Monday, May 29, 2017

Essay: Beyond Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, There Are Still More Stories to Tell - NBC News

my Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) essay for NBC Asian America
"Despite model minority myth stereotypes, the AAPI community is wonderfully diverse with differences of ethnicity, language, class, education, income, geography, employment, religion, health insurance, chopsticks or spoons, although we often have to fight to disaggregate the data to see it. At the same time, there is a lot of generic negative rhetoric against immigrants, refugees, Muslims, people of color, and the undocumented that does not even try to differentiate one from another. So this year, it is even more important than ever to tell our stories, to look to see who is missing, and to stand up for all our communities." 
Essay: Beyond Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, There Are Still More Stories to Tell - NBC News

Ann Arbor Memorial Day Parade

Ann Arbor's oldest neighborhood parade is Monday at 10 a.m. http://annarborobserver.com/calendar/170529.html#event382542

Since 1968! My article from Ann Arbor Observer

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Vincent Chin: A 35th Year Remembrance on Saturday, June 24, 2017, Michigan



We remember Vincent Chin, the 27-year old Asian American who was beaten to death in 1982, and whose death led to civil rights trials, and the beginning of an Asian American civil rights and victims rights movement right here in the Detroit area.

On Saturday, June 24, 2017, Association of Chinese Americans and American Citizens for Justice/Asian American Center for Justice host Vincent Chin: A 35th Year Remembrance at the Chinese Community Center, 32585 Concord Drive, Madison Heights, MI 48071.  The program starts at 9 am with the movie "Vincent Who?". The movie's director Curtis Chin will comment and have Q&A.  A panel at 10 am includes Carolyn Chin Watson, Kendall Kosai of OCA National, Steve Spreitzer of Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion, and Agustin Arbulu, Director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, followed by remarks of Pastor Andrew Cheng, and lunch.  A gravesite visit takes place at 1 pm, weather permitting.

The Vincent Chin Remembrance is supported by the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission, Council of Asian Pacific Americans, and Chinese Association of Greater Detroit.

Please spread the word about this event among your contacts and networks.

The event is free.  For more information, and to rsvp, please call ACA at (313) 831-1790 or (248) 585-9343.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Today Writing from the Heart writing class

Course Cancelled:
Today
Writing from the Heart
Sat., May 6, 2017, 9:30-3:30, Washtenaw Community College

Next
Writing with Style
Saturday June 3, 2017, 9:30-3:30, Washtenaw Community College
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