Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2004
Celebrating Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Highlights at Foothill College

Foothill College Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Planning Committee presents
2004 Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month
New Beginnings: Preserving Our Historical Past

Wednesday, April 7
Cultural Celebration: Opening Ceremony featuring Wadaiko Newark Taiko
A kick-off event during Club Day will feature opening remarks from Foothill College President Bernadine Chuck Fong and sensational drumming from Wadaiko Newark Taiko.
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Library Quad
FREE ADMISSION

Thursday, April 8
Film Festival: The Returner
This science fiction fantasy movie chronicles a young boy’s search for the man responsible for the death of his childhood friend. The film will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Free refreshments served.
Time: Noon-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
FREE ADMISSION

Wednesday, April 14
Origami Workshop: Ruby Chung & Yuko Fujita
Learn the ancient art form of Japanese art of paper folding by attending this special workshop. Final origami creations will be donated to Stanford Children’s Hospital. Co-sponsored by the Foothill Japanese Club.
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Owl’s Nest
FREE ADMISSION

Thursday, April 15
Brush Painting: Ami Wada

Japanese brush painting is a creative art from that expresses spiritual depth and beauty by means of Kanji and Kana characters. Artist Ami Wada will demonstrate her talent in paintings with a brush and ink. Her work is well recognized and is intended to capture your imagination. Join us to create your own magical paintings.
Time: 10 a.m.-Noon
Location: Cesar Chavez Plaza
FREE ADMISSION

Monday, April 19
Lecture Series I: Duc Nguyen

Duc Nguyen is the host of Pacific Time, the National Public Radio program that focuses on Asia and its connections to the North America. Locally, Pacific Time is broadcast on KQED 88.5 FM. The author of Where the Ashes Are, he co-edited Vietnam, A Traveler’s Literary Companion and Once Upon A Dream, The Vietnamese-American Experience.
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Smithwick Theater
FREE ADMISSION

Tuesday, April 20
Lecture Series II: Ronald Takaki

One of the most prominent scholars in the country, Ron Takaki is a professor of ethnic studies at the UC Berkeley, where he has taught for more than 30 years. He has received numerous honors, including the UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award, Cornell University Goldwin Smith University Lectureship and Cornell University Distinguished Messenger Lectureship Award. He is the author of Strangers from a Different Shore.
Time: Lecture, 10-11 a.m.; Question & Answer Session with Book Signing, 11-11:30 a.m.
Location: Smithwick Theater
FREE ADMISSION

Wednesday, April 21
Cultural Fair: India Day

Experience the entertainment of India at this daylong cultural fair. Enjoy traditional cuisine, dance, music, art, and a Henna booth. Co-sponsored and presented by the Foothill College Indian Students Association.
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
FREE ADMISSION

Thursday, April 22
Entertainer & Educator: Kau’i Isa-Kahaku

Kau’i Isa-Kahaku is the director/kumu hula of halau Na Wai Ola. She has been a hula practitioner for more than 25 years, and has trained with many respected kumu hula. She began dancing professionally at age 9, and has performed around the globe. She began choreographing at age 12, and began teaching shortly thereafter. More than 250 students are enrolled in classes at her Cupertino-based hula school.
Time: 10-10:50 a.m.
Location: Smithwick Theater
FREE ADMISSION

Thursday, April 22
Film Festival: Bend It Like Beckham

Bend It Like Beckham is a cultural drama comedy about a young woman athlete who is inspired by her idol and plays soccer against her parents’ wishes. Free refreshments served.
Time: Noon-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
FREE ADMISSION


Monday, April 26
Lecture Series III
: Follow-up to the Patriot Act
This lecture series is a follow-up to last year’s Patriot Act lecture and its affect on civil liberties. Hear about the SAFE Act, CLEAR Act, ERPA Act and CAPPS II. American Civil Liberties Union Attorney Sanjeev Bery will be facilitating a discussion on these controversial acts.
Time: 11 a.m.-Noon
Location: Forum 5001
FREE ADMISSION

Tuesday, April 27
Film Screening & Discussion with Filmmaker Shilpi Gupta

Shilpi Gupta is a graduate student at UC Berkeley pursuing a master’s degree in journalism. She is also a documentary filmmaker, and her first short film, When the Storm Came, was selected to be a part of the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. The film focuses on a village in Kahmir where a mass rape occurred in 1991.
Time: 11 a.m.-Noon
Location: Smithwick Theater
FREE ADMISSION

Film Festival: The Debut
The first Pilipino-American movie was made in the U.S., and examines the issues faced by Filipino immigrants. Free refreshments served.
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
FREE ADMISSION

Wednesday, April 28
Cultural Celebration
: Asian Pacific Islander Closing Ceremony Celebration
Enjoy a variety of entertainment, including Indian Club dancers, Karate Club martial artists performers, Filipino bamboo dancers, Catholic student group presentation, raffle baskets and scholarship announcements.
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
FREE ADMISSION

Thursday, April 29
Entertainer & Educator: Steve Sano

In Hawaiian, the word pu’ukani means sweet-toned. It is the sweet-toned sound of the acoustic guitar that provides the inspiration for the solo guitar instrumentals performed by Steve Sano. His musical selections reflect the influence of the ki ho’alu, also known as the Hawaiian slack key guitar, style combined with his unique fingerstyle aesthetic. At Stanford University, Associate Professor Sano’s fortes are as a teacher and as a conductor. His interest in Hawaiian music inspired the seminar, Ki ho’alu: The Renaissance of Hawaiian Musical Tradition—a course that places slack key in its historical, social, cultural and political context. He has introduced Hawaiian music into the university’s choral repertoire, and has helped bring slack key masters to campus for sold-out concerts.
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Location: Smithwick Theater
FREE ADMISSION

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