Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Hawaii Dems, GOP Disavow Candidate Who Called Hindus 'Cannibals' - NBC News

my article for NBC Asian America
Because of seemingly anti-Japanese, anti-Buddhist, anti-Hindu comments made by Kaaihue as well as for using the slogan, "I'm healthy, I'm cancer-free!" while campaigning for Takai's seat, according to NBC affiliate Hawaii News Now, both Democrat and Republican parties have been distancing themselves from Kaaihue.
Hawaii Dems, GOP Disavow Candidate Who Called Hindus 'Cannibals' - NBC News

Monday, September 26, 2016

Native Hawaiians, Asian Americans Show Support for North Dakota Pipeline Protest - NBC News

My article for NBC Asian America
"I went to Standing Rock because it is the time for all of us who are committed to protecting the water, the earth and our life ways and to align in our efforts, to strengthen one another," Case told NBC News. "We are not alone, and in these times of serious impact, desecration, construction and destruction we have no choice but to unify not just for ourselves, our people and all people but for the next seven generations..before it is too late, we stand."
Native Hawaiians, Asian Americans Show Support for North Dakota Pipeline Protest - NBC News

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Jumpstart Your Memoir and Writing to Change the World

Sat Oct 1 and 8 at WCC, two half day sessions

Jumpstart Your Memoir
For those who want to ease into the memoir writing process, this workshop is the way to go. Whether you've been scribbling poetry in a secret journal or you want to begin a memoir for future generations, it can take time to find your voice or have enough trust to show your writing to the world. Don't wait another minute to get started! Beginning one day and one word at a time; learn through short writing exercises. You'll gain tips and tricks to help and inspire you to confidently write from the heart.
Jumpstart Your Memoir - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development


Writing to Change the World
What do you care about? What do you really care about? Learn simple but powerful methods to get the ideas out of your head and onto the page in order to persuade, convince and move people to your point of view. Part journaling, part activism, this class aspires to clarify the change you want to see and to create that change in the world with the written word.
Writing to Change the World - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

Saturday, September 24, 2016

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

Chinese class at WCC starts Wednesday, runs for eight weeks, 9/28-11/16, 6:00-8:30 pm, LA 138

In this introductory class, you’ll have fun and learn to speak Chinese as you explore proper pronunciations, greetings and useful expressions for daily life, people and things. You will also become familiar with the Chinese culture and country, as we cover topics such as history, beliefs, customs and food.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Dept. of Interior Finalizes Rule to Recognize Native Hawaiian Government - NBC News

My article for NBC Asian America
The U.S. Department of the Interior announced today an administrative procedure that will allow a unified Native Hawaiian government — if one is established in the future — to enter into a formal government-to-government relationship with the United States.
This would give Native Hawaiians a status similar to more than 560 Native American tribes that currently hold nation-to-nation status, which could allow federal considerations on issues ranging from land management to social services.
Dept. of Interior Finalizes Rule to Recognize Native Hawaiian Government - NBC News

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Saturday, September 17, 2016

College Application Essay Workshop: U of M - Chelsea District Library

Chelsea District Library
Saturday, Sep 17
10:30am–12:30pm
High School Students
Registration Required

Applying to the University of Michigan? Let Frances Kai-Hwa Wang help!

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, a creative writing instructor at Washtenaw Community College, will help you craft the perfect essay to increase your chances of admission. Participants should come prepared to write, and will be working on the current admissions essay questions offered by the University of Michigan. Students may also bring other essay questions to work on from their colleges of choice.

College Application Essay Workshop: U of M - Chelsea District Library

Thursday, September 15, 2016

'The Sikh Project' Book Brings Photo Exhibit Portraits Home - NBC News

My article for NBC Asian America
"We feel that The Sikh Project Book isn't just for Sikhs," Naroop told NBC News. "It's for everyone. At its core, the project is about identity. Pride. Not conforming. Individuality. In this day and age, no [one] should feel that they need to fit in. Being like everyone else is boring. Staying true to who you are takes courage."
'The Sikh Project' Book Brings Photo Exhibit Portraits Home - NBC News

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

California Governor Signs Bill to Develop High School Ethnic Studies Curriculum - NBC News

my article for NBC Asian America
AB-2016 is a landmark law that will ensure all California high school students have an opportunity to learn about their own or another culture's history and importance in shaping the state's past, present, and future," founder of grassroots education news and civic tech site K-12 News Network Cynthia Liu told NBC News. "We hope mutual understanding, empathy, and racial/cultural literacy will be the fruit of this important law.
California Governor Signs Bill to Develop High School Ethnic Studies Curriculum - NBC News

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Maiv PAC Wants to Improve 'the Lives of Hmong and Immigrant Women' - NBC News

my article for nbc asian america
We started Maiv PAC to raise funds to elect candidates who are committed to improving the lives of Hmong and immigrant women and girls," Thao-Urabe said. "As Americans who actively build community we know that improving our lives will improve the lives of our children and our families."
Maiv PAC Wants to Improve 'the Lives of Hmong and Immigrant Women' - NBC News
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