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February 19, 2011

blessingBuddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Candlelight Blessing Ceremony

Please come join us for the Candlelight Ceremony, Tzu Chi Around the World, Sign Language Performance, Da Ai Technology Fashion Show, Master Cheng Yen’s New Year Blessing, Candlelight Prayer, Red Envelop of Blessing and Wisdom, Bamboo Bank Adoptions, Poster Exhibition, Jing Si Books, and more.

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February 19, Saturday, 2:00 pm, Wang Center

April 8, 2011

Memorial Service for the Late Dr. Donny George Youkhanna
The Department of Asian & Asian-American Studies wishes to announce a Memorial Service for their late colleague, Dr. Donny George Youkhanna, Visiting Professor in the Department and a world-renowned authority on the preservation of antiquities, who passed away in Toronto, Canada on Friday, March 11, 2011. Donny George's colleagues in the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Asian & Asian-American Studies at Stony Brook will pay homage to the memory, and tribute to the invaluable work, of the great scholar that Donny George truly was.

Anyone wishing to send flowers may kindly do so addressed to the Youkhanna family with delivery to the Wang Center Chapel, Stony Brook University, New York, 11794-4040 on April 8th only from 2 pm to 6 pm.

April 8, Friday, 4:00PM, Wang Center Chapel

May 5, 2011
9/11 10

Remembering the Defining Crisis of Current U.S. History Ten Years After and Responding to the Health Care Crisis in Japan Today

What is the role of the hero in tragedy? Were the 9/11 responders ordinary persons or extraordinary heroes? How do 9/11 responders process the trauma they went through? What is the cost of helping, and not helping, in curcumstances of extreme hardship? What are the purposes and pitfalls of memorializing history? How does 9/11 connect with other events we face today such as the catastrophes in Japan, the energy crisis, and the Spring pro-democracy movements in the Middle East?

Act I: Remembering the 9/11 Responders

Dr. Benjamin Luft will introduce the testimonies of 9/11 responders and talk about the work of Stony Brook University’s Medical Center’s World Trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program, a federally funded Center of Excellence and the only program on Long Island dedicated to caring for 9/11 first responders

Act II: Artistic Reflections

For the remembrance of forgotten communities of Chinatown, during the time of crisis, and the recovery efforts after 9/11, and of the targeted members of the West and South Asian American communities, the photographs of Corky Lee “the photographer laureate of the Asian American experience” will be set to music of Professor Peter Winkler’s tribute to 9/11.

Artist Nobuko Miyamoto, a Ford Foundation Leader for the 21st century, and the founding artistic director of the multicultural arts organization “Leaps of Faith” based in Los Angeles, working with Stony Brook students will reflect artistically on the 9/11 responders connecting them to the first responders in Japan facing the current catastrophe caused by the tsunami earthwquakes and the nuclear disaster.

Act III: Reflecting on Remembrances of 9/11, Responding to the Current Crisis in Japan

An update from Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki on the relief efforts in Japan and connecting 9/11 responders to the first responders in Japan.


May 5, Thursday, 7:00PM, Wang Center Theatre

May 7, 2011

Long Island's Sakura Matsuri: Cherry Blossom Festival
Welcome Spring to Long Island the Japanese way, with exciting sounds of the Taiko Drums, performances of Japanese dance and music and a wondrous array of Japanese crafts, tea ceremony, and cultural events. Sponsored by the Ryu Shu Kan with the Japan Center at Stony Brook in collaboration with Asian and Asian American Programming at the Charles B. Wang Center. Free admission to exhibits. 

There will be two separate Theater Performances:

1:30PM - Classical & Traditional

4:00PM - Modern & Contemporary

Admission for EITHER SHOW: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors & Students, $6 Ages 5-12, Children under 4 are FREE

Admission for BOTH SHOWS: $15 Adults, $12 Seniors & Students, $9 Ages 5-12

For information please call 631-698-2467


May 7, Saturday, 12:00PM-5:30PM, Wang Center


May 14, 2011

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration

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• Asian cultural, vendor, and corporation displays
• Food court introducing delicious Asian recipes
• Health Spa Expo: Reiki, massage, Chinese medicine
• Health & Wealth Lecture: Suffolk County Offices for aging, housing, etc.
  Corporation (banking, real estate, financing information)
  Police Department, Social Security Lawyers
• Asian snack bar introducing Asian beverages, snacks and sweets
• Consignment auction (Kimonos, Indian dress, and more)
• Artists Corner

Ticketed Events
Afternoon Performance  
1:00PM, Wang Center Theatre
Tickets: $5

Nine Asian Countries Professional Performing Art Show
Bangladesh, China, India, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam

4:30 pm, Wang Center Theatre
Tickets: $10

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Or make checks payable to Wellbrook Foundation and mail to:
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
PO Box 693
Eastport NY 11941