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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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