June News: Crushing The Myth in LA 04 - (June 22nd, 2019)
Crushing The Myth at JANM!
We're getting ready for the 4th installment of Crushing The Myth tomorrow. This time we'll be at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo, LA.
Eight phenomenal speakers are sharing stories about Superpowers, Asian American Fatherhood, Entrepreneurship, Porn & Non-Profits, An Ode to Father's Day, Public Education, and Winning a Body Transformation Contest.
See the full speaker list here, and come out Saturday June 22nd to Crush some myths!
(use this code for 25% off admission: JUNEVIP)
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Do you like the Crushing The Myth speaker events? Do you want to support Asian American creators and storytellers? Do you want a monthly care package of Asian American stuff??
Be our patron, and you can have all the things!!
(Crushing The Myth videos will always be free online, and we count on patrons to help support the team and logistics who put it on.)
Special Thanks to our current patrons: Justin Lin.
Next Crushing The Myth: NY (8/8)
Watch out New York! We're bringing Crushing The Myth to a Soho rooftop on August 8th. Plus, we will have speakers, food fair, and live music!
You don't want to miss this.
WHEN: Saturday, 8/8, 7pm to 11pm
WHERE: Beautiful rooftop (to be announced) in Soho, NY
TICKETS: $30 Early Bird / $40 General / $50 VIP (includes free swag and food)
RSVP here to guarantee a spot.
Want to help with Crushing The Myth?
We need ambassadors, organizers, marketers, and supporters. If you'd like to help in any capacity, please join our FB community group and let's crush some myths!
If you know of a potential speaker, please refer them to us.
If you know of a potential sponsor, please refer them to us.
Upcoming AsAm Events
Looking for something fun to do in the next few weeks? Check out some of these upcoming events from our partner organizations:
Taiwanese American Professionals - New York (TAP-NY)
June TAPpy Hour at Novotel Terrace
It's almost summertime! We'll be outside on the North Terrace at Novotel's rooftop, with an amazing view of the city lights. Enjoy the good weather and kick back with some ice-cold drinks.
We’ll have exclusive access to a section of the space beginning at 7 PM, so come early to grab drinks with your favorite TAP members and jump-start your weekend!
Happy Hour specials are still being determined, so stay tuned!
APEX | Asian Professional Exchange
APEX Matcha Tasting
Join APEX for Matcha tasting 101 class at SIP Matcha-Rowland Heights!
During the class, SIP will go over what matcha is, how to make it, how matcha is produced, why it's beneficial to drink and give everyone a chance to taste some of SIP Matcha drinks!
General class description:
The Cosmos Summit: Home–bound
As children of the API diaspora, the process of finding and defining home is one our community knows well. For many of us, we begin with the homes we’re born into and take those experiences into the ones we create. The Cosmos Summit: Home–bound is our community's opportunity to create and expand our understanding of home together.
An experiential conference and historic coming-together of Asian women and gender non-binary individuals, Home–bound explores what it means to connect with our cultures, our loved ones, and our selves. It’s a space to honor our perspectives and explore our identities through workshops, art, and community.
AsAm Podcasts & Magazines
Looking for something new to listen to or read? Check out these great podcasts and magazines focused on Asian American topics!
Rock The Boat Podcast
Rock the Boat, a new podcast that shares the stories of Asian Americans in unconventional career paths. You can tune in to Season 1 episodes now on iTunes, Spotify, Anchor, or most places you listen to podcasts. Season 2 is coming up in May and will feature Asian American storytellers, creators, entertainers...if this sounds like you, or you know of anyone in those fields, reach out to them: email firstname.lastname@example.org or Instagram DM @rocktheboatnyc. Visit their Facebook page here.
Asian, Not Asian Podcast
Welcome to "Asian, Not Asian", a podcast by two Asian guys not from Asia talking about American issues no American seems to care about. Each week, Fumi Abe and Mic Nguyen will discuss race, politics, media, funny stuff, food pics, peace signs, model minority myths, urban myths, and urban outfitters. New episode every Monday!
Now In Color Podcast
Now In Color is a weekly podcast hosted by Sandie Cheng that brings POC stories, erased from history, back to the forefront. Check out their newly released episodes here.
Hapa Mag is a publication by Hapas, for everyone.
Here at Hapa Mag, we believe that the word Hapa celebrates our unique identities. Throughout its history, "Hapa," has taken on different meanings for different people. It originated from the Hawaiian pidgin word for "half," and for many of us, it has come to mean that you're part Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and/or Asian.
To be Hapa is to be a part of a diverse and growing community with many perspectives. We hope to capture these mixed stories and experiences within each issue of Hapa Mag. Read all about it here.