Mr. Hyphen: Your Ticket to a Good Time

November 13, 2009

Learn more about the finalists:

Amit Singh, Sikhcess

Danny Le, APIA Spoken Word & Poetry Summit

Leng Phe, Tiny Toones Cambodia

Pahole Sookkasikon, Thai-American Scholarship Fund

R.J. Lozada, Center for Asian American Media

Tony Douangviseth, Serve the People

I could go on and on about the great community work that they all do. But what you really need to know is that it's a super fun time. You'll laugh and
cheer and feel inspired, all at the same time. Talent! Interviews! Some serious stereotype-smashing! Did I mention that there's a catwalk? It's a "parade of hotness," as Disgrasian says.

So, we hope to see you tomorrow night in Oakland. Buy your
tickets online in advance. (It's $5 cheaper than tickets at the door and we know the Asian in you can't pass up a chance to save moolah.) Buy your tickets by 10 pm tonight
-- that's when advance ticket sales end.

Then come root for your favorite Asian American do-gooder. It's a
good time -- for many good causes.


Melissa Hung

Founding Editor

Melissa Hung is the founding editor of Hyphen. She was the editor in chief for the magazine's first five years and went on to serve in many other leadership roles on the staff and board for more than a decade. She is a writer and freelance journalist. Her essays and reported stories have appeared in NPR, Vogue, Pacific Standard, Longreads, and Catapult, among others. She grew up in Texas, the eldest child of immigrants. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.