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Past Events

Over the past years, AAPA organized a lot of seminars, spring luncheon, teacher mini grant,  7th and 8th Grade Essay Contest to serve the communities.

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AAPI Multicultural Festival

 

On May 21, 2023, AAPA organized the second AAPI Multicultural Festival which took place at the Cupertino Civic Plaza. It exceeded all expectations with a turnout of more than 500 people. It was truly heartwarming to witness the diverse community coming together to celebrate and embrace the vibrant cultures of Vietnam, India, China, Korea, the Philippines, Hmong, and Japan. The presence of 7 cultural booths representing each country allowed attendees to immerse themselves in the rich heritage and traditions of Asia, fostering a sense of unity and appreciation.  

  

One of the highlights of the festival was undoubtedly the wonderful performances that showcased the immense talent within our community. From traditional dances to mesmerizing music, each act captivated the audience and provided a glimpse into the beauty and diversity of our cultures.  

 

The engaging games and activities organized throughout the festival added an element of fun and excitement, bringing people of all ages together. It was heartwarming to see the smiles on the faces of children and adults alike as they participated in cultural games, interactive workshops, and educational exhibits. These experiences not only entertained but also fostered cross-cultural understanding and appreciation among attendees.  

 

Three medias cover the AAPI multicultural event: 

 

SingtaoUSA (Chinese):https://epaper.singtaousa.com/flippingbook/epaper_sf/2023/20230525/22/  

Monta Vista Newsletter (English): 

https://elestoque.org/2023/05/22/news/a-a-p-i-silicon-valley-hosts-multicultural-diversity-festival/  

  

Korea Newspaper: 

https://sfkorean.com/subs/news_detail.php?news_id=23002&kind=B  

The AAPI Multicultural Festival organizing committee would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your generosity, support, presence, and recognition. Your contributions have made a lasting impact on the success of the event, and we are deeply grateful for your support. 

How to find your Career Paths

On Oct. 19 2002, Five FUHSD Alumni Representing a Variety of Career Choices Share their Experiences on Public Policy, Financial Services, Advocacy, Government and Media, Nutrition & Dietetics, and Data Science. More than 100 students and parents attend the zoom meeting. 

The Panelists are:


Tara Sreekrishnan
Field - Public Policy Professional Experience.
Santa Clara County Office of Education Board Trustee

Gregory Moe
Field - Financial Services.
Experience - Sr. Business Analyst at Capital One

Carl Shan
Field - Data Science
Experience - Staff Data Scientist at LinkedIn

Jade Niu
Field - Nutrition & Dietetics
Experience - Member of CA Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Noa Bronicki
Field - Advocacy, Government and a Media
Experience - Equity Fellow at The Children’s Movement Student at Georgetown University

This event is co-hosted by Asian American Parents Association (AAPA), Cupertino Library Foundation and BAYouth

AAPI Multicultural Festival 

May 14 2022, AAPA organized and host a half day, outdoor, multicultural event during AAPI heritage month to celebrate diversity and promote understanding and knowledge of the different Asian communities in the County of Santa Clara.

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AAPA collaborated on this event with other community partners including, BAYouth, AAPI Silicon Valley (student organization) who bring a youth-led and youth/student perspective. (BAYouth and AAPI SV student organization have previously been involved in participating in Stop Asian Hate rallies, donating to the homeless, and organizing the “I love my community” video-essay competition.) Together we put our minds together to create a successful event with 12 booths, 11 performances and four guest speakers.

At the festival’s booths, local Asian organizations from Korean, Chinese, Indonesia,Philippines, Japan, Indian,Vietnam and other communities led interactive presentations and shared information about different and underrepresented groups within the AAPI community. Ranging from Indian heritage to Indonesian culture, the booths served its purpose of educating the public by engaging with attendees in live demos and hands-on games. 

In addition to engaging booths of art, photos and games, live demonstrations by kung fu and martial arts students, musicians and dancers encouraged attendees to reminisce about the liveliness of their heritage.​

Spanning four hours, the multicultural festival was a grand success that brought the community together. We are proud of we are able to do our part to help imbue the community with thoughts of positive change and a renewed sense of identity and unity, unify the voices of the AAPI community and its allies, combating injustice, and creating a more accepting and inclusive County for all。​

More than 300 people attended the event.

This event has been covered by Korea, Chinese, and English media.

Please see the video in here

 

Lynbrook Epic has a report on this: https://lhsepic.com/16966/news/celebrating-diversity-and-solidarity-at-the-aapi-cultural-festival/

The project is cohost by two student organizations, BAYouth (BAYouth.org) and AAPI SV.  (https://aapisiliconvalley.wixsite.com/home)

This project has been funded by County of Santa Clara's Division of Equity and Social Justice Community Engagement Mini Grant and Civic Leadership Academy grant.

Link: Booth Guidelines

Please see the promotion video here

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Speaker: Joshua Throckmorton, Sylvia Leong, Brenna Heintz, Alex Chang

10/18/2021 7:00-8:30pm zoom

There are more than 300 parents attended the online seminar, please see the Video .

Speaker:

Josh Selo

Executive Director of West Valley Community Services

Otto Lee

Santa Clara County Supervisor

Daniel Mestizo

Coordinator of Cupertino Youth Commission

There are more than 100 parents attended the online seminar

10/29/2020 Online Seminar:

Apply College during COVID-19

Speaker:

Wendy Amick: College and Career Advisor Cupertino High School, 

Barb Takahashi: College and Career Advisor Lynbrook High School

 

Please see the slide:

10/24/2019 Seminar: Unconventional Career Path

Location: Quinlan  Quinlan Community Center7-9pm

Speakers:

Chef Lawrence Chu, Karen Van Putten, Rick Sung, Carl Shan

Please see the video

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03/30/2019. Spring Luncheon/ Teacher Mini-Grant

Location: Hong Fu Restaurant 12-2pm

Speaker: Dr.Craig Baker:

CUSD Funding Update: Together we can bridge the gap

Together we can bridge the gap

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10/17/2018:The Asian Parent Playbook for Talking to Teens 

Location: Quinlan Community Center 7-9pm

Speaker: Stanford CHIPAO 

For Asian families, having conversations with teens can be difficult. The program will be a set of skits and Q&A illustrating common problems and strategies for having more productive conversations about tough topics including school, relationships, and growing up. Cultural issues specific to Asian households will also be featured.

The following psychiatrists will be presenting at the seminar:

Dr. Rona Hu, Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University and Medical Director at Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Unit at Stanford Hospital

Dr. Steve Sust, Clinical Instructor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Stanford University and Stanford Fellow 2016

Dr. Grace Liu, Private Practice Psychiatrist, Adjunct Clinical Instructor at Stanford University and Stanford Resident Class of 2018

Dr. Joanne Lee, Stanford Resident Class of 2019

You can see the Video in here.

4/1/2017: 2017 Spring Luncheon

Location: Hong Fu Restaurant 12-2pm

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  9/19/2016: Road to College Series:

College Admission Strategies in Light of New Guidelines

  

Location: Quinlan Community Center 7-9pm

Learn the latest college admission strategies presented by a leading college consultant. The presentation will include two new developments impacting the college admissions process:

YouTube

Location: Quinlan Community Center 7-9pm

Speaker:

Carol Satterlee : Founder of On the Edge of Coaching

Lisa Fairchild:Founder of On the Edge of Coaching

Sarah Tang:Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

Carol Satterlee: Los Gatos Teen Therary

Location: Hong Fu Restaurant

Speaker: 

Jenny Brandemuehl, Vice President, Human Resources, Chegg Inc.

Presenting Teacher Grants and Student Scholarship Awards 

Location: Quinlan Community Center 

The panelists attend/ed the following schools: Cornell, Santa Clara University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz. Each panelist will give a short presentation followed by questions from the audience.

4/6/2013: Spring Luncheon:"Change Your Brand, Change Your Life"

Presenting Teacher Grants and Student Scholarship Awards

Location: Hong Fu Restaurant

Karen Kang (www.brandingpays.com) is the author of BrandingPays™: The Five-Step System to Reinvent

Your Personal Brand (January 2013). She is a recognized brand strategist and the CEO and founder ofBrandingPays LLC, a corporate and personal branding company. She has trained thousands of professionals

11/1/2012 Parent Information Seminar Series: Meet Your Local School Superintendents

Ms. Polly Bove, Superintendent Fremont Union High School District. Ms. Wendy Gudalewicz, newly appointed Superintendent Cupertino Union School District

Quinlan Community Center 

3/10/2012: 2012 AAPA Spring Luncheon

Keynote Speaker: Honorable Norman Mineta, Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Ming's Restaurant  

4/2/2011 AAPA Spring Luncheon
"Presenting Teacher Grants and Student Scholarship

Ms. Wilma Chan
Alameda County Supervisor, District 3

Hong Fu Restaurant

11/15/2010:The Road to College - Admissions and Funding" Seminar

Richard H. Shaw
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Stanford University

Quinlan Community Center 

3/6/2010  AAPA Spring Luncheon
"Presenting Teacher Grants and Student Scholarship

Dr. Belle W.Y. Wei, Dean of Engineering
San Jose State University

Hong Fu Restaurant

 

3/28/2009:AAPA Spring Luncheon
"Presenting Teacher Grants and Student Scholarship

Judge Erica Yew
Santa Clara County Superior Court

Hong Fu Restaurant

 

4/28/2008P"The Road to College and Beyond" Seminar

Mr. Jeffrey Morrison
Founder of Campus Pathway

Quinlan Community Center

1/30/08:Internet Safety & Neighborhood Safety Seminar

Mr. Pete Robinson, Deputy Sheriff
Mr. Ray Ramsey, FUHSD

Saratoga Library

 

10/8/07:Meet Your Local School Superintendents
"Navigating the School and Education Systems" Seminar

Ms Polly Bove, FUHSD
Mr. Phil Quon, CUSD

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