Wednesday, November 27, 2019

My AAJA AARP Essay in Chinese 恭喜2019年照護比賽獲獎者 | AARP Chinese

Big thanks Asian American Journalists Association and AARP AARP AAPI Community for translating my 2019 AAJA AARP Caregiving Award Winning essay into Chinese! "移民家庭四代同堂,攜手照顧固執的媽媽(們)" (It's the second essay) How does it look in Chinese? Congrats also to Sarah Eden Wallace and Carol Cao

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Asian American history and heroes for the next generation

Writer and activist scholar Frances Kai-Hwa Wang (王凱華) will explore “Asian American history and heroes for the next generation” and celebrate the many contributions that Asian Americans have made to the US in a series of public lectures. Topics include the first Filipino Americans to arrive in 1587, the Chinese Americans who built the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869, the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War 2 and redress, the model minority myth, the fight for justice for Vincent Chin, the importance of Asian American activism in today’s political climate, and more. A writing activity will encourage students and families to write their own stories of immigration for a larger storytelling project.

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is a journalist, essayist, speaker, and educator focused on issues of diversity, race, culture, and the arts. Her writing has appeared at NBC News Asian America, PRI Global Nation, and she teaches Asian/Pacific Islander American civil rights history and media at the University of Michigan. She is a Knight Arts Challenge Detroit winner.

  • Friday December 6, 2019, 7:00-9:00 pm, sponsored by Ann Arbor Chinese Center of Michigan (安娜堡中文學校) at King Elementary School media center, 3800 Waldenwood, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 (with storytelling about Chinese American history for elementary-aged children 7:10-7:40);
  • Sunday December 8, 2019, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, sponsored by Ann Hua Chinese School (安华中文学校) at Washtenaw Community College, Crane Liberal Arts and Science building, Room LA272, 4800 E Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48105; and
  • Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 6:00-8:00 pm, sponsored by American Citizens for Justice at Philippine American Cultural Center of Michigan (PACCM), 17356 Northland Park Ct., Southfield, MI 48075
Lectures are free and open to the public and made possible in part by grants from Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Contact Frances Kai-Hwa Wang for more information.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Demonstrators on Maunakea Prep for Weather | Big Island Now

"Huge donations from Michigan came in with winter clothing. 'It touches people that there’s so much love and support and caring for the protectors,' VanGogh said." Our coats on! (and we have more to pack up for third shipment) Bring your coat donations to Haven Hall third floor. #maunakea #protectors

Friday, November 15, 2019

Taking care of our tough immigrant moms across four generations, well, trying to - Asian American Journalists Association

My essay for AAJA on Caregiving

Thanks again Asian American Journalists Association for choosing my essay as a 2019 AAJA AARP Caregiving Essay Award Winner, "Taking care of our tough immigrant moms across four generations, well, trying to." Congrats also to Sarah Eden Wallace and Carol Cao. Thanks AARP AAPI Community for funding

Monday, November 11, 2019

Coats for Mauna Kea - Ann Arbor Observer

My article in the November Ann Arbor Observer! Just in time for today's snow
"The first box of Ann Arbor winter coats has made its way to Hawaii, with more coats on the way. Wait. Ann Arbor is sending winter coats to Hawaii?" 
Coats for Mauna Kea - Ann Arbor Observer

Sunday, November 10, 2019

How Encampment Base at Mauna Kea has changed over months | Hawaii News Now

Check out our winter coats that we have sent from Michigan up to the protectors on Mauna Kea. If you have winter coats you'd like to donate, bring them to the third floor of Haven Hall at UM. See if you recognize your donated coat in the video.

Friday, November 1, 2019

"Ann Arbor's Entrepreneurial Asian Americans" | Michigan History Nov/Dec 2019

My article "Ann Arbor's Entrepreneurial Asian Americans" is in Historical Society of Michigan's Michigan History Nov/Dec 2019. But sorry, no digital version, hard copy only.