Thursday, November 30, 2017

'America Is in the Heart': Smithsonian video spotlights U.S.'s immigrant history

My article for NBC Asian America

“Given the times we live in, I wanted to revisit Bulosan this way because we can all use a reminder that there have been other tough times in America, and we have persevered and become stronger as a people, and as a nation.” Thanks Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
'America Is in the Heart': Smithsonian video spotlights U.S.'s immigrant history

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Writing to Change the World - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

Writing to Change the World is on for this Saturday at Washtenaw Community College Continuing Education Come write with me in this last class of 2017 and get ready to change the world in 2018! Only a few spaces left, register now!Writing to Change the World - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

Monday, November 27, 2017

Chinese Food: Customs and Culture - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

My Chinese food class at WCC starting this Wed and running for 3 consecutive Wed nights. First night in the classroom, second night a field trip to a local Chinese grocery store, third night a field trip to my favorite local Chinese restaurant. Register now! A few spaces left!

Chinese Food: Customs and Culture - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

In San Francisco's Chinatown, community building starts with a turkey in every oven

My article for NBC Asian America about the great work Rev. Norman Fong and Chinatown Community Development Center are doing
“We’re trying to build the ‘Beloved Community’ here....Key to that is bridge building. It’s not just turkeys.”
In San Francisco's Chinatown, community building starts with a turkey in every oven

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Rebecca Solnit: Let This Flood of Women's Stories Never Cease | Literary Hub

Write your stories:



"Patriarchy kills off stories and women to maintain its power. If you’re a woman, this stuff shapes you; it scars you, it tells you you are worthless, no one, voiceless, that this is not a world in which you are safe or equal or free. That your life is something someone else may steal from you, even a complete stranger, just because you’re a woman. And that society will look the other way most of the time, or blame you, this society that is itself a system of punishment for being a woman. Silence over these things is its default setting, the silence feminism has been striving to break, and is breaking."



Rebecca Solnit: Let This Flood of Women's Stories Never Cease | Literary Hub

Monday, November 13, 2017

I am not your brown reporter

Just discovering Philadelphia's The Inquirer columnist Helen Ubiñas--Love this essay! Look forward to meeting and speaking on a panel with her at University of Connecticut soon!
I am not your brown reporter

more from Nieman
Why We Need More Visual Journalists and Editors of Color - Nieman Reports

Saturday, November 11, 2017

"Upcoming" page updated with new upcoming talks!

Updated 11/13/2017

Keynote speaker
Association of Chinese Americans High School Scholarship Awards Banquet
Chinese Cultural Center, Madison Heights, MI
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 6:00 pm

Korematsu Day programs
University of Michigan Law School Asian Pacific American Law Students Assn (APALSA)
University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 12:00 pm

Exploring Chinese Food Culture and Customs
Salem-South Lyon District Library
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 7:00-8:30 pm

Ann Arbor Chinese Center of Michigan
Chinese Lunar New Year program
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Building

Chinese Lunar New Year program
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 2:00-3:00, Ypsilanti District Library

Keynote speaker
Carleton College Asian Students in America (ASIA) Lunar New Year program
Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota
Saturday, February 17, 2018, 5:00 pm (date may change)

Minneapolis/St. Paul friends! Invite me to speak the weekend of Feb 17!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Creative Writing Classes today at WCC!

Teaching "Writing from the Heart" this Sat at WCC, an all-day intensive writer's workshop. A few spaces left, come along or send your friends. A

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Pacific News Service dba New America Media Announces Closure of Organization - New America Media

oh no, so sad, the end of an era. so many people got their start at New America Media. Thanks Sandy Close for everything all these years (and shout outs to all the good friends made there too)

Pacific News Service dba New America Media Announces Closure of Organization - New America Media

If you're interested, hurry and read my columns on the Ethnoblog while they are still there
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