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In honor of Private Danny Chen’s 20th birthday, please join us for an artistic tribute and fundraiser. All proceeds will go towards mobilizing the family & community to attend the courts-martial and our continued efforts to raise awareness on Danny’s case.
Adults: $25.00 ; Students: $10.00 Purchase tickets here:
Donated Raffle Prizes: HD LCD TV, Wii, 5-day Cruise, Starbucks giftcards, Blacklava T-shirts & more!
Co-sponsors: Asian American Arts Alliance, Asian American/Asian Research Institute, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance-NY, Chinatown Partnership, Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans, East Coast Asian American Student Union, FCCNY, Gin Sun Hall Benevolent Association, Korean Americans for Political Advancement, NYU A/P/A Institute, OCA-Long Island, OCA-New Jersey, OCA-Westchester/Hudson Valley, United East Athletic Association
Asian In NY is also putting together videos of “salute” to Danny Chen on their Youtube.
1) Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m a native New Yorker currently residing in Oakland, CA working on a theater project to go up in February at San Francisco’s Intersection for the Arts. I also sing, rap, write and produce songs.
2) What got you into rapping?
Neighborhood friends and friends from high school. Ciphers in the park all night, freestyling like fools and beatboxing till your lips hurt.
3) Who were your Asian American heroes?
When I was younger, they were harder to find, but in high school I got hipped to a number of Asian American writers who became my first heroes. Writers like Jessica Hagedorn, David Henry Hwang and Maxine Hong Kingston. I have many other Asian American heroes today, of course.