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May 22nd, 2010

04:00 am - Call for submissions
Naku Po They Didn't! (NKPTD) is an English-language, online news-sharing community about Philippine popular culture and media.  A spin-off of ONTD (American) and OMNTD (Korean) on the same blogging platform, NKPTD aims to heighten overseas awareness and support for Filipino artists.

[info]nakupotheydidnt is now open for submissions!

Who can post: anyone with a LiveJournal account (It's free!)

What to post: any news or updates about Filipino artists, celebrities, shows, movies, music, and everything else pop culture.

Why you should post: because Filipinos are awesome!

Also interested in the very rich OPM live band scene? Visit our sister community at [info]nkptd_plugged.

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March 20th, 2010

10:42 pm - Write to Resist! Writing Workshop Series for Asian American Young Women (14-18)
Have you been searching for a space to express yourself creatively and politically through writing but haven't found that space yet? Are you interested in exploring the notion of "Asian American" and where you fit in the mix? Are you an Asian American woman between the ages of 14-18? If so, this workshop series is for you! For more information, please contact writetoresistworkshop@gmail.com.

Thursdays, starting NOW, 4:30-6:00 PM
@ Project Reach NYC, 39 Eldridge Street, 4th fl., NY, NY 10002

Write to Resist is a writing workshop series for Asian American young women (ages 14-18) to use writing as a creative vehicle to explore issues of identity and violence. This workshop series offers a rare and safe space for Asian American young women to invent together and explore multiple ways to empower themselves. Throughout the seven workshops, participants will 1) collaborate on a zine featuring their art and written work 2) have the opportunity to showcase their work in an end of the series final performance. All levels of experience welcome! For more information about the workshop series and how to apply, visit the website here. For specific questions, feel free to email: writetoresistworkshop@gmail.com.


June 1st, 2009

03:51 pm - An AMAZING Opportunity!
Hey all!

To everyone who is going to be in New York City this summer and don't really have plans, come join Chinatown Youth Initiatives! It's a for-youth-by-youth program, meaning the participants are generally high schoolers, and the curriculum is led by high school seniors and college students. It's a really amazing program, learn more about it and consider joining!

Chinatown Youth Initiatives is a youth-led organization based in Manhattan's Chinatown.  Our motto is "Exploration. Education. Empowerment."  The goal of CYI is to get high school students across the city involved with community issues, specifically Chinatown and the Asian-American community.  Programs affiliated with CYI include: Chinatown Literacy Project, Chinatown Beautification Day, and Summer Leadership Institute.

Summer Leadership Institute is a weekly program starting from the end of June until August.  Participants meet for workshops every Saturday for the duration of the program.  These workshops are centered around social issues, ranging from the gentrification of Chinatown to gender and sex identity.  We expose our participants to aspects of Asian-American history that are not usually covered in academic curriculums and current events that are not widely publicized.  In doing so, we encourage our members to think critically of the social and political implications, and how they may have still have effects on present culture today.  We also encourage our participants to brainstorm how, as young students, they can tackle these issues and become effective members of the community.

It may seem as if it sounds like it's all work and no fun, but in fact, it's a great chance to meet new friends, get free food, and enjoy games. The summer goes by really fast, and before you know it, you won't want to leave!

If you or anyone else have any questions, please feel free to visit our website is www.cyinyc.org. For more information about the Summer Leadership Institute, visit http://cyinyc.org/news/?p=104. The application is already attached as a PDF or Word.

Looking forward to meeting you guys!

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January 31st, 2009

09:30 am
Hi everyone,

I hope this post isn't inappropriate. I'm working on a paper for school [I'm getting my K-8 teaching credential]. The topic is immigration and how it affects education. I was hoping that someone would be ok with my asking a few questions via email. You'd need to be born outside the USA, and be old enough to have attended school here and remember your experiences.

Please comment if you'd be ok with this! Thanks so much!

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January 7th, 2009

08:19 pm - Diversity Lesson 101: LGBTQ Asians
Asians are considered racial minorities, but there is very little effort to include their people, customs, and or specific issues within the context of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community. They are overshadowed by other races and rarely taken into account.

Learn more and share your experience, by checking out:
Diversity Lesson 101: LGBTQ Asians

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November 16th, 2008

05:01 pm - mochi <3

Empowering Asian American teenage girls.


p.s. http://mymomisafob.com and http://mydadisafob.com

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October 2nd, 2008

09:02 pm - Witchdoctors and Assassins 2008 A.D. (NYC APIA Open Mic)
October 10th and 24th @ The Asian American Writers' Workshop
6:30 - 8:30 P.M.

A new reading series and open mic for Asian/Pacific Islander-American youth (from middle-school to recent college graduates) at The Asian American Writers' Workshop.

***PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE TWO SHOWS: October 10th AND 24th, 2008***

Who are the Witchdoctors and Assassins?

As bodies that have witnessed onslaughts of violence and trauma from
supremacist regimes, we are sounding out for decolonization. We refuse
to play the “victim” in the countless oppressions against us. If you
ask us who we are, we say we are “witchdoctors and assassins”*. By
assuming these roles, we are demonstrating our creative resistance
against the traditional act of “performing” our race, gender, class,
sexual identity, and beyond on the world stage.

We are Axis of Praxis, your resident arts collective, coming to you
with our interpretation of the revolutionary theater. As witchdoctors
and assassins, we will be actors in the conjuring and dispelling of
the violence and trauma that we have witnessed in its most personal
and destructive forms. We invite you not to become only spectators in
this process, but participants with your own stories and revolutionary
fervor. Join us as we don our masks in performance, become puppets,
and transcend the stage with an impromptu dance party. See that the
instances of oppression you have witnessed in your lives on a daily
basis is no less or disconnected from the headlines of Asian America—
whatever and however that body means to us and to you.

* Leroi Jones/ Amiri Baraka. The Revolutionary Theatre. Liberator,

Take the N, R, Q, W, F, B, D, V trains to 34th Street/Herald Square

For more info go to:

Axis of Praxis are:
-Krystle Cheirs
-Nafisa Ferdous
-Emmelle Israel
-Muriel Leung
-Jackie Mariano
-Elijah Kuan Wong
-Derek Yung

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August 26th, 2008

03:27 am
Let's make a list of white people who post or read this community.

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July 9th, 2008

04:21 pm - MMORPG Fiesta
I just started playing the MMORPG Fiesta and I was wondering if anybody else here played the game?

I'm usually not that into free MMORPGs, but I've been playing Fiesta just because there's so much to do and I don't have to grind at all.  I hate grinding :). The game has hundreds of quests, a clever crafting system, fun group instances/raids, and player versus player battle fields.  Basically, it's everything you'd expect from a good pay to play MMO, but without a monthly fee.  There's an optional premium item shop, but it's not really required.  I haven't spent a dime.

Anyway if you're already playing or if you're gonna start playing let me know here and we can meet up in game. My in game name is Pfhor and I play on the Epith server.

You can download the game from Fiesta's official website.

I've put some screenshots after the cut.

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June 2nd, 2008

04:26 pm - An official India community for LJ

Greetings from LJ_India, the new official India community we’re piloting to connect all our India users.

We’re writing to invite you to take a first look at the Community (http://community.livejournal.com/lj_india/) as it’s launched and share your feedback. You’re, of course, under absolutely no obligation to join, but we’d be delighted if you did :)
Do join us at http://community.livejournal.com/lj_india/ and let's get this conversation started!

Cheers and thanks,

Team Blogworks for LiveJournal India

Current Mood: excitedexcited

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