Weeklies 03/01/2010

Weeklies 03/01/2010 GUESS WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? yes. The ECAASU 2010 Conference at the University of Pennsylvania-- get psyched. Anyone up for psych buddy presents? Just kidding, I'm in Spring Break. Little motivation to organize a gigantic swap of sugar to keep y'all up later than you already will be at this conference. See you at the conference =) Plus, check out all our amazing sponsors who helped us put together an to-be amazing conference for you. Just a shout-out to our DIAMOND SPONSOR: THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD!

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Apply for $10,000 in Journalism Scholarships

AAJA SF is encouraging high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students who live in or attend school in the Bay Area and who are pursuing journalism to apply for this great opportunity. The application can be found here.

Deadline: March 31, 2010

QualificationsRead this.

Contact: Katherine Tam, tam_kath@hotmail.com or Pia Sarkar, piasarkar@gmail.com

Asian American Short Story Contest

Are you an unpublished writer, waiting to be discovered? Think you have what it takes to win a national, pan-Asian American writing competition? Here’s your shot at showing off your roots and writing. Hyphen Magazine and The Asian American Writers’ Workshop are hosting the 2010 Asian American Short Story Contest.

Deadline: March 31, 2010

Cost: $20 application fee

Contact: neelanjana.banerjee@hyphenmagazine.com

For more information on Hyphen Magazine, click here.

Hope Initiative Scholarship 2010

Since its inception, the Hope Initiative Scholarship Program has upheld the aspiration to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential. Year after year, Hope Initiative awards scholarships to qualified, full-time attending high school, college, or graduate students in the United States. As a charitable organization, we wish to recognize students with a demonstrated commitment to leadership and assist them in continuing their education. The recipients must be upstanding citizens, role-models for other students, and active members or leaders within their community.

1) Download all documents from our website: http://www.hionline.org/scholarship.aspx

2) Read all instructions and requirements on our website carefully

3) Fill out the application form online, submit your personal essay online, and have your letter of recommendation emailed directly by your recommender to Jacqueline.Dan@hionline.org.  .

Deadline: May 1st, 2010, CST

Contact: Angeline Vuong, avuong424@gmail.com

For more information on the Hope Initiative (HI), click here.

NAAAP Philadelphia Scholarship 2010

The National Association of Asian American Professionals Philadelphia Chapter (NAAAP Philadelphia) is proud to announce the 2010 scholarship program that benefits graduating high school seniors and current college students. Three high school seniors and three college students will be selected within their respective pools to receive $1,000 each in scholarship money, to be used toward tuition, books, and/or living expenses.

Deadline: April 1st, 2010

Contact: scholarship@naaapphilly.org

For more information on the National Association of Asian American Professionals, click here.

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All About Asian Sauces-- sauce enthusiasts: this one's for you

Asian cuisine is extremely multifaceted.One of the things that I love about Asian cooking is the heavy reliance on flavoring agents such as spices, hot peppers, and particularly sauces.  Asian cooking embraces all kinds of sauces, many of them piquant, salty, and sharply flavored.  Experimenting with these sauces will absolutely broaden your culinary horizons.  With that goal in mind I present to you a list of well-known Asian sauces.

Agree, Disagree?

Asian-Americans pursue economic advancement, because the "possession of material goods symbolize[s] that one contributes to rather than burdens the United States." -- Lisa Sun-Hee Park, an expert in the field of sociology

Even though hard-working Asian-Americans have been steadily rising in socioeconomic class, these efforts hit a glass ceiling that impedes Asian-American efforts to achieve leadership positions.

Learn A Little More About: Anna Sui

Sui’s designs are currently featured in over 300 sales outlets in 30 countries, steadily increasing in international popularity because she has such a strong Hollywood following.

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'Too Cute' conference explores Asian American style

"Too Cute" explores the relationship between style and race through the lens of "Asian cuteness," featuring scholars and art practitioners from around the world in the fields of literary studies, performance and gender studies, American studies, East Asian studies, anthropology, philosophy, sociology, art and art history.  

Date: March 3-4, 2010

Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm

Location: Princeton University, Prospect House

28th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival

The SFIAAFF is the nation’s largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian films, annually presenting approximately 120 works in San Francisco, Berkeley and San Jose. Since 1982, the SFIAAFF has been an important launching point for Asian American independent filmmakers as well as a vital source for new Asian cinema.

Date: March 11-21, 2010, see schedule here

RSVP: purchase tickets here

For more information on the San Francisco International Asian-American Film Festival, click here.


Impact Fellows Program 2010: paid internship opportunity

Asian American Institute is currently recruiting young leaders to participate in its 4th Annual Impact Fellows Program (IFP).  IFP is an intensive summer leadership program that seeks to develop young civic-minded leaders interested in working in the Asian Pacific American (APA) community.

You can find the application here.

Date: 6 weeks in June and July

Qualifications: Illinois resident, 17-22, leadership, interest in APA issues

For more information on the Asian American Institute, click here.


Asian group hits report on school fights

The report released yesterday by a retired federal judge into racial violence at South Philly High revealed no new discoveries, education advocates said.

Nonetheless, Superintendent Arlene Ackerman called the report "thorough and comprehensive." Community activists said the report was merely window-dressing.

Kayleigh Huang



National Communications Chair


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