2011 ASA Executive Board

We are pleased to announce the newly elected members of the 2011 ASA Executive Board!

– Linda Yoo ’13
– Peony Yiu ’13

– Diana Park ’13

– Wendy Chen ’14

Publicity Chair:
– Diane Kim ’13

Thank you to everyone who ran! Please show your support for the new board by supporting ASA next semester :)


A showcase of Spoken Word and Performance
To support the Fong Lee Family’s fight for justice

Friday, November 19, 2010
7:30 p.m.

Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street, Chinatown Philadelphia
(215) 557-0455 or www.AsianArtsInitiative.org

$10 admission + additional donations accepted *

For tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producerevent/135558

At this special anniversary performance, the renowned spoken word duo invites a showcase of 10 guest artists to share poetry, song, movement, and memories celebrating 10 years of YELLOW RAGE! Join us for a not-to-be-missed event filled with more than enough creative talent and energy to inspire us for the next decade!

Michelle Myers and Catzie Vilayphonh met in the year 2000 in a writing and performance workshop at Asian Arts Initiative. Over the years, YELLOW RAGE has sought to make positive impact through their poetry. They have performed on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and at an incredible array of colleges and community venues. Drawing from their own unique experiences, individual political ideologies, and personal life philosophies as Asian American women, Michelle and Catzie’s poems address issues which explore the intersections of race, culture, gender, community, and self.

* All proceeds from this performance will go to the Fong Lee family’s fight for justice. Fong Lee was a Hmong teenager who was shot in the back 8 times and killed by a police officer in North Minneapolis. For more information about Fong Lee: http://www.startribune.com/yourvoices/103979934.html?elr=KArks47cQiUdcOy_9cP3DiU47cQUU


ASA’s annual CULTURE SHOW is coming up SOON, don’t miss out!!!


This year, ASA will be highlighting the diversity and transition amongst Asians and Asian Americans through a variety of acts and presentations. The show will celebrate and display the journey from Asia to Asia America.

***Come and enjoy a night of FIERCE, EMPOWERING INTENSITY:***

DOORS open @ 7, SHOW starts @ 7:30

– FREE admission, open to the public – bring friends!!!
– FREE FOOD will be served! Come taste a vast array of YUMMY dishes :)

-Special GuestS:
Clara C

-Swarthmore’s Taiko Drum Group
-Spoken Word Piece, R.A.W
-Musical & Dance performances by BMC students
-Martial Arts
-Many more! Come and see for yourself :)

Culture show T-SHIRTS will be on sale SOON!!

We are still in need of volunteers, if interested please contact Lyoo or Gmclane.

Facebook Event



Friday, October 22 thru Saturday, October 24

The House of Suh, Friday 10/22, 7:30 p.m.
Shorts Program:
Visions, Saturday 10/23, 1 p.m.
Wo Ai Ni, Mommy, Saturday 10/23, 3:15 p.m.
Ninoy Aquino and the Rise of People Power, Sunday 10/24, 1 p.m.
& more!

$8, General Admission
$6, Student + Senior
$30, Group of 5 (tickets only available online)
$50, Group of 10 (tickets only available online)

If you have any questions, please call Megumi: 215-557-0455 x221


THE HOUSE OF SUH (2010) tells the story of Andrew Suh and his sister Catherine, and how the values, conflicts, and dysfunctions of their Korean immigrant family led to the murder of Catherine’s fiance, Robert O’Dubaine. Eloquently narrated by Andrew, the documentary highlights issues of assimilation and the struggle between freedom and responsibility, raising questions about guilt, innocence, and the illusive gray area in-between. (Preceded by “Juche Rules”)

The House of Suh, Friday 10/22, 7:30 p.m.

From 2000-2008, China was the leading country for U.S. international adoptions. There are now approximately 70,000 Chinese children being raised in the United States. WO AI NI, MOMMY (2010) explores what happens when an older Chinese girl is adopted into an American family. This film reveals the complicated gains and losses that are an inherent aspect of international, transracial adoption. (Preceded by “Lovely to Me (Immigrant Mother)”)

Wo Ai Ni, Mommy, Saturday 10/23, 3:15 p.m.
Community Partner: Chinese for Families

Previously, Gandhi had used nonviolence to drive the British from India. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had used nonviolence to broaden the civil rights of African Americans. In NINOY AQUINO AND PEOPLE POWER (2009), Benigno Aquino made nonviolence into a method for driving out national dictators and strengthening the cause of democracy. He set off a wave that rippled around the planet. (Preceded by “A Moth in Spring”)

Ninoy Aquino and the Rise of People Power, Sunday 10/24, 1 p.m.
Community Partner: Filipino Executive Council of Greater Philadelphia

For the full schedule of screenings, visit:
http://phillyasian.bside.com/2010/schedule/week ”

ASA BiCo Social

Want to meet Haverford’s ASA?
Like playing mahjong?
Like video games?
Like pizza?
Then come join us as the BiCo ASAs collaborate!!

Come see their ASA lounge and join in on a game of mahjong or play on their PS2. We will be ordering pizza and plenty of snacks will be provided.

Saturday, October 23
Haverford’s ASA Lounge (In the DC)

**There is a 2:15 blue bus from BMC to Haverford on Saturday**



Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

“The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) is making its annual comeback from October 21st-24th!
The PAAFF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Asian American film and filmmakers throughout the Philadelphia region and educating and exposing the region on films about Asian Americans through an annual film festival.

Tickets are usually well under $10, and the schedule for all film schedules can be found here:http://phillyasian.bside.com/2010/schedule/week.

If you are looking for opportunities to volunteer at the festival, you are strongly encouraged to attend avolunteer session this Saturday, October 9th at the Asian Arts Initiative (1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia). You will receive more information on how to get involved.

Some of the upcoming events:

  1. PAAFF 2010 Official Launch Party partnered with DNA Nightlife at G Lounge (111 South 11thStreet) on October 8th 10:00 P.M. – October 9th 2:00 A.M. Event for 21+ only (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=131049333611999&index=1#!/event.php?eid=113408655386916&index=1)
  2. PAAFF 2010: Perspectives on Asian American Identity on Penn’s Campus, International House (3701 Chestnut Street) on October 21 5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=131049333611999&index=1)
  3. PAAFF 2010: Opening Night Film – Colin Hearts Kay at Ibrahim Theater at the International House (3701 Chestnut Street) on October 21st 7:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. with a Free After Party (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=137890809590547&index=1)

Check out the PAAFF website (http://www.phillyasianfilmfest.org/) or join the Facebook group (http://www.facebook.com/#!/PAAFF?v=wall.) for more information.”

ASA Summer Internship Panel


Interested in summer internships?
Want to know what your fellow students did this summer?
Want to learn how YOU could obtain a internship?

Then come to our Internship Panel!!

We will have 3 panelists:

Yong Jung Cho ’12: Hospital volunteer and English teacher in India
Sara Davidson ’11: Research with humanoid robotics in South Korea
Ruilin Xu ’11: Intern at an investment banking firm in Philadelphia

They will be sharing their experiences and providing helpful information on how they got the internship, in addition to answering any questions people have.

Dalton 119
Thursday, September 30th

Snacks will be provided.



Get siked for the semester!!

Thank you to everyone that came out last night! What a great turn out! We hope you all stuffed yourselves with moon cake!


If you would like to volunteer for the 2010 Culture Show (held on Saturday, November 20th) please contact our co-heads, Grace McLane and Linda Yoo (gmclane@brynmar.edu or lyoo@brynmawr.edu). They are looking for volunteers to perform, create videos, advertise, set up and are always open to more ideas!! It’s a great way to become more involved with ASA!!

They are also planning on bringing singer, Clara Chung, for the Culture Show. If you are unfamiliar with her music, watch some of her songs below, she is fantastic!
Performing at the White House
Performance from Project Korea
Cover of Train’s Soul Sister

ASA is also looking to bring other musical performance this semester, and are particularly interested in bringing Tim Be Told and Vudoo Soul. Below are some of their performances for you to hear, and please leave your feedback as to which you would prefer to bring! We are always happy to hear suggestions!
Vudoo Soul-Ready for Love
Vudoo Soul-Cover of Closer
(This video is from Kollaboration 2010 and includes a number of other Asian American musicans, including Taiyo Na who performed here last year!)

Tim Be Told-Analyze
Tim Be Told-Performing at Kollaboration

Keep an eye out for information regarding our next meeting! And I’ll be updating the Media Gallery within the next few days, so look out for pictures I took from the Pastry Social.

Happy Weekend! =)

If you would like to join the Bryn Mawr ASA facebook group, it can be found here.

ASA Chinatown Pastry Social


Welcome back ladies =)

Join ASA for their first general meeting of the year!!

Want to know what ASA has planned for the semester?
Want to find a way to be more involved?
Want to know what everyone was up to during the summer?

Then come to the first meeting and catch up with old members, meet the new frosh, and hear what ASA has in store for you!

Thursday, September 23rd
Dalton 2

There will be an assortment of yummy pastries from Chinatown, in addition to MOONCAKE and hot tea! mmmmmmmm.

Also, if you missed your chance at Fall Frolic to get a raffle ticket for a chance to win a free T-shirt, you can still fill one out at the meeting!

See you all there!