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“Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant: A Memoir” Book Launch with Curtis Chin

November 17, 2023
2:00 pm
3:30 pm

Free

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CURTIS CHIN

A co-founder of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop in New York City, Curtis Chin served as the non-profits’ first Executive Director. He went on to write for network and cable television before transitioning to social justice documentaries. Chin has screened his films at over 600 venues in sixteen countries. He has written for CNN, Bon Appetit and the Emancipator/Boston Globe. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Chin has received awards from ABC/Disney Television, New York Foundation for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and more. His memoir, Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant will be published by Little, Brown in Fall 2023. He’s currently writing projects for PBS and Warner Bros. and his essay in Bon Appetit was just selected for Best Food Writing in America 2023. curtisfromdetroit.com

EVERYTHING I LEARNED, I LEARNED IN A CHINESE RESTAURANT

From filmmaker and co-founder of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Curtis Chin’s memoir about coming of age and coming out traces the author’s journey through 1980’s Detroit as he navigated rising xenophobia, the AIDS epidemic, and the Reagan Revolution to find his voice as a writer and activist — all set against the backdrop of his family’s popular Chinese restaurant. The book, which features plenty of Chinese food and Motown vibes, will be published by Little, Brown in the fall of 2023.

TERRY PARK

Dr. Terry K Park (he/him) serves as The Asian American Foundation’s Education and Narrative Change Program Officer. An award-winning educator, social justice advocate, and former performance artist, Terry has over twenty years of experience at the transformative intersections of anti-racist education, social change storytelling, and media advocacy.

Details

Date:
November 17, 2023
Time:
2:00 pm3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
oacc.cc/event/everything-i-learned

Venue

Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th St. #290
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
Phone
5106370455
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Organizer

Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Phone
510-637-0455
Email
programs@oacc.cc

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