The Hyphenite's Social Calendar: eMerging Profiles, Pure Views

April 13, 2011

Thursday April 14th -- NYC

The Next American Revolution: Book Talk with Grace Lee Boggs

Join this book talk and reception with Grace Lee Boggs, a daughter of Chinese immigrants and  activist, writer, and speaker whose seven decades of political involvement -- including the Civil Rights and Black Power Movement -- encompass the major US social movements. In her book The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century, Boggs draws from her movement-building experience to show how to create the radical social change needed to confront new realities. From her home in Detroit, she reveals how hope and creativity are overcoming despair and decay within the most devastated urban communities.

5 to 7 pm

Department of Social & Cultural Analysis

20 Cooper Square, 4th floor, New York

Thursday April 15th -- San Francisco

Community Launch of Hep B Free Screenings

You're invited to a community kick-off and celebration of free Hep B screenings at the North East Medical Services San Bruno Clinic. With light food and drinks, lion dancers, elected officials, and of course free Hep B screenings and vaccinations.

Noon to 4 pm

North East Medical Services

San Bruno Clinic

2574 San Bruno Ave, San Francisco


Friday April 15th -- Philadelphia

Family Style Open Mic feauturing iLL-Literacy

This open mic series hosted by Yellow Rage (Michelle Myers and Catzie Vilayphonh) features iLL-Literacy. iLL-Literacy fuses spoken word, hip-hop, funk, and experimental theater for a unique style.

7:30 pm

Asian Arts Initiative

1219 Vine St, Philadelphia

$5-10 siliding scale

Friday April 15th -- NYC

Mouth to Mouth Open Mic

This monthly open mic hosted by Jen Kwok and Ed Lin will feature New York City native, poet Bushra Rehman, and performance artist and playwright Tom X. Chao. Come for laughs, booze, and more! Sign up at 8:30 PM for a 5 minute slot.

9 pm

The Asian American Writers' Workshop

110-112 West 27th Street, 6th Floor, New York

$5 suggested donation 

Saturday April 16th -- Seattle

Khmer New Year Show

The Khmer Student Association at the University of Washington presents its annual Khmer New Years show, titled "Crouching Monkeys, Hidden Mermaid". With dance performances, a live band, and buffet style dinner.

Asian Resource Center

1025 South King St, Seattle

$20 students / $25 general

Saturday April 16th -- NYC

Ruminations of a Balikbayan: NYC Launch for R. Zamora Linmark


Tired of cliched narratives of diasporic homecomings? Don't miss the chance to hear R. Zamora Linmark read from his newest novel Leche -- a witty, lyrical tale of a young man's return to the place of his birth, and sequel to Linmark's critically acclaimed Rolling The R's. Leche incorporates prose (in English, Hawaiian Pidgin, and Tagalog), photographs, dictionary entries, postcards, and lists of facetious tourist tips ("Don't use Spanish on them because their Spanish is not your Spanish") to weave the sights and sounds of present-day Manila with a seemingly claustrophobic life in Honolulu. Join Linmark in conversation with Gayatri Gopinath to celebrate the NYC launch of Leche.

7 pm

Asian American Writers' Workshop

110-112 West 27th Street, 6th Floor, New York

 $5 suggested donation

NYC Asian American Student Conference

The 5th Annual NYCAASC is themed "eMerging Profiles", with a focus on new and alternative media. NYCAASC offers a broad range of workshops and panels that address issues pertinent to APAs on a local, national, and global scale. More info here.

 9:30 am to 8 pm

 NYU Kimmel Center

 60 Wasington Square South, New York


 Tuesday April 19th through Thursday April 21st -- San Francisco

 Pure Views Exhibit and Mixer

                                                     Fang Lijun

The Asian Art Museum will host a limited time exhibit and mixer with China's emerging "rock-star" artists. The three-day exhibit Pure Views will feature never-before-seen works by Fang Lijun, Yue Minjun, Wang Guangyi, Zhang Xiaogang, and Zhou Chunya. The exhibition will culminate at the Matcha mixer and artists panel discussiong the state of art in China today. More info here.

 Asian Art Musum

 200 Larkin St, San Francisco



3AF Video Smackdown Film Competition

3AF (Asian American Advertising Federation) has launched a contest called “3AF Video Smackdown.” 3AF is seeking videos that answer the question: "How do young Asian Americans consume media (including but not limited to TV, magazines, cell phone apps, radio, online, concerts, etc)"? Contestants will be entered into a raffle to win an iPad 2. $1,000 for the grand prize winner, and the most popular video wins $500. More info and entry hereDeadline: April 30th, 2011.
Possible Futures Film Contest

The "Possible Futures Film Contest" is a call to the storytellers of the world to share their vision of a positive future for humanity -- one that is sustainable, just, and fulfilling for all -- by creating a short (one to five minute) film. The top two films will receive a cash award and excursion for two to the Amazon Rainforest. No entry fee. Complete detalis here. Submission deadline: June 21, 2011.