Yes, the year really is almost over, and if you haven't gotten a chance to get on in and be a part of the VisualizAsian AAPI Empowerment Series - I think this might be a good start.
Need a jolt of inspiration for the holiday season? Be sure to tune into visualizAsian.com as we wrap up 2009 with the amazingly talented slam poet Beau Sia!Just remember that if you don't go - you can't say you didn't know about it.
Beau Sia is a Chinese-American poet from Oklahoma City. He’s an artist who uses words as his paint and canvas, and his work has been widely showcased. He’s been featured in the award-winning film “Slam” and the documentary “Slam Nation.” He’s also acted in “The Manchurian Candidate,” “Hitch” and “Rachel Getting Married.”
Date: Tuesday, December 8th
Time: 6pm Pacific/7pm Mountain/8pm Central/9pm Eastern
Place: Phone or webcast, it’s your choice
Beau has appeared on all seasons of HBO’s “Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry,” and has also performed on ESPN’s 2000 Winter X-Games, “Showtime! at The Apollo,” and the 2003 Tony Awards. He’s one of the original cast members of “Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry Jam on Broadway,” a 2003 Special Event Tony Award Winner, and has toured with Norman Lear’s Declare Yourself, a project dedicated to increasing the number of young voters in 2004.
Beau has two spoken word CDs, “Attack! Attack! Go!” and “Dope and Wack.” He was a recipient of the California Arts Council Writer-in-Residence grant for Youth Speaks in 2001-2002, and was the lead artist for the Creative Work Fund.
His one man show, “Fish Out of Water” won the 2004 Jury Prize for Best Alternative Show at the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen, Colorado.
If you’re NEW to visualizAsian.com register here – it’s FREE: http://visualizasian.com/aapi-empowerment-series-signup.html
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you've registered for any previous interviews with Sec. Norm Mineta, Yul Kwon, Phoebe Eng, Kip Fulbeck, Senator Mee Moua, Dale Minami, Tamlyn Tomita, Lane Nishikawa, Phil Yu and/or Lac Su you do NOT need to register again – you should have received the dial-in and webcast info.
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 Beau Sia a question? Once you’re registered, you can submit questions for Lac prior or during the interview on the webcast page.
Here’s to your empowerment!