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On May 26th Asian Pacific American Law Center (APALC) presented CAPAFR?s (Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans for Fair Redistricting) maps for CA State Assembly and CA State Senate for 9 counties to the State Citizens Redistricting Commission

On June 10th the Commission released its official first draft of redistricting maps for State Senate, State Assembly and U. S. Congress.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011, 6 pm (sharp) CAPAFR-SAN DIEGO web conference call; 5:45 pm meet at COPAO, 832 E Ave, National City; RSVP email info@scapal.org
- Review, discuss Commission maps vs CAPAFR-SD maps
- Rank SD regional coalition priorities
- Strategize course of action

MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Community comment on Commission?s 1st draft of redistricting maps
Where? SD City Council Chambers, City Administration Bldg, 202 C Street, 12th Floor, San Diego 92101
Questions? Contact Palma Hooper, President, SCAPAL (Southwest Center for Asian Pacific American Law), CAPAFR Regional Partner, phooper@qhlawyers.com, info@scapal.org, 858.752.2220
On May 13, speaking on behalf of the Alliance at NPASE West (Navy Public Affairs):

MURRAY LEE, Curator of Chinese American History, San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, and author of In Search of Gold Mountain: A History of the Chinese in San Diego, California, and
JUDY PATACSIL,Counselor/Professor at San Diego Miramar College, President of the San Diego Chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FAHNS), and lead author of Filipinos in San Diego.
Help Japan
Please help the people of Japan recover from devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis that hit Northeast Japan on March 11, 2011. Here is website created by Japanese community at Johns Hopkins University to guide donors from abroad reach reliable, locally-active NGOs engaged in emergency relief. Please give.
Reporting from NE Japan
On the ground with UNICEF relief team working towards recovery from earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku, Japan:
Alliance 2011 Donations
Lao American Coalition, Lao Community Cultural Center, Pan Pacific Law Enforcement Association, San Diego Asian Youth Organization, UCSD APSA (Asian Pacific-Islander Student Alliance), UCSD UTA (United Taiwanese Assoc'n)
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7th Annual San Diego Dragon Boat Festival

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The San Diego Alliance for Asian Pacific Islander Americans holds its 7th annual Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, May 7th, 2011, from 9 am to 5 pm, at Playa Pacifica in Mission Bay Park. On water, race to the beat of drums. On land, celebrate pan-Asian cultures and cuisines. Come celebrate with us!
Congratulations! 2011 Dragon Boat Festival Champions!

First Place: Lao San Diego Soccer Club
Second Place:The Researchers White
Third Place: Pan Pacific Warriors
Festival 2011 Dragon Boat Teams

APSAlute Rookies
Corazon de Dragon
Four Seas
Lao San Diego Soccer Club
Musing Dragons
Nokia Night Fury
Pan Pacific Warriors
Quantum Tunnelers
SEA Turtles
SingMa Dragons
Sticky Rice Power
Team Laos (Defending Champions)
Team Sony
Team Tritons: Honey Badgers
Team Tritons: Mac-Attackers
Team Tritons: The A Team
The Researchers Red
The Researchers White
The Researchers Blue
The Researchers Gold
Via Paddle
Whatever Floats Your Boat
Festival Organizers
Michael Chapp, Pida Kongphouthone, Patrick Lim, Duke Tran, Charles Tu, Linda Tu (Chair)
Festival Volunteers Coordinators
Shirley Eng, Duke Tran, Charles Tu, Linda Tu
Festival Volunteers
UCSD APSA (Asian Pacific-Islander Student Association)
UCSD UTA (United Taiwanese Association)

Amy Boudsady, John Eng, Jonathan Eng, Krista Fierro, Sou Kongphouthone, Julie Park, Lom Vanhnasy, Shian-shi Yao
Production Coordinator
Chris Paffendorf
Festival Consultants
May Chan, Esq.
Jae Kang, Esq.
Festival Sponsor

The Alliance acknowledges with gratitude support for its San Diego Dragon Boat Festival by County Supervisors Greg Cox and Ron Roberts, and their grant to the Alliance from the San Diego County Community Enhancement Program.

The Alliance gratefully acknowledges QUALCOMM Incorporated for its generous support of the Alliance for its San Diego Dragon Boat Festival.


Festival Emcee Opening Ceremony


ROBERT SANTOS, KGTV 10News Anchor/ Reporter/ Weathercaster
Festival Program

Guests of Honor:
GREG COX, County Supervisor
RON ROBERTS, County Supervisor
TODD GLORIA,City Councilmember
LORIE ZAPF, City Councilmember

Ceremonies to Bless the Dragon Boats and Dot the Dragons' Eyes
Hsi Fang Temple

Running the Dragon Boat Races
San Diego Dragon Boat Team
UCSD Dragon Boat
Festival Emcees Performing Arts

SHARON CHEN, Reporter, XETV Fox 6 News
Performing Artists
Lucky Lion Dancers
Amy Boudsady
Heali`i's Polynesian Revue
Khmer Dance Troupe
Korean Traditional Pungmul Musical Team
Moonlight Chinese Dancers
Naruwan Taiko
Nkauj Paaj Ntaub
San Diego Taiko
Artists' Pavillion

Potters of the San Diego Potters' Guild:
Kim Chen
Shirley Jew
Minako Yamane-Lee

Check out Festival potters Kim Chen, Shirley Jew and Minako Yamane-Lee at San Diego Potters' Guild Spring Sale, June 11 & 12, 10am - 4pm, Spanish Village, Balboa Park

Mixed Media
Tara Hu
Fujiko Isomura
Yuan Sophie Liu
Food Vendors
Bubba's Asian BBQ
May's Kitchen Bab Lao Lao

Food Truck
India-on-Wheels 10 am - 2 pm
Festival Program Book
Charles Tu
Linda Tu
Festival Flyer, Festival Postcard
Kaii Tu





San Diego Alliance for Asian Pacific Islander Americans
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