Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Speaking at APA Studies Program | Michigan State University

Speaking Friday at MSU
Please join us for a "Recognition of Fred T. Korematsu" panel and reception
WHEN: FRIDAY, January 30th
TIME: 4:00 PM (reception at 3:30 PM)
WHERE: MOSAIC Multicultural Unity Center (2nd floor of MSU Union)
Michigan State University, East Lansing
APA Studies Program | Michigan State University

Speaking at Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration Presents: A Recognition of Fred T. Korematsu - Events - Multicultural Affairs - Grand Valley State University

Speaking Friday
Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration Presents: A Recognition of Fred T. Korematsu
Date: Friday, January 30, 2015 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: DeVos Center » 122E - Loosemore Auditorium

The 'Lost' Work of Frank Chin to be Published in March - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America
A novel by provocative Asian-American writer, Frank Chin, written in the mid-1970's and long considered "lost," will finally be published this March by the University of Hawaii Press as "The Confessions of a Number One Son: The Great Chinese American Novel" after being discovered by Asian-American literature scholar Calvin McMillin.
"The discovery and eventual restoration of Chin's lost novel," said McMillian, "warrants a serious critical reevaluation of the author's work and his ultimate legacy." 
The 'Lost' Work of Frank Chin to be Published in March - NBC News.com

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

New Study Reveals Most Americans Don't Understand Sikhism - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America:
Sikhism is the world's fifth largest religion, with over 500,000 Sikhs in America. Yet the study found that sixty percent of Americans surveyed did not know anything about Sikhism or Sikh Americans. Only 11 percent of those surveyed actually knew a Sikh person.
New Study Reveals Most Americans Don't Understand Sikhism - NBC News.com

Friday, January 23, 2015

Increase in Anti-Muslim Incidents in France Post-Shooting - NBC News.com

My article in NBC News Asian America
"The attacks in Paris occurred in a very Islamophobic and racist context in France," said Elsa Ray, spokesperson for the Collective Against Islamophobia in France (CCIF), an advocacy group which has recorded reports of over 66 anti-Muslim attacks (not necessarily reported to the police) in the past two weeks. "The number [of anti-Muslim attacks] has been increasing over the past few years because hate speech and stigmatizing discourse on Muslims have been a global trend and the French government has done nothing to counter this problem, to counter discrimination and violence toward Muslims."
Increase in Anti-Muslim Incidents in France Post-Shooting - NBC News.com

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Paris Attack Response Stirs #JeNeSuisPasCharlie Discussion - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America
The world mourned the senseless deaths in the attack on the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris, prompting a public global surge in support of free speech and the subsequent outpouring on social media, tagged with #JeSuisCharlie ("I Am Charlie"). But in the days since, that first conversation has given way to a second - with some Asian-American satirists and writers at the forefront - focused on where freedom of speech meets the limits of satire.
Paris Attack Response Stirs #JeNeSuisPasCharlie Discussion - NBC News.com

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Applauding the State of the Union Address, Still Hoping for More - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America
President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address touched on many issues at the core of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, including childcare, education, voting rights, income disparities, immigration, discrimination, and more. Leaders from the AAPI community react to what they heard, and what they wanted to hear but didn't, in last night's address.
Applauding the State of the Union Address, Still Hoping for More - NBC News.com

Sikh Superhero: Captain America, Like You've Never Seen Him - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America
It started with a poster of a bearded Captain America wearing a bright blue turban created by Sikh-American cartoonist, Vishavjit "Vish" Singh. "Just relax! It's called a turban," the cartoon read. "Inside is my long unshorn waist length hair. Now let's kick some intolerant ass."
Sikh Superhero: Captain America, Like You've Never Seen Him - NBC News.com

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Family Secrets From India to the U.S. in 'Don't Let Him Know' - NBC News.com

My article in NBC News Asian America about Sandip Roy's debut novel:
I wanted to tell the story of the burden of being good, the good son, the good wife, the good father, which I think Asians know a thing or two about. I wanted to explore the difference between being happy and being contented. 'Don't Let Him Know' begins with a young Indian American in California finding an old letter which he thinks reveals a secret he does not know about his mother. But as we discover, even secrets carry secrets within them.
Family Secrets From India to the U.S. in 'Don't Let Him Know' - NBC News.com

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Write Award Winning Creative Non-Fiction

Teaching at Chelsea District Library this Monday for MLK Day--Register today!

Write Award Winning Creative Non-Fiction

Write an Award Winning Creative Non-Fiction | Monday, Jan. 19 | 1:00am-3:00pm | McKune | Registration | Grades 6 - 12

Creative nonfiction is another way to say true stories, well told. Learn to write great true stories with the help of Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, a creative writing instructor at Washtenaw Community College. Participants should come prepared to write, and will be working on submissions for several creative nonfiction contests. Please bring a notebook and pen.

Write Award Winning Creative Non-Fiction

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