Ace shares his perspective on overcoming obstacles from walking onto the UConn Men's basketball team to being Executive Vice President of Citizen's Bank. He has also started Spot Dessert Bar and the OBAO restaurant chains in New York City. Recorded at Crushing The Myth (NY, May 3rd, 2019).
Godfrey Plata is a teacher who has seen ups and downs in the US public education system. While he came to the US being told by his immigrant parents "follow the rules"; by following the rules, that's earned him the privilege of saying "the rules don't work in our favor".
"Professional Asian American" Koji Sakai takes us through a history of Asian American culture and shares how he teaches his son life lessons and strength in the Asian American identity. Recorded at Crushing The Myth (LA, June 22nd, 2019).
Based in Compton, teacher Jacqulyn Whang comes to Crushing The Myth to spit some spoken word about her love for hip hop, Asian American culture, and identity. "Growing up as a first generation Korean-immigrant family, I have always felt like an imposter to this country.
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Crushing The Myth Speakers
These speakers told a ten minute story in front of a live audience.