Thursday, March 27, 2014

Karen Wan, "The Partner Track"

Today: Ninth annual University of Michigan Law School Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) Origins Banquet, Michigan League Vandenberg Room. Dinner, music, and the announcement of the recipients of the 2014 APALSA Public Interest Fellowships. Keynote speaker, Helen Wan, attorney and author of The Partner Track.

Friday, March 14, 2014

2014 APIA High School Conference

The APIA High School Conference is almost here! March 22 at University of Michigan. (Sorry, same day as Solo Ensembles)

More info at: umichhsc2014 | schedule

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Asian American Journalists Association – Vincent Chin Memorial Scholarship

 From the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA):
In honor of Chin and thanks to the generosity of Joe Grimm, a former newsroom recruiter and staff development editor for the Detroit Free-Press, the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) has established a college scholarship. This scholarship rewards an accomplished, community-minded student journalist for an insightful, articulate essay related to Chin and his legacy.
Essays due May 9, 2014.

Asian American Journalists Association – Vincent Chin Memorial Scholarship

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Listening to Jon Jang's 1984 "Are you Chinese or Charlie Chan"

Listening to Jon Jang's 1984 "Are you Chinese or Charlie Chan" tonight. Wow.
Are you Chinese or Charlie Chan? Charlie was a white man.
With his two buckteeth and his eyes pulled back,
Vincent Chin lies dead from his racist attack.
Are you Chinese or Charlie Chan? Charlie was a white man.
More at: The Sound of Struggle: Black Revolutionary Nationalism and Asian American Jazz | Loren Kajikawa - Academia.edu

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Have you heard about the Vincent Chin case? Michigan edition



Today we asked our class how many were from Michigan. Over 60%. How many had heard of the Vincent Chin case? Zero. wow.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People: Helen Zia



Re-reading Helen Zia's "Asian American Dreams" for the first time in a long time and realizing that I now know almost everyone mentioned in the Vincent Chin chapter. #Chills.

Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People: Helen Zia: 9780374527365: Amazon.com: Books