CAACF Duanwu Dragon Boat Festival postponed until 2021

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The Chinese American Association of Central Florida (CAACF) and CHARGE Dragon Boat Club made the decision to cancel the 2020 Duanwu Dragon Boat Festival on June 27 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The precautions advised by the Florida Department of Health and Prevention to limit possible transmission of the virus. https://youtu.be/k1KvaDQ9Af4 CAACF Duanwu...

Model Minority is not a compliment

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In recent weeks associate psychology professor at the University of Central Florida, Charles Negy has come under fire by different groups for his track record of racist and problematic tweets and comments. Of these tweets was one downplaying the systemic injustice towards African Americans by pointing to the success of Asian Americans as a model minority.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors During Pandemic!

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Cloth Masks donation
The CDC advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of COVID-19 and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. https://www.facebook.com/OrangeCountyFlorida/photos/a.217188915051354/2318348754935349/?type=3 https://www.facebook.com/shally.wong.10/posts/10158599864057697 The COVID-19 pandemic has ignited the selflessness of local residents, who have taken...

Doppa Festival – resilience in uncertainty

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May 5 marks the Uyghur Doppa Festival or Doppa Day. A Doppa is a four cornered hat traditionally worn by the Turkic of peoples of Central Asia and East Turkestan. Often brightly studded or embroidered with a distinctly Islamic and Turkic aesthetic, they are a point of pride for the Uyghurs of East Turkestan.

Central Florida Asian American Alumni Are Contributing Their Skills And Expertise To Community

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During this crisis, there has never been a greater need for medical professionals. We are so proud to see the ways the college alumni are stepping up to serve their communities around the country. Miss Vietnam Florida would like to recognize and thank the Miss Vietnam Florida who is experiencing it first handedly in...

Matsuriza Taiko Keeps Japanese Culture Alive at Epcot for 25 Years

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Matsuriza Taiko
The traditional Japanese Taiko drumming group, Matsuriza, was founded in the United States in 1988. Matsuriza, which means “Festival of Drumming” was named in hopes that the festive performance would bring joy and energy to its audience, transcending cultural boundaries. It has been a World Showcase staple at Walt Disney World’s Epcot, for over 25 years. Matsuriza performance at the Epcot. Photo credit:...

The Asian American Response to COVID-19

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After the announcement of the worldwide spread of the coronavirus, we have seen that some people have started to act out in fear against people of Asian descent. In late March, the FBI predicted a surge in hate crimes against Asian Americans, due to racial profiling as COVID-19 carriers. The website “Stop-AAPI-Hate” has received more than 1,000...

STATE OF FLORIDA REQUIREMENTS ON RESTAURANTS, BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS

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On March 17, Governor DeSantis just announced that all bars and nightclubs close for 30 days start at 5 pm. Additionally, there is a 50% capacity limitation in restaurants and encourages utilizing takeout and delivery. Limit customer entry to 50% of capacity. Stagger and limit seating to ensure seated parties are...

Orlando Japan Festival brings Japan Cultures to Central Florida

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The Orlando Japan Festival, organized by the Japan Association of Orlando, is an annual event held at Kissimmee Lakefront Park in November. The festival features many great performances, Japanese cuisine, Japanese merchandise and kid activities every year.  The 19th annual festival was held on November 17, 2019 and event organizer estimated that the festival attracted more than 8,500 attendees, making it one of...

PHILFEST 25TH ANNIVERSARY CANCELLED

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March 8, 2020, Tampa, Florida – Due to the pandemic spread of the Coronavirus all over the United States and globally, the Officers and Members of the Board of the Philippine Cultural Foundation, Inc. (PCFI) organizers of the most popular annual Philippine festival in the East Coast have decided to cancel this year “PHILFEST” that was originally...
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