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New York’s Plate By Plate is happening on September 26 at the Metropolitan Pavilion! Enjoy some of NYC’s top chefs and restaurants at this five star tasting event while helping the Asian American community!

All proceeds will go towards the Henry Street Settlement’s Asian Bi-Cultural services. Mental health is a dangerous epidemic in our communities, and with yesterday being National Suicide Prevention Week, what better time to bring awareness to and donate resources to a fantastic organization?

For more info, watch this 2012 recap video and keep an eye out for my post-PBP write up!

 

Sep 9

Reappropriate: The Podcast - Ep. 6 | Is Digital Activism "Real" Activism?

Check out my next adventure with Reapprorpiate as my partner and I talk with Jenn about interracial dating!

74-year-old restaurant owner brutally beaten and robbed

Yong Kim, owner of Mary’s Fabulous Chicken and Fish, was leaving the restaurant and walking his to his car when someone attacked him from behind, knocking him to the ground and beating him in the head, neck and face. The suspect then took Kim’s wallet and ran away.

Kim suffered several large gashes on his head, extensive swelling and bruising on his face and neck. His glasses and dentures were also broken during the attack. 

An unknown person attacked Yong Kim, the owner of Mary’s Fabulous Chicken and Fish at 3220 Packard Road, from behind as Kim walked to his car around 9:55 p.m. Tuesday.

Doo Kim said her husband did not see anyone around before the attack took place.

He was closing the restaurant alone when the attack occurred.

Doo Kim said her husband did not know anyone was behind the restaurant.

"They didn’t say nothing," she said. "They just started beating."


Thankfully, Kim didn’t suffer any brain injuries in the attack, and has been moved out of intensive care.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call the Ann Arbor police anonymous tip line at 734-794-6939 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP (773-2587).

via Angry Asian Man

"No Angels" is a song about pornography. Sex. Lust. And learning to love.

READ LYRICS/DOWNLOAD MP3: http://grandmaster.bandcamp.com/track…

Words // jason chu
Director // Jason Poon
Actress // Michelle Talley
Hair & Makeup // Beaute by Frankie
Casting Assistant // Tiffany Chu

Music // Christopher “Claudeo” Changchien
Singer // Vivian Chen

Thanks to // Rachel Moy, Cindy Lu

BOOKING, BUSINESS, PRESS INQUIRIES: http://jasonchumusic.com/booking

There’s been a dangerous sentiment by national press that Asian folks in the U.S. do not stand with Ferguson. Media has falsely perpetuated myths and misconceptions about Asian Americans and have formed inaccurate stories.

Looting stories of Asian Markets in St. Louis vilifying black men. Stories that stereotype all Asian Americans as the “model” minority. That all Asian Americans are geniuses, work hard, are great at math, and dominate universities. That if Asian Americans can achieve the American dream, why can’t other minorities?

Statistics and facts can be backed up by reports and data by the Census, government agencies, non-profit organizations*. “Good” and “Bad” stereotypes are merely fantasy, yet can be dangerously manipulated.

As a self-identified Asian American and Southeast Asian man, I stand firmly against false generalizations and speak upon my own experiences.

I created this video to show that just like in the past, today, there are Asian American allies to social justice and humanitarian causes.
I strongly support the people of Ferguson. May Michael Brown and the countless men dying in our American streets Rest In Power.

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Kenny K. Hoang,

*For more information: Check out APIASF’s most recent “Care Report” and AAJC’s “A Community of Contrast”

Awesome conversation tonight about Asian American feminism with Jenn of Reappropriate

The link to the podcast will be up tomorrow, check http://reappropriate.co/?p=6571 for updates. The next coversation will be on September 8th with Cayden Mak of 18mr on whether or not digital activism and hashtag activism is “real” activism!

Thanks to vteck for the screenshots ;)

What is #AAPI feminism? Discussing tonight on Ep #5 of Reappropriate: The Podcast!

Join me and Reappropriate tonight at 9pm EST/6pm PST as we talk about #AAPI feminism, what Asian American feminism means, and what it’s like to be a voice for AAPI feminism online!

The podcast will start recording at 9pm EST / 6pm PST tonight through this link and you are invited to live-stream the episode as we record! As always, the podcast encourages user discussion. Please submit your questions and comments either before the recording through Twitter to @reappropriate, or during the recording both through Twitter or on the Google+ Hangout.

Earlier episodes of Reappropriate: the Podcast can be found on YouTube, or by subscribing through the iTunes Store.

ADVANCING JUSTICE CONFERENCE IS COMING UP!


Our team has been working hard to bring you great plenaries and workshops so you can help us build our movement nationwide. As you will see on our website, 



our plenaries and workshops provide Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders the opportunity to strategize and mobilize so we can have a lasting impact on all the issues we care about. You’ll find workshops on a range of issues, including on critical policy issues like immigration, voting rights, economic security, as well as helpful information on capacity building, and organizing and movement building. 


Check out what we have to offer and help us spread the word. Tweet about our workshops using #AJC2014 and follow us at @JustConf. Thanks for your support and help to make this the most successful conference yet!

The Advancing Justice Conference is the largest national conference focusing on civil and social justice issues impacting Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Advancing Justice began the conference six years ago to provide a meeting forum where the AAPI community and our allies can strategize and mobilize to make lasting impact on the issues we care about. Each year, our conference showcases the leading voices in the AAPI and racial justice movement. Speakers have included: Kiran Ahuja, the Honorable Denny Chin, Rep. Judy Chu, Sen. Dick Durbin, Rep. Mike Honda, Harold Koh, Norman Y. Mineta, Tom Perez, Ai-jen Poo, Gautam Raghavan, Jose Antonio Vargas, Angry Asian Man’s Phil Yu, and many more leaders from the government, the civil rights movement and the media. Whether you are a student, an activist, or just interested in a more equal America,register today. Students are eligible for a special registration rate of $120. And if they’re willing to volunteer, they can get $60 of that refunded after the conference. I’m putting together the volunteer info now, but in the meantime, folks who are interested in volunteering should contact me directly at metcubanez@advancingjustice-aajc.org.

ADVANCING JUSTICE CONFERENCE IS COMING UP!

Our team has been working hard to bring you great plenaries and workshops so you can help us build our movement nationwide. As you will see on our website, 

our plenaries and workshops provide Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders the opportunity to strategize and mobilize so we can have a lasting impact on all the issues we care about. You’ll find workshops on a range of issues, including on critical policy issues like immigration, voting rights, economic security, as well as helpful information on capacity building, and organizing and movement building. 

Check out what we have to offer and help us spread the word. Tweet about our workshops using #AJC2014 and follow us at @JustConf. Thanks for your support and help to make this the most successful conference yet!

The Advancing Justice Conference is the largest national conference focusing on civil and social justice issues impacting Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Advancing Justice began the conference six years ago to provide a meeting forum where the AAPI community and our allies can strategize and mobilize to make lasting impact on the issues we care about. 

Each year, our conference showcases the leading voices in the AAPI and racial justice movement. Speakers have included: Kiran Ahuja, the Honorable Denny Chin, Rep. Judy Chu, Sen. Dick Durbin, Rep. Mike Honda, Harold Koh, Norman Y. Mineta, Tom Perez, Ai-jen Poo, Gautam Raghavan, Jose Antonio Vargas, Angry Asian Man’s Phil Yu, and many more leaders from the government, the civil rights movement and the media. 

Whether you are a student, an activist, or just interested in a more equal America,register todayStudents are eligible for a special registration rate of $120. And if they’re willing to volunteer, they can get $60 of that refunded after the conference. I’m putting together the volunteer info now, but in the meantime, folks who are interested in volunteering should contact me directly at metcubanez@advancingjustice-aajc.org.

CAPITAL CAL Mini-Grant Program

Following Ferguson: Asian Americans Can Choose ‘Invisibility, Complicity, or Resistance’