DC/VA Events…Holiday Bash, Film Screening, Toy Drive…

Thursday, December 10 from 7:00pm-12:0am
Mixer from 7:00pm-9:00pm & Party from 9:00pm-12:00am
Class of Change Holiday Bash
Hosts- Chris Vaeth 0 Alex Flores – Amy Castellano – Alyson Palmer – Angela Rye – April Harley – Bonnie Kwon – Brian Wang – Caren Street – Carrol Chang – Chris Cassidy – Christian Oh – Christina Hollenback – Dy Brown – Emanuel Pleitez – Esther Morales – Felix Sorgho – Hallie Montoya Tansey – Jill Raney – John Brougher – Juan Gonzalez – Keo Chea – Kety Esquivel – Maria Urbina – Mark Rutledge – Melody Gonzales – Nina Kahori Fallenbaum – Ryan Seashore – Seiji Carpenter – Stacey Vaeth Gonzalez – Teddy Miller – Tiffani St.Cloud – Tsehay Abebe – Waiching Wong
Lima – 1401 K St. NW
(McPherson Square Metro – Orange/Blue lines)
Last month, our launch event brought together hundreds of diverse people who are ushering in the era of change.  This month, join us at..  The CLASS OF CHANGE Holiday Bash!  (OPTIONAL) IF YOU’RE FEELING IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT, BRING A NEW, UNWRAPPED TOY AND WE’LL DONATE IT TO ‘TOYS FOR TOTS’!
Free before 10:30pm

Thursday, December 9, at 7:00pm
Press Briefing: Launching of US-Wide Alliance Calling for the Immediate Lifting of Martial Law in the Philippines & Appeal for Justice for Victims of Maguindanao Massacre
Global Channel – 7205 Enterprise Ave. in Mclean, VA
The press briefing will also address the recent massacre of over 30 journalists during the Maguindanao massacre last November 23, 2009. This week, the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs passed a concurrent resolution condemning the massacre of journalists and other citizens. The said resolution was sponsored by Representatives Howard Berman (CA) and Chris Smith (NJ), and has already garnered 23 signatures of support from the US Congress. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) ranked the massacre deathtoll “the worst for press in recent history.” Because of this single incident, the CPJ moved the Philippines up from its previous ranking as the second most dangerous country for journalists to the number one most dangerous country, surpassing Iraq.

Thursday, December 10 at 8:00pm
Film Screening: “9500 Liberty”
US Navy Memorial Theater – 701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
(Archives/Navy Memorial – Yellow/Green lines)
9500 Liberty is a compelling new documentary about a suburban community’s struggle to manage its changing population in a climate of fear and racial tension exploited by national groups and ambitious local politicians. The film documents how residents and advocacy groups on both sides used new media, technology and social networking to organize for the future of their community online, on the streets and at the center of local politics. 9500 Liberty provides a front-row seat to this battle, one that we will likely see repeated in the months to come as the immigration reform debate returns to the forefront of the national discourse.

Friday, December 11
Joint Networking Mixer and Toy Drive
Hosts- Asia Heritage Foundation, Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL), Korean American Coalition, National Association of Asian American Professionals of DC, Sejong Society, Taiwanese American Professionals, & UNA-USA Young Professionals for International Cooperation
Eyebar – 1716 I St NW
(Farragut North & Farragut West – Red & Orange/Blue lines)
With less than a month away til Christmas, several of the Asian Pacific American groups are working together to collect toys for those children who are in need. We are collecting toys on December 11th at Eyebar in DC. Please bring an unwrapped toy and take in the networking spirit of the holiday season.

Saturday, December 12 at 5:00pm
Simbang Gabi
Host- Katipunan, the Filipino-American Association of Maryland
Immaculate Heart of Mary School Gym – 8501 Loch Raven Blvd in Baltimore, MD
Contact- Helen Sadorra at (410) 258-7236


Saturday, December 19 at 7:00pm
Featuring Yellow Rage, JR Russ, Yoko K., Simone Jacobson, Kilusan
The Fridge, Rear Alley – 516 8th Street SE
(Eastern Market Metro – Orange/Blue lines)
Sulu DC is an underground, grassroots network for Asian American and/or Pacific Islander American (AAPI) artists, which provides a home for AAPI focused spoken word and multidisciplinary artists in Washington, D.C. On the third Saturday of every month, we host a performance showcase of emerging and established AAPI artists in music, spoken word, video, and multidisciplinary performances.
$10 general admission / $8 students


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