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星期五, 6月 23, 2017

馬惠美競選牛頓市長 6/24 召義工


Come join Amy Sangiolo this upcoming Saturday June 24, as she takes some time to thank all of her supporters and volunteers for being a part of this campaign!
Join us at Amy's house at 389 Central Street in Auburndale at 4pm this Saturday to meet Amy's core volunteers, have some food and some fun!  Feel free to invite folks who want to meet and learn more about Amy and her vision for Newton!!
If your able to join us please RSVP by emailing us at teamsangiolo@gmail.com

Hope you can join us on Saturday!

CAPAC Members Mark Fourth Anniversary of Shelby County v. Holder

CAPAC Members Mark Fourth Anniversary of Shelby County v. Holder

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 25, 2017 will mark the fourth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Shelby County v. Holder decision, which gutted key provisions of the Voting Rights Act. Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) released the following statements:

Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), CAPAC Chair:

“It is appalling that four years after the Supreme Court gutted key provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, millions of Americans still lack critical voting rights protections to ensure that they can fully participate in our democracy. As a result of the Shelby decision, we have seen an increase in efforts to disenfranchise people of color, limited English proficient individuals, students, the disabled, and the elderly from exercising their right to vote.

“Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders depend on the full protections of the Voting Rights Act to ensure they can fully participate in the democratic process. That is why I am proud to be one of the lead sponsors of the Voting Rights Advancement Act, which will restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and protect vulnerable communities from discriminatory voter suppression efforts. As Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure that all Americans can exercise their fundamental right to vote.”

Senator Mazie K. Hirono (HI):

“In Shelby County, a narrow conservative majority of the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act. Four years after that disastrous decision, we now know just how wrong the Supreme Court was. Immediately following the Court’s decision, numerous states passed onerous voter ID laws and other barriers that affected the right to vote of millions of people. For the first time in two generations, we risk unraveling the progress my friend John Lewis fought for alongside so many other heroes of the Civil Rights movement. We can’t let the Court’s decision stand, and I’ll continue to fight to advance legislation to restore protections for the fundamental right of all Americans to vote and have their vote counted.”

Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06):

“The Supreme Court’s Shelby v. Holder decision four years ago dealt a major blow to voting rights in America. The decision destroyed key protections for voters and gutted one of our nation’s landmark civil rights laws. Congress must protect voters from discrimination by immediately passing legislation to restore the VRA. The right to vote is one of the hallmarks of our democracy. Equal access to the ballot box is essential for all Americans!”

Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (FL-07):

“Our right to vote is sacred, and we must do everything we can to protect Americans’ access to the ballot box. I stand with my CAPAC colleagues in empowering all voters – especially voters that have historically faced discrimination.”

Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03):

“Four years ago, the Supreme Court in Shelby County v. Holder struck down key provisions of the Voting Rights Act, dismantling fundamental voter protections that had been in place for nearly 50 years. This striking blow crippled the critical coverage established to require states with a long history of discrimination and voter intimidation to pre-clear any changes to their voting and election laws with the federal government. In the wake of this decision, many states, including my state of Virginia, passed more restrictive voting laws, creating barriers that disproportionality affect lower-income and minority Americans. As we mark this anniversary, I look forward to working with my colleagues in congress to restore the core provisions of the Voting Rights Act that were impacted by this decision.”

Congresswoman Roybal-Allard (CA-40):

“Sunday marks the four-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Shelby County v. Holder decision, which struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act. As a result of the Court’s decision, many Americans are without crucial voting rights protections in states and counties with severe records of voter discrimination. That is utterly wrong. In America, the right to vote is fundamental, and must be protected from any and all attempts to weaken it. It defines our nation’s values and allows for the proper representation of all communities. We must act now to pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act, so that we can strengthen protections for Americans at the ballot box and restore the right of eligible voters to participate in our democracy.”

Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09):

“The Voting Rights Act (VRA) was signed into law during our country’s Civil Rights Movement to prohibit racial discrimination in our electoral process. In the 2013 Shelby v. Holder case, the U.S. Supreme Court gutted key provisions of the VRA, setting our country back decades in the fight to guarantee open and fair elections. In recent years, we have seen a rise in deeply disturbing instances of voter suppression across our country. We must restore the full protections of the VRA to ensure that all citizens have access to the ballot, and no voter experiences discrimination.”

波士頓市長赴邁阿密參加第85屆美國市長會議

MAYOR WALSH ATTENDS U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS 85TH ANNUAL MEETING IN MIAMI
BOSTON - Friday, June 23, 2017 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today will travel to Miami, Florida to attend the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 85th Annual Meeting. More than 250 mayors from across the country will attend the four-day event to discuss issues such as immigration, health care, the national economy, and climate protection, and then consider and determine policy that will guide USCM's advocacy agenda moving forward.
 
"Eighty-five percent of our nation's population live in metro areas and cities, so it's critical that mayors continue to fight for sound policy at every level of government," said Mayor Walsh. "During the Conference, we get a unique and important opportunity to listen and learn from our colleagues across the country and share our success stories and strategies. It's an invaluable learning experience that results in a shared set of priorities and solid agenda for our cities, and our country, to move forward."
 
On Saturday, Mayor Walsh, Chair of the Children, Health, and Human Services Committee, will host a discussion and review on proposed resolutions on protecting and improving the Affordable Care Act, urging Congress and the Trump Administration to fund the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at the highest levels, and stressing the importance of fighting the 'treatment gaps' that exist in accessing care for substance abuse disorders.
 
On Sunday, Mayor Walsh will be a panelist in "Imagining Future Cities Today," a session on how mayors from various cities approach long-term planning. A diverse group of mayors will address everything from density and transportation challenges, to housing affordability and education, to workforce and economic growth. He will discuss long-term planning initiative, Imagine Boston 2030, that will help guide Boston's smart, sustainable, and equitable growth.
 
As Chairman of the Substance Abuse, Recovery, and Prevention Task Force, Mayor Walsh will share a toolkit with mayors to combat substance abuse in their cities focused on the full continuum of care including prevention, intervention, family support and recovery, before presenting an overdose prevention training using naloxone (Narcan).

華美福利會慶50週年

                (Boston Orange周菊子波士頓報導)華美福利會(AACA)日前在波士頓廣場酒店慶祝成立50週年,包括麻州州長查理貝克(Charlie Baker),共有近500名衣香影繽的嘉賓到賀,場面盛大隆重。
               1967年到現在,華美福利會這半個世紀走來,見證了無數熱心社區人士的共同支持,以及該會董事,工作人員的努力經營。
麻州州長查理貝克(右一)致詞,頒獎表揚李秋明(由李的女兒帶領(中),
陳美霞(左一)。(周菊子攝)
會場。
               華美福利會為感謝這些人對該會的貢獻,請記錄片導演伍少文拍攝了一段影片,在晚宴中放映。鏡頭前出現有已過世的陳耀庭,司徒麗英,以及就在週年慶前數天辭世的該會行政主任李秋明等人的照片,以及現已高齡90的阮陳金鳳,去年上任紐英崙中華公所主席的陳家驊,曾任紐英崙中華公所主席,現已退休的胡國新(Davis Woo),麻省理工學院榮譽退休教授李燦輝,同在華埠社區議會擔任議員逾10年的李麗嫦,也已高齡90的伍黃杏蓉,在AACA工作了23年的教育主任高伯格(Richard Goldberg)等等人的訪談片段,讓人匆匆一瞥華美福利會如今已不多為人知的陳年歷史。
麻州州長查理貝克頒表揚狀給華美福利會前任董事長陳美霞。
(周菊子攝)
               根據華美福利會印在50週年慶節目冊上的歷史,華美福利會是從1966年開始,由大波士頓地區一群對子女族裔身分,華埠內的市區計畫及商業發展,以及華人和新移民之間缺乏溝通等狀況感到憂慮的熱心華人聚會討論成立的社會服務組織,1972年還開始發行迄今仍是新英格蘭地區唯一的一份中英雙語雙周刊的舢舨。
華美福利會現任董事長陳咏梅致歡迎詞。
               50年下來,華美福利會陸續和ABCD合作,1980年響應全國難民法,為東南亞難民提供服務,1984辦理辦公室技能培訓,1992年英文會名從華美改為亞美,2005年成立汽車業教育夥伴項目,2007年自資建成華埠社區教育中心,遷進泰勒街現址,2008年推出青年中心,打造能源效率及維修技能培訓項目,2010年開張蓓蕾及花朵早期教育及照顧中心,2011年擴大下一步過渡英語項目,推出銀行及金融業培訓項目,2014年完成華埠社區教育中心做為該會總部的購買手續,展開就業新根項目,2015年設立青年就業服務項目,2016年開始為期三年的戒菸計畫,2017年推出移民婦女木蘭會。
               麻州州長查理貝克在晚宴上稱許華美福利會的多元服務,直指全球化是未來趨勢,華美福利會的服務,切合社會發展方向,幫助許多人實現了美國夢。由於李秋明的突然辭世,查理貝克當晚特地頒發表揚狀給李秋明,由李秋明的女兒上台代領。
中華民俗藝術工作坊擊鼓表演揭開晚會序幕。
               查理貝克走下台後,特地到李秋明家人那一桌,親自致哀,也應要求合影。離開會場遇見熟人時,他還為比自己不過大5歲的李秋明才65歲就辭世十分感慨。
               當晚查理貝克還頒發表揚狀給在位不下20年,甫於去年卸任,把華美福利會董事長一職這棒子交給東方銀行資深副總裁陳咏梅的陳美霞。
               麻州參議員賓加利(Joe Boncore),麻州眾議員黃子安(Donald Wong)也聯袂代表麻州議會表揚華美福利會為社區服務50年。
華美福利會教育主任高柏格(Richard Goldberg)(中)已服務23年。
               華美福利會當晚另外頒發特別貢獻獎,給波士頓基金(Boston Foundation)、塔芙茨醫學中心、陳宣享(Stanley Chen)Susan Schiro,以及2016年內各捐10萬元給該會的史密斯家庭基金(Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation)、道富集團。(圖片已於6月10日發表)
司徒福柱(右)與表親湯司徒美蘭(左)。
麻州稽核長蘇珊邦普(右)和麻州眾議員黃子安。

在華美福利會成長中扮演過重要角色的陳家驊(左起)和陳滋源,陳文棟。

陳家驊(左起)和陳禹祥,陳志新夫婦。
左起,陳余寶愛,鄺坤珍,翁金怡,翁宇才,李翠屏,陳文號等
中華公所職員及家屬。(周菊子攝)
伍振中捐出書法,畫作義賣。(周菊子攝)
左起,麻州亞美局副主席周樹昂,昆士市議員梁秀婷,波士頓是第二區
市議員候選人Mike Kelly。(周菊子攝)
蘇李慧敏(中)與雷國輝夫婦。(周菊子攝)
李保華夫婦(右)與陳焯敏兄妹(左)。(周菊子攝)
麻州州長查理貝克致詞指這是個全球化時代。(周菊子攝)
左起,李麗嫦,伍黃芙蓉在華美福利會回顧短片中。
胡衛新當年野參與製作舢舨。
華美福利會短片中的早年會員余達明,如今事昆士事地方法院法官。
第一期舢舨事1972年發行的。
右起,已過世的陳耀庭,司徒麗英都是華埠早年的活躍人士。
阮陳金鳳是華美福利會的創辦人之一。
波士頓市長馬丁華殊在華美福利會的50週年短片中致詞。
麻州州長查理貝克。
所有圖片,周菊子攝

星期四, 6月 22, 2017

中國八破畫登入博物館殿堂

紐英崙中華專業人員協會到波士頓美術博物館看"中國八破畫"展覽。(周菊子攝)
專協董事譚嘉陵(左)和波士頓美術博物館中國部策展人白鈴安
(Nancy Berlinea)。(周菊子攝)
               (Boston Orange 周菊子波士頓報導) 波士頓美術博物館(MFA)創世界首例,617日展出”抱殘守缺:中國八破畫(Chinas 8 Brokens: Puzzles of the Treasured Past)”。紐英崙中華專業人員協會經董事譚嘉陵穿針引線,621日邀得策展人白鈴安(Nancy Berliner)親自導覽,解說八破畫在中國藝術中的特殊性。
白鈴安為專協會員講解。(周菊子攝)
八破畫是如今幾乎湮滅了的一種中國幻覺拼貼畫藝術,曾經流傳100年,卻沒有留下多少相關討論文墨。波士頓美術博物館中國部策展人白鈴安說,中國八破畫這還是第一次在全世界的任何一所博物館中展出。
中國八破畫作品之一。(周菊子攝自會展現場)
在波士頓美術博物館的八破畫展廳一入門左手處,有一段關於幻覺拼貼畫如何在中國興起的說明,指出八破畫和歐洲的錯視畫派(trompe l’oeil)”驚人相似,但卻絕對來自中國自己的幻覺拼貼畫視覺傳統,從八世紀就開始在大片布匹、紙張上張貼個人喜愛的詩句,書法或繪畫。十七世紀時,這種作法又再流行。到十八世紀後,還有藝術家把著名畫作或書法,直接複製到牆壁,瓷器,捲軸上。
白鈴安在給中華專業人員協會做導覽時指出,八破畫有三個重要特徵,一來那是畫作,二來畫的是具有重要中國文化價值的物件,包括書法,繪畫,關於書法的文字,唐詩宋詞等,三是畫的所有物件,幾乎都是殘缺不全的,的。
 “八破畫大約是咸豐年代,從浙江,江蘇的杭州,湖州,上海一帶興起,再輾轉傳到北方的北京,天津等地,基本上持續了100年,然後就消失了。儘管這些畫作都表現,反映文化,但當年的文化界上層人很看不起八破畫這種藝術形式,認為太現實,像玩遊戲,幾乎沒人寫文章談論八破畫,於是年代一久,人們也都忘記了這種藝術形式。白鈴安是在研究這些畫到底是什麼時,引發舉辦這展覽的念頭。
當年八破畫流行,既因它可緬懷故舊,暗藏針貶時弊寓意,也因它滿足文人從斷角殘篇中辨識文物,展現了知識淵博的虛榮心。
白鈴安得以做此研究,歸功於波士頓博物館有最大量的中國八破畫館藏,以及她個人的中國關係。這次展出的40件作品,有32件是首次展出的新進館藏,以及來自其他美國,亞洲博物館,以及私人收藏家的作品。
展覽中還包括幾個八破設計的裝飾藝術品,有皮伯迪美術館(Peabody Essex Museum)的粉彩龍文瓷盤,波士頓美術博物館館藏的稀有織繡會仙人
根據白鈴安的研究,從1949年沉寂以來,近年才出現耿學知,王超等八破藝術家。就連陳丹青也唐太宗和王原祈這幅畫作,和八破藝術關連上。
根據波士頓美術博物館特地安排應非兒翻譯的白鈴安八破畫展中文新聞稿,抱殘守缺:中國八破畫展將在該館的Lee展覽廳,從617日展至10 19日。資助這展覽推出的包括Tan Family 教育基金,中國畫基金等七,八個機構。
                     紐英崙中華專業人員協會董事長王世輝,會長蔡明機21日晚特地送上感謝狀與紀念品,感謝譚嘉陵這些年來為該會舉辦了17MFA導覽的藝術欣賞活動。          

7/15 “看見台灣”放映會 -向齊柏林致敬


你如果沒有看過 看見台灣,不要錯過這個機會;你如果已經看過看見台灣,更要珍惜這個機會。紐英崙中華專業人員協會曾經在20141210日播放 看見台灣,齊柏林導演用他的眼、他的心,忠實和虔誠紀錄了台灣的美麗與哀愁。齊導演在現場和大家分享他關懷環保的心路歷程,大家除了對台灣美麗的驚豔之外,對環境被摧殘破壞更是觸目驚心。齊導演籌劃多年的 看見台灣2”,是為了立足台灣,放眼世界,想像未來,給台灣的關門主義、鎖國政策,提供更多反省和思考。他無怨無悔的付出,千辛萬苦博命拍攝,他壯志未酬,求仁得仁。為了向齊柏林導演表達追悼和致敬,專協和波士頓地區僑團一起再 看見台灣
日期: 7/15 Saturday
時間: 1:30pm入場
           2:00pm-2:10pm向齊柏林致敬
           2:10pm-3:43pm (片長93分鐘,最後3分鐘是齊導向所有工作夥伴和贊助單位致謝,請大家尊重齊導心願,以感恩的心情看完最後3分鐘
          3:43pm-4:03pm 特別播放幕後記實,內容是 1. 起飛篇2. 聽見看見3. 邁步向前4. 東西方樂 5.來自玉山的歌聲。由齊柏林親自介紹說明,如見其人,非常珍貴的二十分鐘。
          地點: Chinese Cultural Center
          90 Lincoln Street, Newton Highland
電影欣賞免費 ( English Subtitles)
“我的心,我的眼,看見台灣 : 齊柏林空拍20年的堅持與深情”每本$20

主辦單位: 紐英崙中華專業人員協會, Taiwanese American Professionals-Boston

協辦單位: 波士頓僑教中心,建中校友會,波士頓北一女校友會,台大校友會,成大校友會,新英格蘭玉山科技協會,新英格蘭大波士頓台灣商會,青商會,客家聯誼會,台灣同鄉聯誼會,國民黨波士頓分