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July 2017 | Freedom

The month of July is about celebrating being an American and living in a nation built on the belief that everyone deserve basic rights and freedoms granted to them: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Here at ATG, we believe that there should be great emphasis and importance placed on the freedom of artistic expression, speech and choice. It is important to recognize the diversity in our country that makes this nation so special and unique. We stand behind the belief that we can only flourish as a people if we come together in understanding. 
 
Our #beCAUSE campaign is something you can do year round, and it's important that everyone is aware that they can make a difference within their own community. Make sure to look for our August newsletter next month for upcoming updates and events!

FASHION FOR A PASSION
Meet 5 Presenting Designers
We are thrilled to announce the Presenting Designers for our 9th Annual Fashion for a Passion.
Look out for our next newsletter in a couple of weeks when we share more of our fantastic new designer lineup! Check out our press release for more information on the designers this year!
SAVE THE DATE!
9th Annual Fashion for a Passion
Saturday, November 11, 2017
sixty five hundred
Dallas, TX 
 
Mark your calendars for our 9th Annual Fashion for a Passion charity event, a night to celebrate emerging Asian American designers, artists and performers for a great cause. Check out our 2016 FFAP Highlight Video on our official Youtube channel. Many thanks to Trevor Hyslop with Roll With It Productions for editing. 

CALLING ASIAN AMERICAN ARTISTS & MUSICAL PERFORMERS
Applications to participate in Fashion for a Passion are now available. Showcase your talents to the Dallas community and for a good cause and download our application.  

DEADLINES TO APPLY:
Exhibiting Artist/Musical Performers: Tue 8/15
DINE FOR A CAUSE
We are just DAYS away from our next Dine for a Cause event! Show your ATG spirit for our Summer Dine for a Cause. Dine-in or take out at Cindi's New York Deli & Restaurant - 75 Central in Dallas location ALL DAY Wednesday, July 19th, and Thursday, July 20th. 

In order for us to get credit, you MUST drop your receipt in the ATG donation box by the cashier counter after you pay, and 25% of dine-in and take-out sales will be donated to ATG's supported orphanages and underprivileged children in Asia, scholarship fund and community outreach programs.

journey from the fall affd16TH ANNUAL ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF DALLAS
Coffee Mate
We are honored to team up with Community Partner Asian Film Festival of Dallas to co-present the prolific feature film Coffee Mate directed by Lee Hyun-ha this Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 8:15pm -10:11pm at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas. This film explores two individuals who meet in a café, where this location soon becomes a haven and an escape for them both, a time and place apart from their hectic lives.  In this suspended reality, the two are able to discover their selves, their dreams and desires. Read here for the festival’s complete program and to purchase tickets.  
 
HERITAGE/CULTURE CAMPS
Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families’ newest camp, Southeast Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Camp (SEAPI), took place this past weekend at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado. ATG sent 3 ambassadors to teach a “Chopped Kitchen” style cooking workshop for middle school and high school campers, and they co-hosted a joint workshop with the FIPI Camp to teach fresh fruit recipes for elementary school campers. It was great to see familiar and new faces! We had a full schedule of prepping and teaching 8 classes in 2 days, but the energy and enthusiasm of the campers kept us pumped. Thank you to HCAF for inviting us to be a part of this ever growing family!

Click here to be directed to our Facebook photo album covering the highlights of this year's SEAPI Heritage Camp, and click here to meet our 2017 ATG Heritage and Culture Camp Scholarship Contest Winners!

#ATGProds #beCAUSE #ATGKitchen #HCAF #SEAPI

      


Thurs 7/13 - 7/20
The 16th Annual Asian Film Festival of Dallas
AFFD
Dallas, TX

Wed 7/19 & Thurs 7/20
ATG Dine for a Cause
Cindi's NY Delicatessen Restaurant & Bakery
Dallas, TX

Wed 7/19
Co-Presentation with AFFD of Coffee Mate
Angelika Film Center
Dallas, TX

Fri 7/21 & Sat 7/22
Source of Hope: Red, White, and Food!
The Source of Hope
Cornerstone Kitchen
Dallas, TX

Sat 7/29
2nd Annual Community Day
The Source of Hope
Fort Worth, TX

Tue 8/15
FFAP Artist/Performer Applications Due
ATG

Sat 9/9
WIN Workshop and Seminars
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
NAAAP-Dallas Ft Worth
Dallas, TX

Sat 9/9
WIN Gala Scholarship
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
NAAAP-Dallas Ft Worth
Dallas, TX

Sat 11/11
9th Annual Fashion for a Passion
ATG
sixty five hundred
Dallas, TX
PAST MONTH'S HIGHLIGHTS
What an amazing turn out at our summer Shop for a Cause event! Many thanks to Kendra Scott Plano Legacy for allowing us host this fundraiser!
 
We are thrilled to announce that we were able to raise $1,003.30 for our supported orphanages/underprivileged children in Asia, scholarship fund and community outreach programs! As always, thank you so much for your continued support. We hope to see everyone again at our next Dine for a Cause event at Cindi's New York Deli & Restaurant! 
#beCAUSE
Austen Lee, an ATG Mascot and daughter of co-founders Tammy & George Lee, celebrated her 5th birthday this past month. With the help of friends and family, she raised nearly $1,000 for ATG to help children in need. ❤️https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/because
SPONSORSHIPS
Become a 2017 FFAP Sponsor!
Join an elite list of companies who are proving they are Going Against The Grain and sponsor our cause. We are now accepting cash sponsorships as well as silent and live auction items for our 9th Annual Fashion for a Passion event.
 
Download our application today and send your questions to fundraising@againstthegrainproductions.com.

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