This Fall, the 5th Annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) presented by HBO proudly celebrates its fifth anniversary in bringing quality Asian American cinema to the greater Philadelphia Area. PAAFF’12 will kick-off with a free Launch Night event on Friday, October 26st, at 7pm at the Prince Music Theater Black Box (1412 Chestnut Street). The Festival will proceed on November 7 – 17th at two venues: the Ibrahim Theater at the International House (3701 Chestnut Street) and the Asian Arts Initiative (1219 Vine Street).
Come test your skills and sign up to participate in Calvary Vision Church’s 3 vs 3 Mission Basketball Tournament benefiting the 2012 Honduras mission team on Saturday, June 9th, 2012. Start time will begin at 8:30AM and will end roughly around 5PM . Registration is $60 per team and open to all (4 players max). Sign-up takes place now till the day of the event.Â
Let’s Talk: Mental Health Conference for Parents & Youth of Korean Descent Saturday April 28 in Vienna, Virginia
(By Gemma Sohn) I am thrilled about the upcoming â€œLetâ€™s Talkâ€ conference in April. The event will be uniquely therapeutic, as both youth and their parents will be participating in interacting with each other in a meaningful way, through educational workshops and time of bonding.
This is the first joint venture between Washington Christian Counseling Institute (WCCI) and Mustard Seed Generation (MSG). This joint effort is especially meaningful in that both organizations have sought to raise awareness regarding mental health needs in the Korean American community, each serving in a very unique way for different age group.
Who is The Supply?
Education for many of us is a given. We don’t even think twice about advancing from primary school to secondary school. Our eyes are set on college degrees, graduate degrees, and any other letters that we can place at the end of our name.
But there’s a world out there where secondary school is not even an option. We’re not even talking about opportunity costs or economic trade-offs, but in some areas of the world, secondary schools just don’t exist.
When we say some areas, we’re talking about a place that holds 2 billion people worldwide. Slums are growing exponentially as 250,000 new children are born into slums each day. That’s 250,000 more human beings subjected to the sub-human living conditions. Children in slums often play in gutters of human feces and their homes are built upon mounds of trash.