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Asian Americans Advancing Justice
We're partnering with Advancing Justice | AAJC to fight for social justice, empower Asian Americans, and create a more just and equitable future for all. Their impactful work supports civil rights and equal protection, and builds stronger community roots. This t-shirt will be available in the month of May with 100% of the profits dedicated to Advancing Justice | AAJC. We welcome Clipper Nation to stand with us in support.
Smithsonian Social Studies Online: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Thursday, May 6, 2021 – 8:00am (will be on the Smithsonian Education YouTube channel after the live event)
Join the National Museum of American History for an online exploration into key social studies topics, featuring museum resources from the Smithsonian. This episode will focus on Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Click here to watch
Standing Against Racism in the Time of COVID: A Conversation on Activism
Thursday, May 6, 2021 5:30-6:30pm
Join Asia Society Southern California and Asia Society Texas Center for a conversation on activism – what people and organizations can do to combat these ongoing heinous acts of racism and xenophobia. We will be joined by CNN reporter Amara Walker, Georgia State. Rep. Bee Nguyen, Stop AAPI Hate Co-Founder Dr. Russell Jeung and Compassion in Oakland Co-Founder Katrina Ramos, who will share their perspectives on how the current groundswell of support can be sustained to realize immediate relief and enable long-term systemic and social change. CEO of Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles Connie Chung Joe will moderate.
To register click here.
CULINASIA: The Future of Asian Food in America: Southeast Asia Got Something to Say
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:30pm PDT
Hear from celebrity chefs and restaurateurs Jet Tila, Food Network star and chef partner in Pei Wei Restaurant Group, and Christina Hà, the first blind contestant of "MasterChef" and winner of its third season in 2012, and owner of The Blind Goat and Xin Chào in Houston. Then, follow along as Genevieve Villamora, co-owner of the award-winning restaurant Bad Saint and Vilailuck "Pepper" Teigen, author of the forthcoming The Pepper Thai Cookbook: Family Recipes from Everyone's Favorite Thai Mom, demonstrate a recipe from the new cookbook. To register click here.
Writers Bloc and Skylight Books present Kevin Kwan,
author of the Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 – 5:00pm PDT (will be on the Writers Bloc YouTube channel after the live event)
Kevin Kwan, author of the Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy, brings biting social satire, brilliant and hilarious storytelling, culture clash, and fabulous clothes together again for Sex and Vanity. Named by NPR as one of the best books of 2020, Sex and Vanity is at heart a love story about, well, some crazy rich Asians. It's about cultural identity, personal fulfillment, family expectations, and exploring what doors to open. Sex and Vanity starts in Capri, and almost instantly, our crazy rich Chinese American heroine's WASP vs. Asian internal conflict ignites. Kwan's observations are at once tender, biting, and so funny. It's a perfect summer novel, to be sure. But don't for a moment forget that Kevin Kwan is in a class by himself in the delicate art of exploring culture clash, unearthly extravagance, and incisive satire with such heart. To register click here.