Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Two tentative courses coming through New York Writers Workshop

I have two upcoming classes tentatively confirmed through New York Writers Workshop. These will be taught on Zoom so anyone anywhere can attend! Hope the time zones work for you. Details soon.

Writing to Save the World (Just in time for inauguration day!)

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

How do we use our writing to create real world change? How do we find our voices and get our message out? How do we use writing to touch, inspire, persuade, and provoke readers to action? Learn simple but powerful methods to get the ideas out of our heads and onto the page. We will consider different forms including Op-Ed, persuasive essay, spoken word, social media, art. Part writing, part activism, a lot of heart, this class aspires to use the written word to create the change you want to see in the world. Bring a notebook and a pen.

Online 6 weeks, Sundays, Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 2021 3-5pm EST TENTATIVE

(Makeup date in case of emergency Feb 28)



Jumpstart your Memoir 
(Great gift for your elders to make them write down the life stories you’ve been begging them for!)

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

Everyone has interesting stories to tell, but not everyone knows where to begin. Whether you want to write a memoir for your loved ones or you want to make sense of your life, why not start here, one word, one story at time? Learn simple but powerful methods to get the ideas out of your head and onto the page. Short writing and reading exercises, overcoming barriers to writing, taking chances with emotion, different memoir forms, remembering the past, making sense of the present. If you can talk story, you can write your story! Bring a notebook and pen.

Online 6 weeks, Sundays, March 7-Apr 18 (no Easter 4/4), 2021, 3-5pm EST TENTATIVE MAY CHANGE

Friday, November 13, 2020

Thanks Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation via CultureSource for Individual Artist grant

Thank you to Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation via CultureSource for an Individual Artist grant to support creation of an anthology, digital arts archive, book, and literary arts performance for 40th anniversary of the Vincent Chin slaying

Friday, November 6, 2020

Two new WCC writing classes starting this weekend

Starting two three-week writing classes at Washtenaw Community College this weekend

"Writing From the Heart" 3 Saturdays Nov 7-12 9:30am-12:30pm EST and

"Telling the Stories of Your Life Finding Your Voice" 3 Mondays Nov 9-23 6:00-8:30pm EST

Register today here

https://washtenaw.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassListing.ClassListingDisplay&int_category_id=3&int_sub_category_id=49&int_catalog_id=1

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Postcards from the pandemic | University of Michigan Library

So much fun to be a part of this pandemic art project this summer with Ann Arbor District Library and Univ of Michigan Library and to share it with my writing students! More coming next semester
"Sometimes we gently tease our immigrant and refugee elders, “Do you really need these three thousand plastic take-out containers and green onion rubber bands?” But with national shortages of toilet paper, flour, masks, gloves, elastic, canning lids, and even coins, who is laughing now?"
https://www.lib.umich.edu/about-us/news/postcards-pandemic

Monday, October 26, 2020

Monday, October 19, 2020

Sunday, October 4, 2020

WCC Continuing Writers Workshop Fall 2020

Washtenaw Community College Continuing Writers Workshop Finding the Writer Within begins 

Oct 4-Dec 13, 10 weeks, Sundays 12-2 EDT 

Come write with us!

WCCnet.edu

Friday, September 18, 2020

College Application Essay Writing Workshop with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang - Chelsea District Library

College Application Essay Writing Workshop with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

September 26, 2020, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT

Chelsea District Library at Zoom

Free

Join presenter and multi-award-winning writer Frances Kai-Hwa Wang for a workshop on how to craft the best entrance essays for admission to college. She’ll explain the finer details of drafting and editing, and give tips and tricks for the best outcomes.

Registration link http://chelsea.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=15691&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2020/09/18



College Essay Writing Workshop with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang - Chelsea District Library

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Speaking this Sunday | Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor

I'll be speaking on "Chinese Food: Customs and Culture" at Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor (on Zoom) this Sunday, September 20, 2020, 3-4 p.m. EDT if you want to come along

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Back to School WCC Fall 2020

Happy Back to School! I'm scheduled to teach these classes at WCC this fall, starting in October. All courses will be online, so everyone is welcome, wherever you live. Emeritus scholarships for Washtenaw County residents 65 and over. 

Searching for General Tso

Asian Pacific American History

Chinese Food: Customs and Culture

Telling the Stories of Your Life

Ethical Wills: Writing a Love Letter to Your Family

Writing from the Heart

Continuing Writing Workshop: Finding the Writer Within

Chinese Language and Culture

For dates, details, and registration

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Video: Poetry reading at Poets and Pints in Minneapolis

 Here is the video of my poetry reading at Poets and Pints in Minneapolis August 19, 2020

https://youtu.be/B6IA7bcZwh4

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Video: SPJ panel discussion on Improving Coverage of Communities of Color

Here is the video of the Society of Professional Journalists panel discussion I was on, "Media Trust Webinar Series for College Students #2: Improving Coverage of Communities of Color," on August 5, 2020. Thanks Rod Hicks for organizing!

https://youtu.be/C0H2nrz8EC8

Sunday, August 2, 2020

My August WCC creative writing courses online

Two of my August WCC noncredit creative writing courses are running online

Finding the Writer Within (Five Sundays, Aug 2-30) and Writing your family stories Finding your Voice (Two Saturdays Aug 22 and 29)

Next WCC writing courses begin in October. Check out

https://washtenaw.augusoft.net/index.cfm?fuseaction=1010&catalogid=1

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Standing Above the Clouds | PBS Short Film Festival

Check out this film: Standing Above the Clouds follows Native Hawaiian mother-daughter activists as they stand to protect their sacred mountain Mauna Kea from the building of the world’s largest telescope.
Standing Above the Clouds | PBS Short Film Festival

Monday, July 27, 2020

Poetry Reading: August 2020 - Poets & Pints

Excited to be invited to share some poetry at Poets and Pints by Cracked Walnut. Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 7 PM – 10 PM CDT (8pm EDT, 5pm PDT, 2pm HST). And there is an open mic too!
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81862003356?pwd=SzU5blluKzVkQ3dMZFpHOThjZzNCZz09
Host: Tony Plocido
Featuring:
Leah Fleming Megan Rose Gosney Frances Kai-Hwa Wang Roy Guzmán Glenn North (from KC, MO)
OPEN MIC SIGN-UP HERE (1 Poem - 2 minutes or less):
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10Y_miT_TZHIV5UpUQTyw0WjYgTYO2Umy0dNVewMma3g/edit#gid=0
Facebook Events Page: (3) August 2020 - Poets & Pints

Media Trust Webinar Series for College Students - Society of Professional Journalists

Excited to be a part of this workshop series for college journalism students from Society of Professional Journalists. Thanks to Rod Hicks for inviting me. I'll be on the 8/4 panel
August 4, 2-3 p.m. ET • Register 
Improving coverage of communities of color
The Kerner Report in 1968 found news organizations had failed to meet the “legitimate” journalistic expectations of black citizens that their communities be fairly and thoroughly covered. Coverage still fails to depict a realistic picture of how people of color live their lives, with much of it focused on crime and an array of social and economic ills that afflict their communities. For decades, journalists of color have raised these issues and suggested ways to address them. Some newsroom managers finally appear to be listening.
Guests:
Katrice Hardy, Executive Editor, Indianapolis StarFrances Kai-Hwa Wang, journalist, essayist and speakerVenise Wagner, Journalism Professor, San Francisco State UniversityBryan Llenas, National Correspondent, Fox News Channel
More info and Register here

Media Trust Webinar Series for College Students - Society of Professional Journalists

Friday, June 26, 2020

WCC no in-person classes Fall 2020

Washtenaw Community College has just announced no in-person classes this fall, so some of my lifelong learning classes will try to go online (if there is enough enrollment) and others will be cancelled. My cooking classes are all cancelled. My Adult Learner's Institute culture classes are also cancelled.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Town Hall: In Solidarity with Justice Movements - Asian American Arts Alliance

Excited to be invited to be a part of this Asian American Arts Alliance Town Hall meeting on Asian American arts in activism...for a quick one minute pitch of my Knights Art Challenge Detroit Vincent Chin Digital Arts Archive on July 21, 2020, 6:30-8:15 pm EDT.

Town Hall: In Solidarity with Justice Movements - Asian American Arts Alliance

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Muralist Katie Yamasaki Explores Issues of Race and Justice in Her Work

My article on the great Katie Yamasaki in the June issue of Hour Detroit! Look out for the (paper) magazine, too!

Muralist Katie Yamasaki Explores Issues of Race and Justice in Her Work

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

Remembering 38 year anniversary of Vincent Chin's death today.

Here is a Vincent Chin syllabus of sorts I wrote a few years ago, pls share widely w your people. My article at NBC Asian America:Who Is Vincent Chin? The History and Relevance of a 1982 Killing

More Voices: Who Is Vincent Chin? | NBC Asian America - YouTube

Today: Speaking at NAAAP Detroit on "Racism is a Virus Too -- Talking our kids through 2020"

Today: Will be speaking at NAAAP Detroit on "Racism is a Virus Too -- Talking our kids through 2020" Tues., June 23, 6:00-7:30 pm EDT/ 3:00 PDT/ 12:00 HST on Zoom. Event is free but you must preregister. Here is the Registration link: https://bit.ly/30HnSQ1


Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Upcoming Summer classes 2020 at WCC

My June and July classes at WCC, UHH, and VAC have all been cancelled due to Covid19, but here are my remaining summer classes at WCC. I believe these will be online, or they may be cancelled, ,check with WCC when the time gets closer to be sure.  
https://www.wccnet.edu/learn/our-offerings/personal-enrichment.php

Finding the Writer Within (New! Not in the paper catalogue)
Washtenaw Community College
Online 5 Sundays August 2-30, 12-2pm

Writing with Style, Finding your Voice
Online 2 Saturdays, August 22-29, 2020, 9:30-12:30pm, two morning sessions, TBA
Washtenaw Community College

Jumpstart your College Application Essay
Online 2 Saturdays, August 22-29, 2020, 1-4pm, two afternoon sessions, TBA
Washtenaw Community College

Chinese Home Cooking: TBA ??
Thursday, August 20, 2020, 6-9pm
Dixboro Church, Washtenaw Community College

Chinese Home Cooking: TBA ??
Thursday, August 27, 2020, 6-9pm
Dixboro Church, Washtenaw Community College

Monday, June 8, 2020

Video recording of yesterday's reading with NYWW APWT

recording of yesterday's reading w New York Writers Workshop and Asia Pacific Writers & Translators (APWT) thanks friends for coming out
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=712625769490577

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Tonight! Isolation Break Poetry Reading w NYWW and APWT Sunday June 7

Tonight! Poetry reading! Sunday, June 7th at 9pm EDT/ 6pm PDT/ 3pm HST online

New York Writers Workshop and Asian Pacific Writers and Translators' episode two of Isolation Break. Curated by poet Ravi Shankar, I'll be joining four other amazing Australian, Mexican and American writers -- Patrick Allington, Rakesh Kaul, Sreedhevi Iyer and Fernando Carrera -- for poetry and conversation.

Here's the link for you to join us live: https://www.facebook.com/27286464729/videos/712625769490577/
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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Summer writing classes in Hawaii postponed

So sad to announce that my Volcano Art Center creative writing class, "Writing from the Heart," has been rescheduled from this July to next year, July 10, 2021. See you in a year...

Calendar of Events | Volcano Art Center

All my summer creative writing classes at University of Hawaii Hilo have also been postponed until next year as all noncredit spring and summer classes have been cancelled

Center for Community Engagement (CCE) Non-Credit Classes

The poetry and literary reading scheduled for Mokupapapa Discovery Center in Hilo July 16 has also been postponed until...?

https://www.papahanaumokuakea.gov/education/center.html

Stay safe and hope to see everyone again soon!

Monday, June 1, 2020

Isolation Break Poetry Reading w NYWW and APWT Sunday June 7


Poetry reading this Sunday night! Curated by poet Ravi Shankar, I'll be joining four other amazing Australian, Mexican and American writers -- with Patrick Allington, Rakesh Kaul, Sreedhevi Iyer and Fernando Carrera -- for New York Writers Workshop and Asian Pacific Writers and Translators' episode two of Isolation Break, Sunday, June 7th at 9 PM EDT/ 6pm PDT/ 3pm HST.

Here's the link for you to join us: https://www.facebook.com/27286464729/videos/712625769490577/ 
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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Meridian APWT and Drunken Boat Anthology of New Writing

Excited to have my poem, "Talkin' to Whypipo," selected to be a part of Meridian, the Asia Pacific Writers and Translators and Drunken Boat Anthology of New Writing feature authors announced! With 37 writers from over 14 countries Meridian is a dynamic and cutting edge collection of established and emerging voices from around the world. Edited by Ravi Shankar, Sally Breen and Tim Tomlinson Meridian will be launched in a series of physical and virtual events in November 2020. More soon.

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Friday, May 29, 2020

New York Writers Workshop and Asia Pacific Writers & Translators Isolation Break poetry reading June 7

So excited to be invited to be a part of this New York Writers Workshop and Asia Pacific Writers and Translators (APWT) Isolation Break poetry reading next week, Sunday June 7, 9pm EST, w these great poets, hosted by Ravi Shankar (links et al coming soon)

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Friday, May 15, 2020

speaking today at UMich Rackham Program in Public Scholarship Institute for Social Change

Speaking to grad students today at University of Michigan Rackham Program in Public Scholarship Institute for Social Change on writing and social change "Writing to Change the World, Writing Beyond the Academy." Can't wait!

Monday, May 11, 2020

Asian Americans: The Detroit Story – Detroit Public TV

A recording of our DPTV panel re Detroit and Vincent Chin and the PBS documentary "Asian Americans"

I have a new poem re Vincent Chin case and Covid-19 written for the occasion at the 5:40 mark

Asian Americans: The Detroit Story – Detroit Public TV

Direct Youtube link The Detroit Story Panel Discussion | Asian Americans - YouTube

Friday, May 8, 2020

Today! Asian Americans: The Detroit Story – Detroit Public TV

Today! Friday May 8, 12:00pm EDT/ 9amPDT/ 6amHST

Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

Excited to be a part of Detroit Public Television and APIAVote Michigan's event to celebrate the upcoming PBS Special on Asian Americans Detroit Style! Friday May 8, 12:00pm EDT/ 9amPDT/ 6amHST. There will be a panel of Asian American activists from the metro-Detroit area talking about the Vincent Chin case. American Citizens for Justice will be there, I'll be reading a poem, and IS/LAND might be performing too.

Asian Americans: The Detroit Story – Detroit Public TV

and here is the facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/231411694704390/

And here is the registration link: RSVP for this free event here: https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/l3063

Asian Americans: The Detroit Story

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Speaking at Toyota TAASia Today

Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Excited to be speaking at Toyota TAASia today as part of their e-Lunch and Learn series on The History of Asian American Resistance and Creative Clapbacks in the Time of COVID-19.

Today is also election day in Michigan -- Don't forget to vote!






Saturday, May 2, 2020

Friday, May 1, 2020

Asian Americans: The Detroit Story – Detroit Public TV

Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

Excited to be a part of Detroit Public Television's event to celebrate the upcoming PBS Special on Asian Americans Detroit Style! Next week on Friday May 8, 12:00pm EDT/ 9amPDT/ 6amHST. There will be a panel of Asian American activists from the metro-Detroit area talking about the Vincent Chin case and I'll be reading a poem (that I am still writing, omg)

Asian Americans: The Detroit Story – Detroit Public TV

and here is the facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/231411694704390/

And here is the registration link: RSVP for this free event here: https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/l3063

Asian Americans: The Detroit Story

Asian Americans: The Detroit Story – Detroit Public TV

Thursday, April 30, 2020

2020 AAPI Heritage Month Digital Event Calendar

Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

Here is a big calendar of virtual events compiled by Angry Asian Man
2020 AAPI Heritage Month Digital Event Calendar

Highlights include
Center for Asian American Media's (CAAMedia) Digital Town Hall 4/30 8pmEDT/5pmPDT
Digital Town Hall - Asian Americans in the Time of Covid-19

Laomagination 45 poetry open mic 5/1 7pmCDT/8pmEDT/4pmPDT w BTW
Our inaugural Laomagination:45 zOpen Mic will be... - Bryan Thao Worra

and a virtual dinner party 5/1 11pmEDT/8pmPDT w Angry Asian Man and friends
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-meal-a-virtual-dinner-party-tickets-103276242020?fbclid=IwAR0Cczy9B6duImA6v3iSj077YqLnyx2eGzI_WW6TXUvJyGAH68OUom1t3VI

And I will be speaking next week at Detroit Public Television's Asian Americans: The Detroit Story – Detroit Public TV Friday May 8, 12:00pm EDT/ 9amPDT/ 6amHSTand here is the facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/231411694704390/

Asian Americans: The Detroit Story


Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Recording of my Talk at Harvard-Radcliffe

Thanks to Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American Association for this recording of my and Wen-Hao Tien's talk re Asian American Resistance and Creative Clapbacks in a time of Covid-19 on April 27, 2020.

Creative_Clapbacks_April_2020.mp4 - Google Drive

Monday, April 27, 2020

Asian American Resistance and Creative Clapbacks in the Time of COVID-19 Today at Harvard

Speaking at Harvard today! Monday night, April 27, 6pm EDT/ 3pm PDT/ 12pm HST, w artist Wen-Hao Tien on Asian American Resistance and Creative Clapbacks in the Time of COVID-19. Big thanks to co-sponsors: Harvard University Asia Center, Task Force on Asian and Pacific American Studies at Harvard College, Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American Association. Thanks to all my cool artist friends who join us today.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Free Creative Writing Webinar today at WCC at 1pm

Today at WCC!

I will be teaching a free 1-hour creative writing class this Sunday, April 26, 1-2 EDT, "Finding your Voice," through Washtenaw Community College on GoToMeeting. You have to register here to get the link, and scroll down to April 26, but I hope a few friends can join in this new experiment. If it works, we'll try again in May. Register here https://www.wccnet.edu/learn/our-offerings/webinars-campaign.php

Also sign up for more creative writing classes at WCC as we will try to move them online, esp note
Continuing Writing Workshop: Finding the Writer Within, starting May 3 on Sundays 12-2, 5 weeks
Creative Writing Classes - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

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Speaking at Harvard on Monday (tell my mom!)

I’m speaking at Harvard on Monday night, April 27, 6pm edt, w artist Wen-hao Tien on Asian American Resistance and Creative Clapbacks in the Time of COVID-19. Co-sponsors: Harvard University Asia Center, Task Force on Asian and Pacific American Studies at Harvard College, Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American Association. hope y’all can join us (and tell your moms to tell our moms lol) there will likely be shout-outs to our cool artist friends

Friday, April 24, 2020

Free Webinar this Sunday "Finding your voice" (Creative Writing) at WCC

Friends! I will be teaching a free 1-hour creative writing class this Sunday, April 26, 1-2 EDT, "Finding your Voice," through Washtenaw Community College on GoToMeeting. You have to register here to get the link, and scroll down to April 26, but I hope a few friends can join in this new experiment https://www.wccnet.edu/…/our-offerings/webinars-campaign.php

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Free webinars from WCC

I'm teaching a free creative writing webinar at WCC this Sunday, April 26, 2020. Register now!


Finding Your Voice (Creative Writing)
Frances Wang
1:00pm-2:00pm

Free webinars from WCC

Saturday, April 4, 2020

"A Suggestion of Salt" poem | Knight's Library Magazine

So excited to announce that "A Suggestion of Salt," a collaborative poem I wrote with poet Ravi Shankar, has been published in Knight's Library Magazine's Spring 2020 issue. There is also a nice interview with me as the featured poet. Hope you like it

http://online.fliphtml5.com/pszqz/ojld/

Friday, April 3, 2020

'We're nesting. We prepared his room': Families adopting children from China anxiously wait | NBC News

My article for NBC Asian America
"I hope that these children don't get lumped in with the racism that Asian Americans and particularly Chinese Americans are experiencing as a result of the coronavirus," said JaeRan Kim, an assistant professor of social work at the University of Washington Tacoma who researches transracial and transnational adoption. "We know Chinese adoptees, like other Asian adoptees and Asian Americans in the United States, are experiencing racism in their schools and communities."
'We're nesting. We prepared his room': Families adopting children from China anxiously wait

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

New upcoming events, the virtual coronavirus edition

I'm starting to be invited to give virtual keynotes and to teach online courses. These are tentative dates, links to come later

Washtenaw Community College Writing Your Family Stories--April 6, 13, 20

Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies--April 27

Washtenaw Community College Finding your Voice--April 26, 1-2, free webinar

Toyota Asian American Society in Alliance (TAASiA) A/PIA Heritage Month--May 5

Univ of Michigan Rackham Program in Public Scholarship/Institute for Social Change--May 15

Washtenaw Community College Writing in Extraordinary Times--May? free webinar, tentative

Friday, March 13, 2020

Update upcoming events in a time of Coronavirus

Everything is officially cancelled for March and April (and most likely May, June, and July too). Hope everyone is staying healthy and writing! Thanks to all my artist friends posting great creative content online.

Today (March 13) I'm learning all about how to teach online. Love the UM Librarians.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Speaking at Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor in Sept on food

I've been invited to speak to the Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor on Sept 20, 2020, 3-5pm, about Chinese and Chinese American Food and Cultures. Fun!

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Lots of talks coming up!

Lots of talks coming up this semester and spring!

Keynote Speaker UM Dearborn Second Annual Philippine Culture Night (PCN)
Puno ng Buhay: Tree of Life
Saturday, February 15, 6-9pm
UM Dearborn, MI

Joyce Foundation The Artist as Problem Solver III Summit: Examining the Role of the Arts in Inclusive Future Building -- Panelist!
Thurs and Friday, March 26-27, 2020
Bader Philanthropies HQ, Milwaukee, WI

New Detroit’s Multicultural Leadership Series -- Asian American Session
Speaker: Asian American History and Heroes
Thursday, April 9, 2020 9am - 4pm 
Korean American Cultural Center, Southfield, MI

Boston Series! Details coming
Bunker Hill Community College? Thurs April 16
Boston University? Friday April 17
Harvard Asia Center, Friday April 17
Pao Center for the Arts, Saturday April 18, "Navigating Community Engagement and Artistic Practice: A Conversation with Wen-Hao Tien and Frances Kai-Hwa Wang"
Arts Emerson and Boston Asian American Film Festival, Saturday April 18
More? invite me!
Thursday-Saturday, April 16-18, 2020
Boston, MA...details coming soon!

University of Michigan Rackham Program in Public Scholarship Institute for Social Change
Speaking on Writing for Public Audiences
May 13, 15, or 18, 2020
Ann Arbor, MI

Detroit Public Television (DPTV) "The Asian Americans" PBS Special community event
Panel on Vincent Chin case
Saturday, May 16, 2020, 1:30-4:30 pm
EMU Tollbridge Center, Novi, MI

And check out all my writing classes at WCC, starting at the end of February
Creative Writing Classes - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

And cooking classes too! starting in April, May classes will be posted soon
Food and Drink Classes - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Connecting Digital Scholarship Event - Second Annual | Happening @ Michigan

Today! I'll be speaking at UM Graduate Library Wed., February 5, 2020, 9am-1pm, on my Knight Arts Challenge Detroit project with UM Library Digital Humanities to create a digital art archive about the Vincent Chin case

Connecting Digital Scholarship Event - Second Annual | Happening @ Michigan

Connecting Digital Scholarship – Teaching and Technology Collaborative

Very excited to be presenting about my Knight Foundation Knights Art Challenge Detroit funded project "Beyond Vincent Chin: Legacies in Activism and Art" Digital Arts Archive to be housed at University of Michigan Library Digital Humanities for the first time today at UMich Connecting Digital Scholarship Symposium at Hatcher Grad Library Wed., February 5, 2020, 10-11:30am Connecting Digital Scholarship – Teaching and Technology Collaborative

Saturday, January 25, 2020

AACCOM Weekly News 1/7/2020 – Ann Arbor Chinese School (AACCOM)

I'll be MC at the Ann Arbor Chinese Center of Michigan Chinese Lunar New Year celebration on Sat., Jan 25, 2020, at Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building. Games 3:30-5:00, Dinner 5:00-6:30, Performances 6:30-8:30pm. Details below. Hope to see you there!

AACCOM Weekly News 1/7/2020 – Ann Arbor Chinese School (AACCOM)

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Mary Kamidoi speaks on Japanese internment, preserving A/PIA history | The Michigan Daily

Great article in Michigan Daily about our UMich APIA Civil Rights class and our fave guest lecturer, the amazing Mary Kamidoi, talking about growing up in Rohwer concentration camp during WW2 and all the fights she continues to get into today

Mary Kamidoi speaks on Japanese internment, preserving A/PIA history | The Michigan Daily

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Celebrating lunar new year's at the Governor's Residence

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Happy Lunar New Year from Michigan Lion Dance at the Governor's Residence yesterday. I had so  much fun introducing our amazing teenagers to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, State Senator Stephanie Gray Chang, and Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission chair Jamie C Hsu (even if in the middle of finals week), that I forgot to introduce myself to the governor.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Ann Arbor Chinese Center of Michigan 2020 Lunar New Year Celebration

I'll be MC at this event, and Huron APEX Chinese Yo-Yo team will be doing community outreach (with Chinese Yo-Yos from a Michigan Action Grant from Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of National Endowment for the Humanities, and Chinese American Education and Cultural Center), hope to see you there!

Ann Arbor Chinese Center of Michigan 2020 Lunar New Year Celebration (二零二零安娜堡中文學校農曆新年迎春晚會)

祝福各位家長2020新年快樂。 中文學校2020農曆新年晚會將於一月25日(Sat.)在 Washtenaw Community College 舉行, 我們將於週五(2020/01/17)出售晚會的Dinner Ticket and Raffle Ticket (還有01/24).

We wish all parents a happy 2020 New Year. The Lunar New Year Party will take place at January 25th (Sat.) at Washtenaw Community College. The Dinner ticket and Raffle Ticket sale will continue this Friday (Jan. 17th) and next Friday (Jan. 24th).

日期 Date:2020年一月二十五日星期六 / January 25, 2020 Saturday
地點 Location:Morris Lawrence Building: Towsley Auditorium, Washtenaw Community College
4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor

Tickets:
預售 pre-sale Dinner ticket: $10, age 3 and under free
現場 at-door Dinner ticket: $13, age 3 and under free
摸彩券 Raffle Ticket: $2 一張, $10 六張($10 for 6 Raffle tickets)
遊戲券 Game Ticket: $1 四張 ( $1 for 4 tickets)

活動流程 Program:
§ 3:30 pm – 5:00pm 預演/遊戲 Rehearsal/Games
§ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm 團圓晚餐 Dinner
§ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 學生與社團成果表演 Student Performances

Note1:
WCC Lobby (1pm) and Auditorium (2pm) is available for Set-up and Performance Rehearsal. 大廳從下午一點, 禮堂從下午兩點開始開放用於場地準備和表演預演

Note2:
Mitai will set up a stand featuring traditional Art of Dough Figurine 密西根人文協會將設立捏麵人義賣攤位, 現場表演簡易捏麵人

**欲購票者請聯絡董事們 (See List below) 或星期五晚至大禮堂購買。
For Tickets, Please contact school board members or purchase King's multipurpose room on Friday night.
董事 Jia-Huey Jow 卓佳慧 board@aaccom.org
董事 Yi-Ching Daphne Lin 林奕菁 board@aaccom.org
董事 Kuo, Jason 郭權賢 board@aaccom.org
董事 Hsiao, Chu-Chun 曾福林 board@aaccom.org

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Asian American history and heroes with American Citizens for Justice

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Thanks everyone for coming out to “Asian American history and heroes” tonight sponsored by American Citizens for Justice / Asian American Center for Justice, and made possible by a Michigan Action Grant from Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. And thanks Philippine American Community Center of Michigan (PACCM) for hosting. What a great robust discussion! Looking forward to more community discussions. Invite me to speak for your organization!https://www.facebook.com/events/1404371969722514/?ti=icl

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Talk: Asian American history and heroes for the next generation with ACJ

American Citizens for Justice has invited me to speak on Asian American history and heroes on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 6:00-8:00 pm, Philippine American Cultural Center of Michigan (PACCM), 17356 Northland Park Ct., Southfield, MI 48075. This lecture is made possible in part by a grant from Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Hope to see you there!




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 and 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. franceskaihwawang.com.

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 fkwangmedia@gmail.com.

American Citizens for Justice on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 6:00-8:00 pm, Philippine American Cultural Center of Michigan (PACCM), 17356 Northland Park Ct., Southfield, MI 48075

Asian American history and heroes for the next generation ACJ

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Asian American history and heroes for the next generation ACJ Jan 15

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Free public lecture on Asian American history and heroes with American Citizens for Justice Wed Jan 15, 2020, 6-8pm, at Philippine American Community Center of Michigan PACCM (Philippine American Community Center of Michigan)

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 and 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. franceskaihwawang.com.

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 fkwangmedia@gmail.com.

American Citizens for Justice on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 6:00-8:00 pm, Philippine American Cultural Center of Michigan (PACCM), 17356 Northland Park Ct., Southfield, MI 48075

Asian American history and heroes for the next generation ACJ