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Tuesday, 29 April 2008
The Asia Festival
THE ASIA FESTIVAL
DATE: Saturday, May 3, 2008
TIME: 11am to 9pm
LOCATION: The Asian American Resource Center Grounds
8301 Cameron Rd. Austin, TX 78754
(On Cameron Rd, 1/4 mile North of Rutherford Ln)
TICKETS: FREE and open to the public, Food and Beverage tickets: $1/each
BENEFITTING:
To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
To recognize outstanding civic contributions and educational scholarship
To raise funds for NAAO programs and scholarships
THE FESTIVAL

Imagine yourself surrounded by people dressed in elaborate attire; children laughing and learning languages, literature and art; elderly practicing martial arts; friends enjoying sweet and spicy delicacies, neighbors sharing tea, individuals competing to solve sudoku puzzles; and crowds taking in traditional and contemporary music and performances. If you can picture this, then you are at The Asia Festival.

Posted by naao.austin at 10:01 PM CDT
Updated: Tuesday, 29 April 2008 10:03 PM CDT
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Tuesday, 4 March 2008
Austin City Council Candidate Forum
 
The Network of Asian American Organizations (NAAO) would like to invite you to an Austin City Council Candidate Forum on Monday, March 31st. This is only an informational forum and the NAAO will not be making any endorsements based on this forum. The candidates will share their platform and the community will have the opportunity to ask questions.

The tentative agenda for the forum will be as follows

6:00 to 6:30pm Meet and greet
6:30 to 8:30pm Forum
     6:30 to 7:00pm Place 1
     7:00 to 7:30pm Place 3
     7:30 to 8:15pm Place 4
     8:15 to 8:30pm Meet and greet

Monday, March 31, 2008
Old Quarry Branch Library
(1/4 mile west of Mopac at Far West and Village Center Dr. )
7051 Village Center Dr
Austin, TX 78731

 

For directions click here

Candidates confirmed to attend (*denotes incumbent)

Place 1

Lee Leffingwell*

Allen Demling

Jason Meeker

Place 3

Jennifer Kim*

Randi Shade

Ken Weiss

Place 4

Robin Craven

Cid Galindo

Laura Morrison

Samuel Osemene

Kenneth Vasseau


For more information contact naao.austin@yahoo.com or Troy at 512-323-6454.


Posted by naao.austin at 8:30 AM CST
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Bengali New Year Festival
nameofevent:: Bengali New Year Festival

nameoforganization: BAGA

date&time: April 12, 2008, 10am to 7:00pm

location: Richard Moya Park

cost: Free

contact: Nasim Uddin

contactemail: nasim.uddin@amd.com

contactphone: (512)922-8725

additionalinfo: Cultural Program and lots of Food throughout the day.
Any sponsorship is most welcome. For more info
please visit www.bagatx.org

Posted by naao.austin at 8:23 AM CST
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Thursday, 29 November 2007
Bangladesh Cyclone

"DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A powerful cyclone battered the coast of Bangladesh with strong winds, surging waves and heavy rain, forcing hundreds of thousands of villagers in the low-lying nation to seek shelter." - Source CNN

If you would like to make a donation to assist victims of the recent cyclone that has devastated Bangladesh please contribute through the following links.

The story from CNN

Donate to: Save The Children

Donate to: SpaandanB

Donate to: American Red Cross


Posted by naao.austin at 5:26 PM CST
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Friday, 21 September 2007
The Center for Asian American Studies - UT Austin Programming
The following is a listing of The Center for Asian American Studies - UT Austin Programming for the Fall Semester. Please view our website, http://www.utexas. edu/cola/ centers/aas/, for more information, descriptions, and for downloadable flyers. Your presence is welcomed at CAAS's events. 

CAAS Film Series / Speaker
"El Paso Vietnam"  (2003) featuring visiting Director/Filmmaker Ina Adele Ray
September 25, 2007
6:30 - 7:30 PM
Welch Hall (WEL) 1.316
Central Themes: Vietnamese and American Culture

CAAS Film Series
"Displaced in the New South" (1995)
October 16, 2007
6:30 PM
Welch Hall (WEL) 1.316
Central Themes: Asian and Latin cultural collisions and topics regarding the immigrant population in Georgia in the 1980s. 

Conference
Asia in Latin America: Across Four Continents
A conference exploring the histories, literatures, and ideologies of Asians in the Americas
October 19-20, 2007
Keynote Speaker: Jeffrey Lesser, Emory University
"How Shizuo Osawa became Mario the Jap" and other Stories of Brazilian Ethnicity."
Friday, October 19, 9:00-5:15 pm ACE 2.302
Saturday, October 20, 9:00 - 12:45 pm UTX, Connally Room
This conference is free of charge and open to all audiences. Please view our online calendar for specifics.

Speaker
Patrick Rosal Poetry Reading & Book Signing
"My American Kundiman"
November 6, 2007
6:30-7:30 PM
Burdine Hall (BUR) 116

CAAS Film Series
"No Turning Back" (2003)
November 27, 2007
6:30 PM
Welch Hall (WEL) 1.316
Central Themes: Model Minority, Assimilation, Acculturation, Civil Rights, Importance of Asian American Role Models, Collectivism, the 1965 new immigration laws and how it affected Chinese in America. 

Thank you for your continued support,

Kenyatta Dawson

************ ********* *
Kenyatta Y. Dawson, M.A.
Program Coordinator

The University of Texas at Austin
Center for Asian American Studies
Phone: (512) 232-9468
Fax: (512) 232-7136
Email: kydawson@mail. utexas.edu

Posted by naao.austin at 12:05 PM CDT
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Friday, 14 September 2007
UT Center for Asian American Studies Invitation - rsvp requested
The Center for Asian American Studies cordially invites you to our

Fall Open House
Monday, September 17, 2007
3:00-4:45 PM
Dorothy L. Gebauer Building (GEB), Room 3.312

3 Door Prize GiveAways! 
Drinks and Catering will be provided.

Kindly RSVP to:
Kenyatta Y. Dawson
(512) 232-9468
kydawson@mail.utexas.edu

For more information please contact Kenyatta Y. Dawson:
Phone: (512) 232-9468
Email: kydawson@mail.utexas.edu
Website: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/aas/

Posted by naao.austin at 9:07 AM CDT
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Wednesday, 12 September 2007

The Austin Asian American Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to participate at the

GRAND OPENING of our Chinatown Center Office

Saturday. September 22

Ribbon Cutting at 10:30am

Chinatown Center

10901 N. Lamar Blvd.

Suite B206

Austin, TX 78753

We encourage you to attend this momentous event for our organization and our growing community!

Please RSVP by September 15 to Mia Baldonado at mia@austinaacc or (512) 407-8240


Posted by naao.austin at 12:11 PM CDT
Updated: Friday, 21 September 2007 12:13 PM CDT
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Monday, 13 August 2007
NAAO Health Fair

When:             Saturday, September 8, 2007 from 9am to 1pm

Where:            Austin Chinese Church

                        11118 Dessau Road (Braker Lane and Dessau Road)

                        Austin, Texas 78754

Who:   Open to the General Public with a focus on the Asian American community

Cost:   Free

What:   Free Healthcare Services including: Cholesterol Screening1, Diabetes Screening1, Eye Examinations, Acupuncture & Acupressure Consultations, Mental Health Consultations, Nutrition Clinics, Cooking Demonstrations, Safety Clinics, Information Booths, Translation Services          

1Requires 12 hours of fasting

 

Supported by:

The Network of Asian American Organizations, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Austin Chinese Church, Austin Police Department, Austin Fire Department, Breast Cancer Foundation, City of Austin Department of Health, SAHELI, Seton Healthcare Network.

 

Directons:      

Exit Braker Lane on I-35, Mopac, or 183, and go to the east bound direction. Drive all the way to the end of Braker Lane, and then make a right turn on Dessau Road. Austin Chinese Church is on your right hand side. Free parking available.

 

For more information contact:

Susan Fifer at 835-6697


Posted by naao.austin at 12:26 PM CDT
Updated: Monday, 13 August 2007 12:56 PM CDT
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City of Austin New Rules for Outdoor Watering

City Council Revamps Outdoor Watering - Restrictions Approved on Area Lawn Watering 

Austin – Residential homes, apartment buildings, office buildings, other businesses and all other water users in Austin are affected by the new landscape watering guidelines approved today by the Austin City Council.

In an initiative targeting the waste of potable water on outdoor landscapes, Austin has endorsed several new provisions that will restrict current practices with a mandatory schedule and restrictions on watering times.

The new watering schedule will become effective as of October 1st. This will be mandatory year-around for commercial and multi-family customers, and will be mandatory May 1st through September 30th for residential customers.

The proposed new watering schedule will have twice per week watering. Currently, the proposal is:

Residential Customers - address ending with odd numbers           Wednesday & Saturday Only

Residential Customers - address ending with even numbers          Thursday & Sunday Only

Commercial, Multi-family and all other Customers                       Tuesday & Friday Only

All Customers                                                                           No outdoor watering on Monday

Time of Day restrictions for outdoor watering are as follows:

Automatic Irrigation Systems                 No watering 10 am - 7 pm -- Mandatory year-around restriction

All Customers                                       No hose-end sprinkler watering 10 am-7 pm -- May 1st to Sept. 30th

These new policies are the result of recommendations from a recent Water Conservation Taskforce that looked at current and projected water use trends, treatment capacities and regulations. Conservation was determined to be a necessary component of delivering future water supplies, with these recommendations a first component to be implemented.


Posted by naao.austin at 12:16 PM CDT
Updated: Monday, 13 August 2007 12:21 PM CDT
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TFAACC Symposium

TFAACC Symposium will be held at San Antonio on September 15. Please visit www.austinaacc.org for more information.

This is going to be a great event, so please pass around the information. The following info is the hotel information.

Hotel rooms have been blocked accross the street at the Convention Center La Quinta Hotel. 

La Quinta Inn & Suites
San Antonio Convention Cntr
303 Blum
San Antonio , TX 78205-3303

Phone: (210)222-9181

Group Name: Alamo Asian American Chamber of Commerce. Rooms have been blocked for Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15. The room rate is $139/night. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance. The rooms must be reserved before August 14 on which date they will be released. 

Thank you,

Gina


Posted by naao.austin at 12:10 PM CDT
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