March 2018 Cross Cultural Learning Series: Islamophobia.
March 6: American Muslims: History, Culture, and Politics Dr. Turan Kayaoglu, Professor and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Washington, Tacoma Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Where: Blencoe Auditorium
MAPS-MCOC is pleased to announce a calligraphy course for beginners by award winning calligrapher Ali Rouhfar. The class starts on February 3rd, 2018 and will be on Saturdays from 11:00-12:30 for 10 weeks.
In this course students will learn about a brief history of this art, how to form basic letters, how to use basic learning to enhance their skills to form other letters. Fun with letters, and a few basic combinations. At the end of the course, students will have the option to take a test to go to the next level towards certification.
The Pinoy Image: Frank Mancao’s Filipino America from Camera to Community Archive
The Manongs—early Filipino migrant workers in the American West, mostly young men from Northern Luzon—are a familiar image for Filipino American community history. Their photographs in fields or in suits adorn the pages of commemoration in Seattle, Stockton, San Francisco, and elsewhere on the West Coast. Many of their most well-known photographs were taken by Frank Mancao, a Bisaya (Central Philippine) multilingual entrepreneur and studio photographer from Reedley, California.
This talk profiles the work of this influential—yet largely unacknowledged—photographer in the context of his migratory life, his mission to portray the Filipino as a respectable citizen, and the afterlives of his images today.
Adrian De Leon is a PhD Candidate in History at the University of Toronto, and is conducting research at the Filipino American National Historical Society on a Fulbright Scholarship.
Free. Attendance to this lecture does not include General Museum Admission.... See MoreSee Less
During Spring quarter 2018 Advanced Russian Table will meet Wednesday 12:30-1:20 with Zoya Mihailovna Polack in the Slavic Conference Room (A216 Padelford Hall). Advanced Students of Russian, as well as Russian-speaking members and guests of the UW community, are all welcome to attend. Bring your lunch and your interest in speaking Russian, and join us for 15 or 50 minutes... See MoreSee Less
@Maestro Artist Management and ChuvakiEntertainment present: After their sold-out North-American tour in 2010, Russia's legendary rock-and-roll band the "Time Machine" is finally back to the USA. This iconic group was founded by the songwriter and guitarist, Андрей Макаревич /Andrey Makarevich in the late 1960s and joined later by his colleagues and friends, Александр Кутиков/ Alexander Kutikov and Valery Efremov, who are still performing with the band. It is recognized as a "patriarch" of Russian rock music and achieved the cult status among several generations in the former Soviet Union.
While originally the band drew their inspiration from The Beatles, Mashina Vremeni has developed a unique voice throughout the years, often changing its style, but most of the charm of their songs is in the melody and meaningful lyrics. The group created numerous classic hit songs that became a pop-culture phenomenon for anyone of the Russian descent. Many of their songs have found their way into Soviet movie hits, as well as popular theatrical plays.
Билеты так же можно купить в кассе Paramount Theater (т.к. касса Мoore Theater открывается только перед shows). В кассе, билеты продаются без Ticketmaster fee. Также, очень ограниченное количество билетов позже поступит в продажу через русские магазины (без Ticketmaster fee).... See MoreSee Less
Join VFA as we celebrate hope and resilience for our fabulous 40th birthday party! For those who have attended in the past, our annual fundraiser is going to look a little different this year. After all, it's not every day that you turn 40. Proceeds from the event will support our work serving refugee and immigrant youth and families.
And that's not all! You're also invited to our pre-event in partnership will Elliott Bay Book Company for an intimate book reading and signing with Thi Bui, national bestselling author, artist, former public school teacher and friend. Thi came to the U.S. as a refugee in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, and continues to advocate for refugees and immigrants today. Fun fact: Bill Gates says that Thi's new graphic novel, "The Best We Could Do" was one of the top five books he read in 2017.
We'd like to thank our event partners, Raised Doughnuts, Young Tea, goPoké, Elliott Bay Book Company and ABRAMS Books.
UW Seattle is hosting the SSA conference. Last year the conference was a success in Ohio, and we are very excited to take it over! Our theme is Dadkaada Wax U Tar- Help Your People. Over the course of two days we have planned many engaging, interesting and informative events for the Seattle community to partake in! Saturday we will have speakers- headlined by Dr. Deqo Waqaf from the Dr. Hawa Abdi foundation. She will speak about the realities of working back in Somalia. Donia Jamal Adam from Somali Faces will speak about the media representation of Somalis and finally, Abdirahman Mohamed Abdulle the Minister of Education in Somalia will talk about the education options for Somalis back home and abroad. We will also have many local Seattle Somalis speak on Saturday as well. Sunday will be the Cultural Showcase day. We will have Somali music, dances, poetry and a fashion show! A large of portion of the proceeds will go to charities dedicated to helping Somalia! Get your tickets now at: www.ssaconference.org/tickets.html... See MoreSee Less
One of our favorite authors and friend, Thi Bui, will be in Seattle! We asked her to come hang out at Nue for several hours so you can meet her. Her book made it on Bill Gates' top 5 books to read for 2017 (we knew Bill is a smart guy) so definitely check it out. You can also purchase a photographed copy at Nue too: www.thibui.com/... See MoreSee Less
Join us for a night of fun, food, and Mahjong on APRIL 5-- All FREE of charge! This popular event brings Kin On residents, community members and young professionals together in a unique setting. Sponsored by Asian Healthcare Leaders Forum (AHLF) and Washington State Healthcare Executives Forum (WSHEF) | Co hosted by UWAPALSA
If you are unfamiliar with the game of Mahjong, fear not - we have teachers to help you learn, and instructional pamphlets will be provided. All ages and levels of experience are welcome!
What's Mahjong Night all about? - Play a friendly game of Mahjong - Enjoy hearty appetizers and food with international flavors - Network and make new connections - Win one of many great raffle prizes - Help seniors combat social isolation by meeting our nursing home residents
Schedule: 6:45 pm Registration, networking, appetizers 7:15 pm Mahjong games begin! 9:00 pm Raffles and announcements
This is a FREE event. Please RSVP here to reserve your spot and make sure we have a name tag for you (1 form per person): goo.gl/forms/cgS5f9W21akKyjNr2
Questions: Call us at 206-556-2270 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.... See MoreSee Less
Northwest Folklife and Seattle Center present Movin’ Around the World, the first event of the new Our Big Neighborhood program! Movin’ Around the World is your destination for exploring the cultures of the world through song, dance, play and hands-on activities! Each day of this weeklong event will showcase a unique culture of the world. Now the world is at your fingertips—join us for a week of discovery! All youth and families are welcome.
◦ WHEN: Saturday, April 7 – Friday, April 13, 2018 | 10 AM - 3 PM ◦ WHERE: Seattle Center Armory ◦ COST: We are committed to access for all. Suggested daily donation: $5 per person ◦ SHARE AND CONNECT: Please use our hashtags #OurBigNeighborhood, #FolklifeKids & #SeattleCenter to share your experience with us!
WEEKLONG SCHEDULE: Saturday, April 7 - A Bailar: Dances and Traditions of Mexico Sunday, April 8 - All Across Europe Monday, April 9 - Traditional to Trendy: Dances of India Tuesday, April 10 - Expressions of Asia Wednesday, April 11 - Polynesian Sounds of the Sea Thursday, April 12 - Roots of America Friday, April 13 - Celebration of Africa
Saturday April 14th - 1:00pm - Saturday April 14th - 3:00pm
6505 176th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052-4930, United StatesMap
А вы знаете, что такое Тотальный диктант?
Тотальный диктант - ежегодная образовательная акция, призванная привлечь внимание к вопросам грамотности и развить культуру грамотного письма. Суть акции - добровольный бесплатный диктант для всех желающих, который проходит одновременно в десятках городов России и мира (с поправкой на часовые пояса).
За 14 лет существования Тотальный диктант превратился в масштабное международное событие – в 2017 году акция прошла в 858 городах России и мира, охватив 71 страну, ее участниками стали более 200 000 человек! Тексты Диктантов специально пишутся для этого события известными русскоговорящими авторами, среди них были Борис Стругаций, Дмитрий Быков, Псой Короленко, а в этом году Диктант подготовлен Гузель Яхиной, получившей премию "Большая книга" за роман «Зулейха открывает глаза».
В 2018 году Сиэтл в четвертый раз принимает участие в акции, на этот раз мы встречаемся в недавно открытом Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village! После диктанта, как обычно, потлак 🙂 Очень ждем старых и новых участников!... See MoreSee Less
The Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) and Seattle’s Chinatown-International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) are currently looking for volunteers for the 2018 C-ID Spring Clean happening on Saturday, April 28th 2018 from 9 AM – 12 PM. There will be breakfast, a free t-shirt for all volunteers, morning stretches & warm-up, and all volunteers will be given lunch after projects!
In previous years we’ve had 200+ volunteers from the surrounding neighborhoods gather to beautify Chinatown-ID, Japantown-ID, and Little Saigon-ID! Community members and people all around Seattle spend one day working together to clean-up the neighborhood. Projects included cleaning & maintenance of the parks, window washing, alley reorganizing, graffiti removal, gardening, and so much more!
Schedule: 8 AM - 9 AM | Breakfast & Registration 9 AM - 12 PM | Warm-Up & Projects 12 PM - 1 PM | Lunch... See MoreSee Less
Join us on May 6th to celebrate Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month! Come see your favorite local performing groups and fill up on dishes from food trucks! We also have children's activities, a hum bow eating contest, and a cultural display of nations!
Follow and tag the event on social media: #apifestal #apiseattle Instagram & Twitter: @apiheritage
Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer is a New York Times best seller and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2016, for what the Pulitzer Prize Citation observed as “a layered immigrant tale told in the wry, confessional voice of a ‘man of two minds’—and two countries, Vietnam and the United States.”
His second book, the short story collection The Refugees, gives voice to characters between two worlds, the adopted homeland and the country of birth. From a young Vietnamese refugee who suffers profound culture shock when he comes to live with two gay men in San Francisco, to a woman whose husband is suffering from dementia and starts to confuse her for a former lover, to a girl living in Ho Chi Minh City whose older half sister comes back from America having seemingly accomplished everything she never will, the stories are a testament to the hardships and hopes of immigration.
Nguyen was born in Buon Me Thuot, Vietnam, and came to the United States as a refugee in 1975 with his family and was initially settled in Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, one of four such camps for Vietnamese refugees. From there, his family moved to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and eventually settled in San José, California, opening one of the first Vietnamese grocery stores in the city. After high school, he briefly attended UC Riverside and UCLA before settling on UC Berkeley, where he graduated with degrees in English and Ethnic Studies. He stayed at Berkeley for a Ph.D. in English, moved to Los Angeles for a teaching position at the University of Southern California, and has been there ever since. He is currently the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.... See MoreSee Less
Приглашаем вас принять участие в музыкальном фестивале "WAгант 2018", который вновь пройдет с 17 по 19 августа 2018 года в живописнейшем месте на берегу озера, менее чем в часе езды от Сиэтла.
WAgant - фестиваль для всех музыкантов и музыкальных коллективов, вне зависимости от их жанровой принадлежности. Фестиваль, задача которого - дать возможность музыкантам любых направлений, авторам, исполнителям, вокалистам, создав свою группу музыкальных единомышленников, показать свое творчество, выступить на сцене фестиваля.
Что такое "Ваганты" на нашем фестивале? Нам видится некое единое сообщество музыкантов и их аудитории - людей, обладающих не меньшим талантом - талантом слушать и поддерживать, ведь без них трудно реализоваться даже самому одаренному исполнителю. Людей, знающих и любящих творчество "своих" исполнителей, и способных помочь представить его с наилучшей стороны.
Количество мест на фестивальной поляне ограничено, поэтому если вы и ваши друзья хотите расположиться вместе - пожалуйста, покупайте билеты заранее, и дайте знать о количестве человек в вашей группе.
Билеты можно заказывать уже сейчас:
Early Bird Tickets (Till May 1) - $45 Advance Tickets - $50 On Day of Festival - $60