Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: Understanding the Cultures and Traditions of A Diverse Cross Cultural CommunityRead Now
Rev. Cheng Imm Tan
Focus On Empowerment can be heard every Thursday at 1pm Eastern.
Log Onto: www.blogtalkradio.com/globalcarole
Listen LIVE or Download Anytime
In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869. In 1992, Congress expanded the observance to a month long celebration.
Who are these citizens whose cultures and traditions represent countries, villages and towns thousands of miles from America? And is there any truth to the “Model Minority” myth to describe Asians from very diverse racial and religious backgrounds?
Today we will interview Rev. Cheng Imm Tan, Director of the Mayor's Office of New Bostonians (MONB) a leading voice in a metropolitan region where global diversity meets the Asian community each and every day.
Mayor Thomas M. Menino established The Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians (MONB) in 1998 to meet the needs of the growing and changing immigrant and newcomer communities in Boston. MONB's mission and objectives were formed through a democratic process that included dialogues across immigrant groups in Boston.
Mission of MONB
To strengthen the ability of diverse cultural and linguistic communities to play an active role in the economic, civic, social and cultural life in the city of Boston; to act as a catalyst for providing opportunity, access and equality for immigrants; to highlight the contributions and the essential role that immigrants have played and continue to play in making Boston the world class city that it is.
Asian Americans are Americans of Asian descent. The U.S. Census Bureau definition of Asians refers to a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent. It includes people who indicated their race(s) as "Asian" or reported entries such as "Chinese," "Filipino," "Asian Indian," Vietnamese, "Korean," Japanese," and "Other Asian" or provided other detailed Asian responses. They comprise 4.8% of the U.S. population alone, while people who are Asian combined with at least one other race make up 5.6%.
Your Comments Are Welcome Below...
How To Download Today's Show
•Can't listen live??? No problem.
•After The Broadcast...Go To www.blogtalkradio.com/globalcarole
•On My Homepage Next To My Picture Click On The RSS Feed
(It's orange and has RSS on it)
•Select Today's Show
•Download As A MPEG File For Macs or Windows Files Fro PCs
•The Broadcast will play on your computer,
Laptop, iPod, iPhone, or any other MP3 Listening Device
The Multicultural Symposium Series Webinar Series features current topics designed to enhance personal development both on and off the job. All you need is a computer and a phone to join each webinar. Open to Members of the Multicultural Symposium Series.
Visit www.mssconnect.com for complete information.'
Want to learn what it's like to own your own business? Or how to expand your business? Pick up a copy of Carole's book today!
Click On The Cover Below...
How can YOU practice diversity and multiculturalism where YOU live?? Read Carole's book and find out how to make it happen!!
Click On The Book Cover Below...
Carole Copeland Thomas is a 27 year speaker, trainer and consultant specializing in global diversity, empowerment, multiculturalism and leadership issues.