Archive | November, 2013

VOICES 2013 Highlights

18 Nov

Thank you to all those who showed up at our annual acoustic VOICES concert on Saturday, it was a success! We hope everyone had a great time there just as the e-board members did. We also want to thank our headliner Justin Oppus, and student performers Harrison Kim and Kaitlin Pang for sharing their music with us.

For those who couldn’t make it (or just want a quick refresher), here’s what you missed:

Screen Shot 2013-11-18 at 12.29.09 AMOur very own Jim and Jess as MCs

Screen Shot 2013-11-18 at 12.18.11 AMAAA member Harrison and Sophomore Kaitlin opening the show with two covers and one original song!

Screen Shot 2013-11-18 at 12.23.18 AMHeadliner Justin Oppus cracking jokes

Screen Shot 2013-11-18 at 12.26.45 AMand performing original songs as well as other cover songs!

Screen Shot 2013-11-18 at 12.34.36 AMFreshman Rep Anna, the proud raffle ticket winner with her new ukelele 8)

Screen Shot 2013-11-18 at 12.43.16 AMOur happy e-board members

Screen Shot 2013-11-18 at 12.46.13 AMMore happiness…!

Again, thank you everyone for showing your support. We were able to raise US$170 through the raffle tickets for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Special shout-out to Justin who generously donated all of his pay for the night to the victims!

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Remember to look out for our second concert of the year in the Spring semester; we will be bringing in a very special Asian America performer! Meanwhile, please continue to show your support for AAA events in the future! We need everyone’s help in order to make Asians’ and Asian Americans’ voices heard.

VOICES Concert 2013

11 Nov

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Gentrification: Disappearing Chinatowns – Lecture by Andrew Leong, JD

7 Nov

Andrew Leong, who is a professor at UMass Boston and a community lawyer, will be coming to talk about the state of Chinatowns in Boston, New York and Philadelphia. He is one of the authors of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund‘s (AALDEF) recent report called Chinatown Then and Now: Gentrification in Boston, NYC, and Philadelphia.

This event will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 6PM in Braker Hall 001. Food and drinks will be served. Please spread the word about this!