Friday, July 13, 2018

Jumpstart Your College Essay at Washtenaw Community College

Jumpstart Your College Essay
Washtenaw Community College
Technical and Industrial Bldg
2 Saturdays, August 18 and 25, 2018, 1-4 pm

Have you been meaning to start your college application essays all summer? What do those questions mean? Where do you even start? How do you fit it all into the word count? This college application essay boot camp prompts you to sit down and just get it done. Using timed writings and discussion, we will inventory your high school experiences, analyze application essay questions, write a good first draft and discuss editing techniques. Bring a laptop, notebook and pen. Bring a friend too!

Please read: Lunch is not provided. For ages 15-18.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Customs & Culture of Chinese Food at AADL

The Customs & Culture of Chinese Food with Cooking Demonstration

Ann Arbor District Library
Downtown Library: Secret Lab
Thursday September 27, 2018: 6:30pm to 8:00pm

For Whom
Grade 6 - Adult

Explore the customs, traditions, and stories surrounding Chinese food and festivals.
What do Chinese people eat at Chinese New Year and the Chinese moon festival, and why?
What role did Chinese restaurants play in American immigration history?
Where were fortune cookies invented?
And who is General Tso and why are we eating his chicken?

Afterward, watch Frances Kai-Hwa Wang demonstrate how to make a smashed cucumber salad and discover your fortune in a cookie!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Jumpstart Your College Essay at Chelsea District Library

Jumpstart Your College Essay
Chelsea District Library
Saturday, September 29, 2-4 pm

Have you been meaning to start your college application essays all summer? What do those questions mean? Where do you even start? How do you fit it all into the word count? This college application essay boot camp prompts you to sit down and just get it done. Using timed writings and discussion, we will inventory your high school experiences, analyze application essay questions, write a good first draft and discuss editing techniques. Bring a laptop, notebook and pen.

Link coming soon

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Writing from the Heart at Volcano Art Center | Volcano Art Center

Big island friends! Come write with me! One-day workshop up at the summit of the volcano! Sat July 21 9:30-4:00.at Volcano Art Center. Bring/send friends

Writing from the Heart at Volcano Art Center | Volcano Art Center

Writing the Stories of Your Life

Big Island friends! Come write with me! Starting this thursday, July 12, for four weeks at UHH. It will be fun (esp since my my mom may sit in on the class with us!) There is still room because of the lava so register now and bring/send friends xoxo see you soon

Writing the Stories of Your Life

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Who Is Vincent Chin? The History and Relevance of a 1982 Killing

June 19, 2018...36 years ago now...

We're all in this together. A Vincent Chin Reader I put together for NBC Asian America last year

Who Is Vincent Chin? The History and Relevance of a 1982 Killing

"Racists are not very smart. Don’t count on them being able to tell any of us apart (not that that would make it ok). Don’t assume that you or your children or your elders are safe because you are not from that other group."

An interview I did with Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles re Vincent Chin case last year that resonates painfully today

Q&A with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang | Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Monday, June 11, 2018

Asian Heritage Street Celebration Newspaper by cccsanfrancisco - issuu

I curated the essays and poetry for "Without Walls," May 2018, Issue 1, published by Chinese Culture Center San Francisco with Tamiko Wong for San Francisco's Asian Heritage Street Celebration

Asian Heritage Street Celebration Newspaper by cccsanfrancisco - issuu

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The #WriteBackFightBack Twitter townhall

The #WriteBackFightBack Twitter townhall, inspired by the http://WriteBackFightBack.com/ essay series, is happening today, May 30, 2018, at 2pm EDT / 11am PDT, as the #WriteBackFightBack writers come together to talk about Asian American resistance to white supremacy!

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Speaking at Detroit's 15th Annual Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference

Speaking at Detroit's 15th Annual Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference on April 19 at Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, Dearborn
Image may contain: 21 people, including Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, people smiling, text

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Updates

This website is in the middle of being updated so... Here are some of my recent articles:

Hawaiian language finds new prominence in Hawaii's courts ...

NBCNews.com-Feb 28, 2018
After the recall , Ka'eo said he felt the judge did not understand the movement to revitalize the Hawaiian language, NBC affiliate Hawaii News Now reported. "This is not just about language,” Ka'eo reportedly said. “This is a larger questions in which Hawaiians have been struggling to become visible within Hawaii and the ...

Asian Americans and the food justice movement in metro-Detroit
https://www.detroitjournalism.org/2018/02/20/asian-americans-food-justice-movement-metro-detroit-adding-complexity-making-connections/
Reprinted in these New Michigan Media publications: http://newmichiganmedia.com/meet-the-publishers/

Newsrooms should be more diverse, even ours

UConn Daily Campus-Feb 15, 2018
Last Thursday, the University of Connecticut Department of Journalism invited three professional journalists to speak on a panel titled “Confronting Racism in Journalism” in Wilbur Cross. The panelists were Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, essayist for “NBC AsianAmerica” and a contributor to Public Radio International; Helen ...

Professional journalists talk race representation in the media

UConn Daily Campus-Feb 9, 2018
The event hosted Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, essayist for NBC News: Asian America and contributor to Public Radio International; Helen Ubinas, columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Hartford Courant's first Latina news columnist; and Kevin Blackistone, columnist for The Washington Post and commentator on ESPN's ...

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Ypsilanti District Library Chinese Lunar New Year Festival

Chinese Lunar New Year Festival

Saturday, February 10, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Topic
Family
Contact
734 482-4110 x1340
Department
Whittaker Youth
Link
http://ems.ypsilibrary.org/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=6899
The Lunar Festival marks the beginning of spring. Join Frances Kai-Hwa Wang and learn about New Year traditions and see a performance from the Ann Arbor Chinese Center's Yo-Yo Troupe!
Audience
Family
Event Detail
The Lunar Festival marks the beginning of spring. Join Frances Kai-Hwa Wang and learn about the terrible Nian monster that comes out on New Year's Even, the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac, the luckiest way to clean and decorate your house for the New Year, and see the Chinese Yo-Yo Troupe from the Ann Arbor Chinese Center of Michigan perform!

“We are more complex than that”: How television portrays Asian American women - Women’s Media Center

My first article at Women's Media Center!
“It is not realistic,” said Yuen. “Every show has more than one white character, but it is rare to have more than one Asian American character.”
“We are more complex than that”: How television portrays Asian American women - Women’s Media Center

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Exploring Chinese Food Culture and Customs Today!

Exploring Chinese Food Culture and Customs
Salem-South Lyon District Library
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 7:00-8:30 pm
Free but Registration required
Explore the customs, traditions, and stories surrounding Chinese food and festivals. What do Chinese people eat at Chinese New Year and why? How do you put together a Chinese meal and what counts as good Chinese table manners? What role did Chinese restaurants play in American immigration history? Where were fortune cookies invented? And who is General Tso and why are we eating his chicken?

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Talk this Thursday: Chinese Food: Custom & Culture

Chinese Food: Custom & Culture, Thursday, January 18, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Salem-South Lyon District Library

Explore the customs, traditions, and stories surrounding Chinese food and festivals. What do Chinese people eat at Chinese New Year and why? How do you put together a Chinese meal and what counts as good Chinese table manners? What role did Chinese restaurants play in American immigration history? Where were fortune cookies invented? And who is General Tso and why are we eating his chicken?


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Sunday, January 14, 2018

WCC Writing Classes Winter 2018 beginning this week!

Here are my upcoming writing classes at WCC. Lots of writing and sharing with tips and tricks. The full descriptions are in the link (Spring classes might not be listed yet). Come join the fun!

Dare to Dream writing workshop
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Finding your Voice, Writing with Style
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Jumpstart your Memoir
2 Saturdays, March 3 and 17, 2018, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Continuing Writing Workshop
4 sessions every other Saturday, Mar 3, Mar 17, April 7, Apr 21, 3:30 - 5:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Finding your Voice--Food and Family
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Writing with Style--Family and Culture
Saturday, May 5, 2018, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Writing from the Heart 
4 Wednesday evenings, May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 6:00-8:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Finding your Voice, Writing with Style
Saturday, June 2, 2018, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Exploring Chinese Food Culture and Customs this thursday!

Exploring Chinese Food Culture and Customs
Salem-South Lyon District Library
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 7:00-8:30 pm
Free but Registration required
Explore the customs, traditions, and stories surrounding Chinese food and festivals. What do Chinese people eat at Chinese New Year and why? How do you put together a Chinese meal and what counts as good Chinese table manners? What role did Chinese restaurants play in American immigration history? Where were fortune cookies invented? And who is General Tso and why are we eating his chicken?

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Writing classes WCC Winter and Spring 2018

Here are my upcoming writing classes at WCC. Lots of writing and sharing with tips and tricks. The full descriptions are in the link (Spring classes might not be listed yet). Come join the fun!

Dare to Dream writing workshop
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Finding your Voice, Writing with Style
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Jumpstart your Memoir
2 Saturdays, March 3 and 17, 2018, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Continuing Writing Workshop
4 sessions every other Saturday, Mar 3, Mar 17, April 7, Apr 21, 3:30 - 5:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Finding your Voice--Food and Family
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Writing with Style--Family and Culture
Saturday, May 5, 2018, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Writing from the Heart 
4 Wednesday evenings, May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 6:00-8:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Finding your Voice, Writing with Style
Saturday, June 2, 2018, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Washtenaw Community College

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

UMich first day of school

Back to school today, send me your Umich students!

Asian/ Pacific Islander Americans and Civil Rights Law
University of Michigan Department of American Culture AC301
Winter semester 2018
(listed under Roland Hwang)