As a national controversy is growing over the building of the proposed Cordoba House, New Yorkers will welcome Muslims to downtown Manhattan on Sunday August 22. The Coalition to Stop Islamophobia announced today that it will gather near the proposed site at the former Burlington Coat Factory location on Park Place Sunday to “counter racist messages and attacks against Muslims and Islam,” and to “welcome Cordoba House.” Opponents of Cordoba House say they will come to New York Sunday “to push back against those attempting to impose harsh Shariah Islam, stealth jihad or terror on our nation.”
New Yorkers to Say “Welcome Cordoba House” at Sunday Gathering to Stop Islamophobia. Visible street presence to counter foes of so-called “Ground Zero Mosque”. Rally was held at Church & Warren Streets in Manhattan. The name Cordoba house was changed to Park51.
Thirty-six of 107 individuals, more than half of all living Asian American pioneers in U.S. journalism (1925-1975), were honored by the Asian American Journalists Association at the unveiling of AAJA’s Honor Roll of Asian American Pioneers in Journalism.
I was honored to work with Suzanne Joe Kai, AAJA-LA board member, and Annabelle Udo-O’Malley, AAJA events and fundraising coordinator, and the 2010 AAJA National Convention Founders and Pioneers Opening Reception Committee members Leezel Tanglao.
AAJA HONOR ROLL names and categories can be seen here: Pioneers in U.S. Journalism, Change Agents, Pioneers in Asian Community Press, and Pioneers in Asian American media.
A show to commemorate Chinese New Year holiday. Featured segments about holiday foods, Tang Dynasty poetry reading and comments from students of a Chinese language Meetup group called Mandarin Monday. They get together on a weekly basis to practice Mandarin language. All are welcome to sit at the dinner table, sip tea and talk Chinese all night long.
Mandarin Monday Meetup group is over 6 years old and has over 1600 fans.
The show was hosted by Minnie Chen and Yen L. Lee.
The show was re-broadcast on many cable TV networks like Verizon FiOS, Time Warner, RCN and Cable Vision using public access facilities below.
Civil Rights Activist Photograper Corky Lee invited me to shoot annual Santa Kruzan festival. Corky has been photographing Santa Kruzan festival for many years. It was my first time to attend event however.
Assemblymember Micah Kellner proposes a law barring level 3 sex offenders from working as supers in apartment buildings. ;Starring Adam Leitman Bailey, Bob Silversmith, Lucas Ferrara, Carol Anne Herlihy, Seth Miller, Bruno Bianchi. Host: Steven De Castro
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, a 28 minute show about Kids' ISO 14000Programme will be broadcast on Manhattan cable TV. The show highlights the closing ceremony for Kids' ISO14000 Programme at NYC Public School IS227 and signing ceremony at United Nations in New York in order to start Kids' ISO 14000 programme in Ontario public schools.
Prof. Takaya Kawabe
The Kids' ISO 14000 Programme develops environmental awareness among children and young people. It teaches them to implement environmental management based on the ISO 14000 approach in their homes and communities. The program opens them to the value of networking with young people in other schools, communities and countries in order to bring the force of collective action to global environmental issues.
The Kids' ISO 14000 Programme begins by developing environmental awareness - but goes much further. What makes it special is that it nurtures autonomous, "environmentally mature" children and young people who are confident in their ability to act positively on the environment.
They learn by their own experience that their actions can have a beneficial impact on the environment. In addition, they learn to network with children in other schools, communities and countries and so discover that collective action can be a force multiplier for resolving global environmental issues.
About KIDS ISO 14000 Programme
The Kids' ISO 14000 Programme was created by Prof. Takaya Kawabe and Ms. Miyuki Koyama, respectively President and Secretary-General of the Japanese non-profit, non-governmental organization ArTech which operates the program. Download Press Release
Show was re-broadcast many times on public access tv organizations below.