Asian Student Union

 

The 2nd annual Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Assembly will be held on Thursday, April 13th at the High School. The whole community is invited and welcome to attend. 

Building off of our successful assembly last year, we are looking to expand the assembly to include participation from the whole community. 

If you are interested in performing at the assembly or have an idea, please contact ASU club advisers Mrs. Lee (leea@weston.org) or Ms. Dang (dangk@weston.org) for further details on how you can be involved in our assembly!!

Tradional Chinese Dancer

 

 

Members of the ASU (below)

On Friday, April 8, 2016 the Asian Student Union hosted the first Asian Pacific American Heritage Assembly at WHS. The goal of the assembly was to address stereotypes, microaggressions and raise awareness about the diversity of Asians in our community. A variety of performances, from instrumental duets to Chinese yo-yo tricks were presented to showcase the diversity of Asian culture. Co-president Ramesh Nagarajah and co-emcees Lenya Checkovich and Elizabeth Wu introduced the assembly with heartfelt words, each sharing about their own Asian background. Performances included both students and faculty at WHS and an Indian dance group from Boston University. Kicking off the show was a fusion hip-hop dance performed by BU Chaankar. Staying on the pop song theme, harpist Sara Kawai and cellist Margaret Yang played a duet to ‘Love Yourself’ by Justin Bieber. Next, world history teacher Michiko Kurata performed a traditional Japanese dance that portrayed her Japanese culture. The talent at WHS continues--violinist Kendrick Kirby-Lee and cellist Leland Ko performed a duet composed by Kendrick himself. Brothers Alex and Andre Chang, incredible Chinese yo-yo performers, brought the audience to a standing ovation. When the Chang brothers began tossing LED yo-yos in the dark, the crowd went wild! On a more serious note, the following Japanese Internment video raised awareness to the hardships Asian Americans have endured throughout history. Finally, Junior Esther Tzau concluded the assembly with a rap from the heart, addressing stereotypes and encouraging Asian students to stand up for themselves. The assembly was an amazing event that inspired and impressed others to be more aware of the Asian culture. Principal Mr. Parker praised the assembly, saying, “you all managed to inspire and impress, rebuke and forgive, teach and provide food for thought, and be relevant and fresh. You were able to accomplish this because you were thoughtful and intentional about what you wanted the rest of us to take away.”
The WHS community is grateful to the performers and the ASU Planning Committee for proving the faculty and student body with such an eye-opening program.

Click here to watch the video of the Assembly

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Weston Middle School, will host a special program celebrating the Chinese New Year from
1:30 to 5 p.m. Jan. 31, 2016
The program will honor students achievements with song and dance, Chinese arts and food. The Harvard Chinese Music Ensemble and suona player Guo Yazhi will perform. Yazhi is recognized for bringing the suona, a traditional instrument similar to a trumpet or clarinet, into the modern age. He was selected to play for former President Bill Clinton and showcased by the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra.
All Weston community members interested in celebrating Chinese New Year with music, food and arts with the middle and high school Chinese language students and special international guests are welcome.
Parents, volunteers and students will meet in classrooms based on grade. Room assignments will be displayed at the entrance.
Classes will include an introduction to Suzhou, embroidery, calligraphy, Chinese yo-yo, Jianzi and more.
For more information, call 781-529-8060.
 
 

Click here to watch a video of last years event event

Contact: Ms. Kim Uyen DangMrs. Angela Lee  and Ms. Claire Schomp

Ziling Tea

 

 

Photos from Asia Night March 6, 2015

 

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The ASU at the 2015 Activities Fair

Fundraiser for Aid Relief in the Philippines
Make your own appetizers!
Friday, December 13, 2013,  3 - 5 pm 
Cooking Room
 
 
Appetizers:  Dumplings,Scallion Pancakes, Vietnamese Spring Rolls, Korean Kimbap (Sushi)
 
 
Sponsored by the Asian Student Union
All Proceeds Go to PLANUSA International

WHS Asian Student Union invites you to

Celebrate Lunar New Year

 

Saturday, February 8, 2014, 5pm

Sichuan Gourmet, Framingham

 

All proceeds benefit our adopted chilren through PlanUSA

 

Asia Night

Friday, March 19, 2010

Food from China, India, Japan, Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.

Entertainment from China, Iran, India and more

 

There was no Asia Night 2011

 

 Click here to see the Asia Night 2010 Photo Gallery

Asia Night 2009

 Proceeds go to the ASU and to the Asian adoption program of Plan USA.

 

Click here for the December 2010 ASU Newsletter

Click here for the October 2010 ASU Newsletter

Click here for the March 2010 ASU Newsletter

 

 

 

Asian Student Union  
Club Advisor Mrs. Angela Lee and Ms. Kim Dang
Officers:  
Mission/Goals The Asian Student Union, an organization open to students of all ethnic backgrounds, preserves and introduces Asian culture to its members and the community. In the past we have attended conferences and workshops for Asian American youths, held many fund-raisers (profits cover costs for Asia Night), sponsored a school dance, and contributed to the fun at Spring Fling. One of the activities planned for the spring is Asia Night, which will be an event in March featuring Asian foods and cultural performances.
Schedule: See HC Club Meetings and Activities Listing  

 

 

 

 

 
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