Racial discrimination against Asians in Colorado Springs on the rise during pandemic, reports suggest

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Racial discrimination against Asians in Colorado Springs on the rise during pandemic, reports suggest 1

Racial discrimination against Asians in Colorado Springs on the rise during pandemic, reports suggest From the Coronavirus in Colorado | Full Coverage April 2020 series By Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com Apr 20, 2020 Updated Apr 24, 2020 Cynthia Chung Aki, founder of the Golden Lotus Foundation, a Colorado Springs nonprofit advocates for and promotes Asian rights, is forming a task force … Read More

Golden Lotus Teas Now Available

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[display-post] Golden Lotus Teas Now Available Golden Lotus Tea Order Form View Blossom Teas Here View Loose Leaf Teas Here Cost: $6 each Information: We are pleased to announce Golden Lotus Teas, a new business to compliment the Golden Lotus Lotus Foundation mission of connecting with Asian heritage and honoring cultural traditions. Golden Lotus Teas (eight various blossom teas and … Read More

Mid-Autumn Festival Luncheon 2017

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Mid-Autumn Festival Luncheon Saturday, October 28, 2017 Event Registration Order Form Cost: Complimentary for seniors 65 years old and older and children 7 years and younger, ages 16-64 are $20, ages 8-15 are $10. All proceeds support our seniors.Information: Korean Cuisine Lunch Buffet. RSVP by October 15, 2017, goldenlotusfoundation.org for registration form or make check payable to Golden Lotus Foundation, … Read More

North Nevada Avenue Community Workshop

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North Nevada Avenue Community Workshop Workshops scheduled for Sept. 13, Oct. 27 & Dec. 8 Time: 6:00 pm Place: Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center, 3656 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, 80903 Information: A Series of roundtable discussions to solicit comments about North Nevada Avenue’s future are scheduled, and residents and business people are invited to attend. Download our informational flyer … Read More

Upcoming Events: Mid-Autumn Festival Luncheon

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Mid Autumn Festival Luncheon Saturday, October 22, 2016 Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm (Registration begins at 11:00 am) Place: The Inn at Garden Plaza, 2520 International Circle, Colorado Springs 80910 Cost: Complimentary for seniors 65 years old and older, $18 for persons age 64 and younger to help honor our Seniors. Registration: Downloadable registration form available here Information: Asian … Read More

5 Steps to Follow During Tea Appreciation Day

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April is just wrapping up and Asian Pacific Heritage Month is up next. First established in 1977, the entire month of May is dedicated to celebrating Asian culture and history. Kicking off Asian Pacific Heritage Month every year is Tea Appreciation Day. Celebrated for the first time in China in 2005 — and then every year after that — Tea … Read More

Helping Out: It’s Not Just Benefitting Them

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Paying it forward is one of the most simple concepts to understand and act on, yet so many people chose to concern themselves with only… themselves. Some people just can’t be fixed. But there are those who maybe just need a light push. If they knew how lending a hand and helping someone out can actually help themselves, too, then … Read More

What to Look for in a Non Profit Organization

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Finding a trustworthy company to invest in can be a hassle because of the actual amount of companies there are in the world. You don’t want your well-earned money to be tossed aside or used negatively by some corrupt organization; you want to feel a sense of accomplishment and that your money is going towards something good. Becoming a member … Read More

Increase in Non Profit Organization Memberships

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People have an urge to feel good and there are plenty of things you can do to achieve that feeling. Non profit organizations are seeing a rise in non profit memberships because people believe that these organizations are good for not only the community, but for themselves as well. According to Volunteer Ireland, of all the people who volunteered in … Read More

5 Surprising Facts About the Great Wall of China

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The Great Wall of China is one of the most well known pieces of architecture around the world. However, most people know only the bare basics about its construction — that it was built to keep people out. Not surprisingly, there’s a lot to the wall that you may be unfamiliar with. Here are a few facts you may be … Read More

Why Is It the Year of the Monkey?

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You may have heard that 2016 is the Year of the Monkey, but what does this mean, exactly? Animals are an important part of the Chinese Zodiac. Unlike the Western Zodiac, which cycles through months, the Chinese Zodiac cycles through years. Also worth noting is that it follows the Chinese New Year, which means that the Year of the Monkey … Read More

Japanese Art: Capturing the Fleeting Beauty in Life

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Did you know that almost 85% of Asian-Americans in the U.S. are comprised of six major groups — Korean, Vietnamese, Filipino, Indian, Chinese and Japanese? In fact, Asian Americans make up 6% of the U.S. population, and Japanese-Americans account for 1.3 million people of the U.S. population. While this is a relatively small number compared to the total population, it’s … Read More

The Surprising Origins of the Japanese Tea Ceremony

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Tea varies by country to country, and culture to culture. In the U.S., tea is often nothing more than a store-bought sack dipped in a cup of hot water. In Morocco, green tea is frequently served with mint and plenty of sugar already added. In the U.K., high tea is still practiced by some. It should come as no surprise, … Read More

3 Benefits of Having a Cultural Center

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Cultural centers are becoming more popular around the world, as technology like the internet makes the world feel more connected. More and more people are becoming interested in other cultures in addition to wanting to share their own. Cultural centers are a prime way to bring communities together in their learning, which makes it more enjoyable and often times, even … Read More

3 Things to Know About Asian Culture

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Asian culture and history is incredibly fascinating, and learning about Asian traditions can be fun and enlightening. If you choose to learn about Asian customs, you will see that many are steeped in honor and tradition. Ancestry and honor are, in fact, two of the biggest pieces of Asian cultural heritage. Read on for a few other things you should … Read More

Dragon Boat Racing Coming to Colorado

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If you are interested in Colorado cultural events, Dragon Boat Racing may be worth a look! The sport is an important part of ancient Asian culture and history, and is beginning to catch on in the United States, as well as other places around the world. Now, competitions and corresponding Asian cultural events and festivals are held around the globe. … Read More

5 Reasons to Donate to Non Profits This Month

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As we move into the holiday season and the winter months, many people are turning their minds to giving back to their communities. In fact, last year was the fifth year in a row that total charitable giving rose, according to Giving USA. This month, non profit organizations can be a great type of company to invest in. Check out … Read More

Appr Author Visit: Gene Luen Yang

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Gene Luen Yang, author of All Pikes Peak Reads 2015 selection American Born Chinese, will be making two free, public appearances in Colorado Springs. Lecture and Book Signing Wed., Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. The Venue @ Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. Books will be available for purchase. Writing and Fine Arts American Born Chinese Awards Show Thu., Dec. … Read More

The Value of Preserving Asian Cultural Heritage in 2015

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Preserving cultural heritage is one of the most important contributions that individuals can make — but all too often, the value of a culture is overlooked or is simplified in order to create stereotypes and generalizations about its people. Preserving Asian cultural heritage in a unique and truthful way requires a lot of work. It requires people from many different … Read More

2016 GLF Membership Drive

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[ditty_news_ticker id=”1976″]   2016 GLF Membership Drive: October – December 2015 All 2016 members will receive a kitchen towel with the GLF logo and be inserted into a drawing for $50 gift card*! Memberships paid in October receive 3 entries Memberships paid in November receive 2 entries Memberships paid in December receive 1 entry Members who bring in new members … Read More

Asian Tales & Enrichment Program – 2015

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Through the Asian Tales & Enrichment Program, participants will gain a greater understanding and appreciation of Asian heritage and traditions. Each class will consist of an Asian theme tale or activity conducted by the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Asian Pacific Islander Student Union (APISU) members, followed by an activity of arts, crafts, or game. Each class is 1 … Read More