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April 6-19th, 2018

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“I remember a distributor telling us to our faces that it seemed weird to him that the film had all these Asian people speaking English without accents. I think we just stared at him in astonishment,” - Greg Pak
#AsAmCreatorRollCall…/asian-american-creatives-h… via Huffington Post

Comics writer Greg Pak is leading the charge of writers, filmmakers, podcasters and more.|By Kimberly Yam
The premiere for the upcoming STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI was last night in Los Angeles. Franchise newcomer Kelly Marie Tran was in attendance and got super emotional which is exactly the reaction you’d expect from an actor plucked from obscurity to appear in one of the biggest movie series in film h...

"I think part of the reason I threw myself into music when I was young was because it was a very difficult environment to grow up in when you’re the only person of color in school,” -Sheela Bringi…/meet-harpist-using-traditional-in… via NBC Asian America

Sheela Bringi said that while she trained in traditional Indian music, she also grew up heavily influenced by popular music and jazz.

“The truth is, like I said, I wanted to have a seat at the table in the games industry for 10 years,” Janina Gavankar

#starwars #battlefront2 #battlefrontII…/star-wars-battlefront-iis-jani…/2/ via VentureBeat

Janina Gavankar didn’t grow up playing games, as she had a strict upbringing. But in her 20s, she became what she calls a “super-fan girl” who wanted to wanted to break into the g…

The Infamous Post It Show will be opening again this weekend in Sawtelle Japantown, LA at Giant Robot 2 - GR2 Gallery

Check out art made by both the big shots and up and comers. Each post it is $25. Opens Saturday, Dec. 2nd

Dec 2, 2017 - Dec 10, 2017Giant Robot 2 - GR2 GalleryLos Angeles, CA
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“Growing up, I’ve always felt I was from two different worlds...So much of me is because of what my parents experienced in this country. So much of me is because of the things my parents overcame so that I could have the luxury of having a dream.” -Kelly Marie Tran
#starwars #thelastjedi #lastjedi #kellymarietran…/kelly-marie-tran-last-jedi… via Huffington Post

The actress paid homage to her immigrant parents in a heartfelt post on Instagram.|By Kimberly Yam

"As an Asian-American father, I want my child to learn about all people, from all races and walks of life—including people who look like her." Bao Phi via All The Wonders

Author Bio Phi discusses the lack of biographic picture books about Asian and Asian American historical figures and who he’d love to see acknowledged.

Moy first came to the U.S. in 1921. He earned his bachelor's degree from NYU in 1941 and during WWII served in the U.S. Army's 987th Signal Company, one of two all-Chinese-American outfits.

#chanismissing #waynewang…/wood-moy-dead-chan-is-m… via The Hollywood Reporter

He played the cab driver who searches San Francisco's Chinatown with his nephew in the Wayne Wang film.

KACC is hosting a screening of I Can I Will I Did, written and directed by Nadine Truong. Please reserve tickets by November 30 to make sure the event goes through.

"Then They Came For Me" chronicling the WWII Japanese American incarceration is closing today at Alphawood Gallery be sure to catch the exhibit and the closing reception performance by Chicago Ho Etsu Taiko tonight.

Sun 6:00 PM CSTAlphawood GalleryChicago, IL
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"I think people are just getting generally more aware of the fact that every single person is a unique individual. So I'm happy that I, personally, am not boxed into a stereotypical understanding of the things that I can be." Steven Yeun…/20…/11/steven-yeun-mayhem-interview via Complex

Former The Walking Dead star Steven Yeun embarks on a solo career with his latest film, Mayhem, a bloody mess that sets him apart from racist Asian tropes