Thursday, May 27, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
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Alliance of New York State Arts Organization is urging all of us to reject the governor's proposed 40% cut! Save the Arts!

As a statewide service and advocacy organization, NYS ARTS is committed to engaging stakeholders to advocate for supportive arts policies and increased resources for the arts in New York State.
NYSArts message to our Legislators is SAVE THE ARTS in MY Community and REJECT the Governor's Proposed 40% Cut! Please demonstrate what the impact of a 40% cut will be in your community.
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Thursday, May 13, 2010
Experience + Exchange: A Conversation Between Community Champions

 (image by Simon Birtall)

Date: Wednesday, May 19th
Time: 7pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Program Begins
Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), 215 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013

Reflect for a moment about Chinatown.
What images are evoked? What emotions?

Is the community featured prominently in any scenes from your past? Does it play a role in your life today?  How does it fit into your plans for the future?  Chances are, Chinatown means something a little different to every one of us and, regardless of our personal involvement with Chinatown, it is hard to deny the neighborhood's connection with the Chinese-American ethos.

It is therefore worth taking pause to identify our relationship with this neighborhood and further ask 
ourselves: What should our connection to Chinatown be?  And what, if anything, does Chinatown need from us? 
The Young Professionals program at MOCA has invited two individuals who have immersed their lives' work in thinking and working through these questions - Tomie Arai, a public artist whose work fundamentally draws on and incorporates its community context, and Thomas Yu, the Director of Housing Development at Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) and the Executive Director of Downtown Manhattan Community Development Corporation (DMCDC).   

: $10 suggestedFree for MOCA members!
Please RSVP by May 17th to Jenny Wong at, and include any questions you'd like to ask our panelists!

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Sunday, May 9, 2010
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Bivas Chaudhuri is an artist in our Art Asia America digital archive's phase 1. He is currently the featured member of Asian American Arts Alliance.

Bivas Chaudhuri is an award-winning artist who was born in India. He was always fascinated by all forms of art especially three dimensional image making. He received his MFA from Brooklyn College after coming to the United States in the 1980s. His bicultural background and knowledge add a rich mosaic of ideas to his creative work. His work has been featured in Art News, Queens Chronicle, Art Forum, Ostee Anzeiger, The Telegraph, Economic Times, Seawanhaka, The Pioneer, Indo American Arts Council handbook, India in New York, World journal, Artspiral, India abroad, Deshi talk, News-India Times, Desh, Indian Express, Prabashi Anandabzar, Basumati and elsewhere. Work was shown and appeared on National TV, India, MalayasianTV, South African TV, Fix TV, Hungary.TV Asia, NY. ITV, NY.

To see the artist's recent work, click here.
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Saturday, May 1, 2010
Wing Tek Lum Reading In New York

Wing Tek Lum, one of our great funder will be reciting poetry from his manuscript on the Nanjing Massacre at Asian American Writers Workshop on Friday, May 7th, at 7pm.

Asian American Writers Workshop
6th Floor, 110 -112 West 27th Street (6th and 7th)

Apart of being one of our funder, Wing Tek Lum is the author of Expounding the Doubtful Points, a collection of poetry by the 1970 Discovery Award winner speaks of the author's Chinese American heritage: his ancestors in China, his family in Hawaii, and forging a Chinese American identity. He also speaks of racial discrimination and the obscenity of ethnic stereotypes with astute and unforgiving clarity.

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