Performing Arts

Four emerging writers speak about their work, who inspires them, the rituals they follow and what excites them about Asian American literature.
Karissa Chen
April 13, 2018
"One thing I never expected to pick up from touring was my social justice activism—and I really dove into that world, of all places, at an anime convention." Here's an excerpt from Chapter 4 of Simon Tam's stereotype-flipping memoir on taking a fight all the way to the Supreme Court.
Simon Tam
September 5, 2019
Recently, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, in partnership with AARP, along with help from partnering organization Kundiman, unveiled a digital exhibition entitled "A Day in the Queer Life of Asian Pacific America." The digital exhibition is comprised of five different components — two of which have already been partially released.
Kelley Still
June 21, 2019
Next month marks five years since the inception of Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE), which is a network comprised of 11 organizations fighting for justice through an intersectional lens. AACRE works with Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander refugees, immigrants, LGBTQ, incarcerated folks, artists, faith leaders, survivors and more! AACRE’s work has allowed them to reimagine a vision of liberation that is inclusive and intersectional. The five-year anniversary celebration is a momentous occasion, and AACRE will be celebrating their work with a Party for Justice on June 7 at 9:00 pm in San Francisco at the Westin St. Francis on Union Square. Buy tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/party-for-justice-aacre-5th-year-anniversar...
Kelley Still
May 31, 2019
Being Pakistani meant I had to follow the patriarchy my family brought over to our one bedroom apartment.
Mohammad Murtaza
April 9, 2019
Rochelle was different. She could hardly make a move that wasn’t interesting. 
Steven Hahn
September 5, 2018
Kazumi Chin
July 1, 2017
Sab Shimono headshot
On Camp, Asian American Visibility and Gay Bars (with Steve Alden Nelson)
Tina Takemoto
May 23, 2017
Screencap from the "Dat $tick" music video
On Rich Chigga's “Dat $tick” and more
Julie Chen
January 8, 2017

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