Sunday, March 31, 2013

MOCA's Jack Tchen speaking at University of Michigan Thursday!

Cool! Museum of Chinese in American (MOCA) founder Jack Tchen is coming to University of Michigan on Thursday for the Understanding Race Project! Can't wait to talk to him about #btbatu!

Events | Theme Semester | University of Michigan

Saturday, March 30, 2013

A/PIA High School Conference: Resonate!

Speaking today at the A/PIA High School Conference at the University of Michigan! Resonate! Finishing up keynote now. Should be fun! Always torn about how Tiger Mom I should go on the kids (because Heaven knows I never listen to my parents, except when a total stranger says exactly the same thing, lol). This year's theme: Resonate!

A/PIA High School Conference

Friday, March 29, 2013

GenAPA 2013 - hybrID: Who Am I?

GenAPA this Saturday night at the University of Michigan! Not to be missed! The biggest and best student-run pan-APA cultural show in the midwest, we go every year.

More information about this year's show:  www.genapa.org

Or the Facebook event:https://www.facebook.com/events/340866752688312

Promo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDZG994RzrA
GenAPA 2013 - hybrID: Who Am I?
GenAPA is THE biggest and best student-run pan-Asian cultural programs in the midwest showcasing the cultures and talents in the APA community here at Michigan
This year's show is once again at the Power Center on March 30, 2013 at 7PM and consist of performances from the following:
alpha Kappa Delta Phi
Chris Lee
Filipino American Student Association
Female Gayo
Kappa Phi Lambda
Kopitonez
Photonix
Pi Alpha Phi
Sinaboro
Tiffany Eng
It's a show you don't want to miss!
Tickets can be bought at the posting wall everyday this week from 10AM-4PM or online through MUTO athttp://muto.umich.edu/event/generation-apa-cultural-showTickets are $5 pre-sale, $7 at the door
GenAPA 2013 - hybrID: Who Am I?


Thursday, March 28, 2013

A/PIA High School Conference at University of Michigan

This Saturday at the University of Michigan! The only APIA High School Conference! Resonate! And I'll be the keynote!
Asian/ Pacific Islander American (A/PIA) High School Conference has had a long history as the only Asian American high school student-oriented conference held at the University of Michigan. The first conference was held in 1997 to modest beginnings. Since then, High School Conference has grown into a conference that attracts over 200 high school students to Ann Arbor from all over the Midwest, in places as far as Chicago.
This year, the 2013 High School Conference Core Committee aims to continue the tradition of educating high school students about Asian American issues while providing a fun and entertaining experience for all involved. This year's theme is Resonate. This is a free, daylong event with free food, workshops, and performances. Get involved by registering for the conference today! 
Website: http://umichhsc.wix.com/2013Registration: http://bit.ly/APIAHSC2013
Invite your friends! :D
A/PIA High School Conference

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Gary Pak: In Search of Asia/Pacific America: Writing the Korean/American Novel in Hawaiʻi, Thursday, March 28, 2013

Gary Pak
In Search of Asia/Pacific America: Writing the Korean/American Novel in Hawaiʻi

Thursday, March 28, 2013
UMMA Helmut Stern Auditorium
5:00-6:30 pm

GARY PAK the author of two novels, A Ricepaper Airplane and Children of a Fireland; and two booklength collections of short stories, The Watcher of Waipuna and Other Stories and Language of the Geckos and Other Stories. He has also published a children’s play, Beyond the Falls. A novel on the Korean War, Brothers Under the Same Sky, is forthcoming from the University of Hawaiʻi Press.

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Poetry of Joe Balaz, Wed., March 27

Revisiting the Pathway:
The Poetry of Joe Balaz

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
UMMA Helmut Stern Auditorium
5:00 pm—7:00 pm

Joe Balaz is a writer and artist who grew up in Hawai'i. He creates works in Hawaiian islands pidgin and in AmericanEnglish. He has also created works in visual concrete poetry and music-poetry. His work has been reprinted in a variety of collections and anthologies. He moved to northeast Ohio in
2005 and presently lives in the Greater Cleveland area.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Information session on Affordable Care Act April 26

Information session on Affordable Care Act on Friday, April 26, 7:30pm, at Northside School in Ann Arbor. Sponsored by Ann Arbor Chinese Center of Michigan (密西根安娜堡中文學校) Healthy Asian Americans Project (HAAP), Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission, The Michigan Korean Weekly

Saturday, March 23, 2013

"Writing with Style, Finding your Voice" BEYOND THE BAD AND THE UGLY


Teaching today at Washtenaw Community College: "Writing with Style, Finding your Voice."

If you couldn't make it this session, catch my next two classes, "Jumpstarting your Memoir," May 18-June 8 10:00-12:30, and "Writing with Style, Finding your Voice," June 1-8, 1:00-4:00.

Update: I love teaching, but now that class has ended, I WISH I could be at the  BEYOND THE BAD AND THE UGLY FIRST-EVER ASIAN AMERICAN SUMMIT ON STEREOTYPES happening right now at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. :( Following y'all virtually on Twitter!

BEYOND THE BAD AND THE UGLY

Friday, March 22, 2013

"Preparing our Children for Racism"

Excited! I was just contacted by a producer for Your Call, a live public affairs call-in show on KALW 91.7 fm public radio in San Francisco and asked to talk about my article, "Preparing our Children for Racism," in Adoption Parenting Toolbox, (EMK press) this Wednesday, March 27th, 10-11am Pacific Time. Cool! More details as I get them! Here's the article.

www.emkpress.com/pdffiles/racism.pdf

Update: Radio show may be on Wed., April 3, instead.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

MAASU Spring Conference 2013

Send your young people to attend the MAASU Spring Conference 2013 at University of Michigan April 5-6! I'll be giving three DIFFERENT workshops (omg, how...just can't say no to cute Meera Desa): on Hawaiian Sovereignty, Vincent Chin and Danny Chen and current state of hate crimes, and Becoming Badass!

MAASU Spring Conference 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

APIA High School Conference 2013 | Wix.com

I'll be the keynote speaker at the University of Michigan's APIA High School Conference next weekend, March 30, 2013, and leading two workshops on "Becoming Badass."

APIA High School Conference 2013 | Wix.com

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Youth Leadership - Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote  - Michigan

Send your young people to check out what APIAVote-Michigan is up to! (See y'all at the High School Conference!) "Check out details for our March 30th teamwork & leadership workshop at UM APIA High School Conference, paid summer internships (application deadline Apr. 14th), May 11th Youth Civic Engagement Training, and info on our Youth Leadership Corps making its comeback this summer!"

Youth Leadership - Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote  - Michigan

Monday, March 18, 2013

PUT BEYOND THE BAD & THE UGLY ONLINE!

So sad I can't go to this event next weekend in Los Angeles at the Japanese American National Museum! So please help support this Indigogo campaign to put the first-ever summit on Asian American stereotypes online, live & archived @SIUniverse http://ow.ly/j7x4k

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Teaching Writing with Style Finding your Voice today at WCC

Looking forward to teaching Writing with Style Finding your Voice today at WCC. I have a big project I need to write. Wish you could join us! :)

LifeLong Learning @ WCC › Search for Classes

Friday, March 15, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

No, where are you actually from? - The Race Card Project

Asian Americans represent! a classic. we know that one. So how do you answer this one? "Where are you actually from?" or what you know they actually want to know? shout out to the U-M Understanding RACE Project and Michele Norris

No, where are you actually from? - The Race Card Project

Monday, March 11, 2013

Six Words: Ask Who I Am, Not What : NPR

The wonderful and charming Charley Sullivan ♥ on the Race Card Project for NPR for U-M Understanding RACE Project "Where are you from? No answers."

Monday, March 4, 2013

PUT BEYOND THE BAD & THE UGLY ONLINE! | Indiegogo

BEYOND THE BAD AND THE UGLY is going to be an incredible summit in Los Angeles on March 23rd on Asian American stereotypes. The first ever. So sad that I have a previous engagement this day. So let's help get it broadcast live and archived online so we can all go virtually!

PUT BEYOND THE BAD & THE UGLY ONLINE! | Indiegogo
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