You voted. And now it's time. For the "Final 5" to rise and shine.
Five transformative Asian American men representing six transformative community organizations will compete for the coveted crown of Mr. Hyphen 2014, a $2000 cash prize, and a $1000 audience-favorite prize at the 8th Annual Mr. Hyphen Community Fundraiser on April 19 at the historic Marines' Memorial Theatre in downtown San Francisco.
Your Mr. Hyphen 2014 finalists are:
*Sanjay Makhijani - India Community Center's Gandhi Camp
*Sam Jung - Aypal: Building API Community Power
*Ju Hong - ASPIRE - Asian Students Promoting Immigrant Rights through Education
*Timmy Lu - Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)
*Leo Esclamado - Filipino/American Coalition for Environmental Solidarity and Alipato Project
This year promises to be the biggest and boldest Mr. Hyphen yet!
Guest Judges: Phil Yu (Angry Asian Man), George Kiriyama (award-winning broadcast journalist), Khmera Rouge (Miss GAPA 2013), Samina Sundas (American Muslim Voice), Dr. Mary Yu Danico (President, Association of Asian American Studies)
Styling for finalists by: Retrofit Republic
Location: Marines' Memorial Theatre
609 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Time: 8-10:30pm (VIP pre-show reception starts at 6pm)
As Hyphen's biggest fundraiser, Mr. Hyphen allows Hyphen -- an all-volunteer nonprofit media organization -- to publish its award-winning print magazine, maintain its blog, and basically, survive. At the same time, it also showcases the Asian American community organizers and community organizations that we love in a fun, tongue-in-cheek format. So please come and show YOUR love!
Gold Crown Sponsor: Asian Art Museum
We are also holding a raffle! Our prize pool contains the following items:
-1 bike from PUBLIC Bikes
-1 signed EP from Hollis
-2 Timbuk2 messenger bags
-$125 in gift certificates from Sports Basement
-3 watches from Modify Watches
-2 Patxi's Pizza gift cards
-1 styling session from Retrofit Republic
-1 Solespace gift card
-1 Socola Chocolatier gift card
-$25 Uber gift card
... and more!
We would like to thank our in-kind donors:
We also would like to acknowledge our community sponsors:
The previous issue of Hyphen is available in its entirety for your perusing pleasure. Almost as good as having it right in your hands!