CAAMFest 36, May 10-24

Blog

Community & Social

Don't Believe Everything You Read
Review of The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh
An Interview with Kirstin Chen 
The adults on the tour bus interrogated me about American politics and culture: Could I explain the Black Lives Matter movement? What was my opinion on economic opportunities for Asians in Silicon Valley? Did I think Americans were fake because they were always smiling? Who was this Justin Bieber person?
A Review of The Charm Buyers by Lillian Howan
From the recent Poet Laureate of Redmond, Washington

Arts & Culture

Creator Shruti Saran and Star Nikita Redkar Talk About Their New YouTube Series
Don't Believe Everything You Read
A Review of Clarissa Goenawan’s first novel Rainbirds
On Yale Younger Poets Prize Winner Duy Doan’s We Play a Game
"His bunny bones caved in under my weight and I thought it was just like a baptism. He shivered at first, and then he stayed very still in a way that looked like drowning."
A Review of The Accusation

News & Politics

After years of silence, an ongoing oral history project preserves the stories of Cambodian American women who survived the 1970s genocide.
"There needs to be a recognition that we are different—not in a way that is separatist, but in a way that affirms the unique stories, trauma and experiences of our culturally specific groups."
For the 120,000 Asian Americans eligible for the program, model minority pressures run high.
As tensions with North Korea continue to rise, Korean American voices are often left out of the conversation. Hyphen presents twelve responses to the ongoing crisis.
19 organizations unite to combat hate incidents — but they vary on their stance on what role police should play
How the BBC #Notthenanny interview can help us confront and address implicit bias
Jeff Sessions with granddaughter, CSPAN screencap
Family and friends are no substitute for words, deeds, and policy

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On Her Favorite Disney Films and The Unpredictable Life of the Full-Time Student Actor
Christian Ting - March 28, 2018
During a recent family gathering, an American Chinese woman comes out to her family as vegan and triggers generational trauma. 
Angel Hu - March 26, 2018
The adults on the tour bus interrogated me about American politics and culture: Could I explain the Black Lives Matter movement? What was my opinion on economic opportunities for Asians in Silicon Valley? Did I think Americans were fake because they were always smiling? Who was this Justin Bieber person?
Crystal Duan - March 19, 2018