Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Pulitzer, Comics, and Essays: Asian-American Literary Achievements to Read from 2016 - NBC News

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"Asian America is not a monolith, and that's why I support Asian American writers and their books, which reveal the multitudes in our community, in our families, and in ourselves," Vanessa Hua, author of award-winning short story collection, "Deceit and Other Possibilities," told NBC News. "Our work is more important than ever at a time when people of color are being denied their humanity — denied their stories."
The Pulitzer, Comics, and Essays: Asian-American Literary Achievements to Read from 2016 - NBC News

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Twin Cities Performing Arts Company Celebrates 25 Years of Asian-American Stories - NBC News

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"About eight years ago, we made a concerted effort to focus on the social justice aspect of our mission. Celebrating our 25th year of producing works born of the Asian-American experience, we now want to be more deliberate in making sure we engage the community that we serve by getting them to see the work that we have created for them, about them, and with them."
Twin Cities Performing Arts Company Celebrates 25 Years of Asian-American Stories - NBC News

Students Collect Love Letters to Counter Islamophobia - NBC News

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"Our goal is simple: To show that community across difference and disagreement can stand and work together against injustice and ignorance in our nation," Sharma said. "When we show the power and beauty that is the diversity of the American fabric, we don't merely talk about it, we show it in every way we can."
Students Collect Love Letters to Counter Islamophobia - NBC News

Monday, December 26, 2016

Largest U.S. Hmong New Year Celebration Kicks Off in California - NBC News

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"It is the largest assembly of the Hmong ethnic group in the United States and perhaps in the world," Ly told NBC News, adding that he was "excited" to attend the event's opening day.
Largest U.S. Hmong New Year Celebration Kicks Off in California - NBC News

Illinois' First Indian-American Representative Is Ready to Work 'Across the Aisle' - NBC News

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Krishnamoorthi defeated Republican Pete DiCianni by approximately 17 points in the race to replace Democrat Rep. Tammy Duckworth — who will be joining the Senate. During the election, Krishnamoorthi won endorsements from the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times as well as from President Barack Obama.
Illinois' First Indian-American Representative Is Ready to Work 'Across the Aisle' - NBC News

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Essay: This Christmas, We'll Leave Santa Mochi and Dumplings - NBC News

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Every year, Little Brother asks his pressing questions of the moment that only Santa can help him with — how to get ahead of his Chinese school homework, how to deal with bullies in school, how to be kind, and how to become a man in this day.

Sometimes I have questions, too.

Checking in with Santa every year becomes as reassuring for me as it is for Little Brother.
Essay: This Christmas, We'll Leave Santa Mochi and Dumplings - NBC News

Monday, December 19, 2016

New Year of the Rooster Stamp to Make Its Debut in Seattle Ceremony - NBC News

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"The new stamp's image of a red envelope with the rooster is a meaningful recognition of Asian-American cultural heritage," Beth Takekawa, executive director of the Wing Luke Museum, told NBC News. "Our community's traditions and legacy shape our future, and the Wing Luke Museum is proud to have the USPS Year of the Rooster stamp launch here."
New Year of the Rooster Stamp to Make Its Debut in Seattle Ceremony - NBC News

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Congress Authorizes Payment to Guam Residents Harmed During World War II - NBC News

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"The passage of this bill brings us a step closer to honoring Guam's greatest generation and rightfully recognizing the survivors of the occupation of Guam during World War II," Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-Guam) said in a statement.
Congress Authorizes Payment to Guam Residents Harmed During World War II - NBC News

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

For Nation's First Hmong Mayor, Life Is an 'American Story' - NBC News

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"It is significant for the Hmong community, but more importantly this is an American story," Ly told NBC News. "It doesn't matter whether you came to America 20 years ago or 200 years ago, everyone has a story, and when you reach into the story of every individual in the United States you see the meaning of what America is about."
For Nation's First Hmong Mayor, Life Is an 'American Story' - NBC News

Hawaii's Last Sugar Plantation Finishes Its Final Harvest - NBC News

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"Rarely has an industry so shaped and influenced a place and helped create a culture, a fabulous, blended, multi-ethnic culture as the sugar industry did in Hawaii," Chris Benjamin, president and CEO of parent company Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (A&B) and general manager of HC&S, said at the ceremony. "The harmonious melting pot we enjoy in Hawaii is the perfect counter to the divisiveness and isolationism that much of the country sadly is embracing."
Hawaii's Last Sugar Plantation Finishes Its Final Harvest - NBC News

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Film to Imagine Muslim Americans Interned Under Trump Administration - NBC News

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"As descendants of people who were in internment camps, I always tell my son that we have a moral responsibility to make sure that it never happens to anyone else ever again," writer and producer Koji Steven Sakai, who is also a former executive at the Japanese American National Museum, told NBC News. "'Executive Order 13800' is my opportunity to remind my country what happened 75 years ago to ensure we don't make the same mistake with another marginalized community."
Film to Imagine Muslim Americans Interned Under Trump Administration - NBC News

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Flowers, Hotties, and Food: An Asian-American Gift Guide for 2016 - NBC News

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"In these times of outward hatred, it is more important than ever to be intentional about crossing the false lines of difference and tapping into our human commonalities," Beautifully Wrapped calendar creator Zarinah El-Amin Naeem told NBC News. "Using stunning photography, Beautifully Wrapped explores the intersection between fashion and faith, sparking global conversations around tradition, culture - with the goal to inspire, educate, and cultivate a global culture of love."
Flowers, Hotties, and Food: An Asian-American Gift Guide for 2016 - NBC News

Saturday, December 3, 2016

English Special Workshop: Dare to Dream - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

Update: Class cancelled by WCC

Special intensive all day writing workshop at WCC (my mid-life crisis writing workshop) today
Facing a big change or opportunity in your life? Terrified or thrilled out of your wits? Not sure if you trust that you know what you know? Learn simple but powerful methods to get the ideas out of your head and onto the page in order to write your way through this challenge. Part journaling, part business plan, lots of short writing exercises, this class aspires to create the space in your head and the courage in your heart to take those first dizzying steps as you dare to dream.
English Special Workshop: Dare to Dream - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

Friday, December 2, 2016

Composer Debuts Song Honoring Dim Sum Workers Two Years After Labor Settlement - NBC News

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"Because the Yank Sing Restaurant workers represent a part of the invisible economic architecture of San Francisco, it was inspiring to witness these Chinese immigrant workers fight for their human dignity by recovering their stolen wages through winning a $4 million settlement with a broad base of community support from the Chinese Progressive Association, Local 2, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice," Jang told NBC News. "'Yank Sing Work Song' by the Jon Jangtet pays tribute to the soulful courage of the Chinese immigrant workers of the Yank Sing Restaurant and sends a powerful message of resistance to Trump's anti-immigrant stance and manic xenophobia."
Composer Debuts Song Honoring Dim Sum Workers Two Years After Labor Settlement - NBC News

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