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Carlos Celdran cancels 'Imelda' tour in Dubai


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									(702) 792-6678 • http://www.asianjournal.com                                                            Dateline USa                                               LAS VEGAS ASIAN JOURNAL • mARch 29-ApRIL 4, 2012                             A

Filipino poulation remain 2nd largest Asian...                                                                                                          An AsiAn JournAl speciAl report
  PAGE A1                                  Asians grew by 30 percent or
                                        more in nearly every state
                                                                                  3.4-million Filipinos and other
                                                                                                                                                     AFTER ‘CENSORSHIP’ INCIDENT
                                                                                                                        Carlos Celdran cancels ‘Imelda’ tour in Dubai
tute about 5.6 percent of the to-
tal US population and because of           The Asian alone-or-in-combi-           The 2010 Census also provided
this, they are often overlooked by      nation population grew by at least     information on detailed Asian
politicians, who focus on gather-       30 percent in all states except for    groups. For example, the Chinese,
                                                                                                                                      by Nickee    De LeoN-HuLD
ing the votes of Latinos or African     Hawaii (11 percent increase). The      Filipino, Asian Indian, Vietnam-                                   AJPress
Americans.                              top five states that experienced       ese, Korean and Japanese popula-
   One big problem is that the          the most growth were Nevada            tions each had 1 million or more           LOS ANGELES—When it comes to matters per-
majority of Asians only live in ten     (116 percent), Arizona (95 per-        people.                                 taining to religion, flamboyant Filipino performance
states: California, New York, Tex-      cent), North Carolina (85 per-            Chinese (4.0 million) was the        artist Carlos Celdran seems to find himself frequently
as, New Jersey, Hawaii, Illinois,       cent), North Dakota (85 percent)       largest detailed Asian group,           entangled in controversy—whether he likes it or not.
Washington, Florida, Virginia and       and Georgia (83 percent). These        with 3.3 million people report-            In October 2010, the outspoken and popular In-
Pennsylvania, some of which do          same five states also experienced      ing Chinese alone and an addi-          tramuros tour guide “was arrested and charged with
not exactly carry a lot of political    the most growth in the Asian           tional 700,000 people identifying       violating Article 133 of the Revised Penal Code after
weight.                                 alone population.                      as both Chinese and one or more         raising a ruckus” at an ecumenical service at the Ma- Carlos Celdran, while doing his performative show Livin’ La Vida
   There’s also the larger issue           Asians represent more than          additional detailed Asian groups        nila Cathedral, as reported by ABS-CBN.                    Imelda in Dubai.
that most political campaigns ne-       50 percent of the population in        and/or another race. Filipinos (3.4        At the said ecumenical service, Celdran (who                     Photo by Christian R. Vasquez (Courtesy of Carlos Celdran)
glect Asian American voters be-         Hawaii                                 million), followed by Asian Indians     is a staunch advocate of the Reproductive Health “came to the Philippines, saw his tour and made
cause of their lack of understand-         The states with the highest         (3.2 million), had the next largest     Bill) reportedly stood up and held a sign that said him part of their commissioned works in the Art
ing of all the different cultures and   proportions of the Asian alone-or-     number of people who reported           “Damaso”(in reference to Padre Damaso, the friar vil- Dubai Projects programme.”
because of their individual needs       in-combination population were         one or more detailed Asian groups       lain in Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere)—much to the              The Asian Journal was also able to contact Anto-
and issues.                             in the West and the Northeast.         and/or another race.                    chagrin of the bishops and priests who were present nia Carver, Fair Director for Art Dubai (via an email
   “The potential gains are often       The Asian alone-or-in-combina-            Among the Asian alone popu-          during the service.                                         interview), regarding the issue. She explained the
times overlooked by politicians         tion population represented 57         lation that only reported one de-          Celdran has since apologized for “the manner of process of selecting and commissioning Celdran
because of language barriers,           percent of the total population in     tailed Asian group, the order of the    his protest,” but “not the content of his message,” for the art event.
the cultural diversity of the Asian     Hawaii. California had the next        second and third largest groups         says a previous report from ABS-CBN.                           “Carlos Celdran’s performance was part of Art
American community, and the             highest proportion at 15 percent,      switched—the Asian Indian (2.8             More recently, Celdran found himself in hot water, Dubai Projects, our not-for-profit programme of
lack of available data,” wrote Jon      followed by New Jersey (9 per-         million) group was the second           again—this time for the religious and political con- artists’ commissions, which this year included 40
Skata for Nguoi Viet published on       cent), Nevada (9 percent), Wash-       largest, followed by Filipino (2.6      tent of his one-man “performative” show, ‘Livin’ La artists working in performance and site-specific
New America Media.                      ington (9 percent) and New York        million). The Chinese alone popu-       Vida Imelda,’ during his performance in an art event installation and interventions in the fair. We have
   “So even though the Asian            (8 percent). These same six states     lation remained the largest.            in Dubai.                                                   a particularly dynamic programme of artists’ proj-
American population is a million        had the highest proportions of the        Among the detailed Asian                Livin’ La Vida Imelda’s journey to Art Dubai             ects, plus educational activities, at the fair, involving
potential voters more than the Af-      Asian alone population.                groups with populations of 1 mil-          Livin’ La Vida Imelda (which is based from the life artists from the Middle East and Asia – part of our
rican American vote in California,         NYC has largest Asian popu-         lion or more, the Japanese popu-        story of former First Lady Imelda Marcos) was a con- efforts to support artists and support the growth of
political campaigns will overlook       lation                                 lation had the highest proportion       cept started out by Celdran a decade ago.                   the arts community in the UAE. Artists are nomi-
Asian Americans because political          The 2010 Census showed that         that reported multiple detailed            “I started this tour ten years ago. I just wanted to do nated and considered by a curatorial committee,
strategists understand black vot-       New York had the largest Asian         Asian groups and/or another race        a walking tour about Philippine history, post WW II. who evaluate their suitability for taking on such a
ing behavior better,” paraphras-        alone-or-in-combination popu-          (41 percent). The Filipino popula-      But as the years went by, it became more about PH’s commission based on their previous work and up-
ing panelists at a New America          lation with 1.1 million, followed      tion had the next highest propor-       position in the cold war and our relationship with the coming ideas. In 2012, the commissioned perfor-
Media event in 2011.                    by Los Angeles (484,000) and           tion, in which 25 percent of Fili-      US, as framed by Imelda Marcos’ biography and the mances included a very successful experimental
   Dilkes said Asian and Filipino-      San Jose, Calif. (327,000). Three      pinos reported multiple detailed        architecture of the CCP complex,” Celdran told Asian Performance Night, featuring poets, musicians,
Americans voters still have a           other places—San Francisco, San        Asian groups and/or another race.       Journal via Facebook.                                       artists and so on, many based in the UAE, plus two
long way to go, but the future is       Diego and Urban Honolulu—had              Geographic Distribution of de-          According to Celdran, a curator named Savita Apte                                                                PAGE A4
bright.                                 Asian     alone-or-in-combination      tailed Asian groups
   “We’re not there yet but we’re       populations of more than 200,000          The geographic distribution of       largest in nine states and the Dis-        detailed Asian group in six of the         (5 percent).
getting there,” she said. “You saw      people. This ranking was identical     the detailed Asian groups focuses       trict of Columbia, the Vietnamese          20 metro areas (Chicago, Wash-                Race definitions
in the [latest] census more people      for the Asian alone population.        on the population that reported         population was the largest in five         ington, Dallas-Fort Worth, Phila-             People who reported only one
identifying themselves as Asians           The places with a total popula-     one or more detailed Asian groups       states, and the Hmong population           delphia, Atlanta and Detroit).             race on their 2010 Census ques-
as opposed to in 2000 when there        tion of 100,000 or more with the       and/or another race. Among de-          was the largest in two states.                Filipinos were the largest in five      tionnaire are referred to as the race
weren’t many checking any Asian         greatest proportion of the Asian       tailed Asian groups with a popula-         Filipino was the largest detailed       of the 20 metro areas (San Diego,          “alone” population. For example,
boxes. So it’s about education.         alone-or-in-combination popula-        tion of 1 million or more, Japanese     Asian group in Alaska, Arizona,            Riverside, Las Vegas, Sacramento           respondents who marked only an
We need to continue to educate          tion were Urban Honolulu (68           (71 percent) and Filipinos (66 per-     California, Hawaii, Idaho, Mon-            and Phoenix), followed by Japa-            Asian category or categories would
our community why it’s impor-           percent) and nine California cit-      cent) had the largest proportions       tana, Nevada, New Mexico, Wash-            nese, Hmong and Vietnamese in              be included in the Asian alone
tant to participate in the census       ies—Daly City (58 percent), Fre-       living in the West. Large propor-       ington, and Wyoming, while Chi-            one metro area each (Honolulu,             population. This population can be
because it’s the politicians that       mont (55 percent), Sunnyvale           tions of Chinese (49 percent), Viet-    nese was the largest in Colorado,          Minneapolis-St. Paul and Hous-             viewed as the minimum number of
look at those numbers.”                 (44 percent), Irvine (43 percent),     namese (49 percent) and Koreans         Oregon, and Utah. Outside of the           ton, respectively).                        people reporting Asian.
   Registering to vote: The most        Santa Clara (41 percent), Garden       (44 percent) lived in the West as       West, Filipino was the largest de-            Largest multiple-race com-                 Individuals who chose more
important thing                         Grove (39 percent), Torrance (38       well. A much lower proportion of        tailed Asian group in South Dako-          bination was Asian and White               than one of the six race category
   Dilkes said the most important       percent), San Francisco (36 per-       Asian Indians (25 percent) lived in     ta, while Chinese was the largest in       among Asians                               options on the 2010 Census form
thing Asians and Filipino Ameri-        cent) and San Jose (35 percent).       the West.                               the District of Columbia and North            Of the 17.3 million people who          are referred to as the race “in
cans can do, to be recognized, is          Out of the total US popula-            Among all detailed Asian             Dakota, as well as several states in       reported Asian, 2.6 million, or 15         combination” population, or as
to register to vote.                    tion, 14.7 million people, or 4.8      groups, the Asian Indian popula-        the Northeast (Maine, Massachu-            percent, reported multiple races.          the group who reported more
   “I do believe that’s where it        percent, were Asian alone. In          tion was the largest in 23 states, of   setts, New York, Rhode Island, and         Of the multiple-race Asian popu-           than one race. One way to define
starts,” she said. “We need to          addition, 2.6 million people, or       which 13 were in the South, six in      Vermont).                                  lation, the majority (1.6 million or       the Asian population is to combine
continue to register Filipinos to       another 0.9 percent, reported          the Midwest and four in the North-         Among the 20 metropolitan sta-          61 percent) identified themselves          those respondents who reported
vote, get them out there so they        Asian in combination with one          east.                                   tistical areas with the largest Asian      as both Asian and white. The next          Asian alone with those who re-
can be heard and have a voice.”         or more other races. Together,            For every state in the West,         alone-or-in-combination popula-            largest combinations were Asian            ported Asian in combination with
   She also believes that in this       these two groups totaled 17.3          either the Filipino population or       tions, Chinese was the largest de-         and “some other race” (9 percent),         one or more other races. Another
upcoming election, there will be        million people. Thus, 5.6 percent      the Chinese population was the          tailed Asian group in six of the 20        Asian and black (7 percent), Asian         way to think of the Asian alone-or-
more FilAms voting because they         of all people in the United States     largest detailed Asian group. The       metro areas (New York, Los Ange-           and Native Hawaiian and Other              in-combination population is as
see how issues like healthcare,         identified as Asian, either alone or   Filipino population was the largest     les, San Francisco, San Jose, Bos-         Pacific Islander (6 percent), and          the total number of people who re-
rising gas prices and the economy       in combination with one or more        detailed Asian group in 11 states,      ton and Seattle). The Asian Indian         Asian and white and Native Ha-             ported Asian, whether or not they
is affecting them personally.           other races.                           the Chinese population was the          population was also the largest            waiian and Other Pacific Islander          reported any other races.

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