Thursday, June 15, 2017

Who Is Vincent Chin? The History and Relevance of a 1982 Killing - NBC News

A Vincent Chin Syllabus of sorts--a collection of films and articles to learn more, at NBC Asian America:
“People forget. It’s been a long time ago. A whole generation has passed. It’s ancient history to them," Zia said.

“The Vincent Chin case forced Asian Americans into the civil rights discourse,” Roland Hwang co-founder and former president of American Citizens for Justice told NBC News. “The Vincent Chin case transformed a biracial discussion on race relations to be a multiracial one. So the Vincent Chin case, along with other cases, each serve as a wakeup call to address anti-Asian bias and racial intolerance.”
Who Is Vincent Chin? The History and Relevance of a 1982 Killing - NBC News

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Looking forward to summer! Summer writing classes 2017

Summer 2017 writing classes

Writing from the Heart, University of Hawaii Hilo
July 6-20, Thursdays, 5-7:30pm, 3 classes, $70, Min 8/Max 30

Introduction to Creative Nonfiction, University of Hawaii Hilo
July 11-18, Tuesdays, 5-7:30pm, 2 classes, $55, Min 8/Max 30

Additional writing classes?

Writing Narrative Essays
Thursday August 10, 2017, 1-3?, Chelsea District Library

Jumpstart your college application essay
Saturday, August 19 and 26, 1:00-4:00 pm, Washtenaw Community College

See http://www.franceskaihwawang.com/p/upcoming.html for Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 classes and speaking.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Upcoming Fall 2017 classes

Register Now! My fall 2017 classes at Washtenaw Community College

Chinese 1 Language and Culture class
8 sessions, Wednesdays, Sept 27-Nov 8, 6:00-8:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Finding your Voice writing workshop
Saturday, October 7, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Continuing Writing Workshop
5 sessions every other Saturday, Oct 7, Oct 21, Nov 4, Nov 18, Dec 2, 3:30 - 5:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College
  
Jumpstart your Memoir writing workshop
Saturday, October 21, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Writing from the Heart writing workshop
Saturday, November 4, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Chinese Food: Customs and Culture 
Wednesdays, November 29, December 6, December 13, 3 sessions, Washtenaw Community College

Writing to Change the World writing workshop
Saturday, December 2, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

See http://www.franceskaihwawang.com/p/upcoming.html for Summer 2017 and Winter 2018 classes and speaking.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Winter 2018 tentative schedule

Winter 2018

Asian/ Pacific Islander Americans and Civil Rights Law
University of Michigan Department of American Culture
Winter semester 2018

Chinese 1 Language and Culture class
8 sessions, Wednesdays, 6:00-8:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College
Jan 31-March 21, 2018

Korematsu Day programs
January 2018

Dare to Dream
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Finding your Voice, Writing with Style
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Chinese Lunar New Year programs
February 2018

Jumpstart your Memoir
2 Saturdays, March 3 and 17, 2018, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Continuing Writing Workshop
4 sessions every other Saturday, Mar 3, Mar 17, April 7, Apr 213:30 - 5:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Finding your Voice--Food and Family
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month programs
April-May 2018

Finding your Voice--Family and Culture
Saturday, May 5, 2018, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Finding your Voice, Writing with Style
Saturday, June 2, 2018, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

See http://www.franceskaihwawang.com/p/upcoming.html for Summer and Fall 2017 classes and speaking.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Remembering Vincent Chin website new url

Small mishap with the Remembering Vincent Chin url.

You can still access the blog from this webpage by clicking the button above.

But RememberingVincentChin.com has been highjacked and no longer works.

UPDATE: For now, I've recovered the content and moved it to RememberingVincentChin.blogspot.com. (Note that original links from way back may not work any more). I will keep it as a resource and archive, but I probably won't maintain it any more.

Remembering Vincent Chin

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017

Essay: Beyond Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, There Are Still More Stories to Tell - NBC News

my Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) essay for NBC Asian America
"Despite model minority myth stereotypes, the AAPI community is wonderfully diverse with differences of ethnicity, language, class, education, income, geography, employment, religion, health insurance, chopsticks or spoons, although we often have to fight to disaggregate the data to see it. At the same time, there is a lot of generic negative rhetoric against immigrants, refugees, Muslims, people of color, and the undocumented that does not even try to differentiate one from another. So this year, it is even more important than ever to tell our stories, to look to see who is missing, and to stand up for all our communities." 
Essay: Beyond Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, There Are Still More Stories to Tell - NBC News

Ann Arbor Memorial Day Parade

Ann Arbor's oldest neighborhood parade is Monday at 10 a.m. http://annarborobserver.com/calendar/170529.html#event382542

Since 1968! My article from Ann Arbor Observer

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Vincent Chin: A 35th Year Remembrance on Saturday, June 24, 2017, Michigan



We remember Vincent Chin, the 27-year old Asian American who was beaten to death in 1982, and whose death led to civil rights trials, and the beginning of an Asian American civil rights and victims rights movement right here in the Detroit area.

On Saturday, June 24, 2017, Association of Chinese Americans and American Citizens for Justice/Asian American Center for Justice host Vincent Chin: A 35th Year Remembrance at the Chinese Community Center, 32585 Concord Drive, Madison Heights, MI 48071.  The program starts at 9 am with the movie "Vincent Who?". The movie's director Curtis Chin will comment and have Q&A.  A panel at 10 am includes Carolyn Chin Watson, Kendall Kosai of OCA National, Steve Spreitzer of Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion, and Agustin Arbulu, Director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, followed by remarks of Pastor Andrew Cheng, and lunch.  A gravesite visit takes place at 1 pm, weather permitting.

The Vincent Chin Remembrance is supported by the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission, Council of Asian Pacific Americans, and Chinese Association of Greater Detroit.

Please spread the word about this event among your contacts and networks.

The event is free.  For more information, and to rsvp, please call ACA at (313) 831-1790 or (248) 585-9343.
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