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People’s Teahouse Workers of the World (Re)Unite!
During the 1970s and 1980s, the People’s Teahouse served dim sum, tea, ramen, and almond cookies to hungry Stanford students, next to Madera House (today called the Okada House). The volunteer work force consisted mainly of Asian Theme House residents (then located in Junipero, and later moved to Okada), along with members of JRA (Junipero Ringers Association), AASA (Asian American Students Association), and anyone else willing to contribute to maintaining this unique venue. All proceeds were donated to Asian community groups by vote of the Teahouse Workers.
Specialties from the People’s Teahouse menu will be available for tasting at this Reunion Homecoming event. This Reunion Year, many of the first wave of Workers and Managers will be present, to share their experiences and stories. Final details and registration information will be posted soon, so please keep up with your SAPAAC newsletters and emails.
People’s Teahouse Reception
Time: October 26th, 2019 4 - 7 PM (tentative)
Location: Okada House (https://goo.gl/maps/q8ken2VsYjLzBGGP9)
Contact: Dan Kojiro email@example.com
Join SAPAAC for a musical outing! On the afternoon of October 6, at Stanford’s very own Bing Concert Hall, we will attend a performance of "Men of Iron and the Golden Spike - A Symphonic Oratorio," a newly-composed work that commemorates the thousands of Chinese workers who helped to complete the Transcontinental Railroad. The music was written by Zhou Long and lyrics are by Su Wei, and will be performed by a full symphonic orchestra, chorus, and vocal soloists.
“Some 20,000 Chinese laborers built the rail line through the Sierra Nevada mountains and across the Nevada and Utah deserts, enduring terrible extremes of winter and summer and other brutal working conditions. In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the completion of the railroad in 1869, the Center for East Asian Studies and the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University and the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music have commissioned this work to shed light on the laborers that made the railroad possible.”
SAPAAC has reserved a block of seats for our members, family and friends to attend “From the Middle Kingdom to the Wild West: A Symphonic Concert” featuring The Orchestra Now. In addition to “Men of Iron and The Golden Spike” the performance also features “The “Classic of Mountains and Seas,” an orchestral work inspired by Chinese mythology.
Date: October 6
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Bing Concert Hall https://goo.gl/maps/6bjUQ4y7oXF389JMA
Contact: Mr. Jacob Wang firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet other SAPAAC members, bond with Board Members, and joyfully celebrate July! Enjoy tasty dishes from the grill and witness the culinary skills of Stanford alumni.
Also a great chance to ask current Board Members questions about serving on SAPAAC Board, with elections coming up.
Event is free for all SAPAAC members, family & friends. Please bring a dish to share.
Date: Saturday, July 27
Time: 2-5 PM
Location: Mitchell Park (Arbor picnic area)
600 E Meadow Dr, Palo Alto
Registration: Please RSVP here: https://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/events/details?event_id=30344
Join us at Okada for National Boba Day
Student and Alumni Boba Tea Mixer at Okada! Come meet other students and alumni.
MID-CAREER CONVERSATIONS: THE BAMBOO CEILING AND HOW TO BREAK THROUGH IT.
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 17th from 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Location: San Marino Library, Community Room
Address: 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino, CA 91108
Price $30 Early bird pricing until April 3rd. $35 Regular price after April 3rd.
Solina Kwan, Stanford ‘92, Co-Host for Stanford Asian Pacific American Alumni Club email@example.com
John Wang, Harvard ‘88, Co-Host for Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Host: Mo Fong, Stanford BS/MA, Harvard MBA
Co-Host: Buck Gee, Stanford BS/MSEE‘72, Harvard MBA ‘80, Ascend Foundation, Pan-Asian Leaders
Join SAPAAC & H4A for a talk from Buck Gee, Founder of the Ascend Foundation for Pan Asian Leaders and retired Vice President and General Manager of the Data Center Business Unit at Cisco. He will share the data from his study with Stanford University which showed Asian Americans are the least likely to be promoted at the middle management level and above. Mo Fong, Director of Google Technical Solutions for Assist and Search, will discuss practical tips for mid-career professionals and TOPPA, the program she helped start at Google to create community and overcome challenges in career progression for its Asian American employees.
Appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks will be served.
Stanford Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE)
An audience of about [80?] filled a lecture room on a stormy Saturday night to hear faculty member Dr. Bryant Lin introduce a new Stanford Medical School program focusing on Asian health issues. Dr. Lin described how Asians have different levels of health risk than whites -- for example, Asians are nearly three times more likely to develop liver cancer than non-Hispanic whites and twice as likely to develop stomach cancer. Asians are more likely to get “thin” diabetes -- when they are not overweight. Those of us who think we’re not going to get lung cancer because we never smoked should be aware that the risk of “never smokers” getting lung cancer are much higher in East Asians. There are also differences between Asian sub-groups. For example, in Asian Indians, the leading causes of death are heart disease (31%) and cancer (18%) while in Koreans, they are cancer (34%) and heart disease (19%). Only 6% of participants in clinical trials of new drugs are Asian, so data on how these drugs affect Asians (side effects, etc.) are lacking. Additionally, most hospitals only collect data on “Asians” without differentiating between Asian sub-groups. CARE will start addressing these issues by issuing seed research grants on Asian health issues, training students and reaching out to community physicians and the public. An Asian health fair is scheduled at Stanford for April 27 and all SAPAAC members are welcome to attend.
SAPAAC rang in the Year of the Pig with old and new friends, many of whom are new SAPAAC members in six spots across the US: Seattle, New York, Texas, Bay Area, SoCal, and Sacramento. Some events were in partnership with other clubs, shout out to board member Susan Hainze, MS '84, with Stanford Club of Washington and Nelson Hsu, '91, MS '93, with The Stanford Club of Dallas/Ft. Worth. Some were purely volunteer-led like Tony Tong, '95, and Drs. Joe, '96, and Jen Hsu, and the rest were led by board members Mo Fong, '95, MS '96, and also Simon Zheng, '14, MS '15. Happy Lunar New Year to all!
SAPAAC in Seattle
View post and photos here: SAPAAC in Seattle Dim Sum Event
SAPAAC in NYC
SAPAAC In NY gathered for dim sum at Dim Sum GoGo on Feb. 3rd from 10:30 am - 1 pm. We had approximately 25 attendees and a wonderful time was had by all! A lot of stories were shared, new connections were made and plans for future events were hatched!
SAPAAC Bay Area
This year’s Lunar New Year Dim Sum Luncheon was postponed for a week due to snow! We still had a very nice turnout of 34 people on February 17th, 2019. This is the 4th year the event has been held at Dim Sum Factory in Factoria Mall of Bellevue. The luncheon was organized as a buffet style, allowing alumni, family, and guests to more easily migrate from table to table to mingle with each other. The food was delicious, and everyone had a wonderful time!
Event Photography: Lan Le (‘10)