Video 5 Apr 4 notes

ITASA West Conference at UC Berkeley

(Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association)

Yesterday was a bit of a whirlwind:

  • Woke up at 4am, drove to the airport. Took plane to Oakland, CA. Then took a shuttle to UC Berkeley.
  • Hung out for a few hours at the ITASA West Coast Conference; watched Alvin Lu speak, watched the Jubilee Project present, ate some Taiwanese lunch.
  • Spoke/conducted a workshop on race, identity, and activism for about 90 minutes. 
  • Took shuttle, then a plane, then drove home.

Good times - yes. 

It’s always inspiring to work with others and hear their experiences as people of color, especially this upcoming generation who face a different set of challenges than what I’ve had to endure.

It’s easy to get so caught up in the racial justice world that we forget there are people of color who haven’t heard of things like “micro-aggressions” or “privilege,” that they don’t even realize how many in the community struggle with systemic racism and inequity. So yes, I’m happy to show and teach and learn.

I hope to return again soon and find more advocates for fighting oppression (and of course, some Taiwanese popcorn chicken)!

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Video 28 Mar 59 notes

"Typecast" - a parody of Lordes’ "Royals" 

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Our little trademark case is asking a lot of big questions about systemic racism in the government and the role of judges in regulating ethnic identity.

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Alex Dang - “What Kind of Asian Are You?” (National Poetry Slam 2013)

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Video 19 Jan 4 notes

Some photos from my adventure, speaking at the Listen to the Silence 2014 Conference at Stanford University. Got to meet some amazing folks, including Kristina Wong and Beau Sia. Now just hanging out until my departure tomorrow morning.

Video 13 Jan 16 notes

THE SLANTS - ADOPTED official music video

Our music video was removed in error by YouTube - which means all views, likes, and comments were deleted. Would you mind sharing and giving it some love?


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