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This post comes also as a realization (to me at least) that we should do much more Blaaaging of listings from Theresa Hernandez's awesomely managed listserv from Columbia's Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race (CSER). Not everyone's an Ethnic Studies major/concentrator, but these listings apply to so many areas of study. Here are two of the latest.



Dear Members of the Asian-American Studies,

Professor Ting Lei (City University of New York) and I (Saint Francis College) would like to make you aware of an "Essay Contest for Chinese American High School and College Students and Non-Students Ages 14-24." This contest invites Chinese American students and others from New York City to write an autobiographical essay about their experience of growing up as a Chinese person in New York. Chinese students who attended a New York City high school in the past but are now enrolled in a college elsewhere are also eligible; however, graduate students are not. The four winning essays will each receive an award. You can find more information about the contest in the attached flyer and materials.

We would greatly appreciate it if you would help us to advertise this contest, for instance by posting the attached flyer in relevant places or by placing it on the Internet. It seems to us that high school as well as college students of Chinese descent would be interested in hearing about this contest. Any suggestions you might wish to offer about how best to advertise it (e.g., relevant listservs, etc.) would also be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely yours,

Uwe Gielen and Ting Lei


Uwe P. Gielen, PhD

Professor of Psychology and Executive Director,

Institute for International and Cross-Cultural Psychology

Past President, APA International Psychology Division (52)

St. Francis College

180 Remsen Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA



Social entrepreneurship is empowering disadvantaged people across the Philippines and promoting significant social advancement. This approach of unleashing the creative power of individuals to improve their economic and social situations is transforming the philanthropic landscape in the Philippines and around the world.

Come learn about the fascinating experience of social entrepreneurship, the challenges facing their exciting new sector and the lessons learned from the Philippines.

Diosdado Banatao, Founder and Managing Partner of Tallwood Venture Capital 
Loida Nicolas Lewis, Chairwoman  & Chief Executive Officer, TLC Beatrice, LLC; Trustee Chair, National Federation of Filipino American Associations
Vicky Garchitorena, President, Ayala Foundation, Inc. 

Thursday, January 22, 2009 
Registration: 6:00—6:30pm
Discussion and Open Forum: 6:30—8:00pm
Reception : 8:00—9:00pm

Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Avenue at 70th StreetNew York City



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