Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Young Writer's Workshop | Chelsea District Library

Teaching at Chelsea District Library tomorrow!
Thursday, August 25, 2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Chelsea District Library - McKune Room
Young Writer's Workshop
Explore writing from many angles in this special multi-week writing workshop! Writer and WCC instructor Frances Kai-Wha Wang will facilitate the first two sessions, and YA Author Kelly Barson will present the last two sessions. Students registering for this program should come to the Youth Desk to pick up a free copy of Kelly Barson's book.
Young Writer's Workshop

Monday, August 22, 2016

Angry Asian American Parenting Guide | AngryAsianMan.com



Thanks to Angry Asian Man for inviting me to guest post on AngryAsianMan.com!
When my oldest child was about 10 years old, I wrote an Asian American parenting book, because I knew everything and had four perfect children. Unfortunately, I did not publish that book then, because my children soon became teenagers, and suddenly I knew nothing and did everything wrong. Now, with two children off to college, one child with a perfect ACT score, and one more who is very tall, I am finally starting to get my confidence back. 
So when I see younger Asian American friends struggle through the many challenges of raising Asian American babies, well, I just LOL. 
Here are some of my best unsolicited Angry Asian American parenting tips for raising strong, proud, and ANGRY Asian American children.
Angry Asian American Parenting Guide

Nick Ut, Photographer Behind 'Napalm Girl' Picture, Announces March Retirement - NBC News

My article for NBC Asian America
Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Nick Ut, best known for his 1972 Vietnam War photograph known as "Napalm Girl," announced last month that he would be retiring from the Associated Press next March after 51 years.
Nick Ut, Photographer Behind 'Napalm Girl' Picture, Announces March Retirement - NBC News

Saturday, August 20, 2016

English Special Workshop: Dare to Dream - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

This Sat and next Sat, 9:30-12:30 am
Facing a big change or opportunity in your life? Terrified or thrilled out of your wits? Not sure if you trust that you know what you know? Learn simple but powerful methods to get the ideas out of your head and onto the page in order to write your way through this challenge. Part journaling, part business plan, lots of short writing exercises, this class aspires to create the space in your head and the courage in your heart to take those first dizzying steps as you dare to dream.

English Special Workshop: Dare to Dream - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

Jumpstart Your College Essay - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic

This Saturday and next Saturday 1-4 at WCC
Have you been meaning to start your college application essays all summer? What do those questions mean? Where do you even start? How do you fit it all into the word count? This college application essay boot camp prompts you to sit down and just get it done. Using timed writings and discussion, we will inventory your high school experiences, analyze application essay questions, write a good first draft and discuss editing techniques. Bring a laptop, notebook and pen.
Jumpstart Your College Essay - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic

Friday, August 19, 2016

At Hawaii Remembrance and Memorial, U.S. Rep. Mark Takai Laid to Rest - NBC News

my article for NBC Asian America
"In life Mark devoted himself to realizing his vision for a healthier, safer, and better world, and in death will be remembered for having so much more to give," said U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz in a statement. "Whether it was in the Hawaii Army National Guard, the Hawaii State Legislature, or in the U.S. Congress, Mark was a true champion for the people of Hawaii. We will long remember Mark for his smile, his kindness, his optimism, and the love he gave to his ohana and all he served."
At Hawaii Remembrance and Memorial, U.S. Rep. Mark Takai Laid to Rest - NBC News

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Asian-American Students Targets of Bullying: Federal Report - NBC News

my article for nbc asian america
"We learned that students from all AAPI groups are subject to bullying of all types, based on circumstances such as limited English proficiency, cultural stereotypes, religion, and religious attire. However, there's opportunity for all of us to work together to further build upon the resources available, tailor outreach to this community, and implement real solutions to combat bullying of AAPI youth."
Asian-American Students Targets of Bullying: Federal Report - NBC News

Family of Sikh Man Killed in Robbery Asks for Help Finding Suspect - NBC News

My article for NBC Asian America
"The initial investigation suggests that the tragic murder of Amanjeet Singh Toor was a robbery gone wrong," Harsimran Kaur, legal director of The Sikh Coalition, told NBC News. "We remain very concerned about rising gun violence and the rising tide of profiling, backlash, and hate crimes impacting the American Sikh, Muslim, and South Asian communities. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the victim and his family and we continue to monitor this case very closely."
Family of Sikh Man Killed in Robbery Asks for Help Finding Suspect - NBC News

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Asian-American Community Applauds Presidential Election Forum - NBC News

my article for NBC Asian America on historic Presidential Election Forum
"We will be the swing vote in swing states — we could very well determine the presidency and the future of our country — and this historic gathering will be the campaigns' chance to hear our priorities and to tell us how their rhetoric, policies, and values address those concerns."
Asian-American Community Applauds Presidential Election Forum - NBC News

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

'War Brides of Japan' To Take Focus in New Documentary - NBC News

my article for nbc asian america on Yayoi Winfrey's documentary!
"Japanese 'war brides' were our very sweet and loving mothers who accepted their former enemies as their spouses; then, raised their children in a country that was often hostile towards them," wrote Winfrey on the film's fundraising page. "Yet, they persevered. At the very least, we owe them recognition for allowing their love to transcend war and hate."
'War Brides of Japan' To Take Focus in New Documentary - NBC News

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Sikh Riders of America Aim to Educate with 'Selfless Service' - NBC News

my article for nbc asian america
"We live in a diverse world, where we all need to learn about each other and start a positive dialogue about any misunderstandings. [Our] ultimate goal is to educate everyone that we are all brothers and sisters and there shall be no place for hate in our lives and hearts."
Sikh Riders of America Aim to Educate with 'Selfless Service' - NBC News

Monday, August 8, 2016

New Hearings Begin on Embattled Proposed Mauna Kea Telescope - NBC News

my article for NBC Asian America
"Despite the difficult day, the MKHUI [Mauna Kea Hui Petitioners] is honored to join the other protectors who have joined the hearing in a collective legal stand for Mauna Kea, and we continue to remain strong in the spirit of Aloha,"
New Hearings Begin on Embattled Proposed Mauna Kea Telescope - NBC News

Friday, August 5, 2016

Sikh Community Remembers Oak Creek By Running on 'Relentless Optimism' - NBC News

my article for NBC Asian America

"If we don't bring people together because of fear, then we are cowards and have no business calling ourselves Sikhs. The run symbolizes this practice for bringing people together, the blood drive symbolizes the sacrifice and courage, and the food drive symbolizes the need to give to those who have less. Maya (illusion) separates us, we are simply removing these veils from community."
Sikh Community Remembers Oak Creek By Running on 'Relentless Optimism' - NBC News
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