World Premiere of 9-Man with Director Ursula Liang!

Come celebrate the World Premiere of 9-Man with Director Ursula Liang!

9-MAN WORLD PREMIERE Independent Film Festival Boston Sunday April 27th, 1pm Somerville Theatre, main screen 55 Davis Square Advance tickets ($1 cheaper)   The Chinese Historical Society of New England and the Boston Asian American Film Festival/AARW host a special reception in Davis Square following the screening at the Somerville Theatre, part of the Independent […]

WSJ: The Mickey Rooney Role Nobody Wants to Talk Much About

The Mickey Rooney Role Nobody Wants to Talk Much About

Paramount, the studio behind “Breakfast” has now acknowledged Yunioshi as such a toxic caricature that its canonical “Centennial Collection” DVD release of the film includes a companion documentary, “Mr. Yunioshi: An Asian Perspective,” which features Asian American performers and advocates in conversation about the role’s lasting cultural impact and the broader context of Asian and […]

Thoroughly Racist ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’

'Thoroughly Modern Millie' play draws controversy in Mass. over racial stereotyping

Thoroughly Racist ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ from Resist racism and eat your carrots Posted on March 25, 2014 by resistance  Why does the white version of anti-racism rely on committing racist acts and then using them as “teachable moments”?  If I want to teach students about violence, I don’t punch them and then tell them it’s wrong.  If I teach […]

Hair Wars: The Politics of Hair ‘YOU CAN TOUCH MY HAIR’ Exhibit

I’m Asian American and I’ve never really given that much thought to my hair … except that one time. I was on the swim team in high school in Southern California and my hair, from being outdoors in a chemically treated pool three hours a day, bleached out from solid black to dark, dark brown […]

White Privilege and Thoroughly Modern Millie at NNHS

white priviledge

White Privilege is having the prevalence and importance of the English language and finding amusement in ridiculing people of colour/immigrants for their accents and their difficulty in speaking a language that is not their native tongue. I had a long conversation with Pulizer nominated journalist and New York Times best selling author Mitch Zuckoff. Our […]

Meet Grace Lin at Where The Mountain Meets the Moon Show at NNHS

Grace Lin Where The Mountain Meets the Moon show at Newton North High School

Chinese Historical Society of New England presents Grace Lin Best-Selling Children’s Author & Artist Presentation & Reception in honor of “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon” premiering at Wheelock Family Theatre Sunday, April 13 at 1 pm The Film Lecture Hall at Newton North High School 457 Walnut Street, Newton Tickets: $5 for members and […]

More Than Half of Asian American Teens Are Bullied in School

MORE THAN HALF OF ASIAN AMERICAN TEENS ARE BULLIED IN SCHOOL

According to survey data released in 2011 by the US Justice Department and Education Department, Asian Americans endure far more bullying in U.S. schools than any other ethnic group, and compared to other teens, Asian American teens are three times as likely to face bullying on the internet. A report released last year by the […]

Dr. Paul Watanabe Speaking at Newton Free Library

Paul Watanabe, Ph.D.

Please join Newton Asian Pacific American Network in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to learn about the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States in a display and a keynote by Paul Watanabe, Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Boston on Tuesday, May 6 at 6:30pm […]

Celebrate Asia! Festival

Celebrate Asia! Festival

‘Think for yourself, but think of others’ School Motto of the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Sudbury, Massachusetts   CELEBRATE ASIA! SAVE THE DATE! APRIL 12! 1st Annual “CELEBRATE ASIA! FESTIVAL” at The Lincoln-Sudbury Memorial School , Saturday, April 12, 10-3 pm. Lot’s of fun activities for kids! Cultural performances! Food! Gift items! Henna tattoos! Martial […]

Wheelock Family Theatre: Where The Mountain Meets the Moon

Where The Mountain Meets the Moon play at Wheelock Family Theater

Wheelock Family Theatre has received rave reviews as a forward-thinking performance arts environment that is bringing a fresh and much needed perspective to musicals. It was also heartening to see Wheelock Family Theatre’s terrific recent production of “Hairspray’’ and note that the lead role of Tracy Turnblad — which typically goes to a white actress — was […]