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Earthquake, Tsunami Rock Japan
Compiled & Edited by Crosswalk Editorial Staff
Be in prayer for the people of Japan and the Pacific rim. An underwater earthquake off Japan's northeast coast has caused destruction and hundreds of deaths, and sent huge walls of water across the Pacific Ocean towards Hawaii, Australia, and the North and South American coastlines.
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Spiritual Life

When a Loved One Doesn't Share Your Faith
Joy Allmond
Your own walk with Christ could make the difference in the eternal well being of someone you love. But why is it so much easier to share your gospel hope with a stranger than with someone in your own family?
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Parenting the Sensitive Soul
Ricky Chelette
In order to parent a sensitive soul well, you have to understand what moves his heart.
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Movie Reviews

Mars Needs Moms and Some Love
Susan Ellingburg
In Mars Needs Moms, Milo exclaims, "My life would be so much better if I didn't have a mom!" He doesn't mean it, but if he doesn't act fast, the Martians will see to it that his "wish" comes true.
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The Scariest Part of Red Riding Hood is the Script
Christa Banister
Apparently "the next big thing" is modernizing fairy tales. But not only is Red Riding Hood's script virtually devoid of any charm, it's wildly unfocused to boot.
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No Surprises in Big-Budget Battle: Los Angeles
Jeffrey Huston
This big-budget invasion flick offers no surprises. But if you're into this sort of thing, Battle: Los Angeles provides exactly what you're looking for.
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Today's Devotional

On the Run (from "The Connection Devotional with Skip Heitzig")
Harsh correction is for him who forsakes the way (Prov. 15:10).

Jonah found this out the hard way.
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Stepping out of your comfort zone for Christ

March 11, 2011

And when he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. And many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them. And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him, and when they had made an opening, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay.

Mark 2:1-4

The great evangelist Billy Graham once said, “The greatest strike of our generation has not been by labor unions, but by twentieth century Christians, the Army of God which has refused to follow the Savior's commands.”

As we read the Scriptures, Jesus’ commands couldn’t be clearer: Our call is to go out of our comfort zones and to bring men, women, and families to safety in Christ Jesus.

And that’s just what the men in today’s passage did. They had a friend, a paralytic, who had no other way to get to Christ unless they exerted the physical effort to pick him up and take him. So these four men cooperated together and did whatever it took to get their friend to Jesus. They made a stretcher, put him it, and each grabbed a corner as they led him across the countryside to Capernaum where Jesus had gone to preach and teach.

And their friend was healed!

So when it comes to leading others to Christ, are you willing to make the necessary sacrifices, as these men did, to lead others to the physical and spiritual healing that Jesus offers? As you go through life, you will be called to uncomfortable situations to bring others to Christ. But when you obey and follow, you’ll experience blessings like never before as you see others come to know the healing of our Savior!


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Keeping up with the CCC

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Keeping up with the CCC
Discover Chinatown: In Search of Roots

Congratulations, Beili!



We were very excited to hear that Xian Rui 2008 Artist Beili Liu won the esteemed ArtPrize
2010! Her critically acclaimed piece, Lure, saw its debut at the Chinese Culture Center gallery in 2008, and has since traveled the world through a series of highly successful solo artists series. It is truly thrilling to watch the arc of Beili's success, as her work continues to complement CCC's mission to support Chinese American artists.   

Click here to watch Beili Liu discuss her experiences.    



Mark your calendar for XianRui 2011  


This year's XianRui (Fresharp) exhibition will feature contemporary brush painter Zheng Chongbin's White Ink. Opening on May 19th, the show will feature Zheng's signature work as well as several never before seen pieces. Don't miss it!  


*Stay tuned for details on a special member's preview of the show!* 



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Want to practice Mandarin? Want to leave out the stiff textbook conversations and practice Real Life Mandarin? Want to make friends with Mandarin learners and lovers? Want to meet native Mandarin speakers? For learners looking to apply their studies in a fun and relaxed environment, come join Mandarin Corner! CCC's new FREE Language Practice program takes place every Saturday at the center starting at 11:30 am. For more information give us a call or email fengyuan@c-c-c.org   



Roots Plus is taking applications!

In 2010, the CCC's In Search of Roots Program brought its first group of Roots Plus interns to China to experience the Roots journey. Since the Roots program's inception in 1991, interest in a program like In Search of Roots grew among older Chinese American adults, and culminated with the establishment of a separate new program tailored to older adult Rooters. The 2011 group will focus on individuals with ancestral roots in Zhongshan, Taishan, and Kaiping. Approximately ten individuals will be selected for this journey. Click here for a Kaiping Journal's review of the program (中文). For more information, visit the ccc site here.




2009-2010 In Search of Roots Presentation-thanks for joining us!



In Search of Roots founders and program leaders kick off the Presentation with a ceremonial Roast Pig 


 Congratulations to the 2009-2010 Roots Interns, whose yearlong foray into genealogical, ancestral, and personal history culminated at last weekend's Roots Presentation! And thank you to all of our community members who came out to show their support! 


Reminder: The In Search of Roots exhibition is on display in the CCC gallery until April 20-you still have time to catch it! Click here for some great coverage on the program by the SF Chronicle, and here for a video piece by ICN San Francisco. 


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Around the Community...



Hyphen is celebrating its 2011 Release Party!




Our neighbor across Portsmouth Square, Hyphen Magazine, is kicking off its 2011 year with a party that shouldn't be missed. Details below, and for more information, visit the event site here. 


 WHERE: Vessel | 85 Campton Place SF
WHEN: Friday, March 18 | 6p - 9p
21+ | $10 Cover OR $5 for groups 5+
* Cover includes both admission to Hyphen and guest list to Vessel's party at 10pm 


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Arab Women's Conference SATURDAY!

This Saturday, March 12: The 4th Annual Bay Area Arab Women's Conference.
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This Saturday:

The 4th Annual Bay Area Arab Women's Conference

in San Mateo

It is finally here! We are thrilled to invite you to join us this Saturday for the Arab Women's Conference. The event will feature speakers, performers and artists who will cover such topics as women's health, struggles for justice and the Arab-American experience.  

Registration begins at 9:30 am - walk-ins welcome! We can't wait to see you there! 

9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Lunch included
Registration is a suggested donation of $25 for general admission and $15 for students.
San Mateo Public Library
55 West 3rd Avenue

San Mateo, CA 94402 

Register online or call our office at 415-644-2200

Performance by Leila Buck

Leila Buck is an Arab American actress, writer and teaching artist. Over the past ten years, Leila has been a founding member and Education Director of Nibras Arab-American Theater Collective, Artistic Director of Nisaa Arab-American Women’s Collective, and a writer-performer for the New York Arab-American Comedy Festival. She served as head producer with Nibras and New York Theatre Workshop of "ASWAT: Voices of Palestine," a series of readings of plays from and about Palestine, as well as numerous workshops, readings, and presentations. Her play, "In the Crossing," about her experience in Lebanon with her Jewish husband during the Israeli-Hezbollah war of 2006, has been performed in theaters across New York. It was chosen out of over 600 scripts by the  Lark Play Development Centas a finalist for Playwrights’ Week 2009 and will receive a mini-run in the Culture Project’s Women Center Stage Festival this March. Leila holds a Master's in Drama for Education about the Arab World from NYU, is conversationally fluent in French, Spanish and Arabic and has performed, lived, taught and traveled in more than 18 countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas, and the Arab World. 

Keynote address by Noor Elashi and Laila Al-Arian

Noor Elashi is a writer who currently lives in New York City where she is pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing at the New School, where she also co-founded the arts organization, Project Palestine. She is the daughter of Ghassan Elashi, a co-founder of the Holy Land Foundation, or the HLF, which was the largest Muslim charity in the United States until the Bush administration shut it down three months after Sept. 11, 2001. Noor is an advocate for her father and the Holy Land Five, who are the five defendants of the HLF case. 

Laila Al-Arian has been a writer and producer for Al Jazeera English in Washington DC since May, 2008. Prior to working at Al Jazeera, Laila was a writer and researcher for “The Nation” magazine in New York City. Laila received an M.S. degree from Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism in 2006. Aside from her many accomplishments, Laila is also the daughter of Palestinian political prisoner Sami Al-Arian, who was imprisoned in the hysteria that followed the 9/11 tragedy. He was targeted for his political beliefs on Palestine, as well as First Amendment-protect activities. 

Women's Health with Drs. Sally Al-Daher and Enas Dakwar

Palestinian-born Dr. Enas Dakwar was brought up in San Jose and graduated from Notre Dame de Namur University with a major in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. She pursued her doctorate degree in clinical psychology at Argosy University, in the San Francisco Bay Area. She returns to her homeland often and plans to further publish her research and implement  the program she has created to foster peace through mental health cooperation.She currently practices psychology in the Bay Area, specializing in trauma/post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety. 

Dr. Sally Al-Daher is the Executive Director of the ACCC, the largest cultural, educational and human service organization serving the Arab community in Northern California. Sally holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Baghdad, Iraq, and a Master’s degree in Public Health, focusing on Community Health Education, from San Jose State University. Sally has been directing the center for eight years. She fundraises and promotes Arab art and culture, increases awareness and helps provide services in health education and domestic violence programs at the ACCC. Prior to moving to the United States in 1996, Sally practiced medicine and worked as a general practitioner in Yemen and Iraq, with a special focus on health education and prevention.

Performances by local Arab women

Dalia and Lily Marina will perform music for the audience. Dalia is a Palestinian-American student, musician and organizer. She was born and raised in the Bay Area, California and will be graduating in the spring of 2011 with a double major in Political Economy and Music from UC Berkeley.Lily is a Palestinian-American high school student in her senior year. She enjoys composing, musical improvisation, and writing poetry.

Ilham Awad will present her photography. Ilham is a Sudanese-American student and activist. Born in Soba (a town right outside Khartoum), Sudan in 1991, Ilham moved to the US in 1996. She is a sophomore at San Francisco State University, majoring in International Relations, and double minoring in Race and Resistance Studies and French. Ilham recognizes the differences in the ways of life here in the US and in Sudan. Comparing the two has opened her eyes to a range of issues, especially regarding women. Ilham has been able to assess the different roles that Sudanese women play in society, which range across the economic spectrum. She hopes to work towards improving women’s conditions and defending their rights. Ilham recently returned home from Sudan where she collected a variety of photographs that reflect the experiences of Sudanese women today. 

Poetry by Elmaz Abinaber

Author Elmaz Abinader has won the 2002 Goldies Award for Literature, a PEN/Josephine Miles award for poetry and two Drammies (Oregon’s Drama Circle) for her performances. Author of a memoir, Children of the Roojme, a collection of poetry, In The Country of my Dreams… and several one-woman shows, including Country of Origin, she has a forthcoming poetry collection, Coming Clean, a memoir, The Water Cycle, and a novel, When Silence was Frightening. Her work is widely anthologized. She is a co-founder of the VONA that holds workshops for Writers of Color, and teaches at Mills College.

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