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For more info: Angela Pang, AsianWeek Foundation, apang@asianweek.com, cell: (415) 691-7264
 

  

10th Annual Hill Physicians Asian Heritage StreetCelebration at SF’s Civic Center, May 17

- Largest APA Heritage Month Celebration Nationwide -
 

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 16, 2014) - The City is hosting the largest pan Asian street fair nationwide to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage month on Saturday, May 17th at San Francisco’s Civic Center. The 10th Annual Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration(AHSC), will take place in front of the Asian Art Museum, leading up to the Little Saigon District. The event is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Over 90,000 people are expected to attend.

 

As part of the 10th anniversary of the Hill Physicians Asian Heritage StreetCelebration, event organizers are introducing an annual theme for this year’s event. The first theme chosen by event producer, AsianWeek Foundation, entitled “Tastes of Asia” will showcase Asian food-everything from ingredients to preparation, to eating and enjoying-and any way food interacts with Asian culture. The Hill Physicians AHSC already includes many specific food features including celebrity cooking demos, Asian food vendors and popular food trucks.

 

 

2014 Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration map.

 

VISUALS/HIGHLIGHTS 

 

  • 10:30 a.m. Blessing by Thai monks on Contemporary Stage located at Fulton and Larkin Street.
  • 11 a.m. Faces of Asia Cultural Procession - a dazzling display of ethnic attire, begins at Asian Art Museum
  • 11 a.m. School Awards Ceremony honoring Bay Area educators for promoting diversity, sponsored by Target, inside the Asian Art Museum’s Samsung Hall.
  • 11: 30 a.m. - Special National Viral Hepatitis Testing Day with local elected officials and community leaders on the Contemporary Stage located at Fulton and Larkin Street.
  • Noon - Tai Chi Exhibition with some of the world leaders in Tai Chi/Qigong and Martial Arts at Grove and Larkin Streets
  • 11: 30 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Cooking demos from top chefs from across the Bay Area, including: Sharon Nahm of E&O Asian Kitchen, Tim Archuleta of ICHI Sushi + NI Bar, Yong Dong “Tony” Wu of M.Y. China, Fred Tang and Wilfred Pacio from Spice Kit, and Thomas Weibull from the Clift Hotel.
  • A variety of scrumptious pan Asian delights with an estimated 20-30 food trucks and booths.
  • Creative handmade arts and crafts items at the Arts and Crafts World Market.
  • Free admission to the Asian Art Museum, courtesy of Target, with activities all day.
  • Healthy Living Pavilion - booths will feature Hepatitis B and C screenings, glucose tests, lupus education, natural medicine, and more.
  • Children’s Area - where kids can play games, create their own crafts and learn about the history and cultures from all over Asia.
  • Two stages of live entertainment, including a special performance by MC Jin at 3 p.m.

For more info visit: www.asianfairsf.com.

 

WHAT:
10th Annual Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration
A Project of the AsianWeek Foundation

 

WHEN:
Saturday, May 17, 2014
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

WHERE:

Civic Center/Little Saigon District
Larkin and McAllister Streets
San Francisco, CA

www.asianfairsf.com
Connect:       

http://www.twitter.com/awfoundation

http://www.facebook.com/AsianHeritageStreetCelebration

http://www.instagram.com/AsianFairSF

Use hashtag: #AHSC

 

To arrange interviews, contact: Angela Pang, apang@asianweek.com(415) 691-7264.

 

 

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About the Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration

The Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration is a showcase of allAsian and Pacific Islander cultures. Hill Physicians AHSC is the largestgathering of Asians in the country and is held every third Saturday of May in San Francisco, California. It is produced by the AsianWeek Foundation.

AsianFairSF.com

 

About the AsianWeek Foundation

AWF 2013 Logo

AsianWeek Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and develop Asian Pacific American identity, community and diversity.  AWF encourages the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity, working to strengthen relations between all Asian and Pacific Islander cultures, newer and older generations of Asian Pacific Americans, and Asians and non-Asians. AsianWeekFoundation.org

 

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Subaru “Hep B Free Mobile” Promotes Community Health and Healthy Living

- XV Crosstrek Hybrid spreads message of hepatitis B prevention and environmental stewardship at the 10th Annual Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration -
 
The Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Hep B mobile was out supporting Hepatitis B Free Santa Clara County’s bus ad campaign launch targeting the Chinese and Vietnamese population to get tested for #hepatitis B on April 17 along with Congressman Mike Honda, Santa Clara County Supervisors Ken Yeager and Dave Cortese, Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody, NEMS Associate Medical Director Dr. Lynn Liu, El Camino Hospital Director of Community Benefit Barbara Avery, Fiona Ma, Speaker pro Tem Emeritus of the California State Assembly Fiona Ma, AsianWeek Foundation’s Ted Fang, and Hep B Free Santa Clara County Campaign Director Arcadi Kolchak.

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 14, 2014) – Subaru and the AsianWeek Foundationwill introduce the new Subaru “Hep B Free Mobile” at the 10th Annual Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC), the nation’s largest pan Asian street fair. AHSC will be held Saturday, May 17, 2014 in San Francisco, in front of the Asian Art Museum, leading up to the Little Saigon District. The event is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

The Subaru Hep B Free Mobile is part of the company’s commitment to healthy living and improving community health. The car is wrapped with the colors of the Hep B Free campaign and serves as a moving billboard to educate communities about preventing Hep B disease, the greatest cause of liver cancer and the greatest health disparity facing Asian/Pacific Islanders.

 

The Hep B Free Mobile has visited more than 100 events in the last five years, reaching approximately 2,500,000 people. This year the Hep B Free Mobile is a XV Crosstrek Hybrid, and will spread the message of Hep B prevention using the most fuel-efficient and lowest-emissions All-Wheel Drive hybrid crossover vehicle in America.

 

“Subaru is committed to good corporate citizenship, which is helping to save lives in the Asian American community, and is also helping to preserve our environment. We are proud to partner with Subaru in sharing the love for our families and future generations,” said AsianWeek Foundation Executive Director and Founder of the Asian Heritage Street Celebration Ted Fang.

 

Subaru will be on-site at AHSC with models of the all-new Subaru WRX, XV Crosstrek Hybrid Hep B Free Mobile and a special incentive on the 2014 Outback. Subaru will be offering complimentary social photos inside the Subaru display. The first 500 visitors will receive an eco-friendly, flat refillable water bottle and everyone receives organic seeds to get their vegetable garden started (while supplies last). The commitment of Subaru to the environment matches the increasing awareness Asian Americans have towards preserving the environment for their families and future generations.

 

“Subaru shares the principles and values of the Asian American community for keeping our families safe and healthy,” said Tom Doll, President and COO of Subaru of America. “We are proud of our long partnership with the Hep B Free campaign and the Asian Heritage Street Celebration. Together, we are making a positive impact in the community and on the environment.”

 

 

The 10th Annual Hill Physicians AHSC will feature:

 

 

  • A variety of scrumptious pan Asian delights with an estimated 20-30 food trucks and booths.
  • Cooking demos from top chefs from across the Bay Area, including: Sharon Nahm of E&O Asian Kitchen, Tim Archuleta of ICHI Sushi + NI Bar, Yong Dong “Tony” Wu of M.Y. China, Fred Tang and Wilfred Pacio from Spice Kit, and Thomas Weibull from the Clift Hotel.
  • Creative handmade arts and crafts items at the Arts and Crafts World Market.
  • Faces of Asia Cultural Procession, a dazzling display of cultural attire.
  • Free admission to the Asian Art Museum, courtesy of Target, with activities all day.
  • Healthy Living Pavilion - booths will feature Hepatitis B and C screenings, glucose tests, lupus education, natural medicine, and more.
  • Children’s Area - where kids can play games, create their own crafts and learn about the history and cultures from all over Asia.
  • Two stages of live entertainment, including a special performance by MC Jin.

For more info visit: www.asianfairsf.com.

 

WHAT:
10th Annual Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration
A Project of the AsianWeek Foundation

 

WHEN:
Saturday, May 17, 2014
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

WHERE:

Civic Center/Little Saigon District
Larkin and McAllister Streets
San Francisco, CA

www.asianfairsf.com

Connect:       

http://www.twitter.com/awfoundation

http://www.facebook.com/AsianHeritageStreetCelebration

http://www.instagram.com/AsianFairSF

http://www.twitter.com/subaru_usa

hashtag: #AHSC #SubaruHybrid #HepBMobile

 

 

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About the Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration

The Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration is a showcase of all Asian and Pacific Islander cultures. Hill Physicians AHSC is the largest gathering of Asians in the country and is held every third Saturday of May in San Francisco, California. It is produced by the AsianWeek Foundation.

AsianFairSF.com

 

About the AsianWeek Foundation

AWF 2013 Logo

AsianWeek Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and develop Asian Pacific American identity, community and diversity.  AWF encourages the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity, working to strengthen relations between all Asian and Pacific Islander cultures, newer and older generations of Asian Pacific Americans, and Asians and non-Asians. AsianWeekFoundation.org

About Subaru of America, Inc.

Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States.  All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit media.subaru.com

 

 

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more info contact: Dan Robinson, Hill Physicians, (925) 327-6731 orDan.Robinson@hpmg.com
 
or Angela Pang, AsianWeek Foundation, apang@asianweek.com or (415) 373-4002
 

 

Hill Physicians Medical Group Announced as

Title Sponsor for Asian Heritage Street Celebration

- Festival is part of Hill Physicians commitment to all of its diverse patient membership -

 

Hills PhysiciansSAN FRANCISCO, CA May 1, 2014 - As part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the AsianWeek Foundation announced Hill Physicians Medical Group as title sponsor of the 10th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC), the nation’s largest pan Asian street fair. The 10th Annual Hill Physicians AHSC will be held Saturday, May 17, 2014 in front of San Francisco Civic Center and the Asian Art Museum, leading up to the Little Saigon neighborhood. The event is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Sponsoring the festival is part of Hill Physician’s commitment to health outreach to the Bay Area’s Asian community. Hill Physicians is the largest association of independent doctors in Northern California. Their doctor’s care for 300,000 members, working to keep them well and helping them bounce back when things go wrong.

Hill Health Magazine’s summer cover story is about the ABCs of hepatitis and features the story of Fiona Ma, former speaker pro tem of the California State Assembly. Pick up a free copy of the magazine at the Hill Physicians booth in the Healthy Living Pavilion

 

“Hill Physicians keeps families healthy in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Asian Heritage Street Celebration brings families together to share in the area’s rich cultural heritages,” said Ted Fang, Executive Director of the AsianWeek Foundation. “This is a great partnership to celebrate the diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area and to improve the health of the community and our families.”

 

At the upcoming street fair, Hill Physicians will be offering bone density and grip strength screenings, health presentations, and the chance for fairgoers to meet doctors. Hill Physicians is also pleased to support awareness, screening and vaccinations for hepatitis B. The May cover story of their magazine, Hill Health, is about the ABCs of hepatitis and features the story of Fiona Ma, former speaker pro tem of the California State Assembly. Free copies will be available at their booth in the Healthy Living Pavilion.

 

“Hill Physicians is committed to improving the health of the diverse communities we serve”, said Hill Physicians CEO Darryl Cardoza. “We are delighted to partner with the AsianWeek Foundation to present the Asian Heritage Street Celebration.  This event reflects Hill Physicians’ core values of innovation, integrity, community service, and appreciation and respect for the diversity of all our members, values that complement the strong values of the Asian Community.”

 

Hill Physicians AHSC will feature:

  • A variety of scrumptious pan Asian delights with an estimated 20-30 food trucks and booths
  • Cooking demos from top chefs from across the Bay Area, including: Sharon Nahm of E&O Asian Kitchen, Tim Archuleta of ICHI Sushi + NI Bar, Yong Dong “Tony” Wu of M.Y. China, Fred Tang and Wilfred Pacio from Spice Kit, and Thomas Weibull from the Clift Hotel.
  • Creative handmade arts and crafts items at the Arts and Crafts World Market.
  • Faces of Asia Cultural Procession, a dazzling display of cultural attire
  • Free admission to the Asian Art Museum, courtesy of Target, with activities all day.
  • Healthy Living Pavilion - booths will feature Hepatitis B and C screenings, glucose tests, lupus education, natural medicine, and more.
  • Children’s Area - where kids can play games, create their own crafts and learn about the history and cultures from all over Asia
  • Two stages of live entertainment

For more info visit: www.asianfairsf.com.

 

 

WHAT:
10th Annual Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration
A Project of the AsianWeek Foundation

 

WHEN:
Saturday, May 17, 2014
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

WHERE:

Civic Center/Little Saigon District
Larkin and McAllister Streets
San Francisco, CA

www.asianfairsf.com

 

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About the Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration

The Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration is a showcase of all Asian and Pacific Islander cultures. Hill Physicians AHSC is the largestgathering of Asians in the country and is held every third Saturday of May in San Francisco, California. It is produced by the AsianWeek Foundation.

AsianFairSF.com

Hill Physicians Medical Group

Hills PhysiciansHill Physicians Medical Group is the largest independent physician association in Northern California and a recognized leader in innovative healthcare. The Integrated Healthcare Association and California Association of Physician Groups have recognized Hill Physicians as one of the top-performing medical groups in the state. Committed to serving healthy lifestyles, Hill Physicians Medical Group offers extensive health education services to its patients, including wellness classes, health screenings and self-help through its online information portal at www.HillPhysicians.com.

 

About the AsianWeek Foundation

AWF 2013 Logo

AsianWeek Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and develop Asian Pacific American identity, community and diversity.  AWF encourages the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity, working to strengthen relations between all Asian and Pacific Islander cultures, newer and older generations of Asian Pacific Americans, and Asians and non-Asians. AsianWeekFoundation.org

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more info: Angela Pang, AsianWeek Foundation, apang@asianweek.com or (415) 373-4002
 
  
 Learn To Cook from Bay Area Top Chefs
 
- 10th Annual Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration theme this year is “Tastes of Asia” -
 
 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA May 6 2014 - This year at the Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC) set for Saturday, May 17th at Civic Center, fair-goers will be treated to demos from top chefs from across the Bay Area. Here to showcase their talents are Sharon Nahm of E&O Asian Kitchen, Tim Archuleta of ICHI Sushi + NI Bar, Yong Dong “Tony” Wu of M.Y. China, Fred Tang and Wilfred Pacio from Spice Kit, and Thomas Weibull from the Clift Hotel. Demos will take place at Eddy and Larkin Streets beginning at 11:30 a.m.
 
In September 2010, Tim Archuleta opened the doors to his first restaurant, ICHI Sushi, capping an almost two-decade-long career as a sushi chef. ICHI Sushi garnered praise from The San Francisco Chronicle and Zagat, and has won Best in the Bay in five outlets. When he’s off the clock as executive chef of ICHI Sushi + NI Bar and ICHI Catering, Tim serves as a volunteer chef for the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture’s (CUESA) Sunday Supper and Summer Celebration. Archuleta supports and advocates CUESA’s mission for local, sustainable agriculture and fisheries.
 
Sharon Nahm, chef at E&O Asian Kitchen, rekindled her love of cooking in college as a sweet (and savory) escape from studying. After a friend suggested she should turn take her hobby and “do this for a living somehow,” Nahm left college and enrolled in the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. After taking a few chef jobs under various pastry chefs, she joined Kuleto’s Italian restaurant as its executive sous chef. Today, the Korean-born Nahm oversees the kitchen, staff and menu at E&O Asian Kitchen.
 
Like many who take up culinary arts, Fred Tang began cooking at an early age. His father, a Chinese immigrant raised in Korea, opened his own restaurant in California. After graduating from the California Culinary Academy, Tang teamed up with Iron Chef victor Ron Siegel at The Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton. Today, Tang, who earned a Top 30 Chefs Under 30 nod from Zagat, works with Spice Kit founder Wilfred Pacio. Pacio utilizes his fine dining experience at The French Laundry and Per Se to create a fast casual experience that incorporates refined French technique with unfussy Asian flavors. Pacio presides over Spice Kit’s operations, development and expansion, and Tang serves as executive chef.
 
“I always cooked,” recalls chef Thomas Weibull of the Clift Hotel, whose favorite childhood chore was to whip up meals for his three siblings. “I definitely clocked some time watching Julia Child.” After bringing his talents to different cities across the United States, Weibull finally settled in Northern California. In San Francisco, he took on prestigious positions as executive chef at Rubicon in the Financial District and executive chef at Plouf. He now serves as executive chef at the Clift Hotel, where he had the vision to turn Clift from restaurant service to a hotel food and beverage format. “There is so much going on,” Weibull says of Clift, “But in reality, what that means is that every day is a bigger thrill.”
 
Yong Dong “Tony” Wu brings with him an impressive list of former clients, and an even more impressive litany of accomplishments. The Tian Jin, China, native has prepared his brand of Chinese cooking for such guests as the Prime Minister of Japan, the King and Prime Minister of Thailand and other prominent figures. Wu has won 33 gold medals in various cooking competitions, and set a record pulling 16,000 noodles in two minutes. He now commands the kitchen as executive chefof M.Y. China in San Francisco.
 
Cooking Demo Schedule
 
11:30 a.m. – Tony Wu & Lance Shorr of M.Y. China: Chilled Dan Dan Noodles with Spicy Minced Pork
12:15 p.m. - Sharon Nahm of E&O Asian Kitchen: Drunken Noodles
1:00 p.m. - Tim Archuleta of ICHI Sushi: Hawaiian Amberjack Sashimi and Butchery
1:45 p.m. - Wilfred Pacio and Fred Tang of Spice Kit: Sous Vide Duck Breast with Soba Noodles and Dashi Broth
2:30 p.m. - Thomas Weibull of Velvet Room, Clift Hotel: 36-Hour Braised Pork Belly Adobo
 
The 10th Annual Hill Physicians AHSC will be held Saturday, May 17, 2014 in front of San Francisco Civic Center and the Asian Art Museum, leading up to the Little Saigon neighborhood. The event is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 
The 10th Annual Hill Physicians AHSC will feature:
  • A variety of scrumptious pan Asian delights with an estimated 20-30 food trucks and booths
  • Cooking demos from top chefs from across the Bay Area, including: Sharon Nahm of E&O Asian Kitchen, Tim Archuleta of ICHI Sushi + NI Bar, Yong Dong “Tony” Wu of M.Y. China, Fred Tang and Wilfred Pacio from Spice Kit, and Thomas Weibull from the Clift Hotel.
  • Creative handmade arts and crafts items at the Arts and Crafts World Market.
  • Faces of Asia Cultural Procession, a dazzling display of cultural attire
  • Free admission to the Asian Art Museum, courtesy of Target, with activities all day.
  • Healthy Living Pavilion - booths will feature Hepatitis B and C screenings, glucose tests, lupus education, natural medicine, and more.
  • Children’s Area - where kids can play games, create their own crafts and learn about the history and cultures from all over Asia
  • Two stages of live entertainment
For more info visit: www.asianfairsf.com.
 
 
WHAT:
10th Annual Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration
A Project of the AsianWeek Foundation
 
WHEN:
Saturday, May 17, 2014
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
 
WHERE:
Civic Center/Little Saigon District
Larkin and McAllister Streets
San Francisco, CA
 
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About the Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration
The Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration is a showcase of all Asian and Pacific Islander cultures. Hill Physicians AHSC is the largestgathering of Asians in the country and is held every third Saturday of May in San Francisco, California. It is produced by the AsianWeek Foundation.
 
 
About the AsianWeek Foundation

AWF 2013 Logo

AsianWeek Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and develop Asian Pacific American identity, community and diversity.  AWF encourages the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity, working to strengthen relations between all Asian and Pacific Islander cultures, newer and older generations of Asian Pacific Americans, and Asians and non-Asians. AsianWeekFoundation.org
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more info contact:
Angela Pang, AsianWeek Foundation
 
Open Call for School Award Nominations 
 
- Educators to be honored for promoting diversity at the 10th Annual Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration -
 
AHSC School Awards
 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 11, 2014) - As part of the 10th Annual Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC), outstanding Bay Area teachers, administrators, and staff will be honored for their ideas and strategies in bringing together the community to celebrate and promote cross cultural diversity and awareness. The public is invited to submit nominations.
 
Awardees will be presented with glass plaques and a prize from Target on stage during the 10th Annual Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration set for Saturday, May 17th, 2014 in Civic Center/Little Saigon.
 
The awards program and ceremony are organized by the AsianWeek Foundation and sponsored by Target stores as part of the annual School Awards Program that the street fair has hosted since its inception to recognize the accomplishments of teachers and administrators of Asian Pacific Islander heritage.
 
Nomination Criteria
For individuals (administrators, faculty, educators and staff), nominees must be of Asian descent and demonstrate exemplary commitment to promoting cross cultural diversity and awareness in their campus and/or community (e.g. diversity showcase, foods day, etc.)  All Bay Area public and private schools K-12 are eligible to apply. Schools may nominate more than one individual. The AsianWeek Foundation will select at least 4 winners total.
 
Nomination Process and Awards Announcement
The nomination period is from now until April 4, 2014.
 
 
Winners will be notified by April 28, 2014, and will be expected to attend the 10th Annual Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration on Saturday, May 17 to receive their award on stage in an hour long ceremony inside the Asian Art Museum’s Samsung Hall. There will be a reception with light refreshments and food for honorees and friends from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the ceremony will begin at 11 a.m.
 
 
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About the Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration
 
The Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration is a showcase of all Asian and Pacific Islander cultures. Hill Physicians AHSC is the largest gathering of Asians in the country and is held every third Saturday of May in San Francisco, California. It is produced by the AsianWeek Foundation.
 
 
About the AsianWeek Foundation
 
AWF 2013 Logo
AsianWeek Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and develop Asian Pacific American identity, community and diversity.  AWF encourages the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity, working to strengthen relations between all Asian and Pacific Islander cultures, newer and older generations of Asian Pacific Americans, and Asians and non-Asians.AsianWeekFoundation.org
 
For More Information Contact:
Angela Pang
apang@asianweek.com
(415) 373-4002
 
Open Call for AHSC Poster 
Contest Entries! 
-Win $500 and fame! Deadline is Jan. 24, 2014-
 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Dec. 13, 2013) - The Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration(AHSC) produced by the AsianWeek Foundation (AWF) is hosting its annual poster contest in partnership with the Asian American Women Artists AssociationAsian Art Museum,  Center for Asian American Media, and Kearny Street Workshop.

Organizers are looking for graphic artists to create an exciting and innovative image that will attract fairgoers. As part of the Hill Physicians AHSC’s 10th year anniversary, organizers are also introducing an annual theme for each year’s festival. The first theme chosen by AWF organizers entitled “Tastes of Asia” will showcase Asian food – everything from ingredients, to preparation, to eating and enjoying, and any way food interacts with Asian culture. Hill Physicians AHSC already includes many specific food features including celebrity cooking demos, Asian food vendors and popular food trucks. Designers are encouraged to use their imaginations to best represent this theme in a form that is accessible and inviting to the general public.
 

The winning artwork will become part of the personality for 10th Hill Physicians Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration set for Saturday, May 17, 2014 in San Francisco’s Civic Center/Little Saigon and will be featured in a wide-scale multi-media marketing campaign in both the mainstream and Asian Pacific markets in a combination of posters, postcards, Muni bus ads, BART banners, bus shelters, newspaper ads and in a TV commercial. The winner will also earn a $500 grand prize and be announced on www.asianfairsf.com.

AHSC artwork on Muni
The 9th Annual Hill Physicians AHSC winning design by Grace Wong was featured citywide on Muni buses and billboards. Photo courtesy of the Asian Heritage Street Celebration.

 

The Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration gathers all communities among Asian Pacific Islanders in the San Francisco Bay Area, and enables cross cultural interaction through sharing of cultures, promoting Asian inspired arts and crafts vendors, creation of innovative programs and entertaining activities for visitors and participants.

“The poster contest is a wonderful opportunity for any artist or graphic designer to have their work showcased in a major multi-media promotional campaign,” says Cynthia Tom, board president of the Asian American Women Artists Association. “We encourage everyone to enter and can’t wait to see what people will submit.”

“We are extremely proud to be one of the only street fairs in the nation to host an annual poster contest to represent our event,” said Ted Fang, of the AsianWeek Foundation and founder of the Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration. “The submissions over the years have been incredible and with this year’s food theme for our 10th Anniversary Hill Physicians AHSC - ”Tastes of Asia” - we are excited to see what the community will produce!”

Deadline for submissions is Friday, January 24, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Entries should be submitted online here:

http://asianfairsf.com/poster-contest-entry-form/

For rules visit:

http://asianfairsf.com/features/poster-design-contest/

For more information contact apang@asianweek.com or (415) 373-4002.

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About the AsianWeek Foundation

AsianWeek Foundation

The Asian Heritage Street Celebration is organized by the AsianWeek Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3), in cooperation with over 250 organizations in the local and Asian American community. It is held the 3rd Saturday of every May in San Francisco. AsianWeek Foundation encourages the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity across culture, language, generation and ethnicity, working to strengthen relations among Asian Pacific Islander communities and between Asians and non-Asians. AsianWeekFoundation.org

About the Asian American Women Artists Association

 

AAWAAAAWAA is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to ensuring the visibility and documentation of Asian American women in the arts. Through exhibitions, publications, and educational programs, they offer thought-provoking perspectives that challenge societal assumptions and promote dialogue. www.aawaa.net

 

About Asian Art Museum

Asian Art MuseumThe Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 17,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. The museum is a public institution whose mission is to lead a diverse global audience in discovering the unique material, aesthetic, and intellectual achievements of Asian art and culture. www.asianart.org/

  

About Center for Asian American Media

CAAM

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. CAAM does this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media. www.caamedia.org

 

About Kearny Street Workshop

 

Kearny Street Workshop

KSW, a non-profit, community-based organization whose mission is to produce, present and promote art that empowers Asian Pacific American artists and communities. KSW serves the community as an information resource and through our four areas of arts programming: adult arts education, next generation arts support and training, multidisciplinary arts presentations, and publications. www.kearnystreet.org

 

 

AWF 2013 Logo AHSC logoFor More Information Contact:
Angela Pang
apang@asianweek.com
(415) 373-4002
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Please post on calendar
TENTH ANNUAL ASIAN HERITAGE STREET CELEBRATION 
SET FOR SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014
 - Awards and Prize Money for best “Faces of Asia” Participants -
 

crowd 2011 ahsc

 

SAN FRANCISCO (November 20, 2013) - The largest gathering of Asian Pacific Americans in the nation is back and bigger than ever, this year showcasing the Faces of Asia Cultural Procession, a dazzling display of ethnic attire with over 200 participants! All Procession participants will have the chance to win cash prizes for categories including: Largest Contingent, Most Spirited Contingent, Best Musical Contingent, and Most Colorful Contingent. The public is also encouraged to come to the festival dressed in ethnic attire throughout the day. The Asian Heritage Street Celebration will showcase the return of the Arts and Crafts World Market, an extravaganza of special and unique hand-made products and artworks and a scrumptious collection of pan Asian delights and sweets, along with the Bay Area’s favorite food trucks.

 

Popular returning features for people of all ages include the cooking demos by celebrity chefs, children’s area, healthy living pavilion, free film screenings hosted by Center for Asian American Media, along with performances by Asian American artists, DJs, and martial arts experts. The fair will also offer free hepatitis B screenings.

 

The Arts and Crafts World Market will showcase the best and most creative Asian-themed arts and crafts items. All vendors will be carefully juried and shoppers can expect to find the highest level of hand-crafted goods.

 

The 10th annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration will be held Saturday, May 17, 2014 in San Francisco, in front of the Asian Art Museum, leading up to the Little Saigon District. The event is free and open to the public. The festival is currently holding an open call for booths, performers and sponsors. For details visit: www.asianfairsf.com.

 

What:       Tenth Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration
When:      Saturday, May 17, 2014
                 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where:    Civic Center/Little Saigon District
                 Larkin and McAllister Streets
                 San Francisco, CA
Information:   www.asianfairsf.com
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OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

 

 

BE A VENDOR

 

Shopping at AHSC
Festival goers browse through the Arts and Crafts World Market. 

The Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC) is currently inviting arts & crafts, food, community, health and natural medicine, and corporate partners to join us as booth vendors. We will be offering free parking as well as early bird specials for arts & crafts, food and drink, and commercial vendors who register by March 31st.  If you are an Arts & Crafts vendor, be sure to ask about the Arts and Crafts World Market!

 

To be a vendor at this family friendly event for people of all ages, download a booth application at  http://asianfairsf.com/fair-info/booth-registration/ or contact: Carrolyn Kubota at ckubota@awfoundation.com or 415-373-4003.

 

 

PERFORM AT THE FAIR

 

Celebrity chef Martin Yan wows the crowd with his noodle cooking demo! Photo by Calvin Jeng.

   

Musicians, vocalists, dance groups, comedians, martial arts groups, and other entertainers are encouraged to apply. To apply, email your contact information, brief biography/resume, video and/or audio links, website/Facebook or other applicable online supplementary material to:

 

Christine Padilla at AHSC.Artists@gmail.com

 

Email subject line: Artists Submission/AHSC 2014 – Artist Name

 

Deadline:

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

 

http://asianfairsf.com/performances/artist-signups/

 

 

SPONSOR THE EVENT

 

Rising star Wanting Qu performs at the 9th Annual AHSC in front of thousands.

Support the largest pan Asian celebration nationwide utilizing print, online, and experiential media. Sponsorships are tailored to your needs ensuring you will have the most impact and return on your investment. For details and to request a sponsorship brochure contact: Thanh Huynh at thuynh@awfoundation.com or (415) 373-4006.

 

 

WALK IN CULTURAL PROCESSION

 

Faces of Asia
Korean heritage represented during the Faces of Asia Cultural Procession.
Dress in ethnic attire for the “Faces of Asia” cultural procession, which kicks off the Street Celebration at 11 a.m. All ages and ethnicities wanted! After last year’s successful procession, we will once again have cash prizes for participants! Award categories include: Largest Contingent, Best Musical Contingent, Most Spirited Contingent and Most Colorful Contingent. To participate, email Hang Le To at hangleto999@gmail.com by May 14, 2014. In the email subject line, please put “AHSC Faces of Asia”.

 

 

SCHOOLS: PARTICIPATE IN FUND RAISING PROGRAM

  

2011 Raffle Awards
AHSC Make Some Money For Your School Raffle participant, Spring Valley Elementary School holds up their donation check.

The Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC) invites local schools to participate in our “Make Some Money for Your School” Raffle Program, sponsored by Sterling Bank & Trust and organized by the AsianWeek Foundation! This year SFUSD and Catholic schools raised over $12,000! This is a FREE program to participate in and is organized annually by the AsianWeek Foundation with the goal of helping local schools fund raise. Prizes include $500, restaurant certificates, sports memorabilia, and more! Tickets are sold for $3 and at least $2 goes directly back to each school. The top selling school private school and top selling public schools in each division: elementary, middle, and high school, will be awarded an additional $500 cash prize, and each school that sells at least 20 raffle tickets will receive a $100 bonus. There will be multiple prize drawings throughout the 10th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration on Saturday, May 17 at Civic Center. Winners need not be present to win. To sign up your school for this great fund raising opportunity visit: Join the AHSC 2014 Raffle.

 

For more info contact: Angela Pang at apang@asianweek.com or (415) 373-4002.

DONATE PRIZES TO THE MAKE SOME MONEY FOR YOUR SCHOOL RAFFLE PROGRAM

 

The “Make Some Money For Your School” Raffle Program, managed by the AsianWeek Foundation, is a no-cost fundraiser for schools. Students sell raffle tickets for a chance to win donated prizes, and ALL proceeds go straight to participating schools. Consider donating an item, gift certificate, cash, product or service, and give your company exposure to an estimated 100,000 festival attendees. For more information contact: Angela Pang at apang@asianweek.com or (415) 373-4002.

 

 

VOLUNTEER

There are over 100 volunteer positions: event monitors, information booth, stagehands, barricade monitors, t-shirt sales, general set up and tear down, and more. Commemorative t-shirts, snacks, and refreshments provided. Sign up online today: Volunteer at the AHSC!

 

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About the Asian Heritage Street Celebration

The Asian Heritage Street Celebration is a showcase of all Asian and Pacific Islander cultures. We promote Asian Pacific American identity by bringing together community, and encouraging the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity. AHSC is the largest gathering of Asians in the country and is held every third Saturday of May in San Francisco, California. It is produced by the AsianWeek Foundation. AsianFairSF.com

 

 

About the AsianWeek Foundation

AsianWeek Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and develop Asian Pacific American identity, community and diversity.  AWF encourages the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity, working to strengthen relations between all Asian and Pacific Islander cultures, newer and older generations of Asian Pacific Americans, and Asians and non-Asians. AsianWeekFoundation.org

 

2013 AHSC PRESS RELEASES

 AWF -AHSC Logo
For More Information Contact:
Angela Pang
apang@asianweek.com
(415) 373-4002
 
Subaru Sponsors Asian Heritage Street Celebration in San Francisco
 
-The nation’s largest pan Asian street fair is set for May 18, 2013 in Civic Center-
 
CHERRY HILL, N.J., May 2, 2013 - To kick off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month,Subaru of America, Inc. announced its return as co-presenting sponsor of the Asian Heritage Street Celebration, the nation’s largest pan Asian street fair.  The 9th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration will be held Saturday, May 18, 2013 in San Francisco, in front of the Asian Art Museum, leading up to the Little Saigon District. The event is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Subaru will be on-site at the Asian Heritage Street Celebration with the all-new 2014 Forester XT, popular San Francisco-based DJ Vinroc, and a chance to win audio gear fromSubaru audio provider Harman Kardon.  Performance car enthusiast Ali Afshar and his modified twin turbo BRZ will also be at the Subaru booth.

Performance car enthusiast Ali Afshar and his twin turbo BRZ
Performance car enthusiast Ali Afshar and his modified twin turbo BRZ will be at the 9th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration on May 18th at San Francisco’s Civic Center.

 

The relationship between Subaru and the AsianWeek Foundation began in 2009 when the automaker donated a specially-wrapped Subaru Legacy sedan to support the Foundation’sHep B Free campaign.  The donated vehicle, now known as the “Hep B Hero Mobile,” has traveled all over the San Francisco Bay Area to raise public awareness for hepatitis B which affects 1 in 10 Asian and Pacific Islanders.

 

“Subaru has been a great corporate supporter of the Asian American community supporting both the Asian Heritage Street Celebration – the largest pan Asian street fair nationwide and the Hep B Free campaign – a collaborative effort to raise awareness about hepatitis B in our community,” said AsianWeek Foundation Executive Director and Founder of the Asian Heritage Street Celebration Ted Fang. “The Subaru Hep B Hero Mobile has been an innovative way to encourage everyone to see a doctor who tests for hepatitis B.”

Hep B Free Mobile
AsianWeek Foundation staff with the Subaru Hep B Hero Mobile at the sold-out Golden State Warriors Asian Heritage Night game on Feb. 12, 2013.

 

At the Asian Heritage Street Celebration, festival goers will have the chance to learn how to cook delicious pan Asian dishes by celebrity chef Martin Yan. The festival will also feature a variety of pan Asian delights with an estimated 20-30 food trucks and vendors. Shoppers will have the chance to purchase the best and most creative handmade arts and crafts items at the Arts and Crafts World Market.Other new features this year include a fashion show and an expanded Faces of Asia Cultural Procession with awards.

What: 

Ninth Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration

 

When:

Saturday, May 18, 2013, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Where: 

Civic Center/Little Saigon District

Larkin and McAllister Streets

San Francisco, CA

 

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About Subaru of America, Inc.

Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaruvehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States.  All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit media.subaru.com.

 

 

About the AsianWeek Foundation

AWF 2013 Logo

The Asian Heritage Street Celebration is organized by the AsianWeek Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3), in cooperation with over 250 organizations in the local and Asian American community. It is held the 3rd Saturday of every May in San Francisco. AsianWeek Foundation encourages the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity across culture, language, generation and ethnicity, working to strengthen relations among Asian Pacific Islander communities and between Asians and non-Asians.

 

AHSC logo
A Project of the AsianWeek Foundation
For More Information Contact:
Angela Pang
apang@asianweek.com
(415) 373-4002
 
Live Cooking Demos with Martin Yan 
and Acclaimed Local Chefs 
 
- Cooking demos to take place throughout the Asian Heritage Street Celebration, the nation’s largest pan Asian street fair on May 18, 2013 -
 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (April 29, 2013) - Festival goers can learn how to cook delicious Asian dishes at the 9th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration cookingdemonstration stage at Ellis and Larkin Streets on Saturday, May 18th at Civic Center. Returning for the 2nd year in a row is celebrity chef Martin Yan. He will be joined by Thomas Weibull of CLIFT, Dennis Wong of Le Soleil, Mari Takahashi of Nombe Restaurant and Kyle Itani of Hopscotch. Here’s a look at this year’s chefs.

Martin Yan at AHSC
Chef Martin Yan at the 8th Annual AHSC

 

Martin Yan

With his engaging personality and memorable catchphrase, “If Yan can cook, so can you,” Martin Yan started on his road to fame in 1978 when he first hosted his Yan Can Cook cookingshow. In addition to being a celebrity chef, he is a respected cookinginstructor and productive author of 30 books. In 1985, he founded the Yan CanCooking School, and in 2007, founded The Martin Yan Culinary Arts Center. Earlier this year, Yan opened a San Francisco restaurant, M.Y. China, that sums up his culinary experiences.

 

Thomas Weibull

While both of his parents were busy working, as a child Thomas Weibull would often cook meals for his three younger siblings. These early experiences inspired him to be a chef. “I definitely clocked some time watching Julia Child, and it became a hobby,” recalls Weibull who is half Swedish and Filipino. He later apprenticed at a small busy restaurant in Sweden while studying at Kristineberg Hotel and Restaurant School. He eventually worked his way to his current position of executive chef at Velvet Room in the Clift Hotel.

 

Mari Takahashi
Mari Takahashi

Mari Takahashi

Mari Takahashi, who grew up in Yokohama, Japan, worked all over the world in the technology industry before changing her career. In 2004, she started a catering company, Mari’s Catering, Inc., which specialized in Japanese and Californian, cuisine and provided on-site sushi chef catering. Takahashi worked with her husband, Gil Payne, to open Sozai Restaurant and Sake Lounge in 2008, which was voted Best Japanese Food in San Francisco by Citysearch. She and Payne now run Nombe Restaurant in the Mission District.

 

Dennis Wong

Dennis Wong’s popular French-Indochinese dishes are a result of his past 30 years of refining his cooking skills. His first restaurant was Thai Café in San Francisco, and his second restaurant, Le Soleil, was voted best restaurant in 1996 by San Francisco Focusmagazine. In 2007, a branch of Le Soleil opened at the Royal Garden hotel in Hong Kong. Since then, he has been featured in many cooking shows and magazines, and his restaurant has been recommended by Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau in 2009 and 2010.

 

Kyle Itani

Chef Kyle Itani credits his Japanese American heritage for instilling in him a passion for fresh ingredients and diverse cooking techniques at an early age. He honed his culinary skills on both the West and East Coasts, including Yoshi’s in San Francisco and Oakland and New Meatball Shop in New York. Recently, Itani’s riffs on American dishes with Japanese nuances have earned Hopscotch a glowing three star review from the San Francisco Chronicle‘s esteemed food critic Michael Bauer, as well as a coveted place on Bauer’s “Best New Restaurants of 2012″ list. In March of 2013, Itani was named as one of the San Francisco Chronicle‘s”Rising Star Chefs.”

 

 

2013 AHSC Cooking Demo Schedule

*on Larkin and Ellis Streets

 

11:15 a.m.       Dennis Wong of Le Soleil

 

12:00 p.m.       Mari Takahashi of Nombe Restaurant

 

12:45 p.m.       Thomas Weibull of CLIFT

 

1:30 p.m.         Martin Yan of M.Y. China

 

2:15 p.m.         Kyle Itani of Hopscotch

 

Media interviews available upon request.

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About the AsianWeek Foundation

AWF 2013 Logo

The Asian Heritage Street Celebration is organized by the AsianWeek Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3), in cooperation with over 250 organizations in the local and Asian American community. It is held the 3rd Saturday of every May in San Francisco. AsianWeek Foundation encourages the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity across culture, language, generation and ethnicity, working to strengthen relations among Asian Pacific Islander communities and between Asians and non-Asians. www.asianfairsf.com

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Please post on calendar

NINTH ANNUAL ASIAN HERITAGE

STREET CELEBRATION

SET FOR SATURDAY, MAY 18

 - Awards and Prize Money for best “Faces of Asia” Participants-

 
 

SAN FRANCISCO (February 11, 2013) - The largest gathering of Asian Pacific Americans in the nation is back and bigger than ever, this year showcasing the Faces of Asia Cultural Procession, a dazzling display of ethnic attire with over 200 participants! For the first time ever, all Procession participants will have the chance to win cash prizes for categories including: Largest Contingent, Most Spirited Contingent, Best Musical Contingent, Most Colorful Contingent, and Best Representation of an Asian Legend, Myth or Tradition. The public is also encouraged to come to the festival dressed in ethnic attire throughout the day. The Asian Heritage Street Celebration will showcase the return of the Arts and Crafts World Market, an extravaganza of special and unique hand-made products and artworks and a scrumptious collection of pan Asian delights and sweets, along with the Bay Area’s favorite food trucks.

 
  AHSC 2013
 
Popular returning features for people of all ages include the cooking demos by celebrity chefs, children’s area, healthy living pavilion, free film screenings hosted by Center for Asian American Media, along with performances by Asian American artists, DJs, and martial arts experts. The fair will also offer free hepatitis B screenings.
 
The Arts and Crafts World Market will showcase the best and most creative Asian-themed arts and crafts items. All vendors will be carefully juried and shoppers can expect to find the highest level of hand-crafted goods.
 
The 9th annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration will be held Saturday, May 18, 2013 in San Francisco, in front of the Asian Art Museum, leading up to the Little Saigon District. The event is free and open to the public. The festival is currently holding an open call for booths, performers and sponsors. For details visit: www.asianfairsf.com.
 

What:       Ninth Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration

When:      Saturday, May 18, 2013
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where:    Civic Center/Little Saigon District
Larkin and McAllister Streets
San Francisco, CA

Information:   www.asianfairsf.com

Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook View our videos on YouTube
 
OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
 
 
BE A VENDOR
The Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC) is currently inviting arts & crafts, food, community, and corporate partners to join us as booth vendors. We will be offering free parking as well as early bird specials for arts & crafts, food and drink, and commercial vendors who register by March 31st.  If you are an Arts & Crafts vendor, be sure to ask about the Arts and Crafts World Market!
 
To be a vendor at this family friendly event for people of all ages, download a booth application at  http://asianfairsf.com/fair-info/booth-registration/ or contact: Carrolyn Kubota at ckubota@awfoundation.com or 415-373-4003.
 
 
PERFORM AT THE FAIR
FarEast Movement at AHSC 2010
Far East Movement at the 6th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration in May 2010 at Civic Center. Photo by Calvin Wong.
 
Musicians, vocalists, dance groups and other entertainers are encouraged to apply.
To apply, email a brief biography/resume, video and/or audio links, website/facebook/myspace or other applicable online supplementary material to: Christine Padilla at AHSC.Artists@gmail.com
 
Email subject line: Artists Submission/AHSC 2013 – Artist Name
Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2013
 
 
 
SPONSOR THE EVENT
 
Support the largest pan Asian celebration nationwide utilizing print, on-line, and experiential media. Sponsorships are tailored to your needs ensuring you will have the most impact and return on your investment. For details and to request a sponsorship packet contact: Thanh Huynh at thuynh@awfoundation.com or (415) 373-4006.
 
Subaru at 2012 AHSC
AHSC Co-Presenting Sponsor Subaru amid a crowd of thousands. 
 
WALK IN CULTURAL PROCESSION  
 
Dress in ethnic attire for the “Faces of Asia” cultural procession, which kicks off the street fair at 11 a.m. All ages and ethnicities wanted! This year for the first time ever- there will be cash prizes! Award categories include: Largest Contingent, Best Musical Contingent, Most Spirited Contingent, Most Colorful Contingent, and Best Representation of an Asian Legend, Myth or Tradition. Email your name, contact, and ethnic costume to: Hang Le To at hangleto@yahoo.com, by May 3, 2013. In the email subject put AHSC Faces of Asia.
 
Faces of Asia Cultural Procession 2010
Members of Au Co Vietnamese Cultural Center walk in the Faces of Asia Cultural Procession.
 
 
SCHOOLS: PARTICIPATE IN FUND RAISING PROGRAM
 
 
AHSC School Award Winner Tomokazu Morikawa and Washington  High School Students
George Washington High School students with Japanese teacher and AHSC Honoree Tomokazu Morikawa. Photo by Frank Jang.

 

 
The Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC) invites local schools to participate in our “Make Some Money for Your School” Raffle Program, sponsored by Sterling Bank & Trust and organized by the AsianWeek Foundation! Last year, SFUSD and Catholic schools raised over $13,000! This is a FREE program to participate in and is organized annuallyby the AsianWeek Foundation with the goal of helping local schools fund raise. Prizes include $500, restaurant certificates, sports memorabilia, and more! Tickets are sold for $3 and at least $2 goes directly back to each school. The top selling school private school and top selling public schools in each division: elementary, middle, and high school, will be awarded an additional $500 cash prize, and each school that sells at least 20 raffle tickets will receive a $100 bonus. There will be multiple prize drawings throughout the 9th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration on Saturday, May 18 at Civic Center. Winners need not be present to win. To sign up your school for this great fund raising opportunity, contact: Angela Pang at apang@asianweek.com or (415) 373-4002.
 
 
DONATE PRIZES TO THE MAKE SOME MONEY FOR YOUR SCHOOL RAFFLE PROGRAM
 
The “Make Some Money For Your School” Raffle Program, managed by the AsianWeek Foundation, is a no-cost fundraiser for schools. Students sell raffle tickets for a chance to win donated prizes, and ALL proceeds go straight to participating schools. Consider donating an item, gift certificate, cash, product or service, and give your company exposure to an estimated 100,000 festival attendees. For more information contact: Angela Pang at apang@asianweek.com or (415) 373-4002.
 
 
VOLUNTEER
There are over 100 volunteer positions: event monitors, information booth, stagehands, barricade monitors, t-shirt sales, general set up and tear down, and more. Commemorative t-shirts, snacks, and refreshments provided. Sign up online today:Volunteer at the AHSC!
 
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About the Asian Heritage Street Celebration
The Asian Heritage Street Celebration is a showcase of all Asian and Pacific Islander cultures. We promote Asian Pacific American identity by bringing together community, and encouraging the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity. AHSC is the largest gathering of Asians in the country and is held every third Saturday of May in San Francisco, California. It is produced by the AsianWeek Foundation. AsianFairSF.com
 
 
About the AsianWeek Foundation
AsianWeek Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and develop Asian Pacific American identity, community and diversity.  AWF encourages the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity, working to strengthen relations between all Asian and Pacific Islander cultures, newer and older generations of Asian Pacific Americans, and Asians and non-Asians. AsianWeekFoundation.org
 
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8th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration 
at SF’s Civic Center This Saturday, May 19
 
-Largest APA Heritage Month Celebration Nationwide-

 

SAN FRANCISCO (May 18, 2012) - The City is hosting the largest pan Asian street fair nationwide to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage month on Saturday, May 19th at San Francisco’s Civic Center.

The 8th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration, produced by the AsianWeek Foundation, will feature a scrumptious collection of pan Asian delights and sweets, along with the Bay Area’s favorite food trucks. The public will also have a chance to learn how to cook delicious Asian dishes at the festival’s cooking demonstration stage located at Ellis and Larkin Streets! Appearing throughout the day will be celebrity chef Martin Yan, The Slanted Door’s owner and executive chef Charles Phan, co-owner of Nombe Restaurant Mari Takahashi, cookbook author Andrew Nguyen, chef Steve Cortez, and BBC America’s Chef Kayne Raymond.

As part of the nation’s first National Hepatitis Testing Day (Saturday, May 19, 2012), San Francisco Hep B Free and the San Francisco Hepatitis C Task Force are collaborating to provide free hepatitis B and C testing and education at the festival. The CDC’s Director of Viral Hepatitis, Dr. John Ward, Mayor Ed Lee, elected officials, and community leaders will discuss the viral hepatitis epidemic on the Celebration’s Fulton St. Stage at 2:30 p.m. and tour the testing and education services.

The free one day festival is co-presented by CPMC-Sutter Health and Subaru.  In conjunction with the festival, admission to the Asian Art Museum will be free all day, courtesy of Target.

AHSC 2012 map
8th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration Map.

VISUALS/HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 10 a.m.  - Thai monks from the Wat Buddhapradeep Temple to perform a blessing at Fulton St. Stage
  • 10:50 p.m. - Cooking demonstrations begin with BBC America’s Chef Kayne Raymond
  • 11 a.m. - Faces of Asia Cultural Procession (beginning at the Asian Art Museum)
  • 11 a.m. - AHSC School Awards Ceremony honoring Bay Area Educators for promoting diversity inside the Asian Art Museum’s Samsung Hall.
  • 2 p.m. - Media meet and greet with Celebrity Chefs – Marin Yan, Charles Phan, Andrea Nguyen (Larkin and Ellis)
  • 2:30 p.m. - Special National Viral Hepatitis Testing Day presentation with   San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee,   Dr. John Ward – US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Director of Viral Hepatitis, Supervisor Scott Wiener, Supervisor Eric Mar, Other elected and administrative officials, and Community leaders.
  • ALL DAY: Free hepatitis B and C screenings at Larkin and McAllister, live entertainment, arts and crafts, children’s area, and more!

 

What:
Eighth Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration
When:
Saturday, May 19, 2012
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where:
Civic Center/Little Saigon District
Larkin and McAllister Streets
San Francisco, CA
 
Why:
To promote and foster Asian Pacific American identity by bringing together community and encouraging the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity.
Information:
To arrange interviews with any of the celebrity chefs before or the day of the festival, contact Angela Pang at apang@asianweek.com or (415) 373-4002.
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About the Asian Heritage Street Celebration

The Asian Heritage Street Celebration is a showcase of all Asian and Pacific Islander cultures. We promote Asian Pacific American identity by bringing together community, and encouraging the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity. AHSC is the largest gathering of Asians in the country and is held every third Saturday of May in San Francisco, California. It is produced by the AsianWeek Foundation.  The festival is co-presented by CPMC-Sutter Health and Subaru. Other sponsors include Target, Brown & Toland Physicians, Kaiser Permanente, PG&E, Gilead, Xfinity, Cova Hotel, Genentech, | Bristol-Myers Squibb, Recology-Sunset Scavenger-Golden Gate, North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit District, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Northern California Regional Council, Grants for the Arts, Sterling Bank & Trust, SFMTA Municipal Transportation Agency, ClearChannel Outdoor, Titan, and  Bart.

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About the AsianWeek Foundation

AsianWeek FoundationAsianWeek Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and develop Asian Pacific American identity, community and diversity.  AWF encourages the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity, working to strengthen relations between all Asian and Pacific Islander cultures, newer and older generations of Asian Pacific Americans, and Asians and non-Asians. AsianWeekFoundation.org

 

May 16, 2012

U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Kicks Off Historic 1st National Hepatitis Testing Day in San Francisco

Local elected officials, leaders in the Asian American and LGBT communities, and viral hepatitis advocates join CDC’s call on San Franciscans to be screened and tested for hepatitis B and C.
 
Viral Hepatitis Testing Day

What: As part of the nation’s first National Hepatitis Testing Day (Saturday, May 19, 2012), San Francisco Hep B Free and the San Francisco Hepatitis C Task Forceare collaborating to provide free hepatitis B and C testing and education at the 8th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration. The CDC’s Director of Viral Hepatitis, Dr. John Ward, elected officials, and community leaders will discuss the viral hepatitis epidemic on the Celebration’s stage and tour the testing and education services. The CDC has declared May as Hepatitis Awareness Month and the U.S. Department of Health and Services has established May 19thas National Hepatitis Testing Day as a key component of its National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan. The San Francisco Hepatitis C Task Force and San Francisco Hep B Free are partnering to increase awareness about viral hepatitis in San Francisco and to make hepatitis B and C screening the standard of care for at-risk populations.

When: 2:30 pm, Saturday, May 19, 2012

Where: Asian Heritage Street Celebration Stage at Fulton and Larkin Streets

Who:

Dr. John Ward – US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Director of Viral Hepatitis

Supervisor Scott Wiener

Other elected and administrative officials

Community leaders

Why:

Up to 5.3 million Americans are estimated to have either hepatitis B or hepatitis C. The overwhelming majority are not aware of their status, leading to advanced liver disease, liver transplantations, and liver cancer. Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer in the United States. Because of the severity of the viral hepatitis epidemic, the San Francisco Bay Area has the highest rate of liver cancer in the country. 1 in 12 Asian Americans has chronic hepatitis B. African Americans, Latinos, people with HIV/AIDS, and the Baby Boomer generation are disproportionately affected by hepatitis C. Hepatitis B can be prevented with a vaccine and there are treatments to help prevent liver cancer for those already infected with either hepatitis B or hepatitis C. San Franciscans must be educated about viral hepatitis and have access to screening and testing services.

www.sfhepbfree.org

www.hepcsf.org    

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Cooking Demos by Martin Yan, Charles Phan, and Other Celebrities at the 8th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration Saturday, May 19th

SAN FRANCISCO (May 15, 2012) - Learn how to cook delicious pan Asian dishes at the 8th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration‘s cooking demonstration stage located at Ellis and Larkin Streets! Appearing throughout the day will be celebrity chef Martin Yan, The Slanted Door’s owner and executive chef Charles Phan, co-owner of Nombe Restaurant Mari Takahashi, cookbook author Andrew Nguyen, chef Steve Cortez, and BBC America’s Chef Kayne Raymond.

The 8th annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration will be held Saturday, May 19, 2012 in San Francisco’s Civic Center to Little Saigon from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., stretching from the Asian Art Museum up to Little Saigon. The event is free and open to the public. Here is a look at this year’s celebrity chefs:

 Martin Yan is “no different from any other chef”

Having hosted more than 3,600 episodes, Martin Yan has become one of the most famous Asian Americans in the world, but he’s more than just a TV personality.

“I don’t think of myself as a TV chef,” he says. ‘I’m no different from any other chef. You just have to be passionate and have a love of cooking.”

Yan formally began cooking at the age of 13, when he left his native Guangzhou for a cooking apprenticeship in Hong Kong. He eventually moved to California and graduated from UC Davis with a master’s degree in food science.

Today, most people know him as the enthusiastic chef with lightning-quick hands who starred on Yan Can Cook, but Yan’s life as a TV chef started by accident.

“I was helping out a friend on a cooking show in Alberta,” said Yan. “The radio station called me and said that the scheduled chef was sick. So I showed up, and they liked me.”

At the festival, Yan will not only be demonstrating his culinary skills. He will also be showing his intense pride of his heritage, a sense he wants to instill in every visitor.

“I hope that young people today are proud of their Asian heritage,” he said. “It’s important to understand your heritage. To know where you are going, you have to know where you came from.”

 Charles Phan, inventor of modern Vietnamese cuisine

Born in Da Lat, Vietnam, in 1962, the Phan family relocated just before the fall of Saigon, they spent two years in Guam before settling in San Francisco in 1977.Charles Phan is Executive Chef and Owner of The Slanted Door Group of restaurants located in San Francisco, California, which includes: The Slanted Door, Heaven’s Dog, Wo Hing General Store and three locations of Out The Door as well as the California Academy of Sciences’ Academy Café and The Moss Room.

Phan opened his first restaurant, The Slanted Door, on Valencia Street in San Francisco’s Mission District in 1995. The restaurant moved to its current location in the historic Ferry Building in 2004.

Winner of the James Beard Foundation award for Best Chef: California in 2004, The Slanted Door was also nominated in the Outstanding Restaurant category in 2008. In 2010 & 2011, Charles was nominated for an Outstanding Chef award by the Foundation. In 2011 he was inducted into the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America.

Andrea Nguyen, non-chef and great cook

As for Andrea Nguyen, she refuses to be called a chef.

“I’m a professional home cook,” she claims. Nguyen has had no formal culinary training, owing all her cookingexperience to what she learned in cookbooks.

For years, Nguyen worked away from the kitchen, in positions as diverse as her cooking ingredients. She has been a university administrator, a bank examiner and a community consultant, among others. It all changed when she decided to give in to her culinary aspirations and worked at a restaurant in Los Angeles for one year.

“After that, I wanted to set my emphasis on other aspects of food,” she said.

After her year in the restaurant business, Nguyen decided to go back to her roots.

“I’ve always been fascinated by cookbooks,” said Nguyen, whose interest started at the age of 10. Today, she is the successful author of several cookbooks.

Her latest book is Asian Tofu: Discover the Best, Make Your Own, and Cook It At Home, which was released in February. Her debut cookbook, Into the Vietnamese Kitchen, was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award and two International Association of Culinary  Professionals awards. She writes a popular culinary blog at www.vietworldkitchen.com.

Steve Cortez, not just a chef

Unlike Nguyen, Steve Cortez welcomes the title “chef.” But he uses the titles “engineer” and “teacher” as well.

“As much as I enjoy this, there isn’t a lot of money in it,” said Cortez. “I’m doing this for the love, fun and experience.”

According to Cortez, in an industry where the average chef gets paid about $14 per hour, moonlighting is a necessity.

This hasn’t deterred the San Francisco native from spreading his knowledge of Asian cuisine across the Bay Area. Cortez has taught cooking classes and hosted numerous corporate culinary lessons.

“I like to do something elaborate but not too complex,” said Cortez. “My job as an instructor is to make it easy to replicate.”

Having traveled to 80 countries, Cortez has a wide knowledge of global cuisines. By communing with locals in Africa and eating on the streets of Asia, Cortez has discovered a craft that transcends all borders.

“Food is always a great passion anyone can enjoy,” said Cortez. “Not all of us drive sports cars, but all of us eat.”

 Mari Takahashi, Japanese cuisine caterer

Mari, who grew up in Yokohama, Japan, worked for several multi-billion-dollar American bio-tech and high-tech companies traveling all over the world before changing her career.

She moved on to open her catering company, Mari’s Catering, Inc., which is specialized in Japanese and California cuisine in 2004 to satisfy the needs of on-site Sushi chef catering. With Gil, Mari opened Sozai Restaurant and Sake Lounge, voted Best Japanese Food San Francisco by Citysearch in 2008.

Chef Kayne Raymond 

Chef Kayne Raymond brings his passion for cooking to BBC America’s all-new original adventure cooking competition “No Kitchen Required.” With appearances on Food Network’s “Chopped,” Raymond has served as the Private Executive Chef to a slew of exclusive clients, including the CEO of Oracle.

After extensive training in his hometown of Auckland, New Zealand, Raymond took his talents across the globe, cookingin kitchens throughout Australia, England and the US. Raymond worked with some of the culinary world’s best and brightest including: celebrated New Zealand chef Peter Gordon, Henry Harris & Simon Fawcett of Fifth Floor Harvey Nichols of London, OXO Tower at the River Thames and Hugo’s Bondi Beach.

Raymond currently resides in San Francisco, California with his wife and daughter.

Cooking Demo Schedule

10:50 a.m. - Kayne Raymond

11:30 a.m. - Andrea Nguyen

12:30 p.m. - Mari Takahashi

1:30 p.m. - Charles Phan

2:30 p.m. - Martin Yan

3:30 p.m. - Steve Cortez


What: 
Eighth Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration
When: 
Saturday, May 19, 2012
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where:    
Civic Center/Little Saigon District
Larkin and McAllister Streets
San Francisco, CA
Information: 
To arrange interviews with any of the celebrity chefs before or the day of the festival, contact Angela Pang at apang@asianweek.com or (415) 373-4002.
 
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About the Asian Heritage Street Celebration

The Asian Heritage Street Celebration is a showcase of all Asian and Pacific Islander cultures. We promote Asian Pacific American identity by bringing together community, and encouraging the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity. AHSC is the largest gathering of Asians in the country and is held every third Saturday of May in San Francisco, California. It is produced by the AsianWeek Foundation. AsianFairSF.com

About the AsianWeek Foundation

AsianWeek Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and develop Asian Pacific American identity, community and diversity.  AWF encourages the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity, working to strengthen relations between all Asian and Pacific Islander cultures, newer and older generations of Asian Pacific Americans, and Asians and non-Asians. AsianWeekFoundation.org

 

 

Origami Flowers Blossom As AHSC Poster Contest Winner

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 19,2012) – This year’s winning Asian Heritage Street Celebration poster design of vibrant origami flowers subtly shaped as an “8″ against a concrete city wall, captures the essence of the fair – a commemoration of traditional and contemporary Asian American culture.

AHSC 2012 winning artwork by Chicago-based designer Klaudiusz Madej.

“For my design I wanted to find a way to combine a symbol of tradition with present times,” says Chicago-based graphic artist Klaudiusz Madej. “The concrete backdrop serves as a symbol of city streets and the modern world.”

His submission was among 50 entries from all over the world including India, Japan, as well as cities from all over the U.S. The annual poster contest was held in partnership with the Asian Art Museum, Asian American Women Artists Association, Center for Asian American Media, and Kearny Street Workshop.

“The poster is a new take on an old motif. I’m excited to see it in the campaign next month!” said Claire Light, Interim Director of Kearny Street Workshop.

Madej’s orgami flowers which subtly convey an 8 – for the 8th annual street celebration, will become part of the personality for this year’s event and will be featured in a marketing campaign in both the mainstream and Asian Pacific markets in a combination of posters, postcards, Muni bus ads, bus shelters, newspaper ads and in a TV commercial, which will all debut in April 2012.

The public will have a chance to purchase souvenir items featuring his design throughout the day of the 8th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration set for May 19 from 11 am to 6pm at Civic Center. Commemorative items include t-shirts and wine glasses.

His artwork is also featured on raffle tickets as part of the street celebration’s fundraising program for Bay Area Schools now underway. Schools can still sign up by visiting www.asianfairsf.com/raffle.

“This poster contest is a wonderful opportunity for any artist or graphic designer to have their work featured in a huge marketing campaign.” said the Asian American Women Artists Association.

Klaudiusz Madej

Born in Lublin, Poland, Madej graduated in Graphic Design from the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland in 2003. He moved to the United States in 2004, and has since been working as a freelance graphic artist, focusing on poster design, web design, visual identity and space arrangement. He serves as a jury member of numerous design contests and as Art Curator at The Society for Arts in Chicago.

Madej has always been enchanted by traditional Asian art and culture, especially Japanese woodcut prints and craft art.

His idea for the poster was inspired by an origami book his parents gave him as a child.

“It was an unforgettable experience for me,” recalls Madej. “I discovered my new world found in this book, full of fascinating shapes and forms which grew out of tradition.”

“We had many Asian and non-Asian applicants and we’re excited to have our first non-Asian winner,” said Ted Fang of the AsianWeek Foundation and founder of the Asian Heritage Street Celebration. “To have someone of Polish descent be selected shows that Asian art is celebrated and appreciated in the mainstream. The contest is also a great example of the AsianWeek Foundation’s efforts in promoting cross-cultural diversity.”

To view all 50 of this year’s poster entries visit:
2012 Poster Entries

For more information on Klaudiusz Madej visit:
www.creativeideastudio.com.

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About the AsianWeek Foundation
The Asian Heritage Street Celebration is organized by the AsianWeek Foundation in cooperation with over 150 organizations in the local and Asian American community. It is held the 3rd Saturday of every May. The AsianWeek Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) committed to developing Asian American community. All proceeds from the Celebration are donated to local and national non-profit organizations. www.asianfairsf.com

About the Asian American Women Artists Association
AAWAA is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to ensuring the visibility and documentation of Asian American women in the arts. Through exhibitions, publications, and educational programs, they offer thought-provoking perspectives that challenge societal assumptions and promote dialogue. www.aawaa.net

About Asian Art Museum
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 17,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. The museum is a public institution whose mission is to lead a diverse global audience in discovering the unique material, aesthetic, and intellectual achievements of Asian art and culture. www.asianart.org

About Center for Asian American Media
The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. CAAM does this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media. http://caamedia.org

About Kearny Street Workshop
KSW, a non-profit, community-based organization whose mission is to produce, present and promote art that empowers Asian Pacific American artists and communities. KSW serves the community as an information resource and through our four areas of arts programming: adult arts education, next generation arts support and training, multidisciplinary arts presentations, and publications. www.kearnystreet.org


Eighth Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration Set for May 19 in SF’s Little Saigon

SAN FRANCISCO, January 19, 2012 - The largest gathering of Asian Pacific Americans in the nation is back and bigger than ever, this year showcasing the return of the Asian Arts & Crafts World Market, an extravaganza of special and unique hand-made products and artworks. The fair will also feature a scrumptious collection of pan Asian delights and sweets, along with the Bay Area’s favorite food trucks.

Co-presenting sponsor Subaru of America amid a crowd of thousands at the 2011 street fair.

For the first time ever, the fair will feature celebrity cooking demonstrations – including a lesson from renown chef Martin Yan and Slanted Door’s Charles Phan!

To get the day off to a good start, Thai monks from Wat Buddhapradeep in San Brunoto perform blessing at Fulton St. Stage to kickoff festivities at 10 a.m. Then officially kicking off the fair at 11 a.m., will be the Faces of Asia Cultural Procession – a dazzling display of traditional ethnic attire with nearly 200 participants, organized by Au Co Vietnamese Cultural Center.

Popular returning fair features for people of all ages include the j-cars, wine area, children’s area, healthy living pavilion, cultural procession, free film screenings presented by the Center for Asian American Media, along with performances by Asian American artists, DJs, and martial arts experts. The fair will also offer free hepatitis B screenings.

The Arts & Crafts World Market will showcase the best and most creative Asian-themed arts and crafts items. All vendors will be carefully juried and shoppers can expect to find the highest level of hand-crafted goods.

Fairgoers will also be able to enjoy free general admission to Asian Art Museum courtesy of Target.

The 8th annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration will be held Saturday, May 19, 2012 in San Francisco, in front of the Asian Art Museum, leading up to the Little Saigon District. The event is free and open to the public.

What:
Eighth Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration

When:
Saturday, May 19, 2012
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where:
Civic Center/Little Saigon District
Larkin and McAllister Streets
San Francisco, CA

Information:

www.asianfairsf.com

OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

BE A VENDOR

The Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC) is currently inviting arts & crafts, food, community, and corporate partners to join us as booth vendors. We will be offering free parking as well as early bird specials for arts & crafts, food and drink, and commercial vendors who register by March 31st. If you are an Arts &; Crafts vendor, be sure to ask about the Asian Arts &; Crafts Alley!

To be a vendor at this family friendly event for people of all ages, download a booth application at http://asianfairsf.com/fair-info/booth-registration/ or contact: Carrolyn Kubota at ckubota@awfoundation.com or 415-373-4003.

PERFORM AT THE FAIR

Far East Movement performs at the 6th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration on May 15, 2010.

Musicians, vocalists, dance groups and other entertainers are encouraged to apply.

To apply, email a brief biography/resume, video and/or audio links, website/facebook/myspace or other applicable online supplementary material to: Christine Padilla at AHSC.Artists@gmail.com

Email subject line: Artists Submission/AHSC 2012 – Artist Name

Deadline: Friday, March 9, 2012

http://asianfairsf.com/performances/artist-signups/

SPONSOR THE EVENT

Support the largest pan Asian celebration nationwide utilizing print, on-line, and experiential media. Sponsorships are tailored to your needs ensuring you will have the most impact and return on your investment. For details and to request a sponsorship packet contact: Charlene Cervantes at ccervantes@awfoundation.com or (415) 373-4006. Learn more about 2012 Sponsorships here.

Co-presenting sponsor Subaru of America amid a crowd of thousands at the 2011 street fair. Photo by Arnold Freidling.

WALK IN CULTURAL PROCESSION

Participants from the 2011 Asian Heritage Street Celebration’s Faces of Asia Cultural Procession. Photo by Jong Arcega.

Dress in ethnic attire for the “Faces of Asia” cultural procession, which kicks off the street fair at 11 a.m. All ages and ethnicities wanted. Email your name, contact, and ethnic costume to: Hang Le To at hangleto@yahoo.com, by May 9, 2012.

SCHOOLS: PARTICIPATE IN FUND RAISING PROGRAM

The Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC) invites local schools to participate in our “Make Some Money for Your School” Raffle Program! Last year, SFUSD and Catholic schools raised over $17,000! This is a FREE program to participate in and is organized annually by the AsianWeek Foundation with the goal of helping local schools fund raise. Prizes include round trip Virgin America tickets, $500, restaurant certificates, sports memorabilia, and more! Tickets are sold for $3 and at least $2 goes directly back to each school. The top selling school in each division (elementary, middle, and high), will be awarded an additional $500 cash prize, and each school that sells at least 20 raffle tickets will receive a $100 bonus. There will be multiple prize drawings throughout the 8th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration on Saturday, May 19 at Civic Center. Winners need not be present to win. To sign up your school for this great fund raising opportunity, contact: Angela Pang at apang@asianweek.com or (415) 373-4002.

DONATE PRIZES TO THE MAKE SOME MONEY FOR YOUR SCHOOL RAFFLE PROGRAM

The “Make Some Money For Your School” Raffle Program, managed by the AsianWeek Foundation, is no cost fundraiser for schools. Students sell raffle tickets for a chance to win donated prizes, and ALL proceeds go straight to participating schools. Consider donating an item, gift certificate, product or service, and give your company exposure to an estimated 100,000 festival attendees. For more information contact: Angela Pang atapang@asianweek.com or (415) 373-4002.

VOLUNTEER

There are over 100 volunteer positions: event monitors, information booth, stagehands, barricade monitors, t-shirt sales, general set up and tear down, and more. Commemorative t-shirts, snacks, and refreshments provided. Sign up online today: Volunteer Sign Up Form.

2011 AHSC Press Releases

For More Information Contact:
Angela Pang
apang@asianweek.com
(415) 373-4002

Target Free Day at Asian Art Museum Celebrates APA Heritage

-Day long programming held in conjunction with the

Asian Heritage Street Celebration on Saturday, May 21-

SAN FRANCISCO (May 18, 2011) – The nation’s largest pan Asian street event has teamed up with one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

Target is sponsoring complimentary admission to the Asian Art Museum on May 21st, in conjunction with the 7th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration held in the Civic Center and Little Saigon neighborhoods on the same day.

“We’re delighted to welcome fair-goers to our historic neighborhood and to our world renowned museum,” said Jay Xu, director of the Asian Art Museum. “The Asian Heritage Street Celebration just got a lot more fun with all of the FREE museum activities to commemorate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. We thank Target for making this special day possible.”

“The Asian Heritage Street Celebration is about bringing together all the parts of Asian Pacific America,” said Ted Fang of the AsianWeek Foundation and founder of the Asian Heritage Street Celebration. “This multi-faceted partnership with Target stores and the Asian Art Museum is a great example of community assemblage in action.”

Doors at the museum open at 10 a.m. and the public is invited to participate in free cultural programming. (Please note that a $5 surcharge applies to the Bali exhibition for visitors over 17.)

Asian Art Museum Free Day

Here is a look at the schedule of events:

11am-3 pm

The public is invited to co-create site specific artwork with Nancy Hom on the front steps.

 

11am-3:30 pm

AHSC Student Art Display:

The Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC) Student Art Display will feature selected works from San Francisco Unified District Schools. In coordination with the AHSC School Awards, selected art pieces will represent schools being nominated for an award. The art pieces will include paintings, sculpture, and photography. The special one-day only Student Art Display will be open to the public as a program of the 7th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration and Asian Art Museum Free Day, sponsored by Target.

11-11:45 am and 1-1:45 pm

Art Explorers’ Docent Family Tour & Storytelling:
Families with 4, 5, and 6 year olds hunt for lions in the special exhibition, Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance. This get to know art tour encourages families to look at art, talk about what they see and listen to stories that bring the exhibition to life.

12-4 pm

Art Activity:

Create an original artwork inspired by objects in Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance.

12-4 pm

AsiaAlive:

Composers in Bali have at their command a rich palette of sounds and techniques, from the bronze sonorities of a large gamelan to precise interlocking rhythms and melodies. Composer I Made Arnawa demonstrates and explains a few of his favorite musical strategies.  Composer Wayne Vitale translates.

12-1 pm

AHSC School Awards Ceremony:

As part of the Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC), organized by the AsianWeek Foundation and sponsored by Target, six local administrators, counselors, teachers, and/or staff from Bay Area schools will be honored for their commitment to the future generation of Asian Pacific Americans.

12:30 pm

Gamelan X Performance at the AHSC Cultural Stage:

World music ensemble, Gamelan X, presents dynamic, original music on the front steps of the museum. Drawing musical inspiration from Indonesian, Balkan, African, Indian and American traditions, Gamelan X combines complex interlocking rhythms and sinewy melodies into a visceral groove experience that excites and entrances its listeners.

1-3:30 pm

AHSC Cinema Showcase:

The AHSC Cinema Showcase celebrates local Asian American media and media makers. From emerging talent to celebrated media pioneers, this exciting collection of short films and music videos reveal the vibrant Asian American media arts scene here in the Bay Area. Many of these films were hits at the SF International Asian American Film Festival. From comedies to sci fi to social justice documentaries, there is something for everyone!

 

3:30-4 pm Bay Area Flash Mob:

With Janet Jackson as their current inspiration, the Bay Area Flash Mob is a fun-loving flash mob group who surprises the public with spontaneous performances of choreographed dances all over the S.F. Bay Area.  The flash mob performance will take place in front of the Asian Art Museum steps.  Be sure to join in on the Janet Jackson tribute!

 

 

WHAT: APA Heritage Month Celebration, hosted by Asian Art Museum, Target, and the Asian Heritage Street Celebration

WHEN: Saturday, May 21, 2011, 10am to 5pm

WHERE: Asian Art Museum, Samsung Hall, 200 Larkin Street San Francisco CA 94102

 

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About the Asian Heritage Street Celebration

The Asian Heritage Street Celebration is a showcase of all Asian and Pacific Islander cultures. We promote Asian Pacific American identity by bringing together community, and encouraging the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity. AHSC is the largest gathering of Asians in the country and is held every third Saturday of May in San Francisco, California. It is produced by the AsianWeek Foundation. AsianFairSF.com

 

About the Asian Art Museum
The Asian Art Museum is a public institution whose mission is to lead a diverse global audience in discovering the unique material, aesthetic, and intellectual achievements of Asian art and culture. Holding more than 17,000 Asian art treasures spanning 6,000 years of history, the museum is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art.

  • Information: (415) 581-3500 or www.asianart.org.
  • Location:200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.

About Target

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,752 stores in 49 states nationwide and at Target.com. In addition, the company operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary credit card products.Since 1962, Target has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/hereforgood.

 

 

 

For More Information Contact:
Angela Pang
apang@asianweek.com
(415) 373-4002

Free Health Services and Consultation

at AHSC Healthy Living Pavilion

-Saturday, May 21st from 11am to 6pm at Civic Center-

San Francisco, CA (May 10, 2011) – For the second year in a row, the Asian Heritage Street Celebration will feature a health section entitled Healthy Living Pavilion. This area of the street fair will comprise of many community health groups and sponsor booths that will collectively promote health and wellness. The Healthy Living Pavilion, which will be located on Larkin Street between Fulton and McAllister, will include a variety of free and low-cost health services, professional medical advice and health-related educational material for the community.

 

Hepatitis B Screenings and Education

To spread awareness of hepatitis B, which affects 1 in 10 Asian and Pacific Islanders, the fair will offer free educational brochures, hepatitis B screenings and MD consultations. This section is a collective effort by California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Subaru, Brown & Toland Physicians, Gilead, Onyx Pharmaceutical, Genentech, and Bristol Myers Squibb.

 

Other Health Screenings & Tests

Blood Pressure Screenings, hosted by Kaiser Permanente

Lupus Education, hosted by the San Francisco Lupus Support Group

Eye Screenings, hosted by Newman Lasik

Rapid HIV Tests, hosted by the Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center

Glucose Tests, hosted by North East Medical Services

Whooping Cough Vaccinations, hosted by CVS

 

Family Support Services

Educational material on disaster preparedness, hosted by the Red Cross, in addition to a variety of other family support services will be available to the public at the fair.

 

Health Education

In addition to hepatitis B education, the community will have access to free educational material and advice about various health concerns.

 

Survey Passport

A wide array of prizes is in store for those interested in a fun, interactive way to learn about health education. In order to collect prizes, fair-goers must use a Survey Passport to record their answers to questions located at several booths. Upon completion of this Survey Passport, individuals will have the opportunity to fill out a raffle card to win an Apple IPAD sponsored by Subaru!  More information can be found at the Healthy Living Pavilion Information Booth.

 

Ask Your Doctor Public Health Forum

One of the newest features of this year’s health section will be the “Ask Your Doctor Public Health Forum.” From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., fair-goers will be able to ask health-related questions to a panel of certified medical doctors, most of whom are general practitioners.

 

WHAT: AHSC Healthy Living Pavilion

WHEN: Saturday, May 21, 2011, 11am to 6pm

WHERE: Civic Center, Larkin Street between Fulton and McAllister

RSVP: apang@asianweek.com

 

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About the Asian Heritage Street Celebration

The Asian Heritage Street Celebration is a showcase of all Asian and Pacific Islander cultures. We promote Asian Pacific American identity by bringing together community, and encouraging the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity. AHSC is the largest gathering of Asians in the country and is held every third Saturday of May in San Francisco, California. It is produced by the AsianWeek Foundation. AsianFairSF.com

 

About the AsianWeek Foundation

AsianWeek Foundation

 

The Asian Heritage Street Celebration is organized by the AsianWeek Foundation in cooperation with over 150 organizations in the local and Asian American community. It is held the 3rd Saturday of every May. The AsianWeek Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) committed to developing Asian American community. All proceeds from the Celebration are donated to local and national non-profit organizations. www.AsianWeekFoundation.org

 

 

For More Information Contact:
Angela Pang
apang@asianweek.com
(415) 373-4002

Crane Shaped “7″ Wins AHSC Poster Contest-Artwork to debut during the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival March 10-20-

 

AHSC 2011 Artwork by Virgil and Minh

San Francisco, CA (March 14, 2011) – Two Academy of Arts University students have become the youngest winners of the Asian Heritage Street Celebration‘s poster contest with their chic crane shaped as a seven, in honor of the 7th annual event.

Their collaborative design was one of over 30 global entries for the annual poster contest held in partnership with the Asian Art Museum, Center for Asian American Media, and Kearny Street Workshop.

“It was extremely difficult to select our poster winner this year as there were many talented entries, but this crane creatively shaped as a “7″ stood out for its simple elegance,” said Shelly Kim, Membership and Communications Manager for Center for Asian American Media.

Filipino Virgilio Leynes, Jr. and Vietnamese American Minh Tran, both majoring in Web Design and New Media, win the $500 grand prize and their crane will become part of the personality for this year’s event and will be featured in a marketing campaign in both the mainstream and Asian Pacific markets in a combination of posters, postcards, Muni bus ads, BART banners, bus shelters, newspaper ads and in a TV commercial. Their artwork will debut during the 29th Annual San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival held from now until March 20, in the slide show prior to each film screening.

Virgilio Leynes
Virgilio Leynes, Jr.

“This contest is a great opportunity for any aspiring artist to have their work showcased on such a large scale through a major citywide multi-media advertising campaign,” said Jennifer Yin, Marketing and Communications Associate for the Asian Art Museum. ”Keep your eyes out in April when the artwork hits the streets.”

The two friends, Leynes and Tran decided to incorporate a crane into their design, because it is a bird that is prevalent in many Asian cultures – including Chinese, Korean, and Japanese, representing wisdom and peace.

Minh Tran
Minh Tran

Born in Quezon City, Philippines, Leynes, 22, has traveled all around the world with his mother due to her job as a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees field agent. He lived in India for two years and has traveled to Macedonia, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam and Thailand just to name a few. His travels have widened his appreciation for Asian Art and this appreciation shapes his artistic vision today.

Tran, 20, born in Vinh Long, Vietnam, is is the founder and Director of Public Relations of AuCo Productions at the Au Co Vietnamese Cultural Center in San Francisco. His works are heavily influence by Asian culture and heritage and mainstream fashion.

 

“We are both excited to be apart of this wonderful street fair that celebrates the diversity of the Asian American community,” says Tran.

 

The 7th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration will be held on Saturday May 21, 2011 in front of the Asian Art Museum, leading up to the Little Saigon District. The street fair gathers all communities among Asian Pacific Islanders in the San Francisco Bay Area, and enables cross cultural interaction through sharing of cultures, promoting Asian inspired arts and crafts vendors, creation of innovative programs and entertaining activities for visitors and participants.

 

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About the AsianWeek Foundation

AsianWeek Foundation

The Asian Heritage Street Celebration is organized by the AsianWeek Foundation in cooperation with over 150 organizations in the local and Asian American community. It is held the 3rd Saturday of every May. The AsianWeek Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) committed to developing Asian American community. All proceeds from the Celebration are donated to local and national non-profit organizations. www.AsianWeekFoundation.org

 

About Asian Art Museum

 

Asian Art MuseumThe Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 17,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. The museum is a public institution whose mission is to lead a diverse global audience in discovering the unique material, aesthetic, and intellectual achievements of Asian art and culture.

www.asianart.org/

 

About Center for Asian American Media

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The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. CAAM does this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media.

www.asianamericanmedia.org

 

About Kearny Street Workshop

Kearny Street Workshop

KSW, a non-profit, community-based organization whose mission is to produce, present and promote art that empowers Asian Pacific American artists and communities. Having just celebrated its 35th anniversary, KSW serves the community as an information resource and through our four areas of arts programming: adult arts education, next generation arts support and training, multidisciplinary arts presentations, and publications. www.kearnystreet.org

 

AHSC logoFor More Information Contact:
Angela Pang
apang@asianweek.com
(415) 373-4002

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Please post on calendar
SEVENTH ANNUAL ASIAN HERITAGE
STREET CELEBRATION
SET FOR SATURDAY, MAY 21st
-Festival to celebrate all Asian groups in the City-
 
Aerial view of the Asian Heritage Street Celebration at Civic Center. Photo by Gerry Pangilinan.
Aerial view of the Asian Heritage Street Celebration. Photo by Gerry Pangilinan.

SAN FRANCISCO (February 2, 2011) – The largest gathering of Asian Pacific Americans in the nation is back and bigger than ever, this year showcasing the new Asian Arts & Crafts Alley, an extravaganza of special and unique hand-made products and artworks.

 

The fair will also bring back popular features such as the Jazz & Wine area and the Mahjong section. Asian American artists, DJs, martial arts experts, today’s Asian pop culture, j-cars, a Muay Thai kickboxing ring, scrumptious food, children’s area, cultural procession, free hepatitis B screenings and more will  pack the day with fun and activities for all your family and friends.

 

The Asian Arts & Crafts Alley is the newest addition to the Asian Heritage Street Celebration and is an exclusive sectioned off area to showcase the best and most creative Asian-themed arts and crafts items. All vendors will be carefully juried and shoppers can expect to find the highest level of hand-crafted goods.

 

The 7th annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration will be held Saturday, May 21, 2011 in San Francisco, in front of the Asian Art Museum, leading up to the Little Saigon District. The event is free and open to the public.

What:    Seventh Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration

When:   Saturday, May 21, 2011
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where:   Civic Center/Little Saigon District
Larkin and McAllister Streets
San Francisco, CA

Information:   www.asianfairsf.com

 

OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

BE A VENDOR

The Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC) is currently inviting arts & crafts, food, community, and corporate partners to join us as booth vendors. We will be offering free parking as well as early bird specials for arts & crafts, food and drink, and commercial vendors who register by March 31st.  If you are an Arts & Crafts vendor, be sure to ask about out new exclusive Asian Arts & Crafts Alley!

To be a vendor at this family friendly event for people of all ages, download a booth application at www.asianfairsf.com or contact: Carrolyn Kubota at ckubota@awfoundation.com or 415-373-4003.

 

Apl.de.ap at 4th Annual AHSC
Black Eyed Peas star apl.de.ap performs at the 4th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration in 2008.

PERFORM AT THE FAIR

Musicians, vocalists, dance groups and other entertainers are encouraged to apply.

To apply, email a brief biography/resume, video and/or audio links, website/facebook/myspace or other applicable online supplementary material to: Christine Padilla at AHSC.Artists@gmail.com

 

Email subject line: Artists Submission/AHSC 2011 – Artist Name

Deadline: March 11, 2011

 

SPONSOR THE EVENT

Support the largest pan Asian celebration nationwide. For details contact:

Charlene Cervantes at ccervantes@awfoundation.com or (415) 373-4006.

 

Faces of Asia Cultural Procession 2010
Members of Au Co Vietnamese Cultural Center walk in the Faces of Asia culutral procession which kicks off the street fair. Photo by Michael Jeong.

WALK IN CULTURAL PROCESSION

 

Dress in ethnic attire for the “Faces of Asia” cultural procession, which kicks off the street fair at 11 a.m. All ages and ethnicities wanted. Email your name, contact, and ethnic costume to: Hang Le To at hangleto@yahoo.com, by May 7, 2011.

 

SCHOOLS: PARTICIPATE IN FUND RAISING PROGRAM

The Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC) invites local schools to participate in our “Make Some Money for Your School” Raffle Program! Last year, SFUSD and Catholic schools raised over $9,000! This is a FREE program to participate in and is organized annually by the AsianWeek Foundation with the goal of helping local schools fund raise. Prizes include $500, restaurant certificates, sports memorabilia, and more! Tickets are sold for $3 and $2 goes directly back to each school, the extra $1 will go into a bonus for the top selling school in each division (elementary, middle, and high), who will be awarded an additional $500 cash prize, and each school that sells at least 20 raffle tickets will receive a $100 bonus. There will be multiple prize drawings throughout the 7th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration on Saturday, May 21 at Civic Center. Winners need not be present to win. To sign up your school for this fund raising opportunity, contact: Angela Pang at apang@asianweek.com

or (415) 373-4002.

 

Sunset Elementary 2010 Raffle Winner
Sunset Elementary School, winner of the 2010 Make Some Money For Your School Raffle Grand Prize – $500

DONATE PRIZES FOR THE MAKE SOME MONEY FOR YOUR SCHOOL RAFFLE PROGRAM

The San Francisco Unified School District “Make Some Money For Your School” Raffle Program, managed by the AsianWeek Foundation, is no cost fundraiser for schools. Students sell raffle tickets for a chance to win donated prizes, and ALL proceeds go straight to participating schools. Last year, 18 different schools participated, representing over 17,000 students and the program raised over $9,000.  Consider donating an item, gift certificate, product or service, and give your company exposure to an estimated 100,000 festival attendees. For more information contact: Angela Pang at apang@asianweek.com or (415) 373-4002.

 

VOLUNTEER

There are over 100 volunteer positions: event monitors, information booth, stagehands, barricade monitors, t-shirt sales, general set up and tear down, and more. Commemorative t-shirts, snacks, and refreshments provided. Sign up online today: asianfairsf.com/volunteer-signup/

 

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About the Asian Heritage Street Celebration

The Asian Heritage Street Celebration is a showcase of all Asian and Pacific Islander cultures. We promote Asian Pacific American identity by bringing together community, and encouraging the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity. AHSC is the largest gathering of Asians in the country and is held every third Saturday of May in San Francisco, California. It is produced by the AsianWeek Foundation. AsianFairSF.com

 

 

About the AsianWeek Foundation

AsianWeek FoundationAsianWeek Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and develop Asian Pacific American identity, community and diversity.  AWF encourages the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity, working to strengthen relations between all Asian and Pacific Islander cultures, newer and older generations of Asian Pacific Americans, and Asians and non-Asians. AsianWeekFoundation.org