NEWS & EVENTS
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2017 Calendar of Events
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
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!
Tuesday, March 11 @ 7pm: American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs
International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street
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