differences to unite
Our vision is a world
where the differences
that make us unique
as individuals unite
as a people
us as a nation,
where our nation
a bridge to all.
Together we can
make a difference.
Board of Directors
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bring information about Asia to Americans of all ethnicities. By the 3rd
generation, Asian Americans often know as little as non-Asians about Asia.
What they do know is the social customs and holidays celebrated by their own
ethnicity, not Asia in the grander scheme.
bring information about Asian America to Asian Americans and Americans
for the same reasons - to help them all understand all the others in that
amalgam called Asian American. Chinese Americans know little about Indian
Americans and vice versa even though they are all thrown into the same
We need to create global common ground. The individual values of friendship,
love, family, trust, honesty, and justice do not change meaning as one
crosses borders, but it is often hard for young people to understand that.
What little they know comes from the attributes of their governments, the
bias of their media, and the cultures presented by Hollywood, Bollywood, and
Hong Kong - all of which distort reality.
put together workshops, training sessions, conferences, films, and events on
issues of importance relating to Asian Americans, including culture,
bi-cultural issues, bi-racial issues, education, health, history, immigration,
language, racism, and sexuality.
help support the funding of Asian and Asian American cultural events,
venues across Long Island and metro-New York. Not all of life is serious
talks about serious subjects - life is also meant to me enjoyed. To enable them to be presented at reasonable
cost. While many of us can
afford Broadway prices, most young people cannot. They are the ones who need these things:
For young Asian Americans to see their heritage performed
to learn about the culture of where they came from.
For non-Asian Americans to see the heritage of those who are
friends and neighbors to learn of other cultures than just their own.
To have venues for Asian Americans to perform in
themselves, or to have their own works performed, so that everyone can enjoy
who and where they are today as Americans.
To provide financial help and internships to deserving Asian
/ American high school and college students from metro NY / Long Island or at
metro NY / LI
colleges and universities. The Asian
American community is largely an immigrant one and though the stereotype
is of well off Indian doctors and Chinese scientists, the reality is that there are
far more struggling waiters, green grocers, and sewing machine operators
whose children need aid.
A long term goal is an international
summer high school program bringing Asian and American students
together in a shared living environment on both continents in the hopes they will form
lasting friendships, helping to break down the barriers that divide us as
people and as nations.