19 children, 2 teachers – killed in yet another episode of gun violence that has become all too common. This endless tide of racial hate and gun violence continues to take the lives of innocent Americans across the nation. The shootings targeting communities of color in Buffalo, Dallas, and now Uvalde, Texas must stop. This week’s mass shooting at a Texas elementary school – following the Buffalo mass shooting from two weeks ago resulting in deaths of 10 predominantly older victims – is a harsh reminder that our country has failed to protect the most vulnerable among us. We offer our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of the Robb Elementary School shooting. We demand that our elected officials at all levels of government work together to take immediate action to protect Americans in their daily lives.
Action Council, the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families’ young professionals support group, cordially invites you to a night of fun for a greater cause.
COMEDY SHOW LINE UP
- MC for this show: Ramzi Bautista, host of Redrum Comedy
- Sachi Ezura, MTV Comedy Showcase, the New York Comedy Festival, Laughter in the Park, and producer of MTV’s Girl Code
- Joel Kim Booster, writer for the critically acclaimed live news magazine, “The Paper Machete” in Chicago
- Sheng Wang, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” Comedy Central, and the John Oliver NY Stand Up Show
- Subhah Agarwal, the New York Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival
All proceeds benefit the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF), the nation’s only pan-Asian children’s advocacy organization.
From our friends at the Asian American Federation comes this announcement:
The Asian American Federation is preparing a first ever national report to examine changes in demographics and socioeconomic status of Asian American children. The report will help us better understand the characteristics and growth of Asian American children, identify family support, as well as financial, educational and health related needs.
A conference to discuss the report’s findings, policy implications and philanthropic responses will be held:
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Time Warner Center, New York City
8:00am breakfast & registration
This full day event will include continental breakfast, plenary sessions, concurrent workshops and a networking reception. Discussion topics include:
- Early childhood development including health disparities and access to care
- Health policy that promotes healthy children in Asian American communities
- Social policy towards working poor families
- Education policy to promote academic success for at-risk youth
- Depression and suicide among adolescent females
- Philanthropy as an advocacy tool
The Wong Kids In The Secret Of The Space Chupacabra Go!
By Ma-Yi Theater Company
Ellen Stewart Theatre
January 28 – February 16, 2014
7pm | Thursdays – Fridays – Saturdays
1:30pm | Saturdays – Sundays
Violet and Bruce Wong just don’t fit in with the other Earth kids. Sure, they have super powers, they’re just not very good ones. But when an evil beast called the Space Chupacabra appears, intent on universal destruction, The Wong Kids must travel to outer space in order to stop it… if they can only stop bickering. Using a mix of action-driven storytelling, puppetry, and visual magic, THE WONG KIDS transports its audience into the far reaches of the galaxy.
by Lloyd Suh | directed by Ralph B. Peña
Co-created by the Children’s Theatre Company and in partnership with The Ensemble Studio Theatre
There are still 10 dollar tickets available! This offer is a part of our new initiative, 10@$10, through which ten $10 tickets will be available to every performance on a first-come, first-served basis. We hope you can make use of them! The standard adult ticket price for this production is $30, making this opportunity a steal.
Please note: children under 10 yrs can attend for only $10!
PREVIEW performances on the 28th, 29th, and 30th are set at a discounted price of $25 for a standard adult ticket.
The MBBA is working with Donaldson and Chilliest to collect books and toys for children in need this holiday season. We have confirmed the drop off locations: Civil Court Kings County, 141 Livingston Street, 7th and 10th Floors, Brooklyn, NY; Supreme Court Kings County, 360 Adams Street, 10th Floor, Brooklyn, NY; Supreme Court New York County, 60 Centre Street, 5th Floor Security, New York, NY, or 80 Centre Street, Room 101, New York, NY, or 71 Thomas Street, Room 200, New York, NY. Please stop by one of these locations and make your donation today!!! The deadline to drop off all books and toys is Monday, December 23, 2013.
Please join the Asian American Federation, Coalition for Asian Children and Families, and their membership agencies in meeting the top 3 Mayoral candidates. Because of scheduling challenges, they are scheduling each candidate individually for 1 hour to hear each candidate’s vision for the city, the growing APA population and how he hopes to engage our community.
The first meeting is Thursday, October 17th at 2 pm at the Federation office, 120 Wall Street- 9th Floor.
They are confirming the meeting with Joe Lhota for the following week. Details will be sent out.
The format for all these meetings will be a roundtable discussion to learn more about his platform and will also give our community an opportunity to ask questions.
As the leading social justice voices for New York City’s APA community, AAF and CACF encourage you to make the time to join them to hear what each candidate has to say so we can all be informed New Yorkers. There will also be an opportunity for participants to ask questions of the candidate. If there are specific issue areas that you have questions about, please send AAF and CACF the topics that you would like to discuss so that they can ensure that they will be able to cover as many diverse issues as possible.