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M.E.C.A. Dinner Social

The Multi Ethnic Cultural Association will be hosting a greet and meet at the Yoma Burmese Restaurant from 7pm to 9pm this Friday, March 11. It will take place at the following address,

  • 713 E Garvey Ave
    Monterey Park, CA 91755

    For more info,
    Special guests are Next Gen Leaders Brian Antezana, Ramon Barajas, and myself Joshua Chit Tun.

    Please provide feedback in the comment box below.

    - Joshua Chit Tun

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Tuesday Latin Dance Social

For those interested, there is a salsa social taking place in Pasadena at the Ixtapa this Tuesday evening, organized by Latin Dance Pro. They are offering classes beginning at 7:30. After 9pm it becomes a social. Admission is free.

For those who want to meet up with me, I will be there at 8pm.
For those who want an intro to the basics to salsa these videos may help:
As for something I have been working on in preparation for the upcoming "A Night of Cultural Diversity"
Do let me know if you plan on attending this meet up.
For those who would like to meet this is the itinery:
Meet and Greet: 8- 9pm @ Ixtapa in Pasadena
9pm - 10pm Introduction to salsa and bachata.
10pm - midnight Socializing and Dirty Dancing

Midnight - TBD Dirty food @ Chinatown
Joshua Chit Tun

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In regards to this year's upcoming "A Night of Cultural Diversity" I will be the Event Planner, as for event organizers it will be Derrick Gary and Cameron Coe. They will manage all other event coordinators.

As such each performing group will have an event coordinator. Further each performance will have a speaker describing the performance, its impact, and cultural reference. To conclude they will also explain why they chose the piece they performed to better address discrimination and its impact.


In general this event is about raising awareness for the diversity that exists today but yet even more so to beg the question why discrimination still has its negative impact on our society. In my opinion one of the attributes is insecurity, and to be specific that culture of insecurity is created within our school system early on in a child's development.

With this in mind as we move forward with our awareness campaign it will be to raise funds for the following: STUDENTdirect Youth Initiative, ICA Displaced Initiative, and the groups that they support. Our solution to what I described above.

This event will be hosted at Occidental College by Hermanas and the Multi Ethnic Cultural Association somewhere within late September, early October. As for what specific day and time, that needs to be worked out.
In addition the event will be presented by the following: YoungINC.LA, JBM Community, and the STUDENTdirect Charitable Foundation in Partnership with Kiwanis Eagle Rock, Fraternal Order of Eagles Monrovia, Elks Pasadena, Glendale Lions, Hollywood American Legion, and La Crescenta Rotary.

We will secure sponsors as the months progress.

Further what I am proposing is within the guidelines as described in this outline. Please digest as we will coordinate within such parameters.

Once more thank you for your support.

- J.C.

P.S. Please provide your updates below as comments.

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