Saturday, March 14, 2009

Obama Food Cart?!!!

I have a love for food and I think the carts that decorate the streets of NYC are pretty badass. Combine them with our current president and you get the MEAL O'BAMA cart. Sadly, reviewers have said the food isn't as good as the owner of the cart could make it. But they can improve! Surely they can! Yes they can!


Friday, March 13, 2009

Bad Idea to Sue in New Delhi

NEW DELHI (AP) — The High Court in New Delhi is so behind in its work that it could take up to 466 years to clear the enormous backlog, the court's chief justice said in a damning report that illustrates the decrepitude of India's judicial system.

Dude, that's really really realllllly bad. Incredibly awful.

Source, Source

Tank Restaurant, You Disappoint Me

What is this BBQ Pork sandwich your menu tells me?! I wanted some savory meat and spicy-ness from those green peppers and that TANG from the pickled carrots and veggies. Sorry, I just didn't hit much flavor until the MIDDLE of the sandwich.... and it wasn't much. Sorry, Ba Le's better than you at banh mi. Fail.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Madoff's Judge to Hand Down the $$ Smackdown

Oh yeeeeeeahhh, so, this Madoff ponzi scheme is set for some court time! So let's meet Hon. Denny Chin, who will be laying the court smackdown.

Hon. Chin is the first Asian American federal judge outside of Hawaii and California and has extensive experience with the law. Known as a soft spoken, yet tough judge, he's sure to lay the law of the land onto Madoff.

Some highlighted cases include dealing with a man who ate copious amounts of cheesecake and pastrami while on the Atkins diet and subsequently sued the company behind the Atkins diet after he went through angioplasty.

In Fox v. Franken, Chin denied Fox News (who alleged a trademark violation) an injunction against Al Franken's "Book Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right."

He was also given the Google Book settlement when the previous judge died.

Hon. Chin also presided over the criminal trial of Oscar Wyatt [Texas Oil Billionaire], who was accused of making kick-backs to the Hussein regime during the UN Oil for Food Progam.

He was appointed to be a judge in the Manhattan federal court, known to be one of the busiest U.S. courthouses, by former Pres. Clinton.

I can't wait to see what happens. Good luck Hon. Chin!!

Source, Source



March 6, 2009

Jonathan Lorenzo
Filipino American Library (FAL)
Tel: 213-382-0488


LOS ANGELES (March 2009) – Carina Monica Montoya commemorates one of the most distinctive Asian/Pacific cultural legacies in the city through her new book Los Angeles’s Historic Filipinotown. The Filipino American Library (FAL), in partnership with the Historic Filipinotown Neighborhood Council, will present its Book Launch on Saturday, April 4 at 2:00pm at Lake Street Park (227 N. Lake St., Los Angeles 90026). Please RSVP for this free event by contacting or 213-382-0488. FAL is also accepting advance orders for the book ($20/each plus shipping & handling).

The City Council of Los Angeles officially designated Historic Filipinotown on August 2, 2002 . It is the first Filipino community in the United States to merit a named area with distinct geographic boundaries. Historic Filipinotown was once home to one of the largest Filipino enclaves in California , a place where many Filipinos purchased their first homes, raised families, and established businesses. The cultural continuity of the area’s Filipino families and businesses inspired the collective efforts of Filipino organizations, Los Angeles community leaders, and individuals to establish Historic Filipinotown and maintain its vibrant culture.

In FAL Book Launches, authors introduce their Filipino works of literature with residents of Greater Los Angeles. Ms. Montoya will sign copies of Los Angeles’s Historic Filipinotown, which will be on sale that day. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Admission is free and donations are accepted online at Recent FAL Book Launches include Pareng Barack: Filipinos in Obama’s America by Benjamin Pimentel and Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos .

Carina Monica Montoya, a native of Los Angeles and the author of Filipinos in Hollywood, collected the vintage images for this volume from Los Angeles historical organizations and families who settled in and around the area in the early years. Eric Garcetti, the President of the Los Angeles City Council, provides the foreword of Los Angeles’s Historic Filipinotown. It is part of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series that celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country.

Founded on October 13, 1985 by “Auntie Helen” Agcaoili Summers Brown, FAL is the earliest and largest Filipino library in the country with a collection of more than 6,000 titles. Its mission is to actively promote the history, culture, and professional achievements of Filipinos and Filipino Americans through the book collection, leadership development, and cultural programming, thereby contributing to the achievement of a culturally dynamic, multiethnic America .

Given that FAL primarily survives on individual donations and one major annual fundraiser, it relies on its many supporters to continue its programs and services throughout the year. If anyone would like to give a donation online, please feel free to visit Checks may also be mailed to 135 N. Park View St. , Los Angeles , CA 90026 and made payable to “Filipino American Library”. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.

FAL is a division of the Filipino American Heritage Institute (Nonprofit Tax ID Number 95-4282571). It is open Mondays-Fridays 1:00-5:00pm and by appointment. For more information, please contact or 213-382-0488.

(For pictures to include for publication, please contact Jonathan Lorenzo as indicated above.)

Beyond Visible Injures: The Link Between Health and Violence Conference

Register now for this exciting conference, co-sponsored by:

Illinois Department of Public Health
Illinois Violence Prevention Authority
UIC's Jane Addams School of Social Work
UIC's College of Nursing, Forensic Nurse Certificate Program
UIC's Interdisciplinary Center for Research on Violence
Polk Brothers Foundation
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

Carl Bell will deliver the keynote to kick off this conference.

Illinois Center For Violence Prevention 13th Annual Conference
Beyond Visible Injuries: The Link Between Health and Violence

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2009
Place: University of Illinois at Chicago, East Campus
Time: 8am-5pm
Early Registration ends by March 15th!

For more information regarding the conference please call 312-986-9200
visit the web site at

End Forced Sterilization in Illinois

Help us pass HB 2290 in Illinois! This bill will provide legal protections against forced sterilization of people with disabilities under guardianship. Here is an easy way to show you care.

If you support ending involuntary sterilization in Illinois by passing HB 2290, please sign the FRIDA petition at We will pass this petition to the Illinois state legislature!

What Has Been Happening without HB 2290

- One guardian (the mother of the ward) did not seek the court’s authority to consent to her daughter’s involuntary sterilization. The intent of the guardian to have the woman sterilized was discovered when her father received notice that his insurance policy would not cover such a procedure. The father then interceded on his daughter’s behalf.

- The guardian of a young woman with a traumatic brain injury filed a petition to have her involuntarily sterilized. The woman had no knowledge of the pending petition, even though she had been using different kinds of contraception successfully for years, and expressed the desire to get married and raise a family one day. Ultimately the court found for the young woman; however, because there was no legal precedent protecting her rights, it took extensive and exhausting litigation to finally arrive at that decision.

For more information, please visit If you live in Illinois, please call your Illinois state representative and ask them to support HB 2290 today! If you call, here is what you can say:

Hello Representative __________, I would like to ask you to sponsor House Bill 2290. This bill helps create a legal process that would protect people with disabilities who have guardians from being sterilized against their will. I believe that sterilizing people without their consent is a violation of their human rights. I would like the House Judiciary Committee to approve this bill as soon as possible so it can come up for a vote. Thank you!

Please sign our petition and call your state representative (if you live in Illinois) today!

Feminist Response in Disability Activism (FRIDA)

Ken Oak Band -> Oak and Gorski

Ken Oak Band is now called Oak and Gorski. Unfortunately, I haven't had the chance to see them perform, but have heard tracks they've cut and they're a tight sounding duo. Here's a message from them via FB:

Hello friends,

We are currently booking our tour for April and need your help! If you or someone you know is at a college in the following areas, and is a fan of our band, and could possibly help book a show at their school... please msg me their contact info! It would be greatly appreciated!

New Jersey

We have changed our band name to "Oak and Gorski" and have a new album, "Good Advice, Bad Advice", which will be released on March 26! Songs will be playing on our new Myspace starting tomorrow!

We also have a new facebook music page. search for "Oak and Gorski" and add us!

much love,

I've tried to add them via FB, er, I couldn't. I'll try again later...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A-Twitter on Twitter

Do I really need to say anything for this post? Sen. McCain is finally on Twitter. And before me, might I add. LAWLS

Props to Jossip for telling me.

Obama Sushi

I love food. Obama rocks. Obama Sushi is most certainly AN AWESOME GENIUS COMBO.

Apply for the OCA Summer Internship Program

Dear Friends and Potential Applicant,

OCA, a national organization dedicated to ensuring social justice for Asian Pacific Americans (APA), is now accepting applications for the 2009 Summer Internship Program.

Celebrating its 20th year, the OCA Internship Program seeks to cultivate future leadership by providing students an opportunity to be involved in the political process through a national organization. The program has successfully led past interns to become more active on their college campus, increased the presence of the APA community in local, state and federal governments, and encouraged interns to become leaders in the APA community and stay engaged with the APA community in their respective fields.

The OCA Summer Internship Program engages interns with numerous activities to bring to life all that Washington, DC has to offer. In addition, OCA will bring the interns to our annual national convention, the largest APA conference in the country. This year's convention will be in San Francisco from August 6-9. The convention will feature speakers, entertainment, workshops, and our signature gala. Applicants are strongly encouraged to make sure they are able to attend convention.

Summer interns will be placed at a full-time position in a federal agency, nonprofit, or congressional office that matches their interest. Interns can also be placed at the OCA National Center and work first-hand with one of the largest APA organizations in the country. In addition to their placement, summer interns will be highly engaged in many OCA activities and be involved with grassroots organizing.

For the summer session, the internship will last approximately ten weeks and a stipend will be provided. Applications will be reviewed by the Internship Committee and a telephone interview may be scheduled.
The completed application package should be sent in one package and should include:

* Application form
* Resume including extracurricular activities
* Academic transcript (copy is fine)
* One-page essay on your interest in participating in the OCA Summer Internship Program
* Two Letters of Reference

For more information on OCA’s internship programs and application, go to OCA’s website at Applications for internships need to be postmarked or submitted online by March 15, 2009 for the summer session.
Eligible applicants for the internship program will be notified of selection as soon as sponsors and funding can be secured. A firm commitment will be required at that time to secure admission.

Please contact the OCA National Center at (202)-223-5500 or if you have any questions.

Best regards,
Douglas Lee
OCA - Senior Program Manager
1322 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
t 202.223.5500
f 202.296.0540
c 202.536.7512


Utada Hikaru - Come Back to Me MV

I posted a link to hear upcoming American single, Come Back to Me, in an earlier post. Now here's the music video! While some folks have said that this video doesn't look like her Japanese videos, well, uh, she's marketing this in the U.S.... Her Japanese videos are marketed in Asia. Also, this is a far better MV versus her Easy Breezy single. She looked really... too made up. In this one, much better and definitely more like Utada (aka Hikki). I wish I could meet her and get a picture with her. :)

Taste for Life 2009 - A Feast For All Your Senses

I've been a avid supporter of Apna Ghar's Taste for Life dinner. Please come if you can! It'll be a fantastic evening! Will I see you there?

UCLA AASC: Professor Min Zhou Publishes New Book on Contemporary Chinese America

Zhou, Min, 2009. Contemporary Chinese America: Immigration, Identity, and Community Transformation (Philadelphia: Temple University Press).

Contemporary Chinese America is the most comprehensive sociological investigation of the experiences of Chinese immigrants to the United States-and of their offspring-in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The author, Min Zhou, is a well-known sociologist of the Chinese American experience. In this volume she collects her original research on a range of subjects, including the causes and consequences of emigration from China, demographic trends of Chinese Americans, patterns of residential mobility in the U.S., Chinese American "ethnoburbs," immigrant entrepreneurship, ethnic enclave economies, gender and work, Chinese language media, Chinese schools, and intergenerational relations. The concluding chapter, "Rethinking Assimilation," ponders the future for Chinese Americans. Also included are an extensive bibliography and a list of recommended documentary films.

While the book is particularly well-suited for college courses in Chinese American studies, ethnic studies, Asian studies, and immigration studies, it will interest anyone who wants to more fully understand the lived experience of contemporary Chinese Americans.

Min Zhou is Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of Chinatown (Temple) and The Transformation of Chinese America, co-author of Growing Up American, and co-editor of Asian American Youth and Contemporary Asian America.

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Blagoman has a book now

I love blogging about Blagoman's facebook updates. It never fails to amuse me. And now the man has a book and is telling people he's hard at work on it! Go Facebook!

The Asian Dude in the Miley Cyrus Fiasco Responds, Sorta. Ok, NOT REALLY.

I think the title of the post really gets to the point.

I was reading some posts and came up DISGRASIAN's post on them messaging the Asian dude on myspace about the incident, also known as Chuck Willis.

Uh, well, his myspace got deleted and all was said was from MTV:

"When contacted by MTV News, Willis would neither confirm nor deny that it's him in the picture, saying that, due to the number of calls he's been receiving from media outlets, he's 'not going to talk about it.'"

Remember when I blogged about Adriel's response to this incident? I wasn't sure if this Chuck dude was going to say anything. I wasn't even sure if he was a sellout. But man, when you say "I don't want to talk about it," on this important issue, then, you're a sellout. Sorry man. You're participating and didn't do anything about it. Epic Fail.

Utada Hikaru: This is the One

I really like Utada Hikaru... except for her first official U.S. album called "Exodus" really, just, blah-ed on me. After hearing the single, "Easy Breezy" (...and I'm Japanese-y) chorus from that album, I really couldn't bring myself to listen to the rest of the album. When she released more Japanese singles, I totally loved them; like "Beautiful World" and "Kiss and Cry."

Finally, Utada will come out with another U.S. album and THIS album sounds promising, since I heard the first single off it called, "Come Back to Me." Listen to it here. Pre-order it here.

Props to DISGRASIAN for posting this! I like Hikki!! <3

Feels Like Insomnia: US or Korean version?

I was reading about this at K-Popped! and saw that there was a Korean re-make of this Craig David song, Insomnia. Below is the U.S. release:

And this is the Korean version by Wheesung:

Which do you like? I like both because I can understand the lyrics in the orginal one, but the Korean one is very catchy as well...

Clinical Consultant (Los Angeles, CA)

Clinical Consultant for Center for the Pacific Asian Family

Los Angeles, CA

Clinical Consultant

Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) was founded in 1978 to proactively address the issues of domestic violence (DV), sexual assault (SA) and child abuse (CA) against Asian and Pacific Islander (API) women and children. The mission of CPAF is to build healthy and safe communities by addressing the root causes and consequences of family violence and violence against women. CPAF is committed to meeting the specific cultural and language needs of Asian-Pacific women and their families. CPAF’s services include a 24-hour crisis hotline; resi den tial services through its Emergency and Transitional Shelters (ES/TS); individual, family and group counseling; case management for resi den tial and nonresi den tial survivors. CPAF also provides outreach, education and prevention programs on the issues of family violence and violence against women in the Asian and Pacific Islander community.

Job Summary: The Clinical Consultant will provide weekly supervision (approximately two hours per week) to Emergency Program staff around issues of DV (Domestic Violence), SA (Sexual Assault), and CA (Child Abuse). The consultant will also provide a supportive and consultative role to the Emergency Program Director and Coordinator around organizational, program, and staff development issues.

Contracted Duties and Responsibilities:

· Supervision: Responsible for providing weekly clinical supervision/consultation to Emergency Program staff. Also, available to assist the staff with on-call and crisis situation as needed.

· Training and Coaching: Provide consultation and training around DV, SA, and CA related topics; provide other relevant training for staff as needed (e.g. self care, stress management).

· Program Planning and Development: Provide assistance to Emergency Program Director in the areas of program development, program policies and procedure.

· Community Representation: Represents CPAF to the community as need.

· Must be licensed mental health professional, including clinical and counseling psychologist, LCSW, LMFT.
· Minimum two years of clinical supervisorial experiences including supervising group.
· Experience working with DV/SA/CA survivors required.
· Committed to eliminating family violence, including spousal and child abuse; practices non-violence including non-corporal child discipline.
· Understands cultural and cross-cultural issues related to working with APIs, ethnic minorities, and immigrant population.
· Able to work with diverse communities (race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, age, transgender, class, etc.).

Forward inquiries and resumes to:

· Please fax your cover letter and resume to 323-653-7913 with attention to Kam Lou-Lopez or email at
· Please provide three names of reference along with your resume.

Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, age, sex, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation, citizenship, marital status, disability, political affiliation or belief, veteran’s status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. CPAF is committed to fostering a diverse and safe work environment where employees respect one another and share a commitment to our organization’s mission, values, and strategies.

Center for the Pacific Asian Family
toll free 24-hour crisis hotline: 800.399.3940

Our mission is to build healthy and safe communities by addressing the root causes and consequences of family violence and violence against women. CPAF is committed to meeting the specific cultural and language needs of Asian Pacific Islander women and their families.

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LAPD Captain Blake Chow - Central Area's First Commanding Officer of API Descent

Los Angeles Police Department News Release

From Street Officer to Commanding Officer

Los Angeles: Captain Blake Chow has been assigned to Central Area as
the first Commanding Officer of Asian descent in Downtown Los Angeles,
in the history of the LAPD. He is also the highest ranking Chinese
American officer in the Department.

Captain Chow has an interesting and varied life story. He is a third
generation Chinese American whose grandparents immigrated to America in
the early 1900s from Southern China. He grew up in San Jose California.

Chow*s father, an engineer by trade, died when he was only
17-years-old, but the legacy of a hard working family gave Chow a strong
work ethic and determination to fulfill his dreams. Chow*s mother was
a teacher and is credited with instilling in him the drive to persevere
and to succeed.

After graduating from college, Chow entered the work force, but found
little satisfaction in his job. Inspired by shows like *Hill Street
Blues,* Chow joined the San Jose Police Department Reserves. Finding
that he enjoyed his work as a reserve more than he enjoyed his paying
job, he began pursuing a career in law enforcement.

As a brand new Los Angeles Police Officer, Chow*s first tour of duty
in Central Area began in 1991. Over the next few years Chow worked
various jobs including foot beats and special units that targeted
violent crimes, property crimes, and narcotics. It was during these
early years that Chow realized that policing required community
involvement to be effective. During the course of the next ten years,
Chow honed his community policing skills and continued to promote up the
Chain of Command.

In May of 2003, Chow was promoted to Captain I and began his second
tour of duty in Central Area as the Commanding Officer of Patrol

In early 2009 Chow was promoted to Captain III, making him the
Commanding Officer over Patrol, Detectives, Gangs, Community Relations,
Safer Cities Initiative, Vice and Narcotics, and making it his third
tour of duty in Central Area.

Chow said, *I have had the unique opportunity to see the Downtown
area in many phases, from the civil unrest that marred many areas of our
City, to reemergence, and to the renaissance that is now taking place.
I am committed to forging strong partnerships with the residents,
businesses, and every entity that calls Downtown home. I know that the
key to making Downtown better and safer is a good relationship with our
partners in the community.*

CINDY J. SHIN, Sr. Communications Deputy
Office of L. A. City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo

800 City Hall East
200 North Main Street
Los Angeles, California 90012

Office (213) 978-2702
Cell (213) 276-0003
Fax (213) 978-2093

An invitation To A Symposium on Asian American Artists in California

The UCLA ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES CENTER, in celebration of its 40th anniversary, cordially invites you to attend a free, public symposium on Asian American artists, in conjunction with the Hammer Museum . . .

A Symposium

Saturday, March 14, 2009
9:00am - 1:00pm
Armand Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024

(located at the northeast corner of Westwood and Wilshire Boulevards in Westwood Village
3 blocks east of the 405 freeway's Wilshire Boulevard exit)
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is requested. Please call (310) 825-2974 or
e-mail by March 13, 2009.

Parking is available under the Museum. Rates are $3 for the first three hours with Museum stamp; $1.50 for each additional 20 minutes. Parking for people with disabilities is provided on levels P1 and P3.

This program is one of the events celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and other ethnic studies centers at UCLA.

For more information, call (310) 825-2974.


From the Chinese photographers of the Gold Rush to contemporary video artists, men and women of Asian descent have produced a rich and diverse body of artwork. Examining the lives and work of artists past and present offers insights into issues of cultural hybridity, race, social climate, and transnationalism.

This symposium will celebrate the publication of the landmark Asian American Art, A History, 1850-1970, edited by Gordon H. Chang, Mark Johnson, and Paul Karlstrom, as well as present the dynamic work of three present-day artists in southern California. Asian American Art, A History is the first comprehensive study of more than 150 early artists in the United States before 1970. Artists of Asian ancestry have received little historical attention, even though many of them received wide critical acclaim during their productive years. This pioneering work recovers the impressive artistic production of numerous Asian Americans, and brings to light their extraordinary range of vision and media. is giving a 34% discount (only $26.37 instead of $39.95) AND free shipping for this book. The UCLA Bookzone at Ackerman Student Union is giving a 30% discount. Purchase ahead for the best deal.

The first panel explores the history of long-neglected artists, beginning with Sharon Spain's discussion of the innovative research project that gave rise to the book. Mark Johnson draws attention to the development of an international artistic sensibility among 19th-century Asian American practitioners, Karin Higa illuminates how the creative activity rooted in 1930s Little Tokyo also moved in national and global contexts. Gordon Chang considers the connection of war and art as well as the power of art to influence public mood.

For the second panel, contemporary artists Reanne Estrada, Yong Soon Min, and Viet Le discuss their work within a transnational context. Reanne Estrada reflects on the Galleon Trade project, a series of exhibitions and programs highlighting the linkages among the Philippines, Mexico and California. Yong Soon Min-decolonial art activist and scholar-will speak about her projects, including "transPOP: Korea Viet Nam Remix," co-curated with Viet Le, an artist and creative writer who examines memory, AIDS and representation in Southeast Asia and its diasporas.

Panelist Bios
Sharon Spain has been the associate director of the Asian American Art Project since 2004 and has managed the California Asian American Artists Biographical Survey project for more than ten years. She holds an M.A. in museum studies and has overseen major exhibition and publication projects, including Chang Dai-chien in California.

Mark Johnson is professor of art at San Francisco State University. He is the co-editor of Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970, and guest curator for the de Young Museum exhibition Asian/American/Modern Art: Shifting Currents, 1900-1970' (2008) and other exhibitions of Asian American historical art.

Karin Higa is adjunct senior curator of art at the Japanese American National Museum where she recently curated "Living Flowers: Ikebana and Contemporary Art." She is currently working on a study of art and culture in Los Angeles's Little Tokyo between World War I and II.

Gordon Chang is a professor of history at Stanford University. The author of numerous books and articles, he recently co-edited both Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970 and Chinese American Voices: From the Gold Rush to the Present.

Valerie J. Matsumoto, an associate professor in history and Asian American Studies at UCLA, is a contributor to Asian American Art, A History, 1850-1970. She has just completed a study of Japanese American women in Los Angeles from the Jazz Age to resettlement after World War II.

Reanne Estrada, a Los Angeles-based visual artist, collaborates with Eliza Barios and Jenifer Wofford as Mail Order Brides/M.O.B. on video and works with Public Matters to integrate public-purpose media production with civic engagement.

Yong Soon Min, professor of Studio Art at the University of California, Irvine, incorporates interdisciplinary sources and processes to engage issues of representation and cultural identities. Her work has been widely shown in exhibitions such as the 10th Havana Bienal and the 7th Gwangju Biennale.

Viet Le is an artist, creative writer, and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Southern California. His work has been featured in the Asian Pacific American Journal and anthologies such as So Luminous the Wildflowers; he has exhibited at DoBaeBacSa Gallery, Korea, The Banff Centre, Canada, and the Shoshin Performance Space in New York.

Aimee Chang is Director of Academic Programming and Artist Residencies at the Hammer Museum.
9:00-9:30am Registration
9:30-10:50 Art History Panel (Sharon Spain, Mark Johnson, Gordon Chang, and Karin Higa; moderated by Professor Valerie Matsumoto)
10:50-11:00 Break
11:00-12:20 Contemporary Artists Panel (Yong Soon Min, Reanne Estrada, Viet Le; moderated by Aimee Chang)
Book signing afterward

Filipino Health Volunteer Opportunity - Mar 23

Filipino American Community Health Volunteer Interest Meeting on March 23, 2009

Maligayang Bagong Taon! We hope this email finds you well. The Filipino American Community Health Initiative of Chicago (FACHIC) is a collaborative of community, health professional, and academic leaders united to address Filipino health issues in the Chicago area. The mission of FACHIC is to increase awareness of Filipino health disparities, to engage the community in relevant research, and to implement health interventions and educational programming to improve the health status of the Filipino community.

FACHIC is currently recruiting dynamic, compassionate and dedicated individuals of all backgrounds who would like to contribute to efforts to improve the health of the Chicago area Filipino and Filipino American community. Individuals with expertise and experience in medicine, nursing, public health, social work, education and translation are a plus but anyone interested in contributing to the Filipino community is highly encouraged to attend.

FACHIC will be hosting its second 2009 Volunteer Interest Meeting on Monday, March 23 at Bucktown-Wicker Park Chicago Public Library, located at 1701 N. Milwaukee Ave, from 7 PM to 8 PM. Th Bucktown-Wicker Park Chicago Public Library is accessible by the Damen stop of the blue line; the public library has a small free parking lot.

At the meeting, FACHIC Steering and Advisory Board Members will discuss the mission and vision of the organization and ways you can contribute your skills and talents to improve the health of the Filipino community.

RSVP to the meeting is recommended by email to Light refreshments will be served.

If you are interested in getting involved with FACHIC but are unable to attend the meeting, please contact us at to be added to our volunteer listserv and to get more details. FACHIC is also on Facebook! Search under "FACHIC" and join "FACHIC: Filipino American Community Health Initiative of Chicago" to join our group!

Please pass on the word and we hope to see you there! Be involved, be active, empower your community!

Maraming salamat po,

FACHIC Steering Board

Carmela Estrada, MPH

JP Jael

Jane Jih, MD, MPH

FACHIC Advisory Board

Carmen Estacio

Mike Mendoza, MD, MPH

Dan Vicencio, MD

The Filipino American Community Health Initiative of Chicago (FACHIC) is a collaborative of community, health professional, and academic leaders united to address Filipino health issues in the Chicago area. The mission of FACHIC is to increase awareness of Filipino health disparities, to engage the community in relevant research, and to implement health interventions and educational programming to improve the health status of the Filipino community.

FACHIC Steering Board

Carmela Estrada
JP Jael
Jane Jih

FACHIC Advisory Board

Carmen Estacio
Mike Mendoza
Dan Vicencio

The Filipino American Community Health Initiative of Chicago (FACHIC) is a collaborative of community, health professional, and academic leaders united to address Filipino health issues in the Chicago area. The mission of FACHIC is to increase awareness of Filipino health disparities, to engage the community in relevant research, and to implement health interventions and educational programming to improve the health status of the Filipino community.

Chaya Executive Director (Seattle, WA)

Chaya is currently hiring for our Executive Director position. A brief description follows. For the full job posting, please open the attached document. Feel free to share this announcement with your networks. Thank you!

Chaya , a community-based nonprofit in Seattle , seeks an Executive Director who will provide vision and leadership and promote organizational growth and stability. Chaya supports South Asian survivors and families impacted by domestic violence and abuse, and engages communities to change the societal conditions that enable oppression, especially violence against women. The Executive Director must demonstrate a commitment to Chaya’s mission and values have an understanding of domestic violence issues and an understanding of and connection to issues specific to South Asian communities.

The Executive Director will ensure effective and appropriate development and implementation of programs and services; provide mentorship, guidance and supervision to staff; explore growth opportunities and lead strategic planning processes; create and manage annual budgets and manage financial systems; ensure that adequate funding is in place to meet program and organizational goals; maintain active communications with board and staff; collaborate with communities and coalitions and contribute to other external efforts that advance a broad social justice agenda; and serve as a spokesperson for Chaya.

Charu Wahi
Manager of Programs, Chaya
phone: 206.568.7576 x 301
fax: 206.568.2479


The Mult-Cultural Youth Project is proud to launch its 7th annual Uptown Basketball League! The UBL boasts a membership of 80-100 youth representing a diversity of ethnicities, experiences, & skill levels who come together each spring to build community & play ball. The league begins the week of April 13th and continues for 9 weeks until the week of June 8th culminating in the MCYP summer bash.

If you love basketball, believe strongly in youth empowerment, and want to volunteer in the community, this is a perfect opportunity!!!

Coach Expectations

* Act as a mentor to youth
* Value communty building & empowerment OVER competition
* Encourage leadership & teamwork
* Develop youths' basketball skills
* Follow league guidelines
* Have Fun!!!!


* One practice/week (either on Mon @ 5-6:30PM or Wed @ 5:30-7PM)
* One game/week (games take place on Saturdays between 12:30-4:30PM)
* Tryout/Skill Evaluation on March 21st @ 1PM

If interested, please email Steve at Thanks!

Compelling Performance at the Wang, Stony Brook University, March 26, 7pm

The U.S. Premiere of a Provocative Performance on the Many Faces of Islam


Performance, Thursday, March 26, 7:00 pm, Wang Theater
Lecture Demonstration, Wednesday, March 25, 7:00 pm, Wang Center

A Texan retraces his forgotten childhood in Pakistan
A loving Arab father leaves a touching message for his son
A pissed off hijab-wearing young British Bangladeshi woman mouths off
A transvestite prostitute from the Bombay slums finds divinity and love
A hip hop "gangsta" from Detroit bonds with his cousins in Saudi Arabia

These are just a few of the compelling personalities and idiosyncratic stories
that come alive in Riz Mirza's inimitable exploration of his Muslim heritage at
time when Islamophobia is high.

With irreverent humor, scalding insight, and deft character sketches,
stereotypes are challenged, boundaries are pushed, and long-held notions are
unabashedly questioned in this provocative solo piece. Mirza interweaves
these monologues with stories from his own humorous and often precarious
upbringing in The Bronx.

The Wang Center is proud to premiere KORANIC FATIGUE in the U.S.


Riz Mirza is a performance artist with roots in New York and New Delhi, India.
He tours with the Builders Association, an award winning, cutting edge, multi-
media theatrical company, performing throughout the globe in ALLADEEN,

Riz Mirza has been performing in the contemporary theatre scene in New York
for several years in venues such as Brookyn Academy of Music, Theatre for
the New City, The Joseph Papp Public Theatre and The Asia Society as well as
internationally.. Rizwan also toured with IN WHAT LANGUAGE? an urban
spoken word opera with pianist Vijay Iyer and librettist Mike Ladd (including
REDCAT, Los Angeles, New World Theatre, Amherst, PICA, Portland and The
Painted Bride, Philadelphia.)

Riz also composes and sings and some of his music can be heard in the Fox
feature film "Kid Bang". He is now producing his screenplay "The Kabab King"
into a feature film.

Riz Mirza's KORANIC FATIGUE is unique, edgy, relevant, and NOT to be missed!

"Rizwan Mirza is disarmingly charming" – San Francisco Chronicle

"(Mirza is) hilarious" – Theatermania

Co-sponsored with WSHU and the South Asian Student Alliance

Tickets for performance: $25 for VIP; $15 for general admission; $10 for
students/seniors. Lec-dem is free.

Purchase tickets online:
For more information on these and other Asian/American Programs please
visit :
or call 631-632-4400

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Random: HK rocks out with bands in Asia

Read more here!

Belated News: Gary Locke! Commerce Secretary

I'm really excited to share that G. Locke is Sec. of Commerce. He has great qualifications, very forward with the rights of citizens in the U.S. and has done well in serving his state of WA. Though, APA for Progress has a slightly different take on his appointment and shares some insight on hesitating to support Sec. Locke.

It comes down to this: Like President Obama, Governor Gary Locke supports free trade.

As a card carrying member of the DLC, Governor Locke’s trade policies fall firmly in line with the status quo. The Wall Street Journal (ugh) profiles Locke as a supporter of NAFTA and China’s entry into the WTO.

Why is this a problem? A 4-point answer.

* Progressives don’t support free trade because Progressives don’t support a 6 year old child earning 14 cents an hour, working 16 hours a day, enduring 110 degrees heat in a sweatshop in Burma.

* Progressives don’t support free trade because Progressives hate it when a laid-off American auto worker holds back tears to tell his daughter that she can’t go to college. He has no job, but thecorporation has a new manufacturing plant in Mexico.

* Progressives don’t support free trade because we know that “race to the bottom” trade policies result in wages that haven’t gone up since 1968.

* And Progressives just don’t believe in the WTO. Period.

The biggest problem is that the Office of the Secretary of Commerce is directly involved in executing the administration’s trade policies, which are no doubt those of the free trade kind.

Read more on his appointment here.

More Than Rocket Science: NASA Astronaut Daniel Tani 3/10

AARCC is bringing a real, live astronaut to UIC! Don't miss this
interesting and inspiring talk:

More Than Rocket Science: NASA Astronaut Daniel Tani

Tuesday, March 10
4:00 p.m.
Student Center East Room #302

NASA Astronaut Daniel Tani is a Chicagoland native and 3rd generation
Japanese American. He attended Glenbard East H.S., graduated from M.I.T.,
and has been an astronaut since 1996. He will share his experiences as an
astronaut both on the ground and in space (including pictures of Chicago!).
Tani has logged over 131 days in space including at the International Space
Station. Read an interview with Daniel Tani in the
February/March issue
of AARCConnections available at

Sponsored by the Asian American Resource and Cultural Center. Co-sponsored
by the Northrup Grumman Corporation. For more information, visit or call 312-413-9569.

Lower Citizenship Fees! Organizational Endorsement Form

Dear friend,

NAKASEC and its affiliates in Los Angeles & Chicago are working with groups across the country to gather organizational endorsements for this important national effort to lower the citizenship fees. Many of us know firsthand how the drastic fee increase has become a barrier for our community members to become citizens. Please read below the letter to be sent to Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano:

“Dear Secretary Napolitano:

The undersigned organizations write in support of the letter from US Rep. Jan Schakowsky and her Congressional colleagues urging you to act now to reduce citizenship fees. The Bush Administration’s decision to increase fees from $400 to $675 in July 2007 has put citizenship further out-of-reach for thousands of hardworking, patriotic immigrants who want to fully participate in our democracy. We urge you to reduce the citizenship fee back to $400, and make the American dream of citizenship attainable again. Thank you for your consideration.”

Earlier this year, local and national immigrant rights groups came together to deliver a letter with 1,200 organizational endorsements to President Barack Obama on the urgent need to enact immigration reform. With you, altogether we gathered 97 endorsements primarily from the Korean American and Asian American & Pacific Islander communities.

If you would like to endorse, please send the following information to March 9, 5 p.m. to or fax to 323.937.3753:

Organization: ____________________________________________________

Contact Person/Title:________________________________________


Email:_______________________________ Phone Number: (_____)__________________

Thank you for your thoughtful consideration. If you should have any questions, any of the following individuals would be happy to hear from you: Sookyung Oh at NAKASEC (323.937.3703, ext. 206,, JungHee Lee at KRC (323.937.3718,, and/or Sik Sohn at KRCC (773.588.9158, Together, We Build America’s Future.


National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)

Korean American Resource & Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

Korean Resource Center, Los Angeles, CA

Apply for ECAASU National Board!

Apply for ECAASU National Board (application and position descriptions)
deadline: March 15, 2009

The East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU) is seeking interested and dedicated individuals to serve on its National Board. The National Board will provide leadership to ECAASU. This is a great opportunity for you to be a part of a national organization encompassing more than 1,000 college students and alumni. Being on the National Board will require some travel, and attendance during conference call meetings is expected. We welcome you to join us in making significant impacts on the Asian American community in the United States. The following positions are open for application (note: each of these positions can be filled with either a chair or two co-chairs or a chair/vice chair, the composition depends on the applicants--if you prefer a vice-chair, especially the vice-national chair, please indicate your preference):
• National Chair
• Marketing/Outreach Chair
• Communications Chair
• Internal Chair
• Finance Chair
• The Taskforce Chairs
• Student Issues Taskforce Chair
• Media Engagement Taskforce Chair
• Political Awareness Taskforce Chair
• Civil Rights Taskforce Chair

NOTE: if you would like to do something for ECAASU National that does not match any of these positions, let us know. We have crafted positions for strong candidates in the past. We would much rather have strong board with new positions, than weak board just to fit existing positions.

To apply, go online at and fill out the application by March 15th, 2009.

Good luck!
ECAASU National

Low-wage work, migration and gender conference-UIC March 13-14, 2009

*The UIC Department of Sociology invites you to:*

* Low-Wage Work, Migration and Gender Conference
March 13-14, 2009
at the Jane Addams Hull House Museum
University of Illinois at Chicago*

*Sponsored by the FORD Foundation and the Jane Addams Hull House Museum*


*For Preliminary Program and Pre-registration go to:


*or click on the link below*


*or contact*

*Nilda Flores-Gonzalez or Anna Guevarra



Anna Guevarra, PhD
Assistant Professor, Sociology and Asian American Studies
Affiliated Faculty, Gender & Women's Studies
ADDRESS: Dept. of Sociology
University of Illinois at Chicago
1007 West Harrison Street (MC 312)
Chicago, IL 60607-7140
Phone: 312-996-5904 Fax: 312-996-5104

Remy Bumppo: Usman Ally, Idris Goodwin, Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai

This year Remy Bumppo is thrilled to welcome to the stage 3 nationally
recognized SLAM poets, Usman Ally, Idris Goodwin, and Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai. We
are currently collaborating on a hip hop infused examination of ethnic
stereotyping in our mainstream media, and will converge in Chicago from
March 12 to March 29, 2009. This year's production is entitled American

As Americans we are at a crucial and historic period in our country.
With the election of the first African American President, political
commentators have espoused the belief that we are now living in a
"post-racial world" and that racism has been rooted out of our culture,
while others have insisted that there is still much work to be done.
Kelly, Usman and Idris will expose the way that television sitcoms, news
networks and commercials influence public perception regarding race and
ethnicity, and how the media can either be a tool for deepening or
dismantling race, class and gender lines in America.

This is a conversation that must be had, and we want you to be a part of
it! We are proud to offer 3 "pay what you can" performances on March 12,
13 and 14 at 7:30pm. (Note UIC professor, David Stovall, will be part of
the March 13th post-show discussion with the artists).

For the rest of the run you can bring a group of 6 or more to take advantage
of 5 dollars off tickets at $15/person, which includes a post show
discussion and a free group leader ticket. First time student groups can
join in at $10/person. We also have dinner packages available, and can
assist in finding transportation for your group to and from the theatre. I
look forward to finding the right group package for you.

You can find out more about American Ethnic, see videos, read performer
bios, see the post-show speaker schedule, hear podcasts
and check out our image gallery by visiting

See you at the theatre!

Usman Ally
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
Group Sales and PR Manager
773-244-8119 x 307

think theatre. . .
Box Office: 773-40-GREEN (404-7336)

Job Opening: Wing Luke Asian Museum

Job Opening: Membership Manager
Wing Luke Asian Museum
In Seattle's Chinatown/International District

The Wing Luke Asian Museum seeks a Membership Manager who will be responsible for creating a vibrant and sustainable membership program encompassing all levels of membership, including major donors, ensuring the financial success and growth of the program over time. The Manager will create and implement strategic and concrete membership program plans, oversee acquisition and renewal campaigns, identify new membership streams, create and implement special programs/events/benefits to encourage membership, and lead and motivate Membership Ambassadors. The Manager cultivates member relationships to ensure maintenance and growth of the program, including achieving high retention rate and membership renewals and upgrades. Responsibilities include timely fulfillment, accurate records, and effective relationship-management of members; preparing monthly membership statistics, analysis, and reports; effective communications and working collaboratively with other staff departments. The Manager is responsible for membership program maintenance, processing and member servicing, and coordinates this work with other department staff. This position reports to the Development & Marketing Director. This position is critical to the Museum’s fundraising efforts and support.

• Interest in and basic understanding of the Museum mission
• BA degree in Marketing or Business Administration and two years of administrative experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Previous experience with development department in a non-profit setting, including demonstrated success cultivating, maintaining and leveraging member, donor and/or corporate partner relationships
• Strong organizational skills with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
• High attention to detail
• Must gain job satisfaction from creating and executing an aggressive and creative sales campaign
• Raiser’s Edge experience a plus
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
• Must communicate clearly and proactively with colleagues and volunteers, demonstrating enthusiasm for and skills working effectively in a collaborative team environment with a dynamic range of people

This is a full-time 40 hours per week position. Salary is DOE. Compensation includes medical, dental, life and disability insurance, paid vacation and sick leave. ADA/EOE. The position is available immediately. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please send letter of interest and resume to:
Human Resources
Wing Luke Asian Museum
719 S. King Street
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 623-4559 (fax)

The Wing Luke Asian Museum is an Asian Pacific American (APA) community-based museum with a unique emphasis on the community development process. It is dedicated to engaging the APA communities and the public in exploring issues related to the culture, art and history of Asian Pacific Americans. It is a museum of regional and national significance, and is a Smithsonian Institution affiliate. The Museum is committed to contributing to the economic development of its neighborhood, Seattle’s Chinatown/International District. In 1996 the Museum began its expansion planning, and in 2003 purchased a historic building in the district that was built by Asian American pioneers in the early 1900’s. Over the past five years the Museum raised $23 million from over 1600 individual and institutional donors and executed a unique expansion project that combines historic preservation with creation of contemporary gathering spaces and galleries. In June 2008 the Museum opened its new doors to the public. An ever-changing living museum, WLAM’s current operating budget is $2 million, and projects 50,000 visitors annually. The Museum provides public access to its library, collections and archives comprising over 20,000 items related to the culture, art and history of Asian Pacific Americans.

Joann Natalia Aquino
Public Relations and Marketing Manager
Wing Luke Asian Museum
719 South King Street
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 623.5124 ext. 106
(206) 623.4559 fax

Teen REACH Coordinator (Chicago, IL)

Teen REACH Coordinator
Essential Functions:
Reports to the Youth Program Manager
Develops and implements CMAA’s Teen REACH curriculum
Recruit youth for Teen REACH programs
Maintain regular contact with schools regarding Teen REACH participants’ social and academic achievement
Organize and supervise Teen REACH activities such as ChiKrew, our teen group, and Boys Breaking Barriers (Triple B), our boys’ mentoring group
Complete ECornerstone training and maintain attendance and academic records on website, as well as track participants demographic information
Recruit and train volunteers to assist in implementation of Teen REACH programs
Liaison with schools, referral agencies, community groups and neighborhood organizations to enhance Teen REACH programs
Attend and participate in staff meetings and training
Performs other duties as assigned
Research for grant writing and fundraising opportunities
Qualifications and Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in related field required
Previous work experience in youth related program required
Excellent communication skills
Proposal writing skills and computer knowledge preferred
Classification Status: Exempt__X___ Non-Exempt____
Chinese Mutual Aid Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Human Trafficking, HIV/AIDS and the Sex Sector

Human Trafficking, HIV/AIDS and the Sex Sector
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
09:00 AM - 02:30 PM

Human trafficking and forced labor are global human rights abuses. Over the past eight years, the United States has supported some excellent programs but it has also adopted an ideologically-driven approach to the sex sector that has harms women and their families, increases the vulnerability of people in the sex sector to violence and trafficking, prevents health care workers from accessing sex workers and does nothing to prevent trafficking. Sex workers who do not want to be 'saved' are being subjected to violent raids and rescues and some of them are being arrested, abused and deprived of their livelihood. Anyone receiving U.S. funding must sign a pledge never to discuss the benefits of working non-judgmentally and collaboratively with sex workers to stop trafficking, child prostitution and violence. This conference will bring together international and U.S. experts to share experiences and discuss the ways in which the Obama Administration can create a new U.S. policy on human trafficking that is consistent with international human rights standards and grounded in reality.

Presented by the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff & General Public – no charge
(registration is required)

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome
Ann Jordan, Director, Program on Human Trafficking and Forced Labor, Center for Human
Rights and Humanitarian Law
Serra Sippel, Executive Director, Center for Gender Health and Equity

9:15 – 10:30 Anti‐Prostitution Policies and Human Rights
• Human Rights Framework: Serra Sippel
• Legal framework and U.S. policy: Ann Jordan
• Legal challenges to U.S. anti‐prostitution policy: Zoe Hudson, Open Society Institute
Moderator: Martina Vandenberg, Jenner and Block

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break
• Video: Cambodiaʹs new anti‐trafficking law: Sex Workers speak out

10:45 – 11:30 The Impact of Anti‐Trafficking and Anti‐Prostitution Campaigns on Sex Workers in
• Sara Bradford, Asia Pacific Network of Sex Work Projects
Moderator: Christina Arnold, Executive Director, Prevent Human Trafficking

11:30 – 12:15 Sanghamitra: A Journey Towards Social and Economic Empowerment
• Dr. Shilpa Merchant, Population Services International and the Sanghamitra Project
Moderator: Sneha Barot, Senior Public Policy Associate, Guttmacher Institute

12:15 – 1:00 Lunch
• Video: Taking the Pledge
• Video: Compelled To Act: The Theatre of Sex Workers in Mali

1:00 – 1:45 Danaya So: Bringing Hope to Women and their Families
• Sylvia Mollet, DANAYA SO
Moderator: Pauline Muchina, Ph.D., Senior Partnership Advisor, UNAIDS

1:45 – 2:30 The Government of Brazil and Sex Workers Collaborate to Address HIV/AIDs
• Gabriela Leite, President, Davida
Moderator: TBA

General Registration – no charge, but required.
To register, please go to
For further information about registration, please contact:
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education,
American University Washington College of Law
202.274.4075 or

Christina Arnold

Suicide and Asian Americans: Perceptions, Realities, and Community Response

The Asian American Suicide Prevention Initiative (AASPI) invites you to

Suicide and Asian Americans: Perceptions, Realities, and Community Response

WHO should attend:
o College students and community members
o Social service , mental health, and health care providers
o Reporters (print, radio, television and internet media)

WHAT: An opportunity to:
o Understand the challenge of addressing suicide in Asian American communities
o Meet others interested in addressing suicide risk factors
o Join AASPI’s coalition for suicide prevention

WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: UIC College of Nursing, 845 S. Damen Avenue, Chicago

Some metered parking is available on Taylor.
Nearby paid parking garages are located at Paulina/Taylor or on Taylor/Wood. (~$8)
Paid parking is also available several blocks away at the Cook County Juvenile Court at Roosevelt/Ogden ($2)

Light refreshments will be provided.

Co-Sponsoring Organizations include:

Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE) * Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area * Asian American Institute * Asian American Law Enforcement Association * Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) Chicago Chapter * Asian Chronicle, USA * Asian Giving Circle * Asian Health Coalition of Illinois * Asian Human Services * Cambodian Association of Illinois * Chicago Commission on Human Relations’ Advisory Council on Asian Affairs * Chicago Foundation for Women's Asian American Leadership Council * Chinese American Service League * Chinese Mutual Aid Association * Cook County State’s Attorney’s Asian American Advisory Council * Hamdard Center* Illinois Secretary of State’s Asian American Advisory Council * Japanese American Service Committee * Korean American Community Services * Korean American Resource & Cultural Center * Korean American Women in Need * Leadership Center for Asian Pacific Americans * Loyola University Chicago * Multicultural Youth Project * Northwestern University Asian/Asian American Student Affairs * South Asian Progressive Action Collective (SAPAC) * The University of Chicago Center for Race, Politics and Culture * The University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Affairs * UIC Asian American Resource & Cultural Center * UIC College of Nursing * Yehyang

This event is supported by the generous contributions of the family and friends of AASPI.

To RSVP or to join the planning committee, please contact AASPI:

Soo Na: (312) 580-0310,

Aruna Jha, PhD: (630) 730-3642,