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KCCAA – Two billboards erected to raise awareness about the “Stop Asian Hate” campaign

在5月“亚太裔美国人传统月”期间,堪城中美联合会(KCCAA)在堪城主要高速路旁树立了两块广告牌。希望以此提醒社会各界对全美各地日益增加的针对亚裔暴力事件的重视,并呼吁所有人团结一致抗击种族歧视。整个5月期间,来往车辆和行人都可以在Brooklyn Ave.和70号州际高速交界处以及由436高速与Eastwood Trafficway交界看到我们的公益广告。堪城中美联合会(KCCAA)希望籍此鼓励民众为针对亚裔的仇恨事件发声,以防止更多人受害。也呼吁所有人团结一致抗击种族歧视,合作关爱共同抗击疫情。

广告牌图文由本地青年艺术家Kevin Wu与KCCAA理事会共同设计。此次活动也得到Lamar Advertising的大力支持与合作。感谢他们对华裔社区的贡献和帮助。

“亚太裔美国人传统月”源自1978年美国国会通过的法案,当时是将每年5月的前10天定为亚太裔美国人文化周,这个日期是根据第一批日本移民到达美国的时间,和由很多中国人建造的美国加州铁路完工的日子来确定的。1992年,美国国会决定把庆祝活动延长到整个5月。初衷是感谢亚裔对国家所做的贡献、增进各族裔之间的相互了解。也是一个了解和庆祝亚裔文化、成就与贡献的时刻。

The Kansas City Chinese American Association (KCCAA) has erected two billboards to raise awareness about the “Stop Asian Hate” campaign.

The billboards went on display during the May, Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month near Brooklyn Ave and I-70 intersection and at I435 and Eastwood Trafficway intersection.

The billboard is designed by Asian American graphic artist Kevin Wu along with KCCAA board members. The locations are provided by Lamar Advertising. The collaborative hopes to convey a message of peace, solidarity and the need to stop acts of anti-Asian hate, harassment, and violence.

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KCCAA Education Seminar – Successful College Application

新形势下如何成功申请大学

自 从2000年开始,美国各个大学的招生录取对标准考试和成绩要求有了较大的变化。许多大学取消了递交SAT/ACT成绩的要求。美国最权威的教育考试机构—College Board 也相应地取消了所有SAT-Subject科目的考试。不久前一些州开始考虑取消或已经取消了中小学的超前教育。所有这些变化将对美国的中小学教育,尤其是每位高中学生申请大学带来不可忽视的影响。

KCCAA将于5月29日7:00-9:00 PM举办一场研讨会《如何在新形势成功申请大学》。我们邀请了当地两位优秀家长,请她们介绍在指导孩子申请大学过程中的经验和体会。这两位家长分别为:

刘丽萍女士——刘女士的2个孩子在高中时各方面都很突出,成绩优异。大儿子几年前被被美国顶尖大学录取,在大学本科就获得学士和硕士双学位。小儿子非常优秀,在标准考试(PSAT,SAT,ACT)中均获满分,多门AP-课程考试也获最高分。今年被美国顶尖学校录取。

吴天玲女士——-吴女士的孩子在各方面非常优秀。女儿两年前被美国顶尖工学院提前录取。儿子在高中期间参加各种活动,选修了17门AP-课程,并保持优异的学习成绩,ACT考试获满分,在去年底被美国顶尖商学院提前录取。

随后,研讨会组织者朱大鸣教授将讲述美国大学招生录取要求的变化可能产生的效应以及给高中毕业生家长们的一些建议。

最后,参与者自由提问与解答或发表自己的见解。

我们希望通过这次研讨会使我们华人社区继续保持重视家庭,重视教育的优良传统;继续为我们的孩子争取和创建积极向上的学习风气和环境。

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Time: May 29, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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堪城华人和亚裔社区系列安全防范培训

堪城警察署KCPD将为堪城华人和亚裔社区免费提供系列安全防范培训,增强安全意识,识别潜在危险,及在危及生命安全之下如何正确地采取应对方法,等等。

本周星期四4月8日下午4:00pm – 6:00pm将举行第一次线上讲座。由KCPD警察学院教官作自我防卫讲解并回答大家的问题。有兴趣的参加线上会议可以参见下面详细信息和链接。

Thursday, April 8, 2021

4:00 PM | (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada) | 2 hrs

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KCCAA Statement on Anti-Asian Violence & Hate Crime

March 26, 2021

The Kansas City Chinese American Association (KCCAA) strongly condemns the rise of Anti-Asian Violence and Hate Crime across our country. We were heartbroken by the Atlanta shooting on Tuesday March 16, 2021. The loss of eight lives, including six Asian women, is one of many tragic acts of violence against Asians in our country recently. Our hearts go out to the victims and their surviving family members. We also want to express our thoughts of comfort and condolence to the entire Asian American community.

Since March 19th, 2020, there have been more than 3,795 hate crimes and incidences of racism reported to the “Stop AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) Hate” organization. The incidents were also occurred in Kansas City Metro during the past year, according to the record from Kansas City Police Department. All these reported cases only represent a fraction of the true total number of incidents.

The shooting in Atlanta has been a wake-up call for all of us in the Asian-American community. Protests and vigils calling for a stop to the violence against Asian-Americans have held in many cities around the country. Hate violence and crime toward people of color, including Asian Americans, is NEVER acceptable and will NOT be tolerated.

As a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, KCCAA has dedicated and held a longstanding commitment to supporting our local community. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have worked tirelessly to donate large amounts of personal protective equipment (PPE) and financial support to our local hospitals, health clinics, police departments, nursing homes, and to schools in low-income communities. Today, again, we are with you all, together, to FIGHT and STOP the Anti-Asian Violence and Hate Crime.

We invite the community to join us in defeating racial violence and ensuring the communities we live in are a safe place for all. If you see a fellow Asian American in a dangerous situation, please intervene if possible, call for help, and document the incident to bring the perpetrator to justice. If you know of an Asian American elder who might be fearful of going out to the grocery store, please offer to go with them. It‘s time to speak up and take action to STOP hate violence and crime before more innocent lives are lost.

Lastly, we welcome community residents to join us together to encourage our local government and law enforcement agencies to …

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The 2021 KCCAA Community Service Award Winners Announced

In 2010, the Kansas City Chinese American Association (KCCAA) established an annual KCCAA Community Service Award to encourage elementary and secondary school students in the greater Kansas City area to develop a stronger awareness of, and to inspire active participation in, community service. The judge panel has selected the following 2021 award winners.  

为鼓励大堪城地区中小学生培养公共服务意识,积极参加社区服务,堪城中美联合会于2010年特别设立年度KCCAA社区服务奖。以下是2021年获奖者名单。 

Rising Star Award Winners: 

Alex GuoKevin LiEthan GuoGeorge Xue

Third Place Winners: 

Max RongCatherine ZhaoKevin Fan

Second Place Winners: 

Jessica MuIngrid Li

First Place Winner: 

Zach Cheng 

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