Calvin Sun's Keynote Speech at SERCAAL

October 29, 2009

I thought this was an excellent keynote speech given by Calvin Sun at last week's Southeast Regional Conference of Asian American Leaders (SERCAAL)*. I first came across Calvin's work several years ago on Asian American female body image while he was still in college, during which time he also helped create an annual college film festival and was also Columbia's former senior class VP. He's usually involved in a million different passions, activist and not, and it says a lot that he was chosen to speak, given the other speakers they've had. I believe the experiences, perspectives, and ideals he shares here sound representative of a lot of other passionate mid/late-twenties Asian American activists right now helping to shape the country in their own ways. Sun mentions being inspired by Better Luck Tomorrow, which leads me to wonder how influential BLT has been in awakening other Generation-Y Asian Americans...

*conference name corrected, with thanks to Julia Yip


Alvin Lin


Alvin Lin was born in Taipei, Taiwan and hails from New England. He blogs about Asian American pop culture, film, music, literature and politics, as well as relevant news around the world. He also writes for Imprint Talk. Alvin has degrees from Cornell and MIT.



Thanks for this. I appreciate everything that you're doing as well; every little bit counts and i'm glad to know i'm not alone in this.--Calvin
and just as a correction, I was representing ECAASU but I was giving the speech for the SERCAAL conference (Southeast Regional Conference of Asian American Leaders).
Calvin's speech was great!