Thursday, June 26, 2008

NEW World Cinema in the Post Crescent

Friday, June 20, 2008

Multicultural Center sponsors China conversation

From Fox Cities Rotary Multicultural Center:

Our first Current Community Conversation event will be held on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 5:00 PM at Fox Cities Rotary Multicultural Center.

The topic is China: A Developing Country or an Emerging Power?

Our featured Panelists are

  • NEWCA (Northeast Wisconsin China Association) --Dr. Xie is a professor and Co-Chair of the Department of Chemistry at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will be representing NEWCA.
  • Appleton Boychoir - Shana Shallue, Executive Director of Appleton Boychoir and the families, who visited China would share first hand details about the preparation for 2008 Olympics.
There will be time for Q&A.

This event is open to the public and is free. Please share this information with your family, friends, and colleagues.

If you have any questions, e-mail Kamal Varma, Education & Outreach Committee at

Monday, June 16, 2008

Post Crescent Silver Pen letter: Hard work ahead, yet change is already here

Published in the Post-Crescent, June 15, 2008

June 3 was a historic day in the history of our nation. I listened to the speeches of (senators) John McCain, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama. They promised to bring changes in the country, and they all defined their perception of the change.

For me, the change is already here. It has happened. When I heard Barack Obama, a young African-American, declaring that he was the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party for 2008, change was already there.

When Hillary Clinton, a very strong woman, stood on the stage and said that she was our presidential candidate, this was the change we have been waiting for.

I came to this country several years ago with an image of America, an America with equal opportunity for everyone, an America where everyone would be accepted.

Today, I feel we have taken several steps toward completing that image. I see an America where one could achieve one's dreams irrespective of the color of skin or gender. I see an America where the next generation would be colorblind. We would only see a human being.

I'm thinking of all those leaders who made many sacrifices and gave their lives to bring us to this day.

Finally, their dream has been fulfilled. Every individual who has worked hard to educate and celebrate diversity and equality, every community that has worked hard to accept each and every human being with open arms should be very proud.

It's their victory and it's their vision that has brought this history-making day to this nation, which we all are very proud of.

However, we aren't quite there. We have to continue the hard work and keep moving toward the path that's right in front of us.

Kamlesh Varma