The third “Short Waves: Stories Shaping Our Community” screening of short films took place May 30 at the Castle Square Tenants Organization, 464 Tremont Street. A total of 15 films were screened to celebrate Asian American Heritage Month in May.
To watch all submissions from the screening, please visit www.baaff.org.
Boston Renaissance Charter School celebrates First Ladies Breakfast and Voice of Renaissance Spring Concert
The Boston Renaissance Charter Public School hosted its annual First Ladies breakfast on May 23 at the school’s auditorium at 1415 Hyde Park Avenue, Hyde Park. The purpose of the breakfast was to invest in future generations and to create a forum for young girls in grades 3 through 6 to discuss issues critically important to them.
Jason Wei and Joshua Dam of Brighton, who attend the Conservatory Lab Charter School performed with the school’s Dudamel Orchestra side by side with the professional musicians of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra on May 24 at the Strand Theater. The performance for more than 1,000 youngsters from area public, charter and parochial schools featured music that introduced young people to the instruments of an orchestra.
By day, 13-year-old identical twins Uatchet (WAH-djet) Jin and Nekhebet (NECK-heh-bet) Kum Juch are just your average schoolgirls. The petite seventh graders draw incessantly, cuddle their cat Saja (Korean for “lion”) and occasionally consume bottomless amounts of frozen yogurt topped with mochi and caramel sauce.
When the sun sets, the Juch sisters morph into twin starlets. Nekhebet is the taller of the two, but the sisters are otherwise mirror images.
Nine Asian American high school students from Malden received awards for their “Photovoice” projects on mental health during the Strides Against Stigma event on April 27 at Boston University’s Nickerson Field.
The project originated from the Chinese Culture Connection in Malden, and was supported by the Institute for Community Health and the Asian American Civic Association.
Underage drinking is a common and alcohol is easy to come by, according to a survey conducted by Chinatown agency Boston Asian Youth Essential Service. It is taking action to combat this behavior through awareness and involvement with community businesses.