Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2009
Waves of Change: Same Heart, Same Dream, Same Goal

Highlights at Foothill College

Wednesday, April 8
Asian Pacific Islander Month Opening Ceremony
Attend this cultural celebration to hear opening remarks by Foothill College President Dr. Judy C. Miner and enjoy a performance by A1 Asian Hip-Hop group. Student leaders will present an overview of Foothill's Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Free refreshments.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Plaza
Free Admission

Thursday, April 9
Onami Taiko Performance & International Student Coffee Hour
The event will showcase the traditional sounds of Taiko drumming with workshop led by Onami Taiko. The International Student Coffee Hour is an opportunity for you to visit with friends, meet new people, network with employees, and enjoy coffee and refreshments. Co-sponsored by the International Programs Office. Free refreshments.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Plaza
Free Admission

Monday, April 13
Martial Arts Demonstration
Join us for a martial arts demonstration by the Foothill-De Anza Shotokan Karate Club. Shotokan karate, the way of empty hand, involves a variety of techniques, including blocks, strikes, evasions, throws and joint manipulations. Co-sponsored by the Foothill Japanese Culture Club.
Time: 12:30–1:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Plaza
Free Admission

Tuesday, April 14
Film Series I -Hollywood Chinese
Arthur Dong's Hollywood Chinese is a captivating look at Chinese people in American featured films. From the first Chinese American film produced in 1916 to Ang Lee's triumphant Brokeback Mountain almost a century later, Hollywood Chinese brings together a fascinating portrait of actors, directors, writers and iconic images to show how the Chinese have been imagined in movies, and how filmmakers continue to navigate an industry that was often ignorant about race, but at times paradoxically receptive. Free refreshments.
Time: Noon–1:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Tuesday, April 14
Lecture Series I - Evan Low, Vice-Mayor, City ofCampbell
Campbell's Vice-Mayor Evan Low is a 24-year-old Asian American who is the youngest person to be appointed to a public office in the Bay Area. He will speak about leadership, advocacy, goals government and passion.
Time: 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Student Council Chambers (Room 2018)
Free Admission

Wednesday, April 15
Volunteer Fair & Bone Marrow Drive
Attend the Volunteer Fair and sign up to earn units for volunteering on and off campus. Only 3 percent of Asian Americans are registered as bone marrow donors. Roughly 14 million Asian Americans can save 6,000 patients every day who are currently looking for a donor match. Help save a life and register. Co-sponsored by the Foothill Volunteer Center and Foothill Health Services Office.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Plaza
Free Admission

Thursday, April 16
Musical Hour with Pt. Rajeev Taranath - Indian Classical Music Concert
As one of the most sought-after performers in the world, internationally acclaimed performer Pt. Rajeev Taranath is one of the world's leading exponents of the sarod, a stringed instrument from northern India that resembles a lute. A distinguished disciple of Maestro Ali Akbar Khan, Taranath's performances combine the depth and rigor of Hindustani classical music tradition with imagination and emotional intensity. Hailed as a prodigy in Hindustani vocal music, he was trained by his father and other eminent musicians, and was a concert and radio artist before age 20. Co-sponsored by the Foothill Indian Student Association (FISA). Free refreshments.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Thursday, April 16
Lecture Series: II - Woodblock Prints Lecture Featuring Simon Pennington, M.A.
Foothill College Art History Instructor Simon Pennington presents a lecture on Ukiyo-e images within a political and social context. Ukiyo-e, Japanese woodblock prints, immortalized the "floating world" of Japan's Edo period (1600-1867), a time when the middle class expanded rapidly and kabuki theatres and teahouses flourished.
Time: 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Friday, April 17
Film Series II - Slumdog Millionaire
The 2009 Oscar Award-winning film, Slumdog Millionaire is the story of Jamal Malik, an 18-year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Co-sponsored by the Foothill Indian Student Association (FISA).
Time: Noon–1:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Free Admission

Monday, April 20
Japanese Language Workshop & Tea Ceremony Featuring Ikuko Tomita, Ph.D.
Foothill College Japanese Instructor Ikuko Tomita, Ph.D., presents Survival Japanese Conversation, a workshop designed for students with little or no experience speaking Japanese. You'll learn how to use some basic phrases and vocabulary. A formal tea ceremony demonstration follows, and includes a briefexplanation of "the way of tea" and its history. Seating is limited to 30 students, and is first come, first served. Co-sponsored by the Foothill College Japanese Department and Japanese Cultural Foundation.
Time: 10 - 11:50 a.m. for Language Workshop; Noon - 1 p.m. for Tea Ceremony Demonstration & Refreshments
Location: Japanese Cultural Center (Room 6601)
Free Admission

Monday, April 20
Emiko Omori & Skin Stories: The Art & Culture of Polynesian Tattoo
Emiko Omori has traveled the globe for more than 30 years as a cinematographer for many award-winning documentaries. She taught filmmaking in California and Hawaii, and was the Bay Area's first Asian American news camerawoman. In her documentary Skin Stories, she explores the origins of tattooing and how it has spread from the Polynesian islands to become a staple of pop culture.
Time: 10 a.m.–11:50 a.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Wednesday, April 22
Club Day & Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Fashion Show
Come to Club Day and start, restart or join a student club. Enjoy a showcase of Asian designs from the Foothill Filipino, Indonesian and Indian clubs, and explore the variety of on-campus clubs, and meet club leaders and members. Co-sponsored by the Organizations Board of Directors (OBD/Clubs), Foothill Filipino Club, Indonesian Club and Foothill Indian Student Association (FISA). Free refreshments.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Plaza
Free Admission

Thursday, April 23
Comedian Kevin Shea
Los Angeles-based comedian Kevin Shea has perfected a very laid back and fresh style. He's done numerous television appearances, including Comedy Central's Premium Blend and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Tuesday, April 28
Film Series III - Manilatown is in the Heart with Director Curtis Choy & Poet Al Robles
Manilatown is in the Heart is a documentary about a one-man social service agency and poet Al Robles. For the past three decades, Robles has been working with the disappearing manong generation, the bachelor society that came from the Philippines in the 1920s and 30s as workers.
Time: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., Film Screening; 10 - 11:50 a.m., Film Screening, Reading and Q & A
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Tuesday, April 28
Lecture Series III-Hironobu Tamaki, Founder, Satura Cakes
Businessman Hironobu Tamaki will speak about how he founded Satura Cakes, the tough decisions he made to keep the company profitable, as well as where the company will move in the future. This presentation is a must for any entrepreneur. Free refreshments.
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Wednesday, April 29
Closing Ceremony
Join the Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Planning Committee and various clubs as we end the month with a bang. Enjoy complimentary drinks from Tapioca Express and yogurt from Miho, and listen to an encore performance by Adrian Au and Aaron Au, the winnersof the Hong Kong Student Union (HKSU) singing contest. Co-sponsored by the Hong Kong Student Union, Tapioca Express and Miho Yogurt.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Plaza
Free Admission

Thursday, April 30
Lecture Series IV: Rearticulating Slam & Rediscovering Balagtasan
Dr. Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales of the San Francisco State University Ethnic Studies Department will present Rhyming Debates & Poetic Jousting. Her talk will feature poets, storytellers and members of the Asian Pacific Islander community.
Time: 10–11:50 a.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Free Ongoing Events & Exhibits

• • • Book Arts by Foothill College Asian & Asian-American Students • • •

Book Arts by Foothill College Asian & Asian-American Students is an exhibition of one-of-a-kind artwork created by students enrolled in Foothill's Graphic & Interactive Design Book Arts I which was taught by Kent Manske during Winter Quarter 2009. The artists represent China, Japan, Korea and the Philippines. In the class, they learned to make books by hand, using traditional and non-traditional techniques, as an art form for communication and personal expression. The exhibit is on display in the Campus Center Dining Room; Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For additional event, driving and parking information, access www.foothill.edu, e-mail DavorenTricia@foothill.edu or call (650) 949-7282.



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