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NEWS & EVENTS

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2017 Calendar of Events

December 8thAnnual Celebration: Community and Collaboration!

October 13thA Conversation with Professor Scott Kurashige

September 23rd – AAU’s 22nd Annual Mid-Autumn Festival

January 24th – Immigrant Student Needs Education Town Hall 6 – 8pm

AAU will be attending (and probably have youth leaders testifying) at this City Council Town Hall: On January 24th, City Council (Helen Gym’s office!), the School District of Philadelphia,  the Faculty and Staff Federation of Community College of Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC), United Voices for Philadelphia, and Juntos will host a Town Hall to discuss the needs of immigrant students as well as budget priorities to support these communities.

January 21st – Women’s March in Philadelphia. 10 am on the Parkway – more info coming soon.  Let’s be visible API women and girls with men supporting us – fighting for our rights. Please come march with us!

January 20th – Participation in “The People’s Inauguration” coordinated by New Sanctuary Movement – 3:30 pm FACTS/4 PM Liberty Bell.  AAU has been asked to co-sponsor and collaborate on a People’s Inauguration where we stand up for and “pledge” the values we really want represented in our country. We’ll send more info but for now we know that things will begin around 3:30 pm on Friday 29th and convene at the Liberty Bell  at 4pm for a rally and art/performances.

January 17th – First English-speaking API Youth Group Meeting!  This group will meet every other week for now – coordinated by Teresa.

January 16th – MLK D.A.R.E. March at 11am and AAU debrief back at FACTS afterwards.  This is a march that is headed by Philly POWER and a broader coalition of organizations.  It is a large march.  AAU will be meeting at 11:00 am at FACTS (1023 Callowhill St) and marching together to Independence Hall to join others for the march to Mother Bethel AME Church. Afterwards we will head back to FACTS to debrief with some hot chocolate so that we get a chance to reflect and honor MLK Day and its meaning for us together.

2016 Calendar of Events

Friday, December 9th:  AAU’s 31st Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, September 24th:  AAU’s 21st Mid-Autumn Festival

July – August:  AAU Summer Program

2015 Events

Friday, December 11th:  AAU’s 30th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, September 19th:  AAU’s 20th Mid-Autumn Festival

July 6th – August 14th:  AAU Summer Program

Friday, April 24th:  Application for AAU Summer Program 2015 High School and College Youth Leaders Due!

April – September:  Mid-Autumn Festival Committee Meetings

April – May:  Chinatown Vote, Get Out the Vote for Primary Elections!

2014 Events

Tuesday, March 11 @ 7pm: American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street

Buy your tickets now!

Special price for AAU donors/volunteers/activists: $5
General Admission: $10

ABOUT THE FILM: What does it mean to be an American revolutionary today? Grace Lee Boggs is a 98-year-old Chinese American woman in Detroit whose vision of  revolution will surprise you. A writer, activist, and philosopher  rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement, she has  devoted her life to an evolving revolution that encompasses the  contradictions of America’s past and its potentially radical future.

The documentary film, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE  LEE BOGGS, plunges us into Boggs’s lifetime of vital thinking and  action, traversing the major U.S. social movements of the last century;  from labor to civil rights, to Black Power, feminism, the Asian American  and environmental justice movements and beyond. Boggs’s constantly  evolving strategy-her willingness to re-evaluate and change tactics in  relation to the world shifting around her-drives the story forward . . . As she wrestles with a Detroit in ongoing transition, contradictions of  violence and non-violence, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, the 1967  rebellions, and non-linear notions of time and history, Boggs emerges  with an approach that is radical in its simplicity and clarity:  revolution is not an act of aggression or merely a protest. Revolution,  Boggs says, is about something deeper within the human experience – the  ability to transform oneself to transform the world.

Wednesday, February 5: The State of Asian Americans in Philadelphia

Thanks to those who attended our event!  If you would like hard copies of the report or explore further ways of discussing and disseminating this data, please contact us at aau@aaunited.org

 

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