Give the Gift of Hyphen and Win 'AOKI' DVD

December 20, 2010

Between now and January 1st, give the gift of a Hyphen subscription -- or buy yourself a subscription -- for a chance to win a DVD of AOKI, a documentary about Richard Aoki.

Richard Aoki is best known as one of the first members of the Black Panther Party, and also one of their field marshals. Aoki, a Japanese American, lived in West Oakland for many years and was friends with BPP founders Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. Aoki was also very active in the movement for ethnic studies, and later had a long career as a teacher and counselor, particularly at the community college level. 

AOKI, the film, has been making the Asian American film festival circuit, and directors Ben Wang and Mike Cheng have graciously donated 5 copies of their film to 5 lucky Hyphen subscribers. Read a Q&A with the directors with Sylvie Kim, our blog co-editor and then film editor.

So, dear readers, for a chance to win, just subscribe or renew between now and January 1st and forward an email confirmation to: momo [at] I know some of you are looking for last minute gifts! A 4-issue subscription is $18, and would make a perfect gift for your cousin, sister, brother, daughter, son, student, lover, partner, yourself, etc.! And you might win an AOKI DVD. (Note: the DVD can only be mailed to a North American address.)

Subscribing is a great way to support our work here at Hyphen, an organization run purely by volunteers. (Monetary donations are also very welcome!).

AOKI DVD winners will be selected at random and will be notified soon after January 1st. Good luck!



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.