The AACP Newsletter
|Since 1970||Asian American Curriculum Project, Inc. - Books for All Ages||Nov. & Dec. 2002|
Year End ReportOutreach
Thanks to your support, AACP has gone to over 25 conferences, conventions, festivals, and various other educational and cultural events. We've traveled thousands of miles and with every event we go to, we achieve a major part of our mission of bringing wonderful Asian American materials to a wider and wider audience. It was wonderful to meet you all.
This year saw the start of our monthly email newsletter. With this newsletter we've brought you information on new books, editorials, and articles of interest. With your feedback and help, we hope to continue and build on the newsletter's success.
Our intern and most of our staff are either unpaid volunteers or work for small token amounts. In the coming year we hope to raise enough money to properly fund a full intern staff, our Internet related work, and all of our various projects. We estimate that it will cost $5000 to $10,000 to fully fund our intern program alone.
If you wish to help in a non-monetary way, we always welcome your volunteer help. We have many store functions, outreach activities, and projects where we could use your help. On top of that, keep reading, keep looking for events for us to go to, and keep giving us your feedback.
Thank you for your support over this past year and from us all we wish you a joyful holiday season and prosperous New Year!
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Up Coming EventsHere are some events that AACP will soon be attending. Invite us to your events.
By Florence M. Hongo
Historically speaking, Harry Kitano was the only notable Japanese American scholar who refused to get involved in the controversy surrounding our first publication, "Japanese Americans: The Untold Story" in 1971. This was a history text targeted at intermediate level students.
In the early 1970's most survivors in the Japanese American community were still silent about the experience of being interned by the US government so there was much opposition to any mention of that painful episode. While other Japanese American organizations sought to ban the book, he praised our efforts and dedication. He remained loyal and supportive of all our educational efforts.
Those of us who remember him recall his friendly approachable demeanor, his engaging smile, and his love of music. He never hesitated to spend a few minutes chatting. His speeches were spellbinding. He spoke with a quiet voice, and a great sense of humor, but he had amazing and powerful theories and truths to reveal backed by research data. Things that you would only speculate on in the company of other Japanese Americans, he spoke of as historical truths. He returned to us the pride of being Japanese American after the devastation of World War II.
His publications are legendary and if you have not read them yet, you should learn from his well-written and researched publications.
It is always sad to loose such a beloved scholar too soon, but Kitano has left behind a wealth of writings; his legacy for all of us.
AACP thanks another notable Asian American, also no long with us, for his many contributions - former UC Berkeley Chancellor and Professor Chang-Lin Tien.
AACP's Calendar ProjectHave you ever wondered what date the next Lunar Year begins or the first day of Ramadan? AACP is working on an Asian American calendar to answer these questions and more. We hope to complete the calendar by the beginning of December. All profits earned from this project will be used for our intern program. We need your advance orders now to help pay for the costs of printing the calendar, so please support this project with your order. We will not bill you until the calendar is completed and sent to you. If you wish to see an early draft of the calendar before purchasing, please write us and we will email a sample to you.
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