CTM Weekly | 📌 CTM 09 in LA 12/5 🔥 Featured Speaker of the Week: Phoenix Rising
Theme of the week: Growth
"I learned that the journey you take to follow your dreams is the same journey you take to find out who you really are. What I didn’t know was that by following my dreams, a year later, I would end up homeless, living in my car, and almost broke. So, what the hell happened?” - Lapis Tiger, CTM 07 | LA
From our Facebook this week:
Taiwanese-Canadian actor and model, Godfrey Gao, passed away this week while filming a reality TV show. He was the first Asian man to model for fashion brand Louis Vuitton and starred alongside Lena Headey and Lily Collins in the 2013 film "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones."
Read more here.
Crushing The Myth 09: An Asian American Speaker Series [12/5 in LA]
The old “Model Minority” label is outdated and doesn’t reflect modern-day Asian America. So let’s CRUSH the myth, and talk about cultural issues that are important to our current generation.
Learn more about the speakers and purchase tickets here.
Past Speaker News
Jason Shen, CTM 01 | [WCG 2019] First TED Conference in China - 'Level Up'
Asian, Not Asian, CTM 01 | OPINION: IN THE U.S., STREETWEAR FASHION HAS BECOME INTEGRAL TO THE ASIAN MALE IDENTITY
Calvin Sun, CTM 03 | 33 | Monsoon Diaries: Calvin Sun
New Videos of the Week - click below to watch!
Other AAPI Events
Yayoi Kusama Exhibit | 11/9-12/14
Japanese Ink Painting Class | 11/19-12/31
ACN Holiday Market | 12/7
ACN LA Stunt Acting Workshop with Trojan Stunt Team | Multiple dates
Kollaboration Showcase & Wrap Party | 12/7
ACN Holiday Mixer | 12/8
"That's how much of an impact [Asian Americans] make in the shopping world and they realize not only are we buying more online, we are the ones who are influencing online [...] The fact that we're showing that we care, they have to care about us so remember the next time you [...] dress how you want to dress and that company will be like "Oh Asians like us, we need to start marketing towards them... we need to start making things for them"
- Donald Chang on how "our shit's fashionable, we just haven't been"