Friday, July 24, 2015

Undocumented Single Mom Nan-Hui Jo Released by US Immigration - NBC News

My article on NBC News Asian America--Nan-Hui Jo has been released!
"We are incredibly relieved that Nan-Hui has finally been released and is one step closer to resolving this year-long nightmare. It is unthinkable that ICE was days away from permanently separating a mother from her child because of a system that prioritizes deportation quotas over the well-being of a family," said Saira Hussain, Staff Attorney at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus, in a statement. "We must recognize this case within the context of the growing criminalization of survivors of domestic violence and the undocumented community."
Undocumented Single Mom Nan-Hui Jo Released by US Immigration - NBC News

Reactions to Jose Antonio Vargas' #WhitePeople Doc - NBC News

My article on NBC News Asian America on Jose Antonio Vargas' documentary film on MTV, "White People" and the Asian American response:
"As we've seen in politics and current events in the past few months, race and immigration are inherently linked in the United States," said Vargas, who was born in the Philippines, in a statement, "Since starting Define American four years ago and traveling across the country, it became clear to me that much of the opposition to immigration reform is rooted in anxiety and fear among white Americans. This TV special - aimed at white Millennials - connects the dots between race and immigration and aims to increase empathy."
Reactions to Jose Antonio Vargas' #WhitePeople Doc - NBC News

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Cheezburger Changeover: LOLcats Creator Ben Huh Says KThxBai - NBC News

My article for NBC News Asian America
"Cheezburger gave rise to a new category of content," wrote Huh, "A new industry of global reach, and as some would call it: the downfall of civilization. I say, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ bring it on, because it looks like a lot of fun. We have made a dent in the universe together."
Cheezburger Changeover: LOLcats Creator Ben Huh Says KThxBai - NBC News

Monday, July 20, 2015

Indian American Retirees Head South for Culture and Comfort - NBC News

"Since I don't have to cook, I don't have to clean up afterwards, I don't have to do grocery shopping, or plan what I'm going to cook for the day, so that's the best part for me." Aunty knows what's up. Who wants to go with? 3 vegetarian Indian meals a day... My story for NBC Asian America on a Florida Indian American retirement community.Indian American Retirees Head South for Culture and Comfort - NBC News

Greg Pak Gets Gross in His Latest Children's Book, 'ABC Disgusting' - NBC News

"Diversity's just honest storytelling, part of what makes the worlds I'm creating ring true. And then let's be honest -- I love seeing stereotypes overturned and difference recognized." My Q&A with the disgusting, I mean, totally awesome Greg Pak for NBC News Asian America (8 days to go on this kickstarter!)Greg Pak Gets Gross in His Latest Children's Book, 'ABC Disgusting' - NBC News

Sunday, July 19, 2015

My summer and fall courses - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

Check out my summer and fall classes at WCC. Please register early to ensure a seat!
(Click on the link at the bottom of the page to access WCC website and Registration info)

Publicize Your Event  BMG 4136  Start 08/22/15  Mandatory Fees: $0.00  Room :  LA 150
2 sessions.  Days of the Week : Weekly - Sat .  Tuition: $69.00  Location : Liberal Arts & Sciences Bldg Location :
  Liberal Arts & Sciences Bldg.
  Instructor : Frances Wang    Please read: No lunch provided.

Jumpstart Your College Essay  ENG 4012  Start 08/22/15  Mandatory Fees: $0.00  Room :  LA 160
2 sessions.  Days of the Week : Weekly - Sat .  Tuition: $69.00  Location : Liberal Arts & Sciences Bldg Location :
  Liberal Arts & Sciences Bldg.
  Instructor : Frances Wang    Please read: Lunch is not provided. Ages 15 to 18.

Chinese 1  CHN 4000  Start 09/30/15  Mandatory Fees: $10.00  Room :Rm.
8 sessions.  Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .  Tuition: $189.00  Location : Main Campus Location :
  Main Campus.
 Instructor : Frances Wang

Finding Your Voice: Intensive Writers Workshop  ENG 4290  Start 10/03/15  Mandatory Fees: $0.00  Room :Rm.
1 session  Days of the Week : Weekly - Sat .  Tuition: $69.00  Location : Main Campus Location :
  Main Campus.
 Instructor : Frances Wang    Please read: No lunch provided

Jumpstart Your Memoir  ENG 4006  Start 11/07/15  Mandatory Fees: $0.00  Room :Rm.
1 session  Days of the Week : Weekly - Sat .  Tuition: $69.00  Location : Main Campus Location :
  Main Campus.
 Instructor : Frances Wang    Please read: No lunch provided.

English Special Workshop: Dare to Dream  ENG 4055  Start 12/05/15  Mandatory Fees: $0.00  Room :Rm.
1 session  Days of the Week : Weekly - Sat .  Tuition: $69.00  Location : Main Campus Location :
  Main Campus.
 Instructor : Frances Wang    Please read: No lunch provided.

Chinese Food: Customs and Culture  HUM 4014  Start 12/02/15  Mandatory Fees: $10.00  Room :Rm.
3 sessions.  Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .  Tuition: $189.00  Location : Main Campus Location :
  Main Campus.
 Instructor : Frances Wang 

Courses - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

Publicize Your Event - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

Develop a comprehensive marketing plan for your event or nonprofit today at WCC. Register early to ensure a seat!
Traditional and social media offer nimble and low-cost ways to get the word out about your organization, special event, or cause. However, a little strategy goes a long way. Learn how to write a press release and calendar listing. In addition, participants will review guidelines on length, frequency, tone and branding. Participants will also discover how to effectively use photographs, video, audio, graphics. The power of links, social media networks, and knowing your audience will be discussed. Bring a notebook and pen.
Publicize Your Event - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

Chinese 1 - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

Fall Chinese Conversation and Culture class beginning Sept 30 at WCC. Register early to ensure a seat.

Have fun and learn to speak a new language. Using various teaching methods, the trainer will cover topics including proper pronunciation, greetings and useful expressions for daily life, identifying people and things. Learn and become familiar with culture and country knowledge including climate, history, beliefs, customs, and food.
Chinese 1 - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

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

Check out my fall creative writing classes at WCC. Three intensive all-day writers' workshops! Please register early to ensure a seat! (Click on the link at the bottom of the page to access WCC website and Registration info)

Finding Your Voice: Intensive Writers Workshop  ENG 4290  Start 10/03/15  Mandatory Fees: $0.00  Room :Rm.
1 session  Days of the Week : Weekly - Sat .  Tuition: $69.00  Location : Main Campus Location :
  Main Campus.
 Instructor : Frances Wang    Please read: No lunch provided
Jumpstart Your Memoir  ENG 4006  Start 11/07/15  Mandatory Fees: $0.00  Room :Rm.
1 session  Days of the Week : Weekly - Sat .  Tuition: $69.00  Location : Main Campus Location :
  Main Campus.
 Instructor : Frances Wang    Please read: No lunch provided.
English Special Workshop: Dare to Dream  ENG 4055  Start 12/05/15  Mandatory Fees: $0.00  Room :Rm.
1 session  Days of the Week : Weekly - Sat .  Tuition: $69.00  Location : Main Campus Location :
  Main Campus.
 Instructor : Frances Wang    Please read: No lunch provided.

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

Jumpstart Your College Essay - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

This August at Washtenaw Community College (WCC):
Have you been meaning to start your college application essays all summer? What do these questions mean? Where do you even start? How do you fit it all into the word count? This course is a college application essay boot camp to sit down and just get it done. Using timed writings and discussion, we will inventory our 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 & Community Development

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Jumpstart your college application essay!

One day College Application Essay writing boot camp at University of Hawaii this summer.

Have you been meaning to start your college application essays all summer? Have your parents been on your case to hurry up and get them done before school starts? What do these questions mean? Where do you even start? How do you fit it all into the word count? This course is a college application essay bootcamp to sit down and just get it done. Using timed writings and discussion, we will inventory our high school experiences, analyze various college application (and scholarship) essay questions, write a good first draft, and discuss editing techniques. Bring laptop, notebook, pen, and the application questions of the colleges/scholarships to which you want to apply.

Register now at UH Hilo College of Continuing Education & Community Service (UHH CCECS). http://hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/ccecs/JumpstartYourCollegeApplicationEssay.php

Friday, July 17, 2015

Court Decision Deemed Win for Indian American Motel Owners - NBC News

my article for NBC News Asian America

"No hotel owner wants to see human trafficking or crime on his premises," Ray Patel, president of the North East Los Angeles Hotel Owners Association (NELAHOA), told India West. "But the tactics used by the LAPD were not preventing crimes."
Court Decision Deemed Win for Indian American Motel Owners - NBC News

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Jumpstart your college application essays this Sat

'Tis the season. Send me your high school seniors who you know haven't started their college application essays yet. This Saturday 9-4 at UHH. A few seats left. Register now:
http://hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/ccecs/registration/



CCECS Non-Credit Classes

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

From Broadway to Big Bird: Behind the Scenes With Sesame Street's Alan Muraoka - NBC News

I was watching old Sesame Street videos and singing Sesame Street songs the whole time I was working on this story for NBC Asian America. Thanks Gladys Chen for the introduction!
"What I love about Sesame is that it's a world of universal acceptance: where humans, animals, monsters, fairies, and Snuffleupaguses can live in harmony. I love that the show's writers create stories for me without having to point out my ethnicity. My ethnicity is apparent. They instead write for my humor and my heart, which I find much more rewarding."
From Broadway to Big Bird: Behind the Scenes With Sesame Street's Alan Muraoka - NBC News

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Supporters Push for Mitsuye Endo's Presidential Medal of Freedom - NBC News

My article for NBC News Asian America
"The fight against Japanese American internment today is often remembered as a struggle by three men: Minoru Yasui, Gordon Hirabayashi and Fred Korematsu,"Gil Asakawa, author of "Being Japanese American," told NBC News. "But Mitusye Endo's contribution shouldn't be forgotten. She was the fourth Japanese American, and the only woman, to fight her incarceration in an American concentration camp in the judicial system, all the way to the Supreme Court."
Supporters Push for Mitsuye Endo's Presidential Medal of Freedom - NBC News
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