+ Lac Su = A Reason You Want To Pick Up The Phone

Monday, November 16, 2009

Is it just me or is just on a roll these days? This time around for their AAPI Empowerment Series they've got Lac Su - and I'm sure that's going to be a great interview and conversation - and remember - you can get in on it free:

We’ll be speaking with Lac Su, the author of the powerful new memoir, “I Love Yous Are for White People.” Lac Su is an executive for TalentSmart, a global think tank and management consulting firm, in the day time, and a husband, a father, a painter, a photographer, and a writer by night. He was born in Danang-Vietnam, grew up in Los Angeles, and now resides in San Diego. “I Love Yous Are for White People” is his first book—a memoir.

Date: Tuesday, November 17
Time: 6pm Pacific/7pm Mountain
8pm Central/9pm Eastern
Place: Phone or webcast, it’s your choice

The book opens at a breakneck pace with the memories of his family’s escape from Vietnam, and segues into the family’s introduction to life as refugees in Los Angeles. Lac’s father is authoritarian and abusive, and as the years go by, the entire family lives in fear of his temper. The lack of affection and support from his father — the book’s title refers to the idyllic loving families the young Lac saw on American television shows and movies, and at his school friends’ homes — eventually lead Lac into the world of gang thuggery to seek an alternative family acceptance and a sense of belonging. He went on to a magnet high school and on to college, and now has a doctorate. It’s a testament to his strong spirit that he survived the tumult of his early life and then captured it so vividly! This is an inspirational story about succeeding
despite adversity.

If you’re new to register here – it’s FREE:

Can’t make the live event? Register so you’ll get access to the recording to listen to later. And, you only need to register once to hear about future interviews. So, if you already received the dial-in info, you’re all set! Want to ask Lac a question? Once you’re registered, you can submit questions for Lac prior or during the interview on the webcast page.IMPORTANT NOTE: If you've registeredfor any previous interviews with Sec. Norm Mineta, Yul Kwon, Phoebe Eng, Kip Fulbeck, Senator Mee Moua, Dale Minami, Tamlyn Tomita, Lane Nishikawa or Phil Yu you do NOT need to register again – you should have received the dial-in and webcast info.

Here’s to your empowerment!
Erin Yoshimura & Gil Asakawa,
See. Do. Become.

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