Friday, November 21, 2014

White House Launches Bullying Prevention Task Force - NBC News.com

my article for nbc news asian america

A professional football player is a surprising spokesman for bullying prevention, but Pittsburgh Steeler Hines Ward is drawing from his own childhood to bolster his advocacy.
“I was a bullied kid,” says Ward, a former member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, in a White House video. “I used to get talked about and teased all the time. The black kids didn’t want to hang out with me because I was Korean, the Korean kids didn’t want to hang out with me because I was black, and the white kids didn’t want to hang out with me because I was both black and Korean.”
White House Launches Bullying Prevention Task Force - NBC News.com

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Creative Writing Class: Dare to Dream this Saturday at Washtenaw Community College

I'm teaching an all-day writer's workshop this Saturday that I jokingly call my mid-life crisis writing workshop: Dare to Dream this Saturday, November 21, 9:30-3:25, at Washtenaw Community College.

Sign up at wccedu.net under Lifelong Learning (I can't find the link for some reason, but everyone else tells me that it is there).

Spring 2015 Creative Writing Classes - Washtenaw Community College

Classes coming this spring:

Beginning Writers Workshop ENG 4290 Start 03/21/15 Mandatory Fees: $0.00 Rm. TBD
1 session Sat Tuition: $69.00 Location: Main Campus Instructor: Wang

English Special Workshop- Dare to Dream ENG 4055 Start 04/18/15 Mandatory Fees: $0.00 Rm. TBD
1 session Sat Tuition: $69.00 Location: Main Campus Instructor: Wang Please read: Students should bring a pen and a notebook ...More

Creative Writing Classes - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dozens of Groups Sign Letter Demanding Justice for Chaumtoli Huq - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America:
“The Mayor has snubbed over 60 community-based organizations representing a diverse cross-section of New Yorkers calling for a town hall meeting and basic reforms to community policing,” said Chaumtoli Huq, “In doing so, he has failed New York in his simplest obligation to us."
Dozens of Groups Sign Letter Demanding Justice for Chaumtoli Huq - NBC News.com

Monday, November 17, 2014

Actress, Director, Producer Joan Chen's New Role: Food Blogger - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America
“Not only am I a lover of food but I enjoy sitting around," said Chen. “This is also a way to share my journey as a Chinese American. Memories of my early life in China and my current life in America -- through food.”
Actress, Director, Producer Joan Chen's New Role: Food Blogger - NBC News.com

Friday, November 14, 2014

Midterm Elections: How Did Asian-American Candidates Fare? - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America:

"The 2014 November Election marked another milestone for AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) candidates at all levels of government,” said Floyd Mori, CEO/President of Asian Pacific American Institute of Congressional Studies (APAICS). “AAPIs continue to show they are electable in any kind of political climate.”
Midterm Elections: How Did Asian-American Candidates Fare? - NBC News.com

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lava Flow Threatens Century-Old Japanese-American Community - NBC News.com

"I've had to help my friend’s parents move out of their home in Pahoa...I have great memories there, so sad to think of what will happen.” Did you know 100 years ago Pahoa was a largely Japanese American town? Check out the historic photos. Thanks Sam Horiuchi! My article for NBC News Asian America.
Lava Flow Threatens Century-Old Japanese-American Community - NBC News.com

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Post-Typhoon Recovery Predicted to Continue "For Years" - NBC News.com

Thanks to Rotary International for making the reporting for my article in NBC News Asian America possible. The Philippines has come a long way after Typhoon Haiyan (aka Yolanda) but it still has a long way to go. Thanks to all who are helping with the recovery. Thanks to all who shared their stories and their time with me.
“We were housed in a proper building, but you could feel the walls shaking. By the end of the day, we didn’t have a roof," said Sumaylo.

“I was born in a storm path. I know storms. If all the banana trees are blown away, all are blown the same way,” explains heritage interpreter Ka Bino Guererro, “But there was not a single tree standing, even in the forested areas. The coconut trees fell in opposite ways, there was no pattern.”
Post-Typhoon Recovery Predicted to Continue "For Years" - NBC News.com

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Voices of Chinese-American Veterans from WWII to Afghanistan - NBC News.com

my Q&A with Victoria Moy, author of oral history of Chinese American vets from WW2 to Afghanistan:
What changed for me that year at the parade was seeing veterans my own age. I wanted to understand how and why someone my age, from my community, would decide to serve. I saw older and younger Chinese American veterans coming together to pose for a photo. Phil Eng, a Korean War vet said, "We're four generations of Chinese American vets here! If you're a writer, you should write a book about us!"
Voices of Chinese-American Veterans from WWII to Afghanistan - NBC News.com

Monday, November 10, 2014

Refugee Daughter Returns Home With Climate Change Battle Plan - NBC News.com

My article for NBCNews Asian America about Tibetan American Brower Youth Award winner Tsechu Dolma: #tibet #nepal #mustang #climatechange #sustainability
“Communities like Mustang have existed for centuries,” said Dolma, “It has a very rich history. These communities are vulnerable and endangered by the effects of climate change. The only way these communities can move forward is if we build sustainable models of local ownership and expansion of community rights over resources.”
Refugee Daughter Returns Home With Climate Change Battle Plan - NBC News.com

Mobile Library Brings Back Books to Typhoon-Affected Children - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America
“A sparkly, Pinoy-pride colored light bulb,” is how Filipina-American teacherMarcie Dunham describes her initial idea for Beep Beep Books. “Buy a jeepney. Fill it with books. Make learning magical. Inspire children.”
Mobile Library Brings Back Books to Typhoon-Affected Children - NBC News.com

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