Sunday, October 26, 2014

Asian Americans in Michigan | Wayne State University Press



Cool! Coming this April: Asian Americans in Michigan--Voices from the Midwest

With a Foreword by Frank H. Wu and an Afterword by Bich Minh Nguyen

My chapter: "Going Back to Chinese School"

Asian Americans in Michigan | Wayne State University Press

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Li-Young Lee - Poet coming to Concordia

Can't believe I almost missed this. Li-Young Lee is coming to town! Tuesday 10/28 7:30 pm Concordia. 

Li-Young Lee - PoetWhen: Tuesday, October 28, 7:30 p.m. 
Where: Kreft Center Black Box Theater
Free and open to the public.
Li-Young Lee is the author of four critically acclaimed books of poetry, including, most recent, Behind My Eye. His earlier collections are Book of My Nights; Rose, winner of the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award; The City in Which I Love You, the 1990 Lamont Poetry Selection; and a memoir entitled The Winged Seed: A Remembrance, which received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation and was reissued by BOA Editions in 2012. Lee's honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Lannan Foundation, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, as well as grants from the Illinois Arts Council, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
CUAA: Lectures

2014 Leadership Summit | CAPA



Today: Council of Asian Pacific Americans' annual Leadership Summit, with keynote speaker Joe Grimm!

2014 Leadership Summit | CAPA

Friday, October 24, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Meet Moana: Disney Announces Its First Pacific Islander Princess - NBC News.com

my NBC News Asian America intro to Moana, but more importantly to hapa Maori screenplay writer Taika Waititi who also wrote the 2003 play, “Untold Tales of Maui,” a clever updating of the many legends of the trickster demi-god Maui (which portends well). 

Meet Moana: Disney Announces Its First Pacific Islander Princess - NBC News.com

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

happy divali!

divali love letter from long ago (hopefully coming out in book form soon): 

Tonight, I turn off the computer, stuff my pockets with marigolds, and light the lamps from my room out my door down the path towards the river where the Canadian Geese take pause. If I float a diya down the river, I wonder if it will find its way to you by the sea.

Then all you have to do is follow the trail of lights on this dark night, and walk with me until the moon returns.

It is as simple as clay, mustard oil, wick, and spark.

Congratulations Mike Cullinane!

Hurrah for our friend Professor Mike Cullinane, who has just been named Adopted Son of Cebu.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Changing Lives by Saving Smiles in Post-Quake Philippines - NBC News.com

"Missions to other countries are no less important, but coming home to my country, my people, with the same black hair and same brown skin, has a special place in my heart. Because I grew up here, I know how hard it can be." Thanks to Rotary International for sending me on this reporting trip, and thanks to Rotaplast Intl. Rotaplast International for letting me be a part of the team, and thanks to Rotary Club of Cebu Port Centre for taking such good care of us all. My article for NBC News Asian America:

Changing Lives by Saving Smiles in Post-Quake Philippines - NBC News.com

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Philippines' 'Crisis Mappers' on a Mission to Save History - NBC News.com

Check out the first of many stories from this reporting trip (made possible by Rotary International) about the Handsome Crisis Mappers of the Philippines on this first anniversary of the Bohol earthquake which devastated the Visayas region October 13, 2013, 8:12 am.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Language Remains 'Top Challenge' to Asian American Enrollment - NBC News.com

My article at nbc news asian america
“Language access was and remains a top challenge to educating and enrolling Asian Americans about their health care obligations and options under the Affordable Care Act,” said Jeff Caballero, executive director of the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, an Action for Health Justice partner organization.
Language Remains 'Top Challenge' to Asian American Enrollment - NBC News.com

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Study Finds Asian American Voices Missing From Sunday Talk Shows - NBC News.com

My article in nbc news asian america:
In a study of "The Big Five" Sunday television news shows, Asian-American think tank, ChangeLab, found that Asian Americans are simply missing from the conversation, even when the shows are discussing issues that are of interest and relevance to Asian Americans.
Study Finds Asian American Voices Missing From Sunday Talk Shows - NBC News.com

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