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KCCAA Fundraising Proposal to Support Henan, China

“心系河南 驰援灾区“捐款倡议书

近日,河南郑州,漯河,开封,新乡,鹤壁,安阳等地遭受了百年不遇的特大暴雨灾害,造成了重大的人员伤亡和财产损失,牵动了亿万人民的心。地铁停运,水、电等基础设施损坏,人民生活受到了严重危害。

暴雨无情,人间有爱,一方有难,八方支援。作为海外的华人华侨,堪城中美联合会已经在第一时间联系了河南省侨务处,了解到最新的灾区和需求情况,并跟中国少年儿童文化艺术基金会建立了合作关系,计划定向捐助河南省的一所受灾学校。除了从资金上帮助受灾学校的重建,我们还计划在灾后继续给学校提供英语和其他学科的教学支持,以长期可持续性的方式帮助到更多有需要的人。在此,我们倡议堪城的华人华侨和我们中美社区的各界朋友伸出援助之手,积极参与此次募捐活动。河南省是我们堪萨斯州在中国的友好省份。能力不分大小,捐款不分多少,让我们一起帮助河南人民度过难关,重建家园。让点点星光汇聚河南,给河南同胞送去万千暖意。

风雨面前,我们一起扛!中原挺起,河南加油!

捐款方式:

1)将钱直接转入KCCAA PayPal 账户,并告知姓名以便记录:kccaa20@gmail.com

2) 支票邮寄地址:

KCCAA, 7327 Campbell St., Kansas City, MO 64131

衷心感谢大家的支持!

Fundraising Proposal to Support Henan, China

As you may already know from the news, China’s Henan Province has been affected by severe flooding, caused by a period of prolonged heavy rainfall since July 17, 2021. As of today July 25, at least 63 people were killed, 5 went missing, 815,000 people were evacuated, 1.1 million were relocated, and 9.3 million people were affected. There is still no water, electricity, and communication in many part of the cities.

Within short time, KCCAA has reached out to Henan province to gain the first-hand information on the emergency need in the area. In the meantime, KCCAA have established a partnership with China Foundation of Culture and Art for Children (CFCAC), to provide long term sustainable financial and educational support to a dedicate school that was damaged during the flood. KCCAA calls on our Chinese American community, friends, and local businesses to support our effort and show our love and care to the people of Henan, the sister state/province of Kansas.

Please join us together for this support, and we are all in this together!

Donation via:

1). PayPal – Directly donate money into our KCCAA PayPal account, and please leave your name for record: kccaa20@gmail.com

2) Check – Make a check payable to “KCCAA” with below address:

KCCAA, 7327 Campbell St., Kansas City, MO 64131

Thank you everyone for your support!…

Posted in 2021 Events

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。

Zoom Meeting Connection Information:

Topic: Successful College Application

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

Join Zoom Meeting

https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/3988478641?pwd=akgyVHlnQ25sWFZCK0diRzJNYm85QT09

Meeting ID: 398 847 8641

Passcode: 123456

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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

Join from the meeting link

https://kcpd.webex.com/kcpd/j.php?MTID=m89dc29a8c492865c21558bb3124137f6

Join by meeting number

Meeting number (access code): 133 453 6026
Meeting password: pAJeyGqm999

Join by phone

You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.…

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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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