Save the date!
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region–our fiscal host–is celebrating its 40th Anniversary on Monday, March 17 at The Mead Center for American Theater, Home of Arena Stage (1101 Sixth Street SW, Washington, DC). The evening will feature performances by local nonprofits and artists; networking with funders, colleagues, elected officials, community stakeholders, & friends; an open bar featuring spirits, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails; and passed hors d’oeuvres & delicious food stations. Tickets are more information are available at http://cfncr40th.org/.
Save the date to join us and others at the Cherry Blossom Freedom Walk on Saturday, April 5 at the National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism (New Jersey Ave, Louisiana Ave, and D St NW, closest Metro: Union Station). This historical and cultural event raises awareness about the Japanese American experience during World War II and to highlight the vigilant role that American citizens must continue to play in preserving the Constitutional rights of all Americans. The Memorial was built as a lasting tribute to the more than 33,000 Japanese American soldiers who served with great distinction in the U.S. Military. The Memorial also pays tribute to the more than 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry who were unjustly relocated in American confinement sites during World War II and is also a testament to our nation’s greatness that it does not fear to acknowledge its mistakes.
Also be sure to save the date for Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company’s performance at the National Portrait Gallery on Saturday, April 19 at 1:00 pm and 2:30pm. He is currently the Gallery’s Choreographer-in-Residence and will be premiering a new work. The Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company was one of our grantees in 2011 for its arts program that reached out to high school youth in DC.
AAPIP is partnering with the Joint Affinity Groups (JAG) to hold the Joint Affinity Groups Unity Summit on Friday, June 6 through Saturday, June 8 in Washington, DC. This year, JAG will celebrate 20 years of working on the frontlines for change in philanthropy at the Unity Summit. The summit’s goals are to:
- Build a new movement that taps the power of demographic changes that are transforming the US in the 21st century
- Join the call to work collaboratively to create a more equitable society
- Help increase the number of foundations committed to eliminating disparities across race, gender, sexual orientation, and disability
Register today at https://www.greenmoonsolutions.com/jag2014/!