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Asian Pacific Youth Council presents The Asian American Teens’ Exposition

15 Apr

When: April 30th, 2011, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Where: Intermedia Arts | 2822 South Lyndale Ave, Minneapolis
$5 Admission, children and seniors are free
RSVP to pa.yang@state.mn.us or 651-757-1740

The Asian Pacific Youth Council will display their talent in full force with original performances including:

MUSIC  | Ÿ DRAMA Ÿ |  POETRY Ÿ |  PROSE   |  DANCE  Ÿ FILM

The APYC will read excerpts from & host a book signing for their new release “Yellow: Where we can be, An Anthology of the Asian American Teenagers’ Experience” The book features candid stories, poignant poems and open letters to family and friends about the lives, struggles and triumphs of today’s youth.

$10 per book. Be the first to own a copy!

Excerpts:
“The idea for this book started with a simple question: Where are the stories of Asian America youth among the vastness of American literature?”

“I am from the famous and the fabulous, or so I like to call it, rice.”

“If given the chance to change our ethnicity; the majority of us would not change. It’s a big part of who we are. To think about our ethnicity not being a part of who we are is incomprehensible.”

“In our group, the Asian Pacific Youth Council (APYC), we have chosen to band together to do good. We acknowledge that discrimination happens and that we’ve been impacted.  But discrimination is the result of fear and ignorance of others. “

About the APYC

The Asian Pacific Youth Council is a leadership program of the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans.  The mission of the APYC is to be the voice of their generation.They want to take courage and speak up for, and work on, the issues that are impacting their peers and friends.

“Asian American youth are awesome. It has been my pleasure to see them grow and accept this simple, yet profound statement.” Ilean Her
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