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AAAA – Welcome to 2018 Asian Festival

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The Arizona Asian Festival is a celebration, promoting public awareness of Arizona’s diverse culture and recognizing the many contributions made to this state and nation by people of Asian descent. Activities will feature Asian native folklore, art and craft, tea ceremony, ethnic cuisine, student contests and performing arts, mixed with traditional American carnival games and rides. The festival allows us to cherish the diversity of Arizona and to celebrate the spirit of community that binds us.

 —Arizona Governor Douglas Ducey

For 22 years,17 diverse Asian cultures have gathered together to Enhance Unity through art and culture.The Arizona Asian Festival has grown to host over 15,000 visitors who flock to the venue to learn and experience the diverse Asian Art, music, artifacts, dress, decor, traditions, and people.

AAAA President  Albert Lin

 

President Albert Lin and Vice-President Keiko Conn

HISTORY

The AAAA was founded in early 1988 after a meeting of various Asian American and Pacific Island community leaders at Arizona State University. After a successful convention in May, 1988, the AAAA was formally adopted by about 500 convention attendees. The AAAA was incorporated in the State of Arizona as a non-profit organization in 1992.

AAAA is widely recognized by city, county, state and federal officials as well as by civic organizations. Our membership is increasing daily. We have accomplished many goals and we are pursuing more.

MISSION

The Arizona Asian American Association shall enhance unity, bring awareness to the public of cultural diversity, and address relevant issues, thereby strengthening the relationship between Asian Americans and the community at large.

MEMBERSHIP

Membership in this Association is open to any person, regardless of citizenship, race, religion, sex, nationality or country of origin.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

  • To provide an open forum for all Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders where they can express and share their concerns, problems and achievements.
  • To serve as a liaison in matters affecting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the areas of education, immigration, employment, health, human services and civil rights, etc.
  • To participate in public hearings involving Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, so that they can stay informed and interact with elected officials and other public figures.
  • To actively pursue the appointment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to different boards and commissions at city, county, state and federal level.
  • To promote social and cultural events in order to share our ethnic heritage with other Americans and to foster public awareness of our cultural diversity.
  • To broaden our organizational base by organizing a massive membership drive in schools and the community at large.
  • To generate a database for expertise available within our community.
  • To publish an AAAA directory

CULTURE DIRECTORS

Bangladeshí Director Bangladesh Association of Phoenix (BAP) Tauhid Rahman
Burmese Director Emily Cheint
Cambodian Director Arizona Cambodian Buddhist Association in Phoenix, Arizona (AZ)United Cambodian Association of Arizona Staphany Pich
Chinese Director
Phoenix Chinese Week
Diana Ho, Flora Fang
Filipino Director Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Arizona (PACCA), Filipino American Business Chamber of Commerce of Arizona (FABCCA) Asia Espiritu Dising, Haidee Zmerzliikar
Indian Director India Association of Phoenix Rachel Misra
Indonesian Director Indonesian American Association Peter Suwarno, Ursula Soesilo
Japanese Director Japanese Friendship Garden Phoenix Keiko Conn
Korean Director Myung Won Cultural Foundation, 2051 South Dobson Rd., Mesa AZ 85202 Jane Park
Laotian Director Rangsy Laotian Education Foundation Maniphone Lam, Aleczander K
Nepali Director Sara Hamal
Pacific Island Director Pualini Hockenhull
Pakistani Director Pakistan Information and Cultural Organization Inc. (PICO) M Haroon Khamisani
Taiwanese Director Taiwanese American Association Arizona, Taiwan Study Society Arthur Lin
Thai Director Academy of Asian Art Foundation Malai Iseman
Vietnamese Director Vietnamese American Coalition of Arizona (VACAZ) Thanh Mai

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Join Us! 2020 Census Digital Action Weekend: May 1-3,2020.

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Astria Wong

from OCA

As we recognize this achievement, we thank you for your support and ongoing effort to Get Out the Count, as well as yourcontinued outreach to encourage self-response, especially among the hardest-to-count populations.

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Welcome to the festival of Chariots on March 1, 2020.

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Festival of Chariots

– Jagannath Rathayatra Sunday,

March 1

from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Iskcon Phoenix

480.720.2030

The Circle of Life

300 East Indian School Road

Phoenix, AZ 85012

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contact : Lirong H
602.620.2022

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2020 Census PSA – Arizona

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Reported by Lal Vul

The Asian Community in Arizona has once again gathered together in unity to promote the 2020 Census. The Asian community in Arizona consists of many different cultural groups from many different countries and today they are using these rich varieties of languages, styles of dresses and stories to promote the 2020 Census within the Arizona Asian Community.

The 2020 Census is arriving and the Asian Community members want to share the importance of participation among their communities. Let us watch the following videos and listen to their earnest messages.

The participants in the following videos are members of the various Asian communities in Arizona. They warmly accepted this volunteer opportunity when AACCCC (Arizona AANHPI Census Complete Count Committee) requested participation for this PSA (Public Service Announcement). The AACCCC would like to extend their gratitude to all the participants and staff members that made this PSA possible.

Director: Stephanie J Castillo
Videographer: Lee
Makeup: Astria W.
Filming location: AZ Asian TV studio

Lal Biak Vul and Esther Di from Burmese- Chin community.

Jiraanong Manceau and friend from the Thai community

Johnny Mon from the Burmese-Mon community

Students from the Asian American Community

Nanako from the Japanese community

Alma De Garriz and friends from the Filipino community

Stephanie Deng, Charles Tsui and friends from the Chinese community

Philip Htoon from the Burmese community

Tontowi Achmad and Dewi Sudjono from the Indonesian community

Myo Myat Thin from the Burmese community

Pualani from the Pacific Islander community

Mustafa from the Turkish community

Helen from the Malaysian community

Chantha Pov from the Cambodian community

Students from the Lao community

Manvitha and Bhavagna from the Indian community

Swapnil and Swarit from the Indian community

David and Lirong from the Chinese community

Kaiying, Jeff , and friends from the Chinese community

Sai Mein Sein from the Shan community

Thao Nguyen from the Vietnamese community

Vy Ai Nguyen from the Vietnamese community

Thanh Su from the Vietnamese community

Prarthana from the Indian community

John Sisouvanh from the Lao community

Som Raj Gurung from Bhutanese community

The Vietnamese community group

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