Sikh Festival - Annual Nagar Kirtan Festival and Parade
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Sikh Festival - Annual Nagar Kirtan Festival and Parade

We’ll be hosted by members and friends of the Jakarta Movement (APIs Rise Fund grantee) at the annual Sikh Festival. The Jakara Movement was funded by the APIs Rise Fund to do census outreach work to the Punjabi speaking community.

The event is a celebration of the birth of the first Sikh Guru and the founder of the religion. 

Dozens of vendors selling Indian clothes, jewelry, and other cultural items will be at the event. 

For at least two months every year, the Sikh Temple Gurdwara in Yuba City prepares for what has been labeled as the largest Sikh event outside of India. The planning is large-scale — there are multiple activities, events, and ceremonies that occur throughout the entire weekend. The event is open to the public and is free.

Activities include:

  • Dozens of decorative floats

  • A gatka sword dancing demonstration

  • A bazaar with stopping stalls

Additionally, each year, Sikh families in the community cook and donate an incredible amount of free food to give to those who attend the event. In the past, an estimated 400,000 Indian meals have been served over a single festival weekend to attendees of the parade.

From ABC News

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Vietgone
Apr
7
7:00 PM19:00

Vietgone

Vietgone is a 2016 Steinberg Award Winner and 2016 Tedd Schmitt Award Winner. Vietgone spins a modern twist on the classic boy-meets-girl story: Quang and Tong are refugees fleeing the Vietnam War, who hook up and fall in love in a relocation camp in Arkansas. Bold, and fearless, Vietgone takes audiences on a hilariously rip-roaring ride across 1970s America with a hot soundtrack that serves up hip-hop, sass, and revolution.

APIs Rise Fund will hold a special event fundraiser for the API community on Sunday, April 7. There will be an artist talk-back with select cast members and Capital Stage creatives. 

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A Community Survey Profile of Asian Americans and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders in Sacramento
Mar
28
8:00 AM08:00

A Community Survey Profile of Asian Americans and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders in Sacramento

8:00 am Gathering with Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:15 am Presentation

The Community Survey Profile of Asian Americans and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders in Sacramento examines the overall demographic, as well as social and economic, profile of the City of Sacramento. Particular attention in their report focuses on the diverse Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander American population. It is vitally important to present this data to provide a much more comprehensive picture of highly heterogeneous, multi-ethnic population that includes those born in the US, as well as immigrants and refugees from other countries.

APIs Rise Fund provided a grant for this project.

For more information, contact

Timothy P. Fong, Ph.D., Director, Liberal Studies and Social Science Program (LSSSP), Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, Principal Investigator and Director, Full Circle Project

tfong01@csus.edu

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WWII Japanese American Incarceration and Why it Matters Today
Mar
2
1:00 PM13:00

WWII Japanese American Incarceration and Why it Matters Today

2019 marks the 77th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of 120,000 innocent Japanese Americans. Tom Ikeda, Founding Executive Director of Densho, will discuss how the injustice happened during a time of fear and how we are seeing similar fears appearing in America today. We will view videos from extensive Densho oral history collection demonstrating the lives and resistance of Japanese American community.

This event, in partnership with Jan Ken Po Cultural Association is part of ACC’s "Film of Resistance” series supported by a grant from the APIs Rise Fund and the Sacramento Region Community Foundation.

Free admission, public showing but seating is limited

RSVP cmoua@accsv.org or 916-393-9026

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