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October 2017 | Fashion for a Passion One Month Away

Fall has arrived, which means ATG is in for a busy season! We have an exciting roster of events coming up to whet your appetite for good food (not just one, but TWO rounds of Dine for a Cause at Coal Vines Pizza & Wine Bar, October 11 and October 18), fashion (Fashion for a Passion, November 11) and more!  Speaking of - Fashion for a Passion tickets are now on sale! Make sure you purchase yours, invite your family and friends and make it an amazing fun filled weekend while you support Asian American artistry and "pARTy for a purpose!"

Have a great item from your business that you'd like to donate to our Fashion for a Passion raffle or silent auction? Email our Fundraising team at fundraising@againstthegrainproductions.com for more information by Oct. 30!
PURCHASE FASHION FOR A PASSION TICKETS

SAVE THE DATE!
9th Annual Fashion for a Passion
Saturday, November 11, 2017
sixty five hundred
Dallas, TX 
 
We are now exactly ONE MONTH away from our 9th Annual Fashion for a Passion charity event presented by Audi Dallas. Mark your calendars, and join us for a night celebrating emerging Asian American designers, artists and performers for a great cause. 
 


9th Annual FFAP Tickets
Friendly reminder that ticket sales are now officially LIVE! Visit our FFAP page or stay updated on our facebook page!
 
2017 FFAP Artists and Performers
We are excited to announce our exhibiting artists and performers for this year's event on November 11! Check out our press release to learn more about our amazing group of talented Asian American talent and purchase your tickets starting today to see their work live!

EXHIBITING ARTISTS
Serena Shen* | Tina Ngo | DJiun Wang | Mai-Phuong Bui* | Color Tales by Uyen Vuong


* 2017 ATG Artistic Scholarship Winner

PERFORMERS
Ayden Nguyen & Jayden Tran | Twisted Optiks | JONAVI  | Yut and The Hot Four

 
 
 
Become a 2017 FFAP Sponsor!
This is the last call to join an elite list of companies such as Audi Dallas 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 until October 30.
 
ATG SCHOLARSHIPS
Meet Our 2017 Winners!
It was a tough decision, but we finally selected our 2017 ATG Scholarship winners! Scored based on strength of GPA, leadership/community involvement, portfolio/video submission, essays, letters of recommendation and a final phone interview, we chose ten students who are brilliant, shining examples of what it means to Go Against The Grain. These outstanding individuals encompass an impressive list of colleges/universities (UCLA, Berkeley, NYU, Pratt and FIT ) as well as a wide spread of majors ranging from music to graphic design to journalism! Learn more about our winners.
DINE FOR A CAUSE

Come join ATG TODAY Wednesday, October 11th and October 18th for our Fall Dine for a Cause at Coal Vines (Uptown Dallas and Richardson Locations only!) Bring your family, friends and appetite to the Dine for a Cause FUNdraiser benefiting ATG. Dine-in or take out ALL DAY! 

Mention “Against The Grain Productions” to your server, 20% of your check will be donated to ATG’s supported orphanages and underprivileged children in Asia, scholarship fund, community outreach programs and important social issue media projects! Also, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Hurricane Relief due to the recent natural disasters that have taken place the past couple weeks. Take a look at our calendar and facebook event page for more details.

**Note that the Richardson Location closes at 9PM while Uptown Dallas closes at 11PM.

ORPHANAGES & UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN AID
Fall 2017 Vietnam Update
With the help of ATG's Founding Board Member/Ambassador Aivy Nguyen, ATG proudly made a distribution of $6,500 to our supported orphanages in Vietnam. With your donation, we helped over 300 underprivileged children across 21 different schools, and over 200 orphans and handicapped children. We were able to provide a year’s worth of school supplies and several months food. $5,000 was used to cover for back-to-school needs (uniforms, backpacks, school supplies, milk) and $1,500 for the 3 supported orphanages we visited. Learn more and see photos from the distribution.
DONATE TO AGAINST THE GRAIN

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GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN
DJiun Wang is Taiwanese American designer and photographer based in New York City. He is currently the Creative Director of Voyce Global and the head designer of Prince & Bond. He has collaborated with some of the most pioneering designers at Parsons School of Design and studied retail strategies at Columbia Business School. He was a past ATG Artistic Scholarship winner and will also be showcasing his clothing designs at our 9th Annual Fashion for a Passion on November 11! 

Read more about DJiun here!

Wed 10/11
ATG Dine for a Cause (Round 1)
Coal Vines
Uptown Dallas/Richardson, TX

Wed 10/18
ATG Dine for a Cause (Round 2)
Coal Vines
Uptown Dallas/Richardson, TX

Fri 10/27 - Sat 10/28
All Treats. No Trick. - Food Kitchen Help
The Source of Hope
Cornerstone Kitchen
Dallas, TX

Tues 11/7
Election Day

Sat 11/11
9th Annual Fashion for a Passion
ATG
sixty five hundred
Dallas, TX

Sat 1/13
2018 AREAA DFW Charity Gala | East Meets South
AREAA DFW Chapter
Renaissance Hotel
Plano, TX


Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a month dedicated to connecting advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. This month of awareness resonates with ATG, as we have the production of Light of Day Documentary, our newest documentary film project, in production. This film will give voice to another set of controversial and untold stories of domestic violence against Asian women and children, going back to our mission statement: "One voice. Many stories."
 
HELP SUPPORT LIGHT OF DAY TODAY

Any form of support for our #LightofDayDoc will be greatly appreciated. Here are some ways you can support our newest film documentary project You can donate to ATG, like our Light of Day  Documentary Facebook Page, or share your story. Contact 
info@againstthegrainproductions.com 
if you are an Asian survivor of domestic violence living in North Texas and would like to share your story with us.

Thank you for your continued support.

PAST MONTH'S HIGHLIGHTS
Because of to your generous donations on North Texas Giving Day, Sept. 14, we raised $885, with more on the way from company matching and bonus funds that Communities Foundation of Texas will provide in the next month for all donations $25 and up. Thanks to an additional generous personal donation we received from Stephen and Cindy Lee Tan, we were able to reach and exceed our $1,000 goal! That's a lot of funds to go toward our supported orphanages and underprivileged children in Asia, scholarship fun and community outreach programs!
 
THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 YEAR-ROUND SPONSORS!
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