March 19, 2006

Friday, March 24 – SF/Bay Area


Discuss Memoirs of a Geisha with members of the APA community in “Film, Fact, or Hollywood Fantasy: Deconstructing the Asian Mystique.” Panelists include Judi Nihei, artistic director of Northwest Asian American Theatre, Pearl Wong of the 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors and Jennifer Yamamoto, editor of www.rottentomatoes.com. (8pm, Dryden Hall, Saint Mary’s College. 1928 Saint Mary's Rd., Moraga, CA. 925.631.4239. Free).

Saturday, March 25 – Oakland


Making Connections features reflections of oral history participants and artists involved in Still Present Pasts, a multimedia exhibit by Korean American artists about the Korean War, including a dialogue about connections between exhibit themes and the experience and struggles of non-Korean communities in California and beyond such as the Philippines, Iraq, Afghanistan, Chile, El Salvador and the Muslim diaspora. (1-3pm, ProArts Gallery, 550 Second St., Oakland. www.stillpresentpasts.org, www.proartsgallery.org. 510.763.4361. Free).

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Momo Chang

Senior Contributing Editor

Momo Chang is the Content Manager at the Center for Asian American Media, and freelances for magazines, online publications, and weeklies. Her writings focus on Asian American communities, communities of color, and youth culture. She is a former staff writer at the Oakland Tribune. Her stories range from uncovering working conditions in nail salons, to stories about “invisible minorities” like Tongan youth and Iu Mien farmers. She has freelances The New York Times, WIRED, and East Bay Express, among other publications.