendors, non-profit organizations, and an exciting childrens area is provided for attendees to visit, speak with, and enjoy at our spectacular festival. We look forward to seeing you there.

2010 APAHA Festival Performance Schedule

11:30 PM Color Guard/Pledge of Allegiance/Star Spangled Banner
12:00 PM Dragon/Lion Dance - China
Amazing acrobatic stunts and visually stunning costumes and movement, the Soaring Phoenix Lion Dragon Dance Association is considered one of the top three lion/dragon dance associations in Houston.
12:30 PM Thai Boxing

1:45 PM Afternoon Headliner: Da-Guan Dance Group - Taiwan
From National Taiwan University of Arts - The Department of Dance
http://www.ntua.edu.tw/~dance/
Chinese cultural dances developed through thousands of years of practice and refinement, The Da- Guan Dance Troupe consisting of around 20+ performers will dazzle with their performance and native dresses.

2:45 PM Dhol Beat - Indian Drums
3:00 PM Da-Guan Dance Group - Taiwan
4:00 PM Manutahi - Tahiti
4:30 PM Tropical Rhythms - Philippines
5:00 PM Aloha Pele - Polynesia
5:30 PM Anjali Dance - India
5:45 PM Indonesian Dance
6:00 PM Taekwondo - Korea
6:30 PM Anjali Dance Company - India
6:45 PM Indonesian Dance

7:00 PM Evening Headliner: Makaha Sons
Hailing all the way from Hawaii ,exclusively for the APAHA Festival, an exhibition of Pacific Islander culture and music will be showcased by the Makaha Sons (www.makahasons.com).



Contact: Shehla Zakaullah, Executive Director
Email: info@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713 784 1112
Contact: Jim Travlos, APAHA 2010 Festival Chair
Email: travlos@sbcglobal.net
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APAHA Annual Art Exhibit (now through July 9)
Date: July 09,2010
Time:
Address: The Steve R. Gregg Gallery
The Art Institute of Houston
1900 Yorktown Street, Houston, TX 77056-4197
713 623 2040


The Art Institute of Houston
and
Asian Pacific American Heritage Association (APAHA)
Present
"Celebrating Asian Pacific American Achievements"
The annual exhibit of paintings and photographs
celebrating Asian / Pacific American Heritage Month.
Curator: APAHA Board member Chris Colaneri


May 24 through July 9, 2010

Gallery Hours
M-Th 9 am-8 pm
F 9 am-6 pm
S 9 am-3 pm
Closed Sunday



Contact: Chris Colaneri
Email: christop108@aol.com
Contact: Shehla Zakaullah
Email: shehla@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713.784.1112
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APAHA Membership/Networking Mixer
Date: August 18,2010
Time: 6 pm
Address: Berripop Frozen Yogurt
1101 Uptown Park Blvd.,
Houston, TX 77056, T: 713.965.9949
(West Loop North and Post Oak Blvd.)
Directions: http://www.uptownparkhouston.com/shop/berripop.php


Asian/ Pacific American Heritage Association
Invites you to a Networking Membership Mixer
When: Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Time: 6:00 pm 8:30 pm
Where: Berripop Frozen Yogurt
1101 Uptown Park Blvd.,
Houston, TX 77056, T: 713.965.9949
(West Loop North and Post Oak Blvd.)
Directions: http://www.uptownparkhouston.com/shop/berripop.php
RSVP: RSVP@apaha.org by Tuesday, August 17, 2010.

APAHA MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL: Free Texas Renaissance Festival ticket ($27 value)with each paid membership ($25)

Free event
Door prizes
Free appetizers
Meet new and old friends
Visit: www.apaha.org
Event sponsor: Berripop Frozen Yogurt, Uptown

About APAHA: The Asian Pacific American Heritage Association is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. APAHA's organizational mission is to promote the Asian Pacific American culture, heritage, and awareness through celebration events and educational outreach - leading to the month of May, Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.

About Berripop Frozen Yogurt:
Exhilarate your taste buds with pure, delicious and refreshing frozen yogurt. Berripop Frozen Yogurt is jam-packed with live and active cultures and contains the same health benefits of regular yogurt, like calcium, protein, and potassium.
Berripop is a pure, refreshing twirl of non-fat frozen yogurt that is so delicious it's hard to believe it's good for you. Made with real, natural yogurt that carries the live, active and probiotic cultures seal, it has no artificial growth hormones. The topping bar is brimming with fresh, seasonal chopped fruit and healthy choices like nuts and granola, as well as a wide array of tempting treats like cheesecake, mini chocolate chips and colorful candy pieces. Yogurt never tasted so darn good.

Yelp Discount! Mention Yelp ad on Yelp website and get $1.00 off a Regular Size Drink!






Contact: Shehla Zakaullah
Email: info@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713.784.1112
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APAHA Distinguished Speaker Series
Date: September 10,2010
Time: 6:30 pm - 9: 30 pm
Address: Kim Son Restaurant
10603 Bellaire Boulevard, Houston, TX 77072
(281) 575-0140
Directions: http://www.kimson.com/contact.php


APAHA
Presents
The Distinguished Speaker Series Event

Guest Speaker: Raymond Chong, P.E., PTOE, PTP

Co-Sponsors:

Asian Chamber of Commerce
Asia Houston Network
Houston Shenzhen Sister Cities Association
Taiwanese Junior Chamber of Commerce
Kim-Ha Nguyen
The Honorable Martha Wong
Rajada Fleming

Event Chair: The Honorable Dr. Martha Wong

THE JOURNEY Gim Suey Chong - The life story of Gim Suey Chong (Zhang Bao Shen), a paper son, his journey from Kaiping (Hoyping) to Gold Mountain (Gum Saan). A proud legacy of the Zhang (Jeong) Clan in two worlds, China and America. A saga in discovery of the Chinese American experience thru six generations, from the Gold Rush to Today.

Raymond Chong, a fifth-generation Chinese American, was born in Chinatown in downtown Los Angeles. After graduating with a bachelor's from the University of Southern California and earning a master's degree at San Jose University, Raymond worked for municipal governments and consulting firms. He is a professional engineer, professional traffic operations engineer, and professional transportation planner. He is department manager in charge for traffic engineering and transportation planning for Edminster, Hinshaw, Russ and Associates of Houston.

Tickets: $15 (includes dinner)
Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 8, 2010 to rsvp@apaha.org

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Your organization may cosponsor this event by contributing $120.00 to reserve a table for 10. You would be listed as a cosponsor in our publicity. The talk, with a PowerPoint presentation, is of relevance and interest to all Asian and other groups. Please let us know, at your earliest, if you or your group is interested to be a co-sponsor.


Contact: Shehla Zakaullah
Email: rsvp@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713 784 1112
Contact: Kim Son Restaurant - Bellaire location
Work Phone: (281) 575-0140
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POSTPONED! APAHA Night at the Houston Rockets - Game & Film: Transcending: The Wat Misaka Story
Date: November 07,2010
Time:
Address: Toyota Center
Houston


Asian Pacific Day Honoring Wat Misaka

Asian Pacific American Heritage Association and the Houston Rockets present

Film screening of "TRANSCENDING - THE WAT MISAKA STORY" (http://www.watmisaka.com/) with the filmmaker Q&A afterwards.
Wat Misaka was the first person of color to be drafted into what is now the NBA, was the very first draft pick of the New York Knicks, in 1947.
and
Discount tickets to Rockets game.


Contact:
Contact: Shehla Zakaullah
Email: shehla@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713 784 1112
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APAHA Distinguished Speaker Series - Madeline Y. Hsu
Date: November 12,2010
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Address: Mezban Restaurant
6655 Harwin Dr # 108
Houston, TX 77036-2281
(713) 952-0606


APAHA Presents Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Madeline Y. Hsu, Ph.D., Associate Professor; Director, Center for Asian American Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Topic: The Origins of Chop Suey: Chinese American Entrepreneurship at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.

Madeline Y. Hsu (Yale PhD 1996) was born in Columbia, Missouri and grew up in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Arkansas. She is the author of the award-winning _Dreaming of Gold, Dreaming of Home: Transnationalism and Migration between the United States and South China 1882-1943_(Stanford 2000), co-editor with Sucheng Chan of _Chinese Americans and the Politics of Race and Culture_ (Temple 2008), and editor of _Chinese American Transnational Politics_ (Illinois 2010). Her current research concerns Chinese intellectual migration during the cold war and the liberalization of American immigration laws.

Awards/Honors:
2002 Association for Asian American Studies History Book Award for Dreaming of Gold, Dreaming of Home: Transnationalism and Migration Between the United States and Southern China, 1882-1943 (Stanford University Press, 2000)
RAISE Awareness Award, Asian/Asian American Faculty Staff Association, UT Austin, 2009.
HNN Leading Young Historian, 2007



Contact: Shehla Zakaullah
Email: shehla@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713 784 1112
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APAHA Holiday Party - A South Pacific X MAS
Date: December 09,2010
Time: 6:30 pm
Address: Spotlight Karaoke
5901 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77057
713.266.7768


Asian Pacific American Heritage Association
invites Members, Board of Directors and their guests to a holiday party - A S o u t h P a c i f i c X M A S
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010
6:30 pm
at

SPOTLIGHT KARAOKE


Raffle, Door Prizes, Food, Karaoke fun  

Bring a friend or two
Tickets: $10 or free with 3 canned goods or
1 unwrapped toy 


For RSVP (by Tues, Dec. 7): rsvp@apaha.org
For more info: Shehla Zakaullah, shehla@apaha.org / 713 784 1112






Contact: Shehla Zakaullah
Email: shehla@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713 784 1112
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APAHA's Lunar New Year Celebration at Children's Museum of Houston
Date: January 29,2011
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Address: 1500 Binz, Houston TX 77004


Hop Into The Year of the Rabbit with APAHA!
Grab your family and friends and hop on over to the Children's Museum of Houston.

APAHA presents Asian craft activities such as Lei Making, Lantern Making, Origami, Henna hand painting, and
Asian dance performances including Lion Dance, Hula Hawaiian Dance, Chinese dance, Indian Dance and Japanese Taiko drums

Don't Be Late for a Very Important Date!


Contact: Children's Museum of Houston
Email: cmhouston.org
Work Phone: 713) 522-1138
Contact: APAHA
Email: info@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713 784 1112
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APAHA Distinguished Speaker Series - Dr. Julia Lee
Date: February 25,2011
Time: 6:30 pm
Address: Kim Son Restaurant
12750 Southwest Freeway, Stafford, TX 77477


APAHA presents a talk by Dr. Julia H. Lee, Assistant Professor of English and Asian American Studies, UT Austin. Dr. Lee's research concerns Asian and African American representations of each other in early twentieth century literature.







Contact: Shehla Zakaullah
Email: shehla@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713 784 1112
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APAHA Mixer featuring Alfa Garcia
Date: March 04,2011
Time: 7 pm
Address: Berripop Frozen Yogurt
1101-08 Uptown Park Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056
713.965.9949


Please join APAHA for our Spring Mixer as we welcome KOLLABORATION winner, singer and songwriter Alfa Garcia.

http://alfa-music.violago.net/

1st Place winner Acoustic Div of 2009 Kollaboration-LA
2nd Place Overall of Kollaboration-New York 2010

Please rsvp to rsvp@apaha.org by Thursday morning, March 3





Contact: Shehla Zakaullah
Email: info@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713 784 1112
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APAHA/IMGH Cultural/Interfaith Bus Tour
Date: March 12,2011
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Address:


Asian Pacific American Heritage Association teams up with Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston for a guided bus tour to Asian places of worship and a lunch stop in Chinatown.

Tickets available for purchase at https://www.imgh.org/events

Click below to view flyer:




Contact: Shehla Zakaullah
Email: shehla@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713 784 1112
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APAHA 2011 Children's Art Contest - CALL FOR ENTRIES
Date: April 01,2011
Time:
Address:


Asian Pacific American Heritage Association
2011 Childrens Art Contest

In celebration of 2011 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Asian Pacific American Heritage Association (APAHA) is sponsoring a childrens art contest. School students grades K to 8th, are cordially invited to participate in the childrens art contest by submitting an original drawing that depicts this years theme, Asian Pacific American Influence on Texas.
By participating in this contest, your students join the 1 million Asian Pacific Americans in the Greater Houston area as we learn about and celebrate our heritage. The contest encourages students to explore Asian/Pacific-American culture, highlight how Asian Pacific Americans have contributed to Texas history and stimulates the imagination.
The entries will be placed in school grade categories: K 3rd and 4th 8th. The winning artists in each of the grade categories will receive cash awards of $ 200 for 1st place, $ 100 for 2nd place and $50 for third place. In addition, the artwork will be on display and the APAHA 19th Annual Gala on May 13, 2011.
Please see the poster guide and entry form below. The due date for the posters is April 1, 2011.

APAHA Poster Contest Guide and Form.pdf

Contact: Melanie Wong, APAHA Children
Email: melwong@sbcglobal.net
Contact: Shehla Zakaullah
Email: shehla@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713 784 1112
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APAHA Scholarship - CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Date: April 01,2011
Time:
Address:


APAHAScholarshipFund_Application.pdf

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Association
6220 Westpark Drive,Ste 245B Houston, TX 77057
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1408, Bellaire, TX 77402
713 784 1112
www.apaha.org

Asian Pacific American Heritage Association Scholarship
Guidelines


The number and value of Asian Pacific American Heritage Association (APAHA) scholarships to be available each year will determined by the APAHA Board of Directors. The minimum scholarship award will be $1000.00. Funds used will come from the proceeds of the APAHA GALA and other events.

PURPOSE: To insure the education of our youth beyond the high school level and others who are continuing their education dedicated to increasing the knowledge about Asian Pacific Americans.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be of Asian/Pacific descent; be a graduating high school senior, pursuing education beyond the high school level; have primary residence in the greater Houston area; and have a commitment to increasing the knowledge about Asian Pacific Americans and helping the APA COMMUNITY.

SELECTION CRITERIA: The scholarship committee shall consider the following:

" Purpose and use of the scholarship funds
" Individual's scholarship, leadership, civic and community involvement
" How the applicant might benefit
" Indication of financial need may be considered
" Completion and submission of required application materials
" Evidence of acceptance in an institution of higher learning

The scholarship committee shall determine the relative weight given to each criterion. A personal interview may be required.

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE: The APAHA Board of Directors will appoint the scholarship committee annually. These individuals may be chosen from the APAHA BOARD AND NON BOARD members.

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: Applications and criteria will be disseminated to APAHA MEMBERS and other community organizations during the month of January or an application may be downloaded from www.apaha.org. You may email info@apaha.org to request a form.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: The completed application forms must be POSTMARKED BY Friday, April 1, 2011 in order to be considered for scholarships awarded in 2011. Deadlines are FIRM. No faxed or emailed applications will be accepted. Send 5 copies of your applications to:

APAHA SCHOLARSHIP FUND
c/o of Dr. Martha Wong
15 Greenway, # 16 F
Houston, Texas 77046
For information call or email Dr. Martha Wong 713-622-7888 or marthawong8@sbcglobal.net




NOTIFICATION OF SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: Recipients will be notified the week of May 1, 2011. Scholarships will be awarded at the APAHA 19th Anniversary GALA to be held on May 13, 2011, 6:00 PM at Omni Houston Hotel, 4 Riverway, Houston, TX 77056
Winners are expected to attend as guests of APAHA. Additional dinner tickets are available at $100.00 per person.


REPORTING REQUIREMENT: At the end of the semester the APAHA Scholarship is used, recipients must provide a written report to the APAHA Board of Directors on how funds were used.

Click below for form:

APAHAScholarshipFund_Application.pdf


Contact: Dr. Martha Wong
Email: marthawong8@sbcglobal.net
Work Phone: 713-622-7888
Contact: Shehla Zakaullah
Email: info@apaha.org
Home Phone: 713 784 1112
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APAHA 2011 Art Exhibit- CALL FOR ARTISTS
Date: April 24,2011
Time: ALL DAY
Address: monaraja16@gmail.com


APAHA is looking for artists to participate in the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month art exhibition.
Artists should be of APA heritage, or artwork should have an APA heritage theme. Most media will be considered (oil, watercolor, pastel, photography, sculpture, etc.) . Artwork must be ready-to-hang. Space is limited, artwork should be no larger than 30 by 40 framed.
Please send images of work to and contact info to monaraja16@gmail.com by April 24. Accepted artist will be notified by May 8. Artwork to be brought in May 13 & 14.

The exhibit will be held at
Art Institute of Houston
1900 Yorktown
May 16 through June 9, 2011
Opening Reception:
Wednesday May 18, 6 8 pm






Contact: Mona Raja
Email: monaraja16@gmail.com
Home Phone: 2281.304.5525
Contact: Shehla Zakaullah
Email: shehla@apaha.org
Home Phone: 713.784.1112
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Heritage Month Kick-off - A Cultural Presentation
Date: April 30,2011
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Address: Houston Galleria in front of Anne Taylor


APAHA presents a kickoff to its APA Heritage Celebration in May, the national Asian Pacific Heritage Month. The kickoff is open and free to the public. It is a panAsian cultural event with a parade, a fashion show, dance performances and nonprofit booths.

Details to follow.

Contact: Shehla Zakaullah
Email: shehla@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713 784 1112
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APAHA Heritage Festival
Date: May 07,2011
Time: 12 noon - 8:00 p.m.
Address: Allen's Landing, 1001 Commerce Street and Main
(by the Buffalo Bayou water front in Downtown Houston)


EVENT WEBSITE


2011 APAHA Festival Website


Join us in celebration at the APAHA Heritage Festival of " Our Rich Tapestry of Cultures." The Festival brings together thousands of Houstonians annually who together enjoy the vibrant culture and traditions of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans through a sample of our cuisine, colorful arts and crafts, and themed shows. This year we are thrilled to team up with the 2011 Dragon Boat Festival in a convergence of their lively boat races and our land festivities. This event is free and open to the public.

Contact: Shehla Zakaullah
Email: shehla@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713 784 1112
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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS - APAHA 2011 Houston APA Heritage Festival
Date: May 07,2011
Time: 6 am
Address: Allen's Landing, 1001 Commerce, Houston TX 77002, downtown Houston along Buffalo Bayou (next to Old Spaghetti Warehouse


Enjoy a fun day at the 2011 ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION FESTIVAL as a volunteer!!

Asian Pacific American Heritage Association (APAHA) is pleased to present the Houston APA Heritage Festival to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month of May with a showcase of dances, booths, and a kid zone.

Please contact Festival Volunteer Coordinator April Keh at aprilkeh@yahoo.com
to sign up. Time is near - hope to hear from you soon!

FAQ

1. Where does the festival take place: Allens Landing, 1001 Commerce, Houston TX 77002, downtown Houston along Buffalo Bayou (next to Old Spaghetti Warehouse
2. What is the Schedule? The Festival runs Saturday, May 7 from 9pm-7pm. Volunteers are needed from 6 am to 8 pm. Shift options available.
3. What types of volunteer opportunities/activities are there? Some areas where help is needed are morning sign posting in surrounding streets, booth set up, help with booth vendors, kid zone, floater, bottled water sales, cleanup during the day, performers escort, etc.
4. Can my group volunteer together? We welcome groups such as student clubs and associations.
5. Is community service acknowledgement letter provided? Yes
6. What do I get for helping out? Tshirt, hat, food, lots of fun
7. Where is volunteer check in and how do I get there? Volunteer check in at APAHA information booth.
8. Where do I park? Several options available; check festival website
9. What happens at the end of my shift? You may hang out and enjoy the festival.
10. Where can I find more info about the Festival?
Check out the festival website at http://www.houstonapahafestival.com/




About Asian Pacific American Heritage Association

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Association (APAHA) is a nonprofit organization with the mission to promote Asian Pacific American accomplishments and heritage.


Contact: April Keh
Email: aprilkeh@yahoo.com
Contact: Shehla Zakaullah
Email: shehla@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713 784 1112
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APAHA RAMEN NOODLE CONTESTS - 2011CALL FOR ENTRIES
Date: May 07,2011
Time: 3 pm - 4 pm
Address: APAHA Festival, Allens Landing, Downtown Houston


APAHA RAMEN NOODLE CONTESTS - 2011

Asian Pacific American Team Contest
Who: An APA organization may form a team of three members who must have been a member for a year. Number of teams will be limited to 8.
Entrance fee: $50.00 per team & application received by deadline
Contest rules: Each member of the team will eat a bowl of ramen noodles in relay style: i.e. one member completely eats the noodles, next member eats the noodles, and then the last member eats the noodles. This continues for 5 minutes. Winning team is the team that eats the most bowls of noodles.
Award: $250.00

Corporate Team Contest
Who: A Corporation may form a team of three members who must have been a member for a year. Number of teams will be limited to 8.
Entrance fee: $50.00 per team & application received by deadline
Contest rules: Each member of the team will eat a bowl of ramen noodles in relay style: i.e. one member completely eats the noodles, next member eats the noodles, and then the last member eats the noodles. This continues for 5 minutes. Winning team is the team that eats the most bowls of noodles.
Award: $250.00

Individual Contest: $10 for $100
Who: Individual High school and college students who can validate their enrollment. Limited to 15 people
Entrance fee: $10.00 per individual
Contest rules: Individuals will eat as many bowls of ramen noodles as possible for 5 minutes.
Award: $100.00

Best Ramen Noodle Dish
Who: Any individual may enter this contest
Entrance Fee: $15.00
Contest rules: Individual must bring their own ingredients, utensils, and cooking instrument. All food will be prepared within 15 minutes. A team of 3 judges will judge the BEST RAMEN NOODLE DISH based on taste and presentation.
Award: $150.00

Please clik on banner below for entry forms and more details.





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APAHA, JACL & Consulate General of Japan present Documentary:442: Live with Honor,Die with Dignity
Date: May 12,2011
Time: 7 pm
Address: The Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet Houston, Texas 77005


Documentary: 442: Live with Honor, Die with Dignity"

http://mfah.org/film/442-live-honor-die-dignity/

During WWII, soldiers of the 442nd Infantry Regiment, composed mainly of Japanese-Americans, fought not only the enemy, but also prejudice, as they faced severe racial discrimination in their homeland. Despite these challenges, the 442nd became one of the most decorated regiments for its size and length of service in the history of the United States military.


Floyd Mori, president of the National Japanese American Citizens League will be attending as a Q & A with Floyd will follow the screening.


Tickets will be available for purchase at http://www.mfah.org/films/ one month before the film is aired .
General admission is $7, matinee admission is $6, and children 5 and under are admitted free. MFAH members, senior adults, and students with ID receive a $1 discount. Discount passes, good for 10 admissions each, are $60 ($55 for MFAH members, senior adults, and students with ID). The MFAH Films box office accepts payment by cash, check, and credit card. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.mfah.org/film, in the museum lobbies, or at the box office.

This film is being presented in collaboration with the Japanese American Citizens League of Houston; Asian Pacific American Heritage Association (APAHA); and Consulate General of Japan at Houston.

Contact: Shehla Zakaullah
Email: info@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713 784 1112
Contact: Linda Toyota
Email: lctoyota@comcast.net
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APAHA 19th Anniversary Gala - Dancing with the Stars
Date: May 13,2011
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Address: Omni Houston Hotel
4 Riverway


APAHA Board of directors and co chairs Betty Gee and Tammy Su present the 19th Anniversary Gala.

Honorees Judy Wong, Marathon Oil, Vietnamese Community and Vicinity, and Rathna Kumar will provide an evening to remember.

Dancing stars Mandy Kao, Randy Sim, Tammy Su, and Viet Hoang will make this evening unforgettable while supporting a good cause.

6 pm Reception and Silent Auction; 7pm program



2011 Gala Sponsorship Form




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VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION RECEPTION - By Invitation Only
Date: September 29,2011
Time: 6 P.M.
Address: Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia
10900 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77042


The APAHA Board of Directors cordially invites the volunteers that have worked diligently to support the programs and activities of the organization. A reception generously hosted by the Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia will be conducted on Thursday, September 29, 2011, at 6 p.m. This event is by invitation only. Please RSVP by 9-26-11 at rajadafleming@yahoo.com.

Contact: Rajada Fleming
Email: rajadafleming@yahoo.com
Contact: Alma Duldulao-Ybarra, MBA
Work Phone: 713-784-1112
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DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER EVENT: A REPORT ON ASIAN BUSINESSES IN TEXAS, A Discourse by Ina Georgescu
Date: October 21,2011
Time: 6:30 -8:30 p.m.
Address: Kim Son Restaurant
12750 Southwest Fwy.
Stafford, TX 77477


The purpose of this study is to make the Asian community and its economic impact in the state of Texas more visible to local media and government representatives, and hopefully influence future public policies.

Contact: Alma D. Ybarra
Email: RSVP@apaha..org
Work Phone: 713-784-1112
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APAHA Interfaith Bus Tour Series
Date: October 23,2011
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Address: (Details coming soon)


(Details coming soon)

Contact: Alma Duldulao-Ybarra, MBA
Email: ED@APAHA.org
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APAHA Speaker Series: Featuring work by Writer, Poet, Filmmaker Raymond Chong
Date: November 18,2011
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Address: Kim Son Restaurant
10603 Bellaire Blvd.
Houston, TX 77072


"Gim Suey Chong and The Fair East Cafe"
A world premiere of an independent documentary film. The story features Gim Suey Chong, their father, a sojourner from China, and The Far East Cafe. He was a weekend water at a landmakr Chop Suey restaurant in the hear of Little Tokyo Downtown, Los Angeles. A proud legacy on nostalgic memories of a bygone era.

"Plum Blossom Love Poetry"
The launch of a poetry book with romantic gems of eclectic poetry.

"Watercolors by Lilibeth Andre"
The artistic interpretation of "Plum Blossom Love Poetry," by Lilibeth Andre, a representational and impressionist artist in Houston. The senstive artwork reflects her perceptive creativity about plum blossom love.




Contact: Alma D. Ybarra
Email: RSVP@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713-784-1112
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Lunar New Year Celebration at the Children's Museum
Date: January 21,2012
Time: TBA
Address: The Children's Museum


A celebration event of Chinese New Year.

Contact: Alma D. Ybarra
Email: ED@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713-784-1112
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Distinguished Speakers' Series featuring Pradeep Anand's
Date: January 26,2012
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Address: Mayuri Restaurant, 5857 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77057
713-975-6565


An Indian enginee discovers his personal and professional potential in the heart of Texas. The book is about an Indian engineer's sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant struggle to fit and assimilate into the fabric of American life, while retaining and celebrating very different roots.

$15 Members, $25 Non-APAHA members, $500 Table sponsorships (10 seats). Dinner included. Sponsorship includes promotion of company including program time to talk about their organization.

To RSVP, email the APAHA Executive Director at ED@apaha.org.

Contact: Alma D. Ybarra, MBA
Email: ED@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713-784-1112
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MEMBERSHIP MIXER
Date: February 09,2012
Time: 5:45 P.M.
Address: Zushi Japanese Cuisine


Start of the Year of the Dragon with a wealth of friends by attending APAHA's first Membership Mixer on Thursday, Feburary 9, 2012, at Zushi Japanese Cuisine restaurant. Join us for food, fellowship and fun!

Drink special (buy one get one free), sushi special, and door prizes. Meet us in the VIP-Bar Room.

Bring your friends and family members to support and grow APAHA. Make it a memorable 20th Anniversary year for APAHA.

RSVP by February 8th, at RSVP@apaha.org by noon.

Contact: Alma Duldulao-Ybarra
Email: ED@apaha.org
Work Phone: 7137841112
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2012 Ellison Onizuka Award is Accepting Nominees
Date: February 14,2012
Time:
Address:


2012 Ellison Onizuka Award

The 2012 Ellison Onizuka Award was established in memory of Ellison Onizuka, the first Asian Pacific American astronaut in space. The Ellison Onizuka Memorial Award is given to an Asian/Pacific American who has made notable contributions in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The award strives to recognize an individual who embodies the qualities that astronaut Onizuka exemplified through his technical excellence and community outreach efforts. This award is open to the community of science experts in the Greater Houston Area in academia, industry, and the government. For more information, contact Ginny Romero (713)408-6332 or Alma Duldulao-Ybarra (713) 784-1112

Submission Requirements:
The goal of the ELLISON ONIZUKA AWARD is to acknowledge outstanding efforts by an Asian-American living in Texas who has made notable contributions in science.

The closing date for nomination submissions is March 12, 2011, 5PM CST.

Submissions must be sent to awardonizuka@gmail.com. Only complete submissions following the requirements below will be accepted.


TO NOMINATE:

Please submit the following:

Nominee Personal Details
First name
Family name
Contact Address
Home Phone
Business Phone
Mobile Phone
Email
Facsimile

Nominator:
Name
Position
Phone number
Email

A Nomination rationale Statement in 500 words or less

A Curriculum vitae as well as evidence of accomplishments

One supporting letter of recommendation






Contact: Ginny Romero 713-408-6332 or Alma Duldulao-Ybarra 713-784-1112
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Dr. Stephen Klineberg: HOUSTON AND THE FUTURE FOR ASIAN AMERICANS
Date: March 16,2012
Time: 6-9 P.M.
Address: Kim Son Restaurant
Stafford, Texas


The next APAHA Distinguished Speaker Series' entitled, "Houston and the Future for American Asians," to be held on March 16, 2012, featuring Dr. Stephen Klineberg's area survey with a focus on Asian data. For the past 30 years, Rice sociology professor Stephen Klineberg has been documenting the challenges and illuminating the remarkable transformation of Houston from an Anglo-dominated oil-boom Southern town into a multi-ethnic global city. Dr. Klineberg's work is supported by Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research that conducts scientific research, sponsors educational programs, and engages in public outreach that advances understanding of pressing urban issues and fosters the development of more humane and sustainable cities.

This event will be held on Friday, March 16, 2012, 6-9 p.m., at the Kim Son Restaurant, Highway 59 at the Fountains, Stafford, Texas. Join us for dinner, an educational presentation on new data, and a lively discussion with Dr. Klineberg.

Tickets are $25 per person. $15 for APAHA Members. $500 for event sponsorship (includes a special seating for 10 people at a VIP table, promotion of organization at the event and marketing materials).




Contact: Alma Duldulao-Ybarra
Email: rsvp@apaha.org
Work Phone: 713-784-1112
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