Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2010
Celebrating Our Heritage through Our History, Arts, Tradition & Strength

Highlights at Foothill College

Wednesday, April 7
Opening Ceremony: Cultural Celebration
Attend this kickoff to the monthlong celebration of Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month. Hear opening remarks by Foothill College President Judy C. Miner. Student leaders will present an overview of Foothill's Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Performance by local dance troupe WRawesome. Free refreshments.
Time: Noon–1 p.m. (College Hour)
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Free Admission

Friday April 9
Film Series: My Little Bride
Korean romantic comedy film about an arranged marriage between a new teacher and a student. It was directed by Kim Ho Jun and was released in 2004. It was the second most popular Korean movie of 2004 in Korea. Free refreshments.
Time: Noon–2 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Tuesday, April 13
Musical Hour Featuring Rajvee Taranath
Rajvee Taranath is one of the world's leading exponents of the sarod, a South Asian musical instrument. Taranath's performance combines the depth and rigor of Hindustani classical tradition with imagination and emotional intensity. Co-sponsored by Foothill Indian Student Association (FISA). Free refreshments.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Evening Extravaganza
Attend the Foothill College Middlefield Campus evening activity for a showcase of the events, and academic and career-training programs that Foothill College offers at its popular Palo Alto campus. Free refreshments.
Time: 5–7 p.m.
Location: Latino Heritage Plaza, Foothill Middlefield Campus, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Free Admission

Wednesday, April 14
Karaoke Contest
Celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander culture through highlighted words and background electronic instrumental background music. The karaoke contest is open to all students and prizes will be awarded. Co-sponsored by the ASFC Intramural Recreation Room and Foothill College Bookstore. Free refreshments.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Free Admission

Thursday, April 15
Read-In
Foothill students, faculty and staff are invited to read from the works of their favorite Asian Pacific Islander poets or authors.
Time: 11 a.m.–Noon
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Car Show
If cars are your eye candy, this event is for you! Sonic Motorsports will showcase a variety of Asian and Euro import cars.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Caesar Chavez Plaza (adjacent to Campus Center Building)
Free Admission

Friday, April 16
Film Series: Red Cliff
This Chinese epic film is based on the Battle of Red Cliff, a series of events at the end of the Han Dynasty and immediately prior to the period of the Three Kingdoms in ancient China. Free refreshments. Co-sponsored by the Foothill College International Programs Office.
Time: Noon–2 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Monday, April 19
Japanese Culture Talk with Ikuko Tomita, Ph.D.
Participate in a formal tea ceremony that demonstrates "the way of the tea" and learn about the history of the tea ceremony from Foothill College Japanese Instructor Ikuko Tomita, Ph.D. Seating is extremely limited. Co-sponsored by Foothill College Japanese Department and Japanese Cultural Foundation.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Japanese Cultural Center (Room 6601)
Free Admission

Tuesday, April 20
Foothill College Authors Series Featuring Wendy Nelson Tokunaga
Wendy Nelson Tokunaga is the author Love in Translation, the novel that won the Writer's Digest Best Self-Published Book Award in the literary/mainstream fiction category in 2002. As with her life, her book features the major influences of Japan and Japanese culture. Co-sponsored by the Foothill College President's Office. Free refreshments.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Wednesday, April 21
Spoken Word Featuring Allyson Tintiango-Cubales, Ph.D.
Allyson Tintiango-Cubales, Ph.D., of the San Francisco State University Ethnic Studies Department, will present Rhyming Debates & Poetic Jousting, a lecture and workshop that spotlights poets, storytellers and members of the Asian Pacific Islander community. Free refreshments.
Time: 10 a.m.–Noon
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Club Day Featuring Onami Taiko
Come to Club Day and start, restart or join a campus club, and enjoy the traditional sounds of Taiko drumming by Onami Taiko Japanese drummers. Free refreshments.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Free Admission

Thursday, April 22
"All About Dad" Film Screen & Presentation by Director Featuring Mark Tran
Hear how San Jose State University (SJSU) student Mark Tran produced the multi-award-winning independent film, All About Dad, at the age of 19.
Time: 10 a.m.–Noon
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Free Admission

Friday, April 23
Film Series: Speedy Scandal
A thirtysomething radio DJ/entertainer suddenly learns he may be a grandfather, when a young woman, who has an infant son, claims to be his daughter. Free refreshments. Co-sponsored by the Foothill College Korean Club.
Time: Noon–2 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Monday, April 26
Foothill College Author Series Featuring Chita Divakaruni
Chitra Divakaruni, former Foothill College Creative Writing Instructor, is an award-winning author and poet. This presentation will focus on her latest novel, One Amazing Thing, and the book's themes of women, immigration, the South Asian experience, history, myth, magic and celebrating diversity. Free refreshments.
Time: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Tuesday, April 27
Free, On-Campus Career Networking Conference
Foothill's Career Networking Conference is designed to teach students important skills for career preparation, and how to communicate with and represent their talents to a hiring manager. Keynote presentations by Norm Cook, of the Cafe Press Human Resources Department, and Jenny Woo, of the Cisco Human Resources Leadership Program in Executive Management and Talent Management. Workshop topics include how to successfully market yourself and effective communication skills. During the conference luncheon, you'll learn insider tips from employers and industry professionals, and practice the three-minute "power pitch" to accelerate the way you network and communicate face-to-face with hiring managers. The event wraps up with a Best Dressed Fashion Show, raffles and prizes. Admission is free with valid Owl Card/DASB Card and advance registration is required. Deadline to register is April 20. Participants must adhere to a mandatory dress code of professional business attire to be admitted. To register or for more information, call Foothill Career Center Program Coordinator Karen Oeh at (650) 949-7229.
Time: 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Free Admission; advance registration and business attire required

Wednesday, April 28
Closing Ceremony: Cultural Celebration
To end the monthlong celebration, we'll focus on heritage through music and dance. Performances from Foothill College Polynesian Club. Closing remarks by Foothill College Adaptive Learning Division Dean Gertrude Gregorio. Free refreshments.
Time: Noon–1 p.m. (College Hour)
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Free Admission

Thursday, April 29
A Taste of YES! Featuring Luiz Guiterrez
Both fun and challenging, YES! (Youth Empowerment Seminar) is a dynamic life skills educational program that provides young adults with a comprehensive, holistic set of tools to reach their full potential as students, leaders and community members.
Time: 10 a.m.–Noon
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

APAN Scholarship, Silent Auction & Raffle
Please support the Asian Pacific American Network (APAN) Scholarship for Foothill College students by purchasing raffle tickets for various prizes. For more information, call Victoria Taketa at (650) 949-7215.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Faculty & Staff Lounge
Free Admission

Friday, April 30
Film Series: Spirited Away
Written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, this award-winning 2001 Japanese animated film follows a sullen 10-year-old girl who is in the process of moving to a new town with her family, and chronicles her adventures in a world of spirits and monsters. Free refreshments.
Time: Noon–2 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Free Ongoing API Month Events &Exhibits

Asian Music Video Hour Celebrate Asian Pacific Islander music all month. Featuring music videos of today and yesterday from all over Asia and the Pacific Islands. Time: Mondays–Thursdays, Noon–1 p.m. (when there are no other events)
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Free Admission

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