Please join the Cary Library Foundation and CAAL (Chinese-American Association of Lexington) for this Library After Dark event, with light snacks and cash bar, on Saturday, November 2, 7-9 pm at Cary Library. You are invited to use your senses to feel and learn how Chinese people guide their living through the year, which is defined by 24 solar terms. Tickets are $10 and available at carylibraryfoundation.org or the door. Children 12 and under free.
华协会长王华在活动中特别向新居民介绍了华协的发展历史和使命，他说：“在华协成立的36年里，一直在为莱克星顿社区做贡献，为争取华裔和整个社区更好的生活环境做贡献。”他特别用华裔为图书馆十几年来改建翻新等踊跃捐款为例，阐述了华裔为社区做出的卓越奉献，让其他族裔居民更加了解华裔。确实，经过36年华协的努力，华裔在镇上事务的参与越来越多，话语权越来越大，华裔在这里生活的也越来越好。Read full report
此次活动专门安排在政治家Hancock 故居举行，莱镇历史协会前会长Bill poole 也亲自出席，与大家见面。
CAAL members joined the Lexington Education Foundation’s annual fundraising gala on June 15th. Good food, music, fun and conversations for a great cause!
From the Lexington Education Foundation Facebook page:
The June 6th’s meeting sponsored by CAAL with Dr. Julie Hackett and Dr. Eileen Jay was a real success. Our parent representatives presented 4 recommendations on after-school program, homework, curriculum and Project Based Learning. Both Julie and Eileen provided their perspectives on these issues and were very receptive to these suggestions. Our parent representative Helen Yang also raised concerns about college admission and school ranking and a lively discussion followed. For people who missed this successful meeting, it is captured on video. Please take a look and hear for yourself about the directions LPS is working towards.
Retired Major General William Chen, the first two-star general in the U.S. Army of Chinese descent, gave a presentation on the legacy of Chinese Americans in the Science Lecture Hall at Lexington High School on June 15.
Chen’s lecture, titled “Opening of Opportunities – CRW & CAWW2,” was attended by more than 100 people. Read the full report
The videos of the talk can be accessed through CAAL YouTube Channel: General Chen’s Talk
LexMedia made this beautiful video (link below) for CAAL to share with the Community. Enjoy!
This year, Lexington’s Patriots’ Day Parade had a new addition. Among the American flags and colonial attire, a giant red dragon wove between floats, attracted audiences of all ages.
“Here it comes, the dragon is interacting and sending blessings to the kids.” Dragon is a symbol of power, strength, and good luck in Chinese culture. Operated by members of the Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL), dragon showcased Lexington’s vibrant and active Chinese community.
The Dragon team members have practiced for a couple of months to prepare its debut on this Patriots Day. The CAAL marching unit was led by an American flag, an elegant CAAL banner, and accompanied with drum and nice performance by CAAL Youth Music Ensemble. Following the dragon were the marchers holding small American flags, some wearing Chinese costumes.
Lexington is a particularly open and welcoming place. With support from the town and active participation from the community, Chinese Americans have increased their representation in town government and school affairs. We are delighted and proud to be part of the social fabric here and an integral part of the increasingly multicultural Lexington community.
150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad and on the heels of the May Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
More details of the presentation can be found here.