Generasian

Monday May 23

Summer in the City

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As our loyal readers may have noticed, our posts have decreased over the past few weeks. Alas, we are but college students and May 17th officially marked the end of class, finals, and the beginning of summer break. As our writers depart for all parts of the country and world, and as some stay in New York, we will be taking a brief hiatus from posting. Of course, the news never stops and in the fall we will be back, full force.

Let me take this moment to introduce your new, 2011-2012 Generasian Executive Board!

Editor-in-Chief: Michelle Lee
Associate Editor: Patrick Yan
Operations Manager: Han Yu
Assistant Operations: Jackie Mai
Public Relations Officer: Soomi Rho
Creative Director: Patrick Yan
Assistant Creative Director: Sarah Chen
Magazine Writers / Bloggers:
- Fuiyi Chong
- Evelyn Cheng
- Hasun Won
- So Jin Kimberly Kim

Also, a very special CONGRADULASIANS to our seniors - Kenny Hsu, Joseph Lin and Tara Sarath! Thank you for taking the chance in your senior year to contribute your knowledge and enthusiasm to a new student organization, and most of all thank you for your friendship.

As ex-Editor-in-Chief I want to say that it’s been a pleasure watching this blog and our magazine grow and continue to flourish. If anything, it has shown me that there continues to be a strong need for a place for the many Asian American voices both at NYU and around the country. I’m so glad that, in the last year of my undergraduate career, I could have contributed to setting up a forum that will undoubtedly grow and change to better serve this need. Just in this one school year we have set up a blog with well over 100 followers and published two fantastic magazines, establishing both an online and on-campus presence. I have nothing to thank but the passion of the many students who came together to form the backbone of this organization and our followers, for without your support we could not have continued our cause.

So keep on reading and following, and continue to challenge the information you come across. These are the things that make Generasian strong - also, tell all your friends. We’d love to see our community grow.

With much love,

Sondra Morishima

2010-2011 Editor-in-Chief

P.S. We will continue to post sporadically throughout the summer, so don’t write us off! There is too much exciting news to ignore. I have a feeling that I probably will never recover from the blogging bug, so you may hear from me again :)

Tuesday May 3

Hey there, activists! Here’s an opportunity for you to speak up about the racial and social justice causes that you care about. Campus Progress and Colorlines are hosting a National Keynote Contest for the Campus Progress National Conference in Washington, DC on July 6, 2011. Just submit a 1-3 minute video by May 13th that answers the following question:

In your own life, how are you changing the rules of our race conversation, and creating real solutions for racial and social justice?

You must be within the ages of 18 and 30 to enter. Check out the Campus Progress website for more information. We wish you the best of luck and, hey, if you join our e-board you can also include writing and blogging on racial and social justice issues in your video!

Join the Generasian Staff!

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Generasian is a student organization at NYU that spends each semester compiling written works by its members, as well as other contributing writers, to create a finished magazine in the interest of touching upon issues entailing the Asian American community. Additionally, Generasian publishes work on its blog , where members of Generasian have the opportunity to write about current events affecting the Asian American community on a day-to-day basis: from relevant social and political issues and trends in arts and culture, to events geared towards the Asian American community both in and outside of NYU. In turn, Generasian’s mission is to engage its fellow community members in a constant dialogue, surrounding these issues that affect the Asian American community continuously. The magazine is a medium through which members of the community can provide their own voice, in the constant process of exploring today’s Asian American representation.

 
NYU Generasian’s E-board is made up of the following:

  • Editor-in-Chief
  • Associate Editor
  • Operations Manager
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Creative Director
  • Staff Illustrator
  • Magazine Writers
  • Bloggers

If you have any questions about the positions or the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us at nyu.generasian@gmail.com. Applications are due by May 8th, 2011 at 11:59 pm.


Tuesday Apr 26

Campus Events 4/25/11-5/1/11

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AIESEC NYU Global Village
Tuesday, April 26 · 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Kimmel 4th Floor
AIESEC, along with other NYU clubs, is happy to bring you the biggest cultural event of the year! The Global Village is an international expo meant to bring about cultural awareness, education, and understanding in a fun way. Come mingle with other students and clubs, learn about ways to inexpensively go abroad, and enjoy all the great activities and performances the NYU community has planned for this day!

GENERASIAN Spring Launch Party!
Wednesday, April 27 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Kimmel 912
Come check out Generasian’s most recent publication hot off the press! Be the first to get your hands on a copy of rePRESENTATIONS, our full-fledged Spring edition. We’ll be offering free food, bubble tea, and a chance to win your very own Generasian t-shirt.
WHAT: The GENERASIAN Spring Launch Party
WHERE: Kimmel 912
WHEN: WEDS, April 27th @ 7 pm
WHY: Delicious food, bubble tea, a chance to win a Generasian t-shirt, and rePRESENTATIONS, our Spring publication!

ACU End of Semester Open Mic & Mocktails
Wednesday, April 27 · 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Kimmel 400 Series
As a wrap-up event for the spring semester and to show you all our gratitude for the support that we have received, ACU will be hosting a night of raffles, catered dinner, mocktails and open mic performances on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27! DRESS WILL BE SEMI-FORMAL AKA DRESS TO IMPRESS!!! This event will be PROFESSIONALLY CATERED and there will be A LOT of raffle prizes (including awesome sake/tea sets and giftcards!), so you DO NOT WANT TO MISS OUT! All attendees will receive raffle tickets and additional tickets will be $1 each. All proceeds from sales will go toward Japan Relief efforts. In addition to our open mic performances, ACU will also shortly discuss E-Board elections for next year. Applications are now open, so if you are interested in being on next year’s board, please be sure to attend.

AHM@NYU MESMERISE: CLOSING CELEBRATION
Thursday, April 28 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Kimmel 914
Join us for Asian Heritage Month Closing Celebration - MESMERISE! For this year’s closing celebration,we will hold a red carpet event honoring all the hard work that was put into producing the cultural events for this year’s Asian Heritage Month at NYU. The night will feature spoken word artist Suheir Hammad, and we will be serving mocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Suheir Hammad, a Palestinian-American poet, author and political activist who was born in October 1973 in Amman, Jordan to Palestinian refugee parents and immigrated with her family to Brooklyn, New York City when she was five years old. Her parents later moved to Staten Island. As an adolescent, Hammad was heavily influenced by Brooklyn’s vibrant Hip-Hop scene and absorbed the stories shared by her parents and grandparents about life Lydda before the 1948 Palestinian exodus. From these disparate influences, Hammad wove into her work a common narrative of dispossession, not as an immigrant, a Palestinian and a Muslim, but as a woman struggling against society’s sexism and as a poet. She was signed to HBO’s Def Poetry Jam by Russell Simmons after he discovered her piece, “First Writing Since”. She is now working on her third publication which will be a book of prose.

F4NK at NYU presents BOP 2011: Passion into Action
Thursday, April 28 · 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Kimmel E&L Auditorium
"BOP" - a play on words meaning to dance and also "rice" in Korean - is F4NK’s annual benefit event striving to raise awareness about North Korean human rights abuses. This year’s theme, "Passion into Action," is meant to facilitate a greater involvement in political and social activism on behalf of students and people in the NYU/NYC communities in general. Doors will open at 7pm, food will be served, and then the show will begin at 7:30pm. The night’s program will consist of spoken word as well as vocal performances. Dinner will also be served during the event! F4NK T-shirts will also be available for purchase. All proceeds from ticket and t-shirt sales will be donated to First Steps, a Vancouver-based development organization whose primary purpose is preventing child malnutrition in North Korea through programs that provide essential nutrients to young children. For more information about First Steps please visit http://www2.firststepscanada.org/

Senior Farewell - Carnival Night
Friday, April 29 · 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Kimmel 905/907
SSA and MISS presents: Senior Farewell – Carnival Night! Stressed out from finals drawing near? Why not take some time out to relax and have fun? Come out to our last event of the semester! Join us as we celebrate the graduating class of 2011 with this year’s theme: Carnival Night! We’ll be wrapping up the semester with awesome games, food, and prizes to be won!! MAHJONG, WATER PONG, AND TRIVIA! It’s easy: All you need is skill, a little luck, and oh, show up! If that’s not enough to entice you, we have NASI LEMAK, CHAR KWAY TEOW, OR LUAT (oyster omelette), and CURRY CHICKEN!

EXPO 201 Benefit Fashion Show for Hamilton Madison House
Friday, April 29 · 3:00pm - 9:30pm
Kimmel E&L Auditorium
Check out Generasian’s coverage of EXPO fashion show!

NYU VSA’s Annual Semi-formal Dinner
Saturday, April 30 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Kimmel Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor
NYU’s Vietnamese Students’ Association is proud to announce our first Semi-Formal on Saturday, April 30th. Please join us that night for a celebration of Vietnamese culture, food, and charity - all proceeds will be donated to The Sunflower Mission, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of people in Vietnam. You can learn more here: http://www.sunflowermission.org/. We will serving an all-you-can-eat buffet of chicken marsala, poached salmon, roasted potatoes, and other delicious offerings. Entertainment will be provided - from a NJVACA-sponsored fashion show to a cultural dance to a live DJ! Raffle tickets will also be sold for several amazing prizes (all for charity, of course). $7 for NYU students - get your tickets at NYU Ticket Central! $12 for non-NYU guests!

Sakura Matsuri
Sunday, May 1 · 9:30am - 8:00pm

Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Japan International would like to invite you to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden Sakura Matsuri! We are planning on meeting in Kimmel Lobby at 9:30AM and going together as a group. We will wait for about 15 minutes before leaving…don’t be late! We will be going to the W4th St Station: D Train.

Generasian Spring Launch Party!

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Did ya like the sneak preview of our Spring publication? The long-awaited moment has arrived. Cue trumpet fanfare.

Come check out Generasian’s most recent publication hot off the press this Wednesday, April 27th at 7pm! Be the first to get your hands on a copy of rePRESENTATIONS, our full-fledged Spring edition. We’ll be offering free food, bubble tea, and a chance to win your very own Generasian t-shirt. 

WHAT: The GENERASIAN Spring Launch Party
WHERE: Kimmel 912
WHEN: WEDS, April 27th @ 7 pm
WHY: Delicious food, bubble tea, a chance to win a Generasian t-shirt, and rePRESENTATIONS, our Spring publication!

Let us know if you’re coming via our Facebook event. Invite a diverse group of friends and colleagues! The Generasian Staff will answer any questions you may have about making a publication, Asian Pacific American issues, popular culture and much more. 

We look forward to seeing you there!
♥ Generasian Staff

P.S. Props to Kenny for the filming and editing of the Launch Party video. 

Thursday Apr 21

Campus Controversies in Review 2010-2011

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It’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month here at NYU. In honor of this month, I want to think about the APA-related controversies that have made me angry in this past year. While there are certainly revolutions occurring on the global level, I stop and think about the occurrences happening on college campuses themselves. These examples will help us answer, why do we need Asian Heritage Month? 



Is That Published News Really News?

In the Fall, well-respected Canadian news source, Maclean’s published an article originally entitled, "Too Asian?" White Canadians whom were interviewed complain about the wave of Asian/Asian Canadian students entering the colleges and apparently, turning each school into a “kill joy.” 

“Too Asian” is not about racism, say students like Alexandra: many white students simply believe that competing with Asians—both Asian Canadians and international students—requires a sacrifice of time and freedom they’re not willing to make. They complain that they can’t compete for spots in the best schools and can’t party as much as they’d like (too bad for them, most will say).   

Really, Maclean? You take some racist quotes from white Canadians over-generalizing Asians and pass that off as legitimate journalism? Get outta here! I was already recovering from Joel Stein’s insensitive article about Indians in Edison, NJ in Time Magazine’s July issue, titled "My Own Private India." In both cases, news sources that I thought were reliable and well-equipped to report on racial issues fell way off the mark. 

Humor Gone Bad 

Meanwhile, in the United States college campuses, a Harvard parody of Yale’s musical introductory video turned sour when Harvard students poked fun at the murder of Annie Le in their parody video of Yale. The corpse of Le, a graduate student, was found stuffed in the wall of a campus building just a year before. Harvard students apologized for their insensitivity and removed the video from YouTube. As that occurred, I became infuriated with Asians Sleeping in the Library and wrote an entry in Generasian about my dilemmas with this kind of humor that targets Asian/Asian American students across libraries around the country. In these two examples, Asian Americans find themselves at the short end of the joke, again. It’s disappointing that Harvard students do not have the awareness (and really common sense) to respect a murdered student’s name. Instead, Annie Le and her violent death become a joke to avenge the name of Harvard against Yale. While Asians sleeping in the library (ASL) is not as serious of an offense as the Annie Le scandal, the ASL tumblr still functions on the presumptions of images of Asians as “funny” and easy to be ridiculed. While the Le scandal and ASL seem to be “totally unrelated,” we can see that both examples function on a similar spectrum of logic and humor. 

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Tuesday Apr 19

Campus Events 4/18/11 - 4/24/11

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Book Signing and Reading by R. Zamora Linmark
author of “Leche” and “Rolling the R’s”
Tuesday, April 19 · 6:00pm8:00pm
20 Cooper Square, 4th Fl
"Leche" (Coffee House Press) is the story of a young Filipino American’s riotous adventures through the sprawling, tragicomic landscape of modern-day Manila. After thirteen years of living in the U.S., Vince returns to his birthplace, the Philippines. As Vince ventures into the heat and chaos of the city, he encounters a motley cast of characters, including a renegade nun, a political film director, arrogant hustlers, and the country’s spotlight-driven First Daughter. Haunted by his childhood memories and a troubled family history, Vince unravels the turmoil, beauty, and despair of a life caught between a fractured past and a precarious future. Witty and mesmerizing, this novel explores the complex colonial and cultural history of the Philippines and the paradoxes inherent in the search for both personal and national identities.

NYU For Japan: First Annual NYU Club Anime Cos-Cafe
Tuesday, April 19 · 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Kimmel E&L Auditorium
Tired and stressed from midterms and school work? Want to relax in a way that makes a positive impact? Then come relax at Club Anime’s Cos-Cafe! This year’s theme: Maids! Our friendly staff members will be dressed in cute Victorian costumes as we serve you the best time of your life! Our menu will include great authentic Japanese food and snacks, along with treats like Bubble Tea and pastries! Cos-Cafe will be run just like any cafe, so pre-bought tickets and one-time entrance fees will not be available. However, There will be three types of tickets sold at the door on the day of the event valued at different prices ($1, $2, or $5) and correspond to a particular food, drink, or dessert price. Please check out the menu below for specific prices.

HKSA Sensations 2011
Thursday, April 21 · 7:00pm - 10:30pm
Kimmel E&L Auditorium
Read more about SENSATIONS 2011 in Generasian’s AHM Event Guide

Norwegian Wood screening with Corners of Culture
Thursday, April 21 · 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Kimmel 903
Anh Hùng Trần’s adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s #1 Best-selling novel of all time in Japan, Norwegian Wood, features Kenichi Matsuyama (from Nana, Death Note), Kinko Rikuchi (Babel, The Brothers Bloom), and Kiko Mizuhara (model). It has also been nominated for several awards such as the 67th Venice International Film Festival.

IFA Philippine Cultural Night 2011 - Corazon’s
Friday, April 22 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Kimmel E&L Auditorium
Read more about PCN’s production Corazon’s in Generasian’s AHM Event Guide

CMS: The Last HURRAH
Friday, April 22 · 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Kimmel 900 Series (905/907)
Come to Chinese Mei Society’s LAST EVENT OF THE SEMESTER! YUAN was a tremendous success, and we wanted once again thank all those who were involved. As for those may be interested in participating or becoming EVEN MORE INVOLVED, apply NOW for next year’s eboard at http://www.nyu.edu/clubs/cms/apps/

E.P.I.C. Motion’s First Performance Showcase
Saturday, April 23 · 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Peridance Studio - 126 E 13th Street
E.P.I.C. Motion Dance Company (Energy and Passion Inspiring Collaborative Motion) has been performing hip-hop sets on the competitive East Coast circuit for 3 years now. After 3 years of growth we’ve become a company that’s much larger then just the hip-hop we’ve done in the past. Our dancers’ backgrounds range from hip-hop, house, jazz, contemporary, classical ballet, waacking to name a few. And now we’d like to show the world what else we’re capable of and give our members a chance to create pieces for themselves in a wide variety of styles. Doors open at 8 pm/

Tuesday Apr 12

Check out the “Asian Images” Comic Collection

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Starting in May, NYU’s Fales Library will exhibit the recently-donated collection of comics containing Asian images. The collection comes from William F. Wu, a science fiction author, who “has samples of nearly every comic containing Asian images published between the years of 1947 and 1986.”

On the comic books, Wu said, “I was concerned, outraged, and amused because popular culture reaches virtually everyone. The role models—good and bad—can have real world effects on people’s perception of themselves and those around them.”

Jeff Yang of Original Spin and SFGate’s AsianPop column will be curating the exhibit. Check out some images of the collection on his website.

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Campus Events 4/11/11-4/10/17

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Defiant Gardens: Radical Horticulture in the Era of Japanese Internment
Tuesday, April 12 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm
APA Institute, 41-51 East 11th Street, 7th Floor Gallery
What is a defiant garden? According to Kenneth Helphand, who coined the term, it’s a garden that is grown in extreme social and political conditions. Soldiers holed up in Western Front trenches during World War One; Jewish men and women in Nazi-controlled Poland; civilian internees in Asia during World War Two: all of them, in the face of imminent annihilation, resisted spiritual death by creating pockets of horticultural resistance. They invested imaginatively in a future they had no way of knowing they would live to see. They seeded beauty in a world of barbarism. Helphand will be talking about and showing images from his extraordinary, often heartbreaking research into a neglected dimension of gardening and war-culture history. He will pay particular attention to the defiant gardens created in Japanese-American internment camps, as well as those built in secret at Guantanamo Bay.

The 3rd Annual Southeast Asian (SEA) Night
Thursday, April 14 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Kimmel 914
SEA Night is back! Join us for SEA Night 2011 to experience the diverse cultures of Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia & Indonesia! Enjoy musical performances, lots of food, as well as games and prizes!!!
Brought to you by Vietnamese Students Association (VSA), Thai Students Association (TSA), Malaysian and Indonesian Students Society (MISS), and Singaporean Students Association (SSA). Dinner will be provided! (free admission)

Korean Culture Night 2011
Friday, April 15 · 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Kimmel E&L
Read Generasian’s interview with KCN Director, Gillian Seok, for more information about this year’s Korean Culture Night

5th Annual New York City Asian American Student Conference
Saturday, April 16 · 9:30am - 8:00pm
NYU Kimmel Center
Read Generasian’s article on NYCAASC for more information! Don’t forget to register for free at www.nycaasc.com

Tuesday Apr 5

Campus Events 4/4/11-4/10/11

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Ke Kulana He Mahu: Remembering a Sense of Place
Screening and Discussion with Director Connie Florez
Tuesday, April 5 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Kimmel Shorin 802
The documentary “Kulana He Mahu: Remembering a Sense of Place” directed by Connie Florez, examines how colonialism has profoundly shifted attitudes toward gender and sexuality for indigenous Hawai’ians, and has shaped the marginalization of transgendered communities in Hawai’i today. This special screening will be accompanied by a selection from Florez’s current documentary project “The Glades Project” and a discussion with the director in dialogue with members of the Pacific LGBT community in NYC including Kristabelle; and Elizabeth Conley, MPH Sexuality & Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. The program will be moderated by Gayatri Gopinath, the Director of the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program at the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU. To RSVP, Email apa.rsvp@nyu.edu, or Call 212-992-9653

Singapore Students Association Elections
Wednesday, April 6 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
KC 912
There are 5 positions to be contested: President, Vice-president, Treasurer, Secretary and Webmaster. You must be in attendance to vote/run unless you have class or are currently studying abroad. You can both run for positions as well as vote if you are currently studying abroad. We will send an email to you with further instructions. Food will be provided.

Yuan 11: Illuminate
Thursday, April 7 · 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Kimmel E&L Auditorium
For more information

ACE 28: Pulse
Friday, April 8 · 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Kimmel E&L Auditorium
For more information


Monday Mar 28

Campus Events (and More!) 3/28/11-4/2/11

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Asian Americans and Racial Diversity in the Ivory Tower
Tuesday, March 29 · 1:00pm - 3:00pm
The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College
47-49 East 65th Street (b/w Park and Madison Avenues)
New York, NY
U.S. Colleges and Universities have experienced rapid growth in Asian American student enrollment over the last four decades, paralleling growth in the general Asian American population following immigration reform in 1965. In the 1980s and 90s, increased Asian American enrollment at elite institutions was hailed within a discourse of celebrating diversity. At the same time, the increase in Asian American college students also drew fears of an “Asian Invasion.” Speakers at this event will consider the cultural, demographic and policy implications of increasing Asian American enrollment in higher education.
RSVP HERE: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e3ikjhxbgkzimnjb/start

NYU Lambda Phi Epsilon’s Bone Marrow Drive
Tuesday, March 29 · 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Kimmel
The Cammy Lee Leukemia Foundation Inc. (CLLF) is a non profit health service organization dedicated to raising awareness and concerns to the Asian and Pacific Islander and minority communities about the thousands of patients that suffer from fatal blood diseases such as leukemia, aplastic anemia, and non-hodgkin’s lymphoma. Many of them will unfortunately need a marrow or stem cell transplant for a life–saving cure.

F4NK: Adrian Hong Colloquium
Tuesday, March 29 · 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Kimmel 905
On Tuesday, March 29, at 8pm in Kimmel 905, Freedoms 4 North Korea has the honor of hosting Adrian Hong to speak on behalf of his involvement in the field of human rights. Currently, Adrian Hong serves as Director of the Pegasus Project, an initiative that uses cutting-edge technology to penetrate closed societies and empower people in those nations to communicate amongst themselves, and with the outside world. He was also selected as one of the twenty 2010 TED Senior Fellows from across the globe. Adrian was the co-founder and former Executive Director of Liberty in North Korea (LiNK), an international NGO devoted to human rights in North Korea, and the protection of North Korean refugees all over the world. In 2008, he was a Visiting Lecturer for Ewha University in Korea teaching “America, Human Rights and Foreign Policy”. He is currently a Visiting Associate Professional Specialist for Princeton University.

TASS Night Market 2011: Taiwan in Motion
Wednesday, March 30 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Kimmel E&L Auditorium
See previous Generasian coverage of TASS Night Market for more information.

CMS Movie Night
Thursday, March 31 · 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Kimmel 405
Come join CMS for a laid-back movie night this Thursday! Enjoy food and yummy Asian snacks (Panda crackers, anyone?) while we watch the 2011 hit “我知女人心 (What Women Want)”. You can also learn about our annual benefit fashion/talent show Yuan: the exciting performances we have lined up, the awesome raffle prizes & goodie bags, and how YOU can get in for free! (by volunteering of course)

Seconds to Fame
Thursday, March 31 · 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Kimmel 914
It’s that time of the year again guys! HKSA’s annual SECONDS TO FAME event is here. Tons of talent; singers, dancers, stand-up comedy, etc. will stand on stage to impress our panel of judges. Judges will have a bell in front of them to eliminate contestants — prizes increase with every 15 seconds you stay on stage! Come out this Thursday, March 31 to watch some amazing talent and as always, enjoy some free food. To sign up as a contestant, please e-mail hksa.nyu@gmail.com with your name, college and performance.

Asian Heritage Month’s Opening Ceremony RISE with Wong Fu Productions
Friday, April 1 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Kimmel E&L Auditorium
The night will feature Wong Fu Productions - Wesley Chan, Ted Fu & Philip Wang. Wong Fu Productions is a growing independent production company with thousands of hits to their website from all over the world each day. With a fanbase of millions across the globe, they work fulltime creating online content, designing for their tshirt brand, and producing with other companies and artists. As emerging artists and filmmakers, they hope to continue to improve their craft, grow as a company, and reach people with their work.*UPDATE: TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!*
-Ticket Central (566 LaGuardia Place) from Saturday, 3/26 until Friday, 4/1 at 5:30pm- limit 2 tickets per NYU ID
-Satellite box office (Kimmel 206) from 5:30pm to 7pm on the day of the event (Friday 4/1)

Friday Mar 25

Generasian’s AHM Event Guide: EXPO

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Asian Heritage Month is fast approaching and promises to be more packed with exciting events than ever before. Want to know more? This week, Generasian will bring you the inside scoop on the various culture shows and major events happening throughout April in celebration of Asian Heritage Month. Check back for all the latest updates!

EXPO is NYU’s annual charity fashion show that executed entirely by NYU students. This year is their 13th season this year. Produced by NYU modeling club and sponsored by CSS, EXPO is a unique show that is not just about models looking pretty and cat walking down the runway. The show has been known for fusing runway segments and dance choreography together to create a unique fashion experience for all those involved. We spoke with executive producer of EXPO, Pauline to find out more about the event.

Date: Friday, April 29, 2011

Time: There will be two shows. 

Afternoon: 3:00 pm and Evening: 7:30 pm

Ticket Cost: $7 NYU 

$10 non-NYU

Location:  Kimmel Center: E&L Auditorium, 4th Floor

Q: What is the theme of this year’s show?

A: This year’s theme is entitled “The Butterfly Effect.” We chose this theme for two reasons. Firstly, “the butterfly effect” is a mathematical theorem so it is perfect way to demonstrate the intelligence in the NYU student body. Secondly, “the butterfly effect” has the leeway to allow artistic interpretation. Basically the butterfly effect states that a small change can generate a large change and that theme has played a large part in our choice of charity for this year.

Q: Will the proceeds of the show be donated to a charity?

A: This year, EXPO has chosen to team up with Hamilton-Madison House, which is a non-profit organization based in New York City. It serves the Chinatown and lower Manhattan communties. Their programs include early education, teen and adolescent, behavioral health, and senior citizen and immigrant programs. EXPO has chosen to specifically focus on the early education and teen & adolescent programs because, going along with the theme of “the butterfly effect,” we want to instill change in young people early and hope that this small change now can have a larger, positive impact on these kids’ futures. All proceeds from EXPO will go to the Hamilton-Madison House.

Alternatively, we have partnered with goodsearch.com, a search engine powered by Yahoo! which will donate money to Hamilton-Madison House with each search made on its search engine. Anyone can participate in this event for a good cause, they would just need to go to goodsearch.com/toolbar and download a toolbar that will be embedded on their browser. They have to verify the NYU EXPO account and then every search through the goodsearch engine will generate an amount of money that will be donated to Hamilton-Madison house at the end of the year.

Q: How can people still get involved?

A: Since EXPO has become such a large show, we are always looking for volunteers to help out backstage, to dress the models, and to hand out goody bags. In the past, volunteers have really enjoyed participating in this event. They are exposed first hand to the workings behind the scenes at a popular fashion show. We can be reached at volunteer.exponyu@gmail.com. And also, of course, come out and see the show(s) on Friday, April 29!