August 4, 2019
NAAAP Detroit Sponsored Meet up and Eat up Lunch program at Douglass Branch Detroit Public Library
DETROIT, MI – The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter sponsored the Meet Up and Eat Up Lunch Program on Tuesday, July 30th at Detroit Public Library. The event was led by NAAAP Detroit Community Outreach Committee Chair Joori Jung, a modern dancer and artistic director. Four other NAAAP Detroit members Taoqu Chen, Sharon Dow, Julie Evans, and Roland Hwang volunteered at the outreach program.
Volunteers planned fun activities for the children. Kids learned how to make Sogo drums with plates, chopsticks, and skittles. They also learned about Asian culture. They decorated the drums with their own imagination and hands. Their Korean names were written on their Sogo drums. They danced with their Sogo drums accompanied by music that Asian farmers would traditionally listen to during a harvest. Each child also received a beautiful green metal water bottle with the NAAAP Detroit logo on it.
Children, their parents, and grandparents all had fun with NAAAP Detroit volunteers at the beautiful facility. Some of the kids were young and didn’t know where China or Korea are located, or what NAAAP stands for. But hopefully they will remember this experience with fond memories. Maybe they will travel to the other side of the earth someday and then remember the few Asian American ladies they met at the library, who drew, sang, and danced with them. Love is not skin deep. Love is in all colors.
NAAAP Detroit’s events provide an excellent opportunity to hone professional and leadership skills, as well as meet professionals and employers in the Greater Detroit area. Through our umbrella of national organizations, NAAAP.org, our members connect with the broader Asian American professional network throughout North American via national leadership gatherings and interaction with the 33 Chapters.
NAAAP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and leading organization in North America that cultivates and empowers Asian leaders through professional development, community service, and networking. NAAAP has a long tradition in the US and Canada, and there is dynamic energy and enthusiasm for the future of NAAAP Detroit Chapter. NAAAP Detroit Chapter encourages members and friends to join to provide and experience leadership and professional development programs and service experiences to grow personally and to contribute to the growth of others in NAAAP and where they work and live. Go to www.naaap.org and www.naaapdetroit.org for more information.