Chinese American Culture Night 2020

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Chinese American Culture Night 2020

 

 

Chinese American Culture Night (CACN) is an annual stage production in the prestigious Royce Hall at UCLA and is the largest event hosted by the Association of Chinese Americans (ACA). The show will take place on Saturday, May 9th, 2020 and is free for all to attend. Over 100 students put in countless hours of work, practice, and rehearsal to put on a show for over 1000 members of the community. CACN celebrates Chinese-American culture through the presentation of a student-created play and utilizes performances by ACA Hip-Hop, Chinese Cultural Dance Club, UCLA Wushu, ACA Lion Dance, and CACN Drama to educate and inspire the greater community on relevant issues that affect us all today and to promote Chinese-American cultural awareness on and beyond the UCLA campus.

 

【什么是华美文化晚会(CACN)】

华美文化晚会(CACN)是一场由 UCLA 华美学生会举办的年度盛宴。这场演出将在有声望的Royce Hall 举行,并免费对外开放。我们的100余名社团成员将通过努力的训练和彩排,为周边社区的一千余名观众呈现一场精彩的演出。 CACN 将会邀请 ACA 嘻哈社、中国文化舞蹈社、UCLA 武术社、ACA 舞狮社以及 ACA 剧社来参与演出,并促进美籍华人文化在 UCLA 与周边社区的传播。

 

 

This year, our story follows the life of an immigrant family living in San Francisco Chinatown during the early 1970s. In an era when the United States was largely anti-immigrant, when there was no “model minority” myth, and when gangs ruled the streets, many challenges stand in the way of a peaceful life. We follow the family members as they navigate their new life in the face of racism, financial struggles, cultural barriers, gang violence and more, exploring the hardships that Chinese Americans have faced in the past and continue to go through today. Based on real-life events, the story is more than a description of a family's life, but a demonstration of the historical social conditions and experiences that have shaped the Chinese American community into what it is today.

 

【我们的故事】

我们讲述着一个中国移民家庭在70年代旧金山唐人街的生活。一家人是怎么在不被欢迎又有危险的情况下保持对未来的希望呢?新的国家,新的开始 — 我们跟随着这家人在他们面对种族歧视,金融斗争,文化障碍,以帮派暴力等等的新生活中探索美籍华裔过去所面对的艰辛。这故事不仅仅描述着一家人的生活。它还基于现实生活中的事件,并论证了以前的社会状况如何影响到了我们所有人。

 

 

This year's program seeks to educate audience members about an important yet largely overlooked period in history for the Chinese American community. While there has been a rise in Asian culture awareness and discussion, many are still unaware of many significant events in Asian-American history. Despite the current political climate and the increasing role of Chinese Americans in today's activism, people within the community are not aware of the foundations that make up our unique identity in America. Through our play, we showcase a perspective that juxtaposes the interpretation of the model minority myth, presenting an overlooked period of history in which the Chinese-American community in California was divided and in conflict. We hope that the event can serve as a powerful counterexample to the historically-weak Chinese-American voice, inspiring audience members to involve themselves in more community matters.

 

【华美文化晚会(CACN) 为什么重要】

我们试图着用今年的节目来教导给观众非常重要可是常常被疏忽的一段美籍华人团体的历史。 虽然亚洲文化的意识和讨论有所增加,很多人仍未意识到美籍华人群体在历史上的许多重大事件。在近几年,美籍华人在政治场合以及社会运动中的影响力日益增强,但群体中有很多人仍然不了解构成我们在美国独特身份的基础。华裔人群在西方文化中以摸范少数的身份存在:我们今年的节目展示了加州华美社区历史中的分裂与冲突,并试图打破模范少数的错误并有害的观点。我们在历史中的声音也通常是弱势与渺小得:我们希望该活动可以成为此印象的返利,激发观众参与更多的社区事务。

 

 

The Chinese American Culture Night is a completely free event for all UCLA students and members of the general community to attend. In total, this year's production costs over $40,000, with the venue alone costing over $32,000. To keep the event free, we must crowdfund to cover all the costs of our production. Hundreds of students have volunteered to put in countless hours of their time and dedicate their passions into making this production happen ever year. Therefore, we will continue to make this a free event and available to all as we recognize the importance of raising awareness to our unique biculturality and we ask you, the community for your continuous support. For those interested in supporting our efforts, we would like to thank you in advance. All donations made to our production are tax-deductible!

 

 

【我们为什么需要您的帮助】

华美文化晚会是一场对 UCLA 学生以及周边社区居民免费的活动。为了使我们的活动保持免费,我们必须募集资金来承担制作节目所产生的开销。这些开销包括服装、道具、食物和宣传上的花费,以及最重要的场地费用。这次演出总计需要花费约四万美金,其中单单场地费就高达三万两千美金左右。所有参与演出的学生都是以志愿者的身份付出他们的时间和汗水,也就意味着没有人在利用这场演出赚取利润。因为我们充足得了解提高文化意识的重要性,我们会持续保持这场活动免费,所以我们也希望您以及周边的朋友与家人们能够支持我们。所有为我们演出提供的捐助都是可以免税的。

 

 

 

 

【CACN Drama | CACN 舞台社】

CACN utilizes drama to tell a story that highlights relevant issues and struggles facing the Chinese American community today. Several actors and actresses audition for a role in CACN's Drama Aspect. Those given a role put in countless hours of rehearsal to effectively deliver a performance that will impact so many people.

 

华美文化晚会通过舞台剧的形式来讲述故事,由此凸显出当下美籍华人群体面临的相关问题。我们每年会有很多富有才华的演员参加我们的视镜。那些被选中的演员将会通过长时间的练习和彩排来为所有观众呈现一场深具影响力的表演。

 

 

 

【ACA Hip Hop | ACA 嘻哈社】

ACA Hip Hop is a competitive dance team based at UCLA, comprised of dancers who share a love for all styles of dance and performance. We are a family that values and encourages dedication, teamwork, and growth. With all the late nights dancing in parking lots while balancing jobs, extracurriculars, and rigorous academics, our dancers achieve the discipline and work ethic that will make them influential leaders in the community. The skills we learn and the strong friendships we make contribute to how ACA Hip Hop has become a supportive network that goes beyond just the dancing. With this foundation in our professionalism and love for each other, we hope to inspire and be inspired as we continue to strengthen our presence in the dance community.

 

ACA嘻哈社是一个在UCLA由热爱各种舞蹈形式的舞者组成的高水平舞蹈队。我们是一个鼓励付出、合作与成长的大家庭。通过夜晚在学校停车场进行努力训练,我们的成员不仅学会了如何掌握自己的工作、学业以及课余生活,还养成了良好的习惯使他们能在将来成为具有影响力的领导者。我们学到的各种技能和建立的深层友谊让ACA嘻哈社成为了一个不仅仅限于舞蹈交流的社交团体。伴随着我们专业的付出和对他人的爱心,我们希望在舞蹈界更多崭露头角的同时,也能用我们的行动去激励他人。

 

 

【Chinese Cultural Dance Club | 中國文化舞蹈社】

The Chinese Cultural Dance Club is dedicated to the spreading of Chinese culture at UCLA and in the surrounding community by providing a variety of free classical and ethnic Chinese dance lessons to anyone who wishes to learn. As a performance group, we work hard to provide professional-quality exhibitions to properly represent the rich cultural history and significance of each dance we showcase.

 

通过向任何感兴趣的人提供各种免费的中国传统古典舞课程,CCDC致力于在UCLA和周边社区传播中国文化。作为一个表演团队,我们努力排练并提供专业水准的演出,从而完美地展现蕴藏在我们舞蹈背后丰富且重要的文化历史。

 

 

【UCLA Wushu | UCLA 武术社】

The UCLA Wushu club is an official UCLA sports club that aims to promote the spirit of Wushu. The club teaches students a variety of martial elements styled from Kung Fu and Tai Chi. Each member learns a blend of strength, agility, and flexibility to showcase a perspective beyond brute combat. Ultimately, the club serves to embody and promote the spirit of Chinese martial arts, while creating a safe and fun environment for college students to relieve stress by practicing wushu.

 

UCLA武术社是一个致力于促进传统武术精神的官方体育社团。这个社团会指导学生关于各种功夫的武术技巧。每个社团成员都会学习除了蛮横的打斗外,如何通过武术来展现强健、灵敏和柔软的身段。社团的终极目标是体现并宣传中国的武术精神,同时为大学生们提供一个安全并且有趣的减压方式。

 

 

【ACA Lion Dance | ACA舞狮社】                                                                             

The Chinese lion dance team at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is affiliated with the Association of Chinese Americans (ACA) student organization. Founded in 2001 originally as an aspect for ACA's Chinese American Culture Night (CACN), the continued growth of the team allows us to entertain and perform at many locales and celebrations in the Los Angeles area

 

UCLA舞狮社是ACA华美协会的附属社团。作为往届CACN上的一个重要节目,舞狮社成立于2001年。团队的不断成长使我们能够在洛杉矶地区的更多场所进行表演。

 

 

 

On behalf of the Association of Chinese Americans at UCLA, we thank you for your continued support. Without your generosity, programs like CACN could not exist! Thank you!

 

我们在此代表 UCLA 华美学生会感谢您的持续支持。您的帮助能够使我们这些热爱宣传华美文化的学生持续举办像CACN这样的活动!非常感谢!

 

Our way
of Thanking You

$5

Gift of Appreciation

Thank you for your donation! You will receive a digital thank you note from our staff and crew. (fully tax deductible)

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$10

Thank You Package

In honor of your support for CACN, you will receive our Thank You Package which includes a handwritten note from our board and a CACN sticker. (tax deductible donation of $9)

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$15

Program Shoutout

Give your favorite Bruin a shoutout in our program! Write a little message (150 English character limit) and have it featured in our program. (fully tax deductible) *Limited Spots Available* *If message is over 150 characters, CACN Board has the right to edit message without notice. - Please email shoutout to sponsorship.cacn@gmail.com with subject line "Program Shoutout: [Your name]" -

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$30

CACN Hat

We appreciate your support for CACN, you will receive a CACN hat that highlights the theme of this year's show. (tax deductible donation of $25)

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$35

CACN Shirt

Thanks for your generous donation to CACN! You will receive a CACN Shirt with a design related to this year's play. (tax deductible donation of $30)

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$50

Supporter of the Arts

Thank you for supporting CACN, you will receive a personal shoutout on our social media and website, a mention in the program, as well as a special thank you letter from our cast and board! (fully tax deductible)

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$75

Patron of the Arts

Thank you for your kind contribution to this year's cultural production. To thank you, we would like to include a public thank you on social media and have your name put on CACN's program and website, an eighth page of space to give a shout out to your Bruin, and a physical Thank You letter! (fully tax deductible)

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$100

1/4 Page Appreciation Space

Show your support for your fellow Bruins involved in CACN and ACA and give them a shoutout in our program! You will receive a quarter page of space. (fully tax deductible)

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$150

1/2 Page Appreciation Space

Show your support for your fellow Bruins involved in CACN and ACA and give them a shoutout in our program! You will receive a half page of space. (fully tax deductible)

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$200

Full Page Appreciation Space

Show your support for your fellow Bruins involved in CACN and ACA and give them a shoutout in our program! You will receive a full page of space to write your words of encouragement. (fully tax deductible)

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$500

Bronze Sponsor

You are now a Bronze Sponsor of CACN. You will receive VIP tickets to our show, and a full page of colored appreciation space in our program, to express your support, and recognition in Youtube trailer and teasers (fully tax deductible).

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$650

Silver Sponsor

You are now a Silver Sponsor of CACN. You will receive everything listed in Bronze Sponsor as well as special mention on our social media, newsletter, and email list. (fully tax deductible)

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$800

Gold Sponsor

You are now a Gold Sponsor of CACN. You will receive everything listed under Silver Sponsor as well as a special mention at our show! (fully tax deductible)

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$1,000

Platinum Sponsor

You are now a Platinum Sponsor of CACN. You will receive everything listed under Gold Sponsor as well as a personalized gift basket from CACN Cast & Board. (Tax deductible gift of $900)

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