Sunday, August 31, 2014

TEAter-Totter: Human Betweens with Artist Jung Ran Bae - YouTube

Jung Ran Bae, the artist who made a very similar art installation which inspired my prose poetry piece, “Poignant Truth, Precarious You (and preparing for the Sriracha Apocalypse)” at Asian American Women Artists Association EATING CULTURES: Literary Sriracha - A Spicy Mix of Poetry, Mini-Memoirs, and Flash Fiction last May in San Francisco.




TEAter-Totter: Human Betweens with Artist Jung Ran Bae - YouTube

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Basketball Federation Refuses to Rule on Turban Ban - NBC News.com

My article at NBCNews.com Asian America on FIBA non-decision on religious headgear:
"It is a shame that FIBA has decided to let bureaucracy stand in the way of religious freedom,” said Sona Simran Kaur, Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) Communications Director, after the International Basketball Federation declined to make a decision at its Central Board meeting about players wearing religious headgear, deciding instead to defer to further study.
Basketball Federation Refuses to Rule on Turban Ban - NBC News.com

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Data Shows Duality of Asian America: High Income, High Poverty - NBC News.com

Karthick Ramakrishnan breaks down the data in my article for NBCNews Asian America:
“On the one hand, you have high-skill immigrants and their children who are doing very well in terms of income. At the same time, we also have many others, particularly refugee populations and many Pacific Islander communities, that continue to struggle in terms of poverty.”
Data Shows Duality of Asian America: High Income, High Poverty - NBC News.com

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

Historic Sam Kee Laundry Building Damaged in Napa Earthquake - NBC News.com

My article at NBCNews Asian America. Check out the photo on the landing page to see what the building looks like now, post earthquake.
“It's a memorable part of California history when Chinese immigrants faced virulent discrimination and were denied a livelihood,” said Margaret Fung, Executive Director of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), “Kee stood up for his rights and successfully challenged the town's discriminatory ordinance creating a ‘laundry-free’ zone in 1887."
Historic Sam Kee Laundry Building Damaged in Napa Earthquake - NBC News.com

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce Women's Leadership Conference Women Who Lead: Emerging Cultural Successes

Coming up in November with the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC):

Women's Leadership Conference
Women Who Lead: Emerging Cultural Successes

Event Sponsors:
DTE Energry and General Motors Company, LLC

APACC's premier Women's Leadership Conference is a half day of inspiration and empowerment designed with ALL Women in Mind.

Thursday, November 13, 2014
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Networking, Break-Out Sessions, Panels, and a Keynote Address
Dr. Betty Chu
Cheif Medical Officer, Henry Ford Hospital

Inn at St. John's
4405 5 Mile Road
Plymouth Township, MI 48170

Tickets:
Member Rate/Strategic Partners* - $30.00
Future Member Rate - $40.00

Sponsorship and Underwriting Opportunites Availiable
For more information click here
*Strategic Partners call APACC for the discount code

Location: The Inn at St. John's 44045 5 Mile Road, Plymouth Township, MI 48170

For more information:
Contact: Sarah Lalone
Phone: 248-430-5855
Email: Sarah@apacc.net

Register for this event: APACC Women's Leadership Conference "Women Who Lead: Emerging Cultural Successes"

Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce - Event Details

Friday, August 22, 2014

Detroit Asian Youth Project Celebrates 10 years of Mentorship - NBC News.com

Congratulations DAY (Detroit Asian Youth) Project on your 10 Year Anniversary Celebration today! 
“The program was started in response to questions being raised at the 20-year anniversary of the Vincent Chin incident,” said Detroit Asian Youth (DAY) Project co-founder and coordinator Soh Suzuki, referring to the beating death of a Chinese American man in a Detroit suburb in 1982. “Where has the Asian American community in Detroit gone? What does it mean to organize Asian Americans in Detroit today?”
Detroit Asian Youth Project Celebrates 10 years of Mentorship - NBC News.com

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Reading Friday night at Brewed Awakenings

I'm reading some new material tomorrow, Friday 8/22/14, at 7 pm, at Brewed Awakenings Cafe in Saline if you are interested. I wrote an email last week but forgot to send it. 

7025 E Michigan Ave, Saline, MI 48176

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Seattle's Mikado Theater Outrage Turned Into Arts Opportunity - NBC News.com

My article on the Race and the Arts forum post Seattle Mikado:
“You have artistic freedom, but the audience can also tell you what they think of it," said panelist Roger Tang of the Asian American Theater Review. "If you do a half-ass job directing, you will hear about it. And you should.”
Seattle's Mikado Theater Outrage Turned Into Arts Opportunity - NBC News.com

Alice Wong Sets Out to Chronicle Disability History - NBC News.com

My article in NBCNews Asian America
“The motto of the Disability Visibility Project is really simple,” says founder and Project Coordinator Alice Wong. “‘Recording disability history, one story at a time'”
Alice Wong Sets Out to Chronicle Disability History - NBC News.com

Nina McConigley's Book 'Cowboys and East Indians' Wins PEN Award - NBC News.com

My interview with hapa writer and author of "Cowboys and East Indians" Nina McConigley for NBCNews Asian America with shoutouts to Ravi Shankar May-lee Chai Bich Minh Nguyen We Need Diverse Books #weneeddiversebooks. Now raise your hand if you were in 4H too...
“Nina's short stories embody the complex, richly textured and unexpected stories of being an outsider in the wildness of the American west and her compelling collection ‘Cowboys and East Indians’ is impossible to put down,” said Asian-American poet and editor of Drunken Boat, Ravi Shankar.
Nina McConigley's Book 'Cowboys and East Indians' Wins PEN Award - NBC News.com

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