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?
"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.
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 ;)
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 email@example.com.