Do You Remember AAI in September?

🎵 Do you remember 

Welcoming Week in September?

Love for all immigrants and refugees

While celebrating Welcoming Week

 

Yes, if you’re wondering, this morning I wrote a beautiful song called September. It’s COMPLETELY original and it so happens to cover a few really important things happening in September! What are the odds that MY song, an ode to September, also includes Philly’s Welcoming Week hosted by the Office of Immigrant Affairs? I mean, yes, I wrote the song, so the odds are pretty high, but who asked you!? Me, but that’s not the point. All you need to know is that as part of Welcoming Week (9/12-9/20), AAI is hosting Come to Your Census, this Friday at 5:30. We’ll be covering some of the important deetz on the census because...

 

🎵 Our hearts were COUNTING

In the key that our souls were COUNTING

As we COUNTED in the night

Remember how the stars COUNTED the night away

 

Again, my mind is BLOWN that I wrote a catchy tune that happens to touch on the fact counting is supes important this September. The census is closing on September 30th! I must be a clairvoyant songwriter and it makes sense. I’ve personally entered my astrology phase of the pandemic and clearly, I’m a vessel for knowing it all now. Don’t tell me that’s not how astrology works! Or what I mean to say is,  if you didn’t do your survey, let me sweeten the deal for you. Help your fam complete the survey, snap a pic of that you completed it, tag us (@asianartsphilly) on IG and get a free Unity T-shirt (youth medium) and a $5 gift card to a cherished local Chinatown biz, Mr. Wish! And even though this is a youth contest, let’s just say, if you can fit into a Youth Medium, then GET IN on the contest because we care more about getting counted than you being a real youth.  

 

🎵  Hey hey hey

Ba de ya, say do you remember?

Ba de ya, back to school in September

Ba de ya, never was an access center

 

We all know that back to school this year is not the same and it’s wild my song covers this too! But in all seriousness, it’s a lot to expect all families in the city to be well equipped for remote learning. This is why YAW is stepping up to the plate to serve as an Access Center this school year. For those of you who don’t know what that means,  it means YAW will provide Philly’s most vulnerable youth with a safe place for digital learning when their adults can’t work remotely themselves. Registration is required, but if you know families who work around or have youth in schools near AAI, let them know we’re available as an Access Center. 

 

🎵  My thoughts are with you

Holding hands with your heart to see you

Only Asian Arts and love

Remember how we knew AAI was here to stay

Now December found the love AAI shared in September

Only Asian Arts and love

Remember true love we share today

Hey hey hey

Ba de ya, say do you remember?

Ba de ya, AAI in September

Ba de ya, never was a cloudy day

 

*Apologies to Earth Wind Fire/Maurice White for this :P