July 2020 Newsletter
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Here is an event that may interest you -
The 27th Pistahan Virtual Parade and Festival will take place on August 8-9. Have a look at their website for more information.
Note: AACP is considering participating in the Pistahan Festival by create a list of Filipino American books. Stay tuned to our social media outlets to see if we do.
Growing Up Asian in America 2020
An Interview with Two of this Year's Winners
Interview by Angela Zhao
Each year, AACI (founded as Asian Americans for Community Involvement) in San Jose hosts the Growing Up Asian in America student art contest in celebration of APA Heritage Month. This year’s theme was “Why I Count!” in celebration of the 2020 U.S. Census. It also marked the contest’s 25th anniversary. Students were invited to share their beliefs in the importance of advocating for and being counted in their communities, and why representation matters, in the form of artwork, essays, and videos. We had the chance to speak to two students, Annika Pyo and Arya Das, who won best in class for art and writing respectively. You can see their winning pieces of art as well as the other winners here.
AACI is an organization that advocates for and serves the marginalized and vulnerable ethnic communities in Santa Clara County. They provide support in the areas of health, behavioral health, and wellness for individuals, as well as advocacy and community organizing.
The Growing Up Asian in America contest was founded by Lance Lew of NBC Bay Area in 1995, and provides a creative platform for young artists from 1st to 12th grade to explore and celebrate AAPI identity during APA Heritage Month. It is one of the largest youth celebrations of APA Heritage Month. Winning students receive cash prizes and features on NBC Bay Area. You can learn more at http://aaci.org/guaa.
Aunty Jean Mochi Queen
Part 1 of AACP's Comfort Food Series
By Jamie Miracle
Top words that describe my Aunty Jean (Watanabe Hee): giving, patient, kind, humble, and loving.
Before becoming a famous cookbook author, she was an elementary school teacher for 34 years in Hawai'i which emphasizes what a patient person she is and how impressive given it's more years than I have been alive.
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