CAL STATE L.A. CELEBRATES 1999 ASIAN PACIFIC HERITAGE MONTH
What & Who: California State University, Los Angeles commemorates Asian Pacific Heritage Month 1999 with a month of festivities.
Where: Cal State L.A. is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 Freeways.
EVENTS: Asian Pacific Heritage Culture Fest Kick-Off. Tue., May 4, 12 noon, Free Speech Area. This special event kicks off a month-long series of events that celebrate and increase awareness of Asian Pacific American culture. The event will include entertainment, speakers, and food.
Woman In Bloom: Reception for Artist Mary Hyun. Thu., May 6, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Los Angeles Room, U-SU. View Mary Hyun's bold and colorful "Woman in Bloom" series. Traditional Asian music will be performed and refreshments will be served.
APASRC Fifth Anniversary Reception. Wed., May 12, 12 noon, Alumni Lounge, U-SU. Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and the fifth anniversary of the Asian Pacific American Student Resource Center at this special reception. The reception will include an award presentation and musical entertainment. Refreshments will be served.
Radiant Colors: Close and Affectionate Encounters. Thu., May 13, 7 p.m. State Playhouse. This triple bill of solo work features critically-acclaimed Asian American female performance artists Jude Narita-known for her award-winning one-woman play, Coming Into Passion/Song for a Sansei; Denise Uyehara-"One of the Hundred Coolest People in LA" by Buzz magazine; and actor, writer and comedienne Paula Weston Solano, who has performed at LATC, Mark Taper Forum, and with East West Players.
Yuri Kochiyama: Passion For Justice Thu., May 20, 12 noon and 7 p.m. Maxwell Theatre, U-SU. Yuri Kochiyama is a Japanese American activist who has lived in Harlem for more than 40 years. This film chronicles her remarkable contributions to social change through some of the most significant events of the 20th century, including the Black Liberation movement, the struggle for Puerto Rican independence, and the Japanese American Redress movement.
YELLOW. Thu., May 27, 12 noon and 7 p.m. Maxwell Theatre, U-SU. YELLOW is a critically acclaimed film that follows the adventures of eight friends during one life-changing night in Los Angeles. Directed by Chris Chan Lee, 1997, 110 minutes. Filmmaker Chris Chan Lee will be available to answer questions following both screenings!
Here and Now. Fri., May 28, 7 p.m. Music Hall. This compelling performance presents unique Asian Pacific American perspectives through improvisation, music, comedy, dance, and theatre. The cast will explore the dynamics of growing, struggling and surviving as an Asian Pacific Islander in America.
Info: For more information, contact the Cal State L.A. Cross Cultural Centers at (323) 343-5247.