Thursday, January 31, 2013

Honoring Fred Korematsu’s Legacy | Not in Our Town

short video about Fred Korematsu case here at Not in Our Town:
"In the long history of our country's constant search for justice, some names of ordinary citizens stand for millions of souls. Plessy, Brown, Parks ... to that distinguished list, today we add the name of Fred Korematsu."- President Bill Clinton, in his remarks before bestowing Korematsu with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998
Honoring Fred Korematsu’s Legacy | Not in Our Town

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

State of Michigan Certificate of Recognition of Fred Korematsu


Just saw the State of Michigan Certificate of Recognition of Fred Korematsu as a National Civil Rights Hero, but can't get the image to load. More later. Michigan's inaugural Fred Korematsu Day commemoration today at Troy High School along with Roland Hwang, Ling Woo Liu, Ron Aramaki, Henry Tanaka, Mary Kamidoi, John Golaxzewski, MDCR Director Daniel Krichbaum. Glad to be a part!

TROY
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Location: Troy High School, 4777 Northfield Parkway, Troy, MI 48098
Time: 12:08pm-1:10pm
Please note: Program commemorating the Governor of Michigan’s certificate recognizing Fred Korematsu. This is a closed event open only to social studies classes at Troy High, invited guests and members of the media.
Sponsored by: Michigan Asian Pacific Affairs Commission, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Troy High School
Contact: Roland Hwang hwangr@aol.com, Jen Hilzinger jenhilzinger@mac.com

ANN ARBOR
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Location: University of Michigan Law School Hutchins Hall Room 120
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Program: Screening of documentary “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: the Fred Korematsu Story,” talk by Korematsu Institute director Ling Woo Liu
Sponsored by: University of Michigan Law Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
Contact: Mimi Yang, mmyang@umich.edu, Matthew Muma, muma@umich.edu

and check out these educational resources I just found at Michigan Government TV!
Defining Moments | MGTV

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Speaking at Fred Korematsu Day 2013 season events in Michigan

Excited! I was just invited to speak at Michigan's inaugural Fred Korematsu Day commemoration tomorrow at Troy High School along with Roland Hwang, Ling Woo Liu, Ron Aramaki, Henry Tanaka, Mary Kamidoi, John Golaxzewski, MDCR Director Daniel Krichbaum. Glad to be a part!

TROY
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Location: Troy High School, 4777 Northfield Parkway, Troy, MI 48098
Time: 12:08pm-1:10pm
Please note: Program commemorating the Governor of Michigan’s certificate recognizing Fred Korematsu. This is a closed event open only to social studies classes at Troy High, invited guests and members of the media.
Sponsored by: Michigan Asian Pacific Affairs Commission, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Troy High School
Contact: Roland Hwang hwangr@aol.com, Jen Hilzinger jenhilzinger@mac.com

ANN ARBOR
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Location: University of Michigan Law School Hutchins Hall Room 120
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Program: Screening of documentary “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: the Fred Korematsu Story,” talk by Korematsu Institute director Ling Woo Liu
Sponsored by: University of Michigan Law Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
Contact: Mimi Yang, mmyang@umich.edu, Matthew Muma, muma@umich.edu

and check out these educational resources I just found at Michigan Government TV!
Defining Moments | MGTV

Monday, January 28, 2013

Defining Moments | MGTV

Check out these resources from Michigan Government TV for teaching about the Internment and Fred Korematsu.
DEFINING MOMENTS
Frank Murphy, Fred Korematsu, and the Internment of Japanese Americans During World War II
Lessons from the past for a post-9/11 world: Internment of Japanese Americans
Michigan Government Television presents a package of curriculum materials dealing with the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII. The program covers the U.S. Supreme Court case of Korematsu v. U.S. Government with the issenting opinion in that case by Michigan’s 35th governor, Frank Murphy, who was a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The materials target standards and benchmarks in the Michigan Curriculum Framework in government, history, and technology. The program was launched in 2003 and updates to standards and benchmarks were added in 2007.
Defining Moments | MGTV

Sunday, January 27, 2013

ECAASU 2013 at Columbia February 22-24

ECAASU 2013, the annual conference of the oldest and largest Asian American student organization in the country, will be at Columbia University February 22 to February 24.

Regular registration ends February 1. Late registration ends on February 14.

More info at www.ecaasu2013.org

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Believing in the election of President Obama and hope lost and found

An old article from 2010 about what President Obama's election (and reelection) meant to me as a child of immigrants. (I have been loving all the photos of my friends' fabulous dresses at the inaugural ball!)

Believing in the election of President Obama and hope lost and found

Monday, January 21, 2013

The University of Michigan's 25th Annual MLK Symposium

Amazing talks today at the University of Michigan MLK Day Symposium. Highlights: Morris Dees, Steve Robbins, Angela Davis, Cory Booker. How to make it to all of them?

The University of Michigan's 25th Annual MLK Symposium

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Chapbook Production

Just picked up the second printing of my chapbook, "Imaginary Affairs--Postcards from an Imagined Life," from Laura Beyer and Wax Wing Press, and I am now binding my second chapbook, "Where the Lava Meets the Sea--Asian Pacific American Postcards from Hawai'i." Folding, punching holes, sewing. So exciting!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Fred Korematsu Day 2013 season events in Michigan

Just heard! Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education Ling Woo Liu will be speaking at University of Michigan Law School January 30, 6:30-8:30! Also screening documentary “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: the Fred Korematsu Story.” Plus Troy High School event at noon.

TROY
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Location: Troy High School, 4777 Northfield Parkway, Troy, MI 48098
Time: 12:08pm-1:10pm
Please note: Program commemorating the Governor of Michigan’s certificate recognizing Fred Korematsu. This is a closed event open only to social studies classes at Troy High, invited guests and members of the media.
Sponsored by: Michigan Asian Pacific Affairs Commission, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Troy High School
Contact: Roland Hwang hwangr@aol.com, Jen Hilzinger jenhilzinger@mac.com

ANN ARBOR
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Location: University of Michigan Law School Hutchins Hall Room 120
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Program: Screening of documentary “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: the Fred Korematsu Story,” talk by Korematsu Institute director Ling Woo Liu
Sponsored by: University of Michigan Law Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
Contact: Mimi Yang, mmyang@umich.edu, Matthew Muma, muma@umich.edu

Sunday, January 13, 2013

whitewashme: POWERFUL AND COMEDIC DELETED SCENE... | No more Texas governors for president

check out this amazing deleted scene from Lilo and Stitch. I will definitely show this clip at my Hawaiian sovereignty talk at MAASU Spring Conference 2013!

via Eugenia Beh: POWERFUL AND COMEDIC DELETED SCENE FROM LILO & STITCH TACKLES TOURISTS, EXOTICISM, AND RACE

whitewashme: POWERFUL AND COMEDIC DELETED SCENE... | No more Texas governors for president

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Mochitsuki: Taking the (rice) cake |Today at Umich!

Mochitsuki today!

My article about UM's Mochitsuki in Discover Nikkei:

Mochitsuki: Taking the (rice) cake | Articles | Discover Nikkei

This year on Saturday, January 12, 2013, 1-4pm, East Hall Math & Psychology Atriums, 530 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-1043 with Mochi-making demonstrations / live music by Miyabi and Raion Taiko / Kakizome (calligraphy) / Kamishibai (storytelling) / Manga-drawing / Origami / Japanese games / Japanese snacks & refreshments / and more!/

Info at Center for Japanese Studies http://www.ii.umich.edu/cjs/

Friday, January 11, 2013

UM Understanding Race and Ann Arbor/Ypsi Reads workshops on leading difficult discussions around race and racism | Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads

This weekend: Two U-M Understanding RACE Project and Ann Arbor/Ypsi Reads trainings re leading difficult discussions around race and racism at Ypsi Library Saturday 2-4 and Ann Arbor District Library Mallets Creek Library Sunday 2-4 led by Zarinah El-Amin Naeem and La'Ron Williams.

Reading "The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Theme Semester | University of Michigan

Photos by Mohammed Langston from the Glimpse: People of our Community exhibit at the U-M Museum of Natural History
Check out the new website (and the beautiful photographs by Mohammed Langston!) for the University of Michigan Understanding Race Project Theme Semester.

Theme Semester | University of Michigan

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Coming Next: "Where the Lava Meets the Sea--Asian Pacific American Postcards from Hawaii"


and coming up next, "Where the Lava Meets the Sea--Asian Pacific American Postcards from Hawaii" a collection of essays, prose poems, and short short stories...they're all printed, just need to be bound (if anyone wants to drop by to help in the next few weeks, hint hint lol). Thanks  Laura Beyer of Wax Wing Press, Ryan Suda of Blacklava, Yayoi Lena Winfrey, May-lee Chai, Susan Najita.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Book Binding Party


Book Binding Party for "Imaginary Affairs--Postcards from an Imgined Life" Second printing! Thanks to all the friends who dropped by tonight to help! Esp. Laura Beyer of Wax Wing Press!


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Mochitsuki: Taking the (rice) cake | Articles | Discover Nikkei

My article about UM's Mochitsuki in Discover Nikkei: This year on Saturday, January 12, 2013, 1-4pm, East Hall Math & Psychology Atriums, 530 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1043 with Mochi-making demonstrations / live music by Miyabi and Raion Taiko / Kakizome (calligraphy) / Kamishibai (storytelling) / Manga-drawing / Origami / Japanese games / Japanese snacks & refreshments / and more!/ info at Center for Japanese Studies http://www.ii.umich.edu/cjs/

Mochitsuki: Taking the (rice) cake | Articles | Discover Nikkei

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

First lion dance of the season.

First lion dance of the season. Here we go. 



(Gu zheng, er hu, and yoyo, too, of course...in Novi) 


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