Won't Even Start - David Choi - 15 Year Anniversary Acoustic Performance X Back To The Beginning X A Little Kina (Grannis That Is) X Cameo With Retro AJ Rafael?

Wednesday, May 15, 2024


 Original Music Video:

   • David Choi - Won't Even Start - Offic...   Spotify! - http://spoti.fi/2wkCAOE Facebook! -   / davidchoi   Tweet Me! -   / davidchoimusic   Instagram! -   / davidchoimusic   Official! - http://davidchoimusic.com Won't Even Start Lyrics What happened After last summer When we broke up In September I haven't seen you Feels like a long time Sometimes it still hurts But I always get by I still got a piece of you under my skin It's always there no matter where I've been So if I ever see you on the street I'll pretend that I didn't see And turn my face No use in small talk anyways Because if I look into your eyes Then I'll have to say goodbye And that'll break my heart So I won't even start I won't even start I wish you luck And I wish it true That's the best I can do for you 'Cause you'll probably find love In someone new I have to let go Yeah it's hard to do So if I run into you with your arm by his side Just know it'll cut me like a knife So if I ever see you on the street I'll pretend that I didn't see And turn my face No use in small talk anyways Because if I look into your eyes Then I'll have to say goodbye And that'll break my heart So I won't even start I won't even start I'll be ok, I'll be ok Or that's what I'll say So if I ever see you on the street I'll pretend that I didn't see And turn my face No use in small talk anyways 'Cause if I look into your eyes Then I'll have to say goodbye And that'll break my heart So I won't even start Oh I won't even start No I won't even start


Go bAck To The Beginning



And Then Why Not One More



Cameo?




You're A First: Viet-Hanh Winchell

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

From the PIPress


When Viet-Hanh Winchell is sworn in as a judge at the Washington County Courthouse in Stillwater on Monday, she will be making history. Winchell, 41, is believed to be the state’s first Vietnamese-American state court judge. It’s fitting that Winchell will assume her new role this month, which is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.


In announcing Winchell’s appointment, Gov. Tim Walz said that she is a “talented litigator whose broad life experiences and commitment to building connections in her community will make her a wonderful addition to the … district.”


[...] Judge Doug Meslow, who has known Winchell for 10 years and will swear her in on Monday morning.

“We are excited that Viet-Hanh is bringing her wisdom and compassion to the bench,” Meslow said. “She’s a well-known and well-respected attorney in Washington County who has represented clients effectively in civil, criminal, juvenile and family cases.”

Lily Tung Crystal To Lead East West Players After Tenure At Theater Mu + Anh Thu T. Pham x Ruthie Johnson

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Press Release: Mu artistic director Lily Tung Crystal to lead East West Players

Lily Tung Crystal will transition in August to head the nation’s largest Asian American theater company.

(May 15, 2024) Theater Mu announced today that artistic director Lily Tung Crystal will step down from her full-time role at the end of Mu’s 2023/24 season to lead Los Angeles-based East West Players, the longest-running and largest Asian American theater company in the United States. During her tenure, Mu was named a regional cultural treasure by the Ford and McKnight foundations, doubled the size of its staff, and doubled its budget from $650,000 to $1.3 million.

“This is a bittersweet moment because of my deep love for Theater Mu and the Minnesotan theater and Asian American communities. My heart is both happy and breaking,” Tung Crystal says. “I’m grateful to Mu and the Twin Cities for giving me such a significant artistic and spiritual home. My life’s work has centered on the intersection between art and social justice; increasing representation of Asian American and other marginalized artists on stage, TV, and film; and telling more Asian American stories. Mu has allowed me to do that work in a deep and joyful way with a truly incredible group of staff, board, artists, and supporters. I’ve never known a theater so well-loved by its community, and I will miss it terribly.”

She adds, “Yet I look forward to the immense possibilities at East West Players and returning to Los Angeles, where I was born and raised. I hope to continue this work and bring more artistry and equity to theater nationally, in collaboration with artists and organizations across the country, including Theater Mu. I’m humbled and honored to be given the opportunity to lead the nation’s largest Asian American theater company and longest-running theater of color.”

An inclusive artistic vision

Tung Crystal arrived at Mu after co-founding and leading Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company in the Bay Area, and she made a national impact during the COVID-19 pandemic because of her vision for Mu.

Instead of shuttering Theater Mu’s doors like many theaters, she opened them wider, producing at least three virtual events and gathering spaces each week from late March through May 2020. She also directed Susan Soon He Stanton’s Today Is My Birthday, which was produced in February 2021 with support from East West Players, and received national attention for its innovative live-stream coordination.

Other Mu productions she directed were Jihae Park’s peerless (2019), Lauren Yee’s Cambodian Rock Band (2022, co-produced with the Jungle Theater), and the world premiere of Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay’s The Kung Fu Zombies Saga: Shaman Warrior & Cannibals (2023). She most recently directed the world premiere of Blended 和 (Harmony): The Kim Loo Sisters, created by Jessica Huang and Jacinth Greywoode, co-produced with History Theatre, and running now through May 26, 2024.

Overall, Tung Crystal’s artistic programming at Mu emphasized newer works relevant to the vast diaspora of Asian Americans. For instance, during the 2022/23 season, she uniquely programmed an all Southeast Asian season consisting only of world premieres with local playwrights and storytellers. She also championed women, non-binary artists, and theater makers from other marginalized communities.

Managing director Anh Thu T. Pham says, “Lily has made an incredible contribution to Asian American theater and Mu. Her keen artistic eye and values of centering community was something that was evident from her first production here. Her belief in widening our circles ensured that Mu’s mainstage work centered and amplified an intersectional Asian American voice while not losing the artistic excellence that Mu has always been known for. I will miss having her as a colleague, thought-partner, and friend. We look forward to better partnering with East West Players in continuing to move Asian American theater on the national scene. Lily will have a big impact on the theater scene in Los Angeles, and we wish her the absolute best!”

While at Mu, Tung Crystal also acted at Minneapolis theaters and directed an award-winning production of Stephen Karam’s The Humans, featuring a transracial Asian American adoptee family. For her directing work in San Francisco, she was thrice-named a Theatre Bay Area Award finalist for outstanding direction.

Supporting artists at all stages

As Mu’s fourth and first woman artistic director, Tung Crystal prioritized mentorship for and intentional long-term investments in Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) theater artists, particularly those in the local community. Mu’s mainstage productions have become more ambitious each season, but Tung Crystal has made space for emerging artists by revitalizing the Mu Training Institute and establishing Mu’s fellowship program. Other artistic expansions include formalizing the literary committee and supporting Mu’s first three playwright cohorts, two of which were designed by Mu’s Mellon Foundation playwright-in-residence, Duangphouxay Vongsay, and one by literary manager Jane Peña and artistic associate Annie Jin Wang.

“Our goal at Mu is to empower Asian American leaders, center equity, and promote talent, and that statement applies to our own staff and leadership too,” says Theater Mu board chair Ruthie Johnson. “As part of our first female co-director team with managing director Anh Thu T. Pham, Lily has taken Theater Mu to the next level in talent nurturing, production quality, and relevant storytelling, setting up a strong foundation for our next artistic director to build from. We will miss her, but we are also excited to continue to support her and for our partnership with East West Players to grow.”

Tung Crystal will program Theater Mu’s 2024/25 season before her departure. This spring, Mu will name an interim artistic director and then start a nationwide search for her permanent successor. Tung Crystal will stay on as a consultant to help with the transition and onboarding process.

At East West Players, Tung Crystal will become the organization’s fifth artistic director, joining managing director Eugene J. Hutchins.

For interviews, assets, or other media requests, contact Lianna McLernon at lianna@theatermu.org or by calling (612) 709-3324.

Click here to check out Lily Tung Crystal’s personal statement about the announcement, as well as a statement for the Mu community by board chair Ruthie Johnson.

From Mu artistic director Lily Tung Crystal to the community

This is a bittersweet moment because of my deep love for Theater Mu and the Minnesotan theater and Asian American communities. My heart is both happy and breaking. I’m grateful to Mu and the Twin Cities for giving me such a significant artistic and spiritual home and for welcoming me and my family here in 2019. My five years at Mu have been some of my best and most meaningful.  

 My life’s work has centered on the intersection between art and social justice; increasing representation of Asian American and other marginalized artists on stage, TV and film; and telling more Asian American stories. Mu has allowed me to do that work in a deep and joyful way with a truly incredible group of staff, board, artists, and supporters. I’ve never known a theater so well-loved by its community, and I will miss it terribly. 

I’m proud of what we accomplished together, that through a pandemic, rise in anti-Asian violence, and national racial reckoning, Mu took care of its artists, staff, and community. We nurtured the next generation of AAPI and BIPOC theater makers. We lifted up stories from across the Asian American diaspora. We championed the voices of queer and disabled artists, women and non-binary theater makers. We created art together that was impactful and meaningful. 

As such, the decision to go to East West Players is not one I’ve entered into lightly. Organizationally, I hope this move will allow me to connect Mu and East West Players so that we can effect change and champion Asian American stories across the country. And personally, I look forward to returning to the city where I was born and raised, where my father is buried, and to the state where most of my extended family resides.

At East West Players, I hope to bring more artistry and equity to theater nationally, in collaboration with other artists and organizations, including Theater Mu. I’m humbled and honored to be given the opportunity to lead the nation’s largest Asian American theater company and longest-running theater of color.

I am privileged to be leaving Mu with the full support of its treasured staff and board. Mu’s legacy and mission is much larger than one individual, and I am confident in my co-leader and managing director Anh Thu T. Pham and the Mu staff and artists to move forward with love, empathy, and strength. 

It has been a true honor to lead this organization. Thank you for inviting me in and supporting me and Mu. I look forward to seeing what the future brings for this company that I love so dearly.

From managing director Anh Thu T. Pham

Lily has made an incredible contribution to Asian American theater and Mu. Her keen artistic eye and values of centering community was something that was evident from her first production here. Her belief in widening our circles ensured that Mu’s mainstage work centered and amplified an intersectional Asian American voice while not losing the artistic excellence that Mu has always been known for. I will miss having her as a colleague, thought-partner, and friend. We look forward to better partnering with East West Players in continuing to move Asian American theater in the national scene. Lily will have a big impact on the theater scene in Los Angeles, and we wish her the absolute best!


From board chair Ruthie Johnson

We are grateful for the work Lily has done in the last four years to help identify new playwrights, expand the breadth of Asian storytelling, and showcase our beautiful, diverse Asian community in Minnesota. While we will miss her, we are excited to build on this foundation, keeping our values of equity, justice, and storytelling at the forefront as we begin our search for a new artistic director. We would like to thank our Mu staff, artists, community, donors, and board for their ongoing support and partnership as we navigate this transition

More Crooning. More Laufey. And Art

Friday, May 10, 2024


Hit the linkbelow because it cannot be embedded: 


Nice work if you can get it.

The Gen Z Crooner For The Anxious Generation.

Dope.

 

17 Asian American Film Festivals

Wednesday, May 01, 2024

 


  1. DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival - Focuses on promoting AANHPI artistic development, representation, and community building. The festival has been running for over 20 years and takes place in Washington, D.C. Visit the festival page

  2. DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon - This festival celebrates independent films that offer authentic AANHPI voices and stories, highlighting social justice themes. It is held annually in Oregon. Learn more about DisOrient

  3. CAAMFest - Formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, CAAMFest is one of the largest festivals of its kind in the US, showcasing Asian American and Asian film, music, and food. Explore CAAMFest

  4. Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival - This festival presents films and media that reflect the lives and experiences of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Visit the festival site

  5. Seattle Asian American Film Festival - Held annually in Seattle, this festival showcases films by and about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Check out Seattle AAF

  6. Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival - Celebrates and elevates the Asian American experience through cinema, providing a cultural representation across a broad spectrum of media. More on PAAFF

  7. San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival - Presents films from South Asia and its diaspora. Known for showcasing compelling and innovative narratives. Learn more

  8. Vancouver Asian Film Festival - One of the oldest Asian film festivals in Canada, it promotes the appreciation of Asian cinema. Visit VAFF

  9. Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival - This Canadian festival showcases a wide variety of Asian cinema, including East, South, and Southeast Asian films. Explore Reel Asian

  10. Boston Asian American Film Festival - Empowers Asian Americans through film by showcasing Asian American experiences and serving as a resource to filmmakers and the Greater Boston community. More on BAAFF

  11. San Diego Asian Film Festival - One of the largest exhibitions of Asian cinema in North America. Hosted by Pacific Arts Movement, it features both Asian and Asian American films. Visit SDAFF

  12. Viet Film Fest - Showcases the best in Vietnamese cinema and provides a platform for Vietnamese voices in film. Held in Orange County, home to the largest Vietnamese population outside Vietnam. Learn more

  13. Korean American Film Festival New York (KAFFNY) - Dedicated to presenting stories by Korean and Korean American filmmakers. Explore KAFFNY

  14. Asian American Showcase - Hosted by the Foundation for Asian American Independent Media (FAAIM) in Chicago, focuses on celebrating Asian American artistic achievements. Check it out

  15. Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival - Aims to foster understanding of the experiences of Asian Pacific Islanders through films curated from around the globe. More on SAPFF

  16. Asian Film Festival of Dallas - Celebrates Asian and Asian American culture by screening films annually from Asia and the Asian diaspora. Visit AFFD

  17. Hawaii International Film Festival - Known for its unique blend of Asian, Pacific, and Hawaiian cinema, HIFF offers a rich variety of films from around the world, held in Honolulu. Visit HIFF

It's Our Month + I Had AI Create Posters With Asian American Heritage Month

Wednesday, May 01, 2024



Hip Hip Hooray It's Our Month!

When I typed in "Asian American Heritage Month" to create a poster in Adobe Express the above was what it gave me. 

Hmmmmm....

Woohooo! It's Our Month!

Get Naked! Run around the block! Because it's our month!

David Mura x Guggenheim Fellow

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

A post and congratulations to David Mura who was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship earlier this month. David Mura has been at the center of so much in the Asian American community and it's great to see him continue to push new ideas and thoughts about race and culture into mainstream narratives, and to be recognized for that work.

For the fellowship here's what he said via an MPR news article:

[Mura said that he plans to create a new memoir inspired, in part, by his parents, who were interned during World War II.]

“Both my parents passed in the last two years, and all of their generation of second-generation Japanese Americans have passed in the last few years. So as the oldest in the extended family in the one writer, I feel like I'm a vessel and a voice for our whole family history.”

Read it in full here: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2024/04/11/three-minnesotans-announced-as-guggenheim-fellows

WWW @ https://davidmura.com/


Theater Mu + BLENDED 和(HARMONY): THE KIM LOO SISTERS

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

 


book & lyrics by JESSICA HUANG
music by JACINTH GREYWOODE
directed by LILY TUNG CRYSTAL

May 4 - 26, 2024
co-produced with HISTORY THEATRE

Get More Info At https://www.theatermu.org/blended-harmony


Justin Min, Lucy Boynton, Max, And The Greatest Hits

Tuesday, April 30, 2024


It has a great soundtrack. There's some great chemistry between Justin Min and Lucy Boynton. The story is original. Definitely sucked me in from the trailer to the Max to the end of the show.

And I'm gonna say that Justin Min, for the Asian American males out there--the character is what we know we are and have been and I'm glad to see them show this on screen--as well as the family and friends--which includes more BIPOC and Asian American awesomeness.

Also features, Andie Ju, Austin Crute, David Corenswet, and Retta.

Rest In Power: Roman Gabriel The First Filipino-American quarterback

Sunday, April 21, 2024

From the Eagles site @ https://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/news/eagles-mourn-the-passing-of-pro-bowl-quarterback-philanthropist-roman-gabriel 

The Eagles mourn the passing of former quarterback Roman Gabriel on Saturday, April 20, at the age of 83. Gabriel's son, Roman Gabriel III, announced his father's peaceful passing in a post on X. Selected with the second-overall pick in the 1962 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams, Gabriel became the first Filipino-American quarterback in league history. Before spending the last five years of his career with the Eagles (1973-77), Gabriel played his first 11 seasons with the Rams. 

During his time in Los Angeles, Gabriel was a three-time Pro Bowler, first-team All-Pro, and 1969 AP NFL MVP. Various injuries in his final few seasons with the Rams led to Gabriel becoming available in trade talks, and that's when the Eagles swooped in before the 1973 season. The Eagles dealt star receiver Harold Jackson and two first-round draft picks to the Rams to acquire the former MVP. 33 at the time, Gabriel's move to Philadelphia rejuvenated his stellar career. In 53 games with the Eagles, Gabriel threw for 7,221 yards and 47 touchdowns, made his fourth Pro Bowl, and won PFWA Comeback Player of the Year. During his Comeback Player of the Year season in 1973, Gabriel, standing at 6-5, threw to a trio of pass catchers known as the Fire High Gang that towered over defenders. Wide receiver and Pro Football Hall of Famer Harold Carmichael (6-8), tight end Charle Young (6-5), and wide receiver Don Zimmerman (6-4) helped Gabriel establish career highs in completions (270) and passing yards (3,219). 

While leading the league in those categories, Gabriel also led the league with 24 passing touchdowns. "That was a fun year," said Gabriel during a 2019 interview with Philadelphiaeagles.com. "I was pretty much written off after my last year with the Rams. But the Eagles took a chance on me, and I was so grateful. It was a young team that was trying to build something, and they wanted me to be a part of it. I loved Philadelphia. It's a great city with great fans. It's still a great memory.". Gabriel retired with the Eagles in 1977, his 16th and final season in the NFL. In Eagles history, Gabriel is currently ninth in completion percentage (55.8), 10th in passing attempts (1,185), and 13th in passing yards (7,221). In 1989, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. At North Carolina State, Gabriel was named Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year in 1960 and '61, became the first ACC quarterback to throw for over 1,000 yards in a season, and was a member of NC State's inaugural athletic Hall of Fame class in 2012. Off the field, Gabriel was heavily involved in local charities. In 1974, Gabriel's second season with the team, his teammate, tight end Fred Hill's daughter, Kim, was battling leukemia. The Hills and other parents were camping out at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia while their kids underwent treatment. This is when the Hills realized that there needed to be a housing solution for families that traveled long distances and couldn't afford hotels. 

The Eagles partnered with CHOP and McDonald's to start a promotion where all proceeds from Shamrock Shakes sold would go toward buying an old house near the hospital for families. Gabriel was one of the faces of the charitable promotion, and the house he helped raise funds for became the first Ronald McDonald House in the country, located at 3925 Chestnut Street. Inspired by the opening of the first-ever Ronald McDonald House, Gabriel later opened the first Ronald McDonald House in his home state, North Carolina.

On The Re-release of Chink: The Serial Killer Thriller

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

I was checking something out and came across this article down at Chopso. Loved this film and the team behind it and just thought it was amazing because it said so much about the Asian American and Asian American male experience.

To me, while the title I know is controversial--I think it's dead on. It speaks to harsh reality of the Asian American experience, self hate, and the way we can be looked at, and how we look at ourselves.

It embodies so much and great to hear some more information on the evolution and distribution.

A snippet from the article:

QL: In its original reincarnation, Eddie was a rapper and anarchist and MC Jin was attached to play the role. And of course we couldn’t raise the money and MC Jin moved to Hong Kong to launch his Asian career. Jason Tobin, whom I befriended from Better Luck Tomorrow days, visited me and said he wanted me to make a film with him playing a transgender character. I was like, “I don’t have that movie yet… but I have Chink which is about the first Asian American serial killer.” And Jason came on-board. Stanley pulled Eugenia Yuan and Tzi Ma into the project and we crowdfunded to raise the initial budget of Chink.

Read it in full here: https://www.chopso.org/the-evolution-of-chink-the-re-release-of-the-controversial-serial-killer-thriller/

Reviews Of HBO's The Sympathizer

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

I watched the premiere and I loved it. Can't wait for the next episode and I will write about it more. For now here are a few reviews from the interwebs...

The Collab Made In Heaven: Mika x Ailee

Wednesday, April 17, 2024


What a fun collab with Mika Nakashima--queen Mika to you that is--and the indomitable Asian American Korean pop startastic Ailee.

Love it.

 

Potato Jet Goes For 1 Million

Friday, March 22, 2024


Nice to see that hard work pay off for Potato Jet - aka Gene Nagata - and getting to 1 million subscribers on his YouTube Channel where he talks about camera, video, and film.

 

Biden, Michigan, Arab Americans, And Yes---CEASEFIRE

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

From the interewbs that you should read, and yes--I'm right there with you, and while the least is not the option, it doesn't mean the other one can't improve because he's still an old White Man who didn't fulfil all of his promises or even try to.

https://apnews.com/article/arab-americans-reject-biden-election-michigan-palestinians-3c176d111286e767a48d51eef53d50e1

Over the next two hours, the leaders spoke about how they were personally affected by the war in Gaza and criticized President Joe Biden over the growing number of Palestinians killed in the Israeli offensive after Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack. Khanna, a Biden campaign surrogate who organized the meeting independently, listened intently.

It was a rare unfiltered conversation between two sides that have grown further apart. And after a day of meetings, it seemed unlikely that the two sides could come back together unless the administration changes course on a ceasefire in Gaza, which both the White House and Israel oppose.

I Asked ChatGPT To Give Me 25 Ways Asian Americans Can Get More Representation. This Is What It Said...

Wednesday, February 28, 2024



Here was my prompt for ChatGPT:

Can you give me 25 ways that Asian Americans can get more representation in the United States where theres still racism and oppression--and doing it in different ways that have not been done before?

This is what it gave me (and I did not delve any deeper). Agree? Disagree? Same old same old?

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Certainly! Increasing representation and countering racism and oppression for Asian Americans involves a blend of innovative strategies, community engagement, and policy advocacy. Here are 25 novel ideas:

  1. Virtual Reality Experiences: Develop VR programs that allow users to experience the life and culture of Asian Americans, fostering empathy and understanding.
  2. Interactive Web Series: Create a web series that invites audience participation in shaping storylines, highlighting Asian American experiences.
  3. Asian American Innovation Hubs: Establish community centers focused on Asian American entrepreneurs and artists, showcasing their work and stories.
  4. Cultural Exchange Programs: Set up exchange programs that pair Asian American professionals with counterparts in other communities to share experiences and foster mutual understanding.
  5. Youth Ambassador Programs: Encourage Asian American youth to become ambassadors in their schools, promoting diversity and inclusion.
  6. Collaborative Art Projects: Initiate large-scale art projects that require community involvement, highlighting Asian American themes and artists.
  7. Asian American Story Podcasts: Produce podcasts that tell lesser-known stories of Asian American history and current issues.
  8. Mobile Cultural Exhibits: Create traveling exhibits that visit schools and communities, offering interactive learning about Asian American culture and history.
  9. Diversity Training Workshops: Offer workshops in workplaces and institutions that specifically address stereotypes and challenges faced by Asian Americans.
  10. Community Dialogues: Organize town hall meetings focusing on issues affecting the Asian American community, encouraging participation from wider community members.
  11. Social Media Campaigns: Utilize social media platforms for campaigns that spotlight Asian American achievements and challenges.
  12. Mentorship Programs: Establish mentorship programs where Asian American professionals mentor young people in their community.
  13. Inclusive Curriculum Development: Work with educational institutions to develop and integrate curriculum that accurately represents Asian American history and contributions.
  14. Bilingual Public Services: Advocate for and implement bilingual options in public services to accommodate and represent Asian American communities with language barriers.
  15. Cultural Festivals: Organize and promote festivals that celebrate the diverse cultures within the Asian American community, inviting broad public participation.
  16. Political Leadership Incubators: Develop programs to train and support Asian Americans aspiring to enter politics or community leadership.
  17. Asian American Film and Literature Festivals: Host festivals that exclusively feature Asian American filmmakers and authors.
  18. Collaborations with Other Minorities: Form alliances with other minority groups to jointly address common issues of representation and discrimination.
  19. Technology Access Initiatives: Increase access to technology for underrepresented Asian American communities to bridge the digital divide and amplify their voices.
  20. Community-based Research Projects: Conduct and support research on the specific needs and challenges of the Asian American community.
  21. Representation in Advertising: Advocate for and promote the inclusion of Asian Americans in mainstream media and advertising.
  22. Educational Scholarships: Offer scholarships specifically for Asian American students pursuing studies in fields where they are underrepresented.
  23. Cultural Competency Training for Officials: Provide training for government officials on cultural competency relating to Asian American communities.
  24. Participatory Theater: Develop theater productions that involve audience participation, focusing on Asian American themes.
  25. Heritage Language Classes: Promote and offer classes in Asian languages and cultural practices, preserving heritage and fostering pride in Asian American identities.

Implementing these ideas requires collaboration between community leaders, organizations, government entities, and the broader public. Each initiative offers a unique approach to enhancing representation and reducing racism and oppression against Asian Americans.

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