442 @JANM

442 graphic novel book cover

Saturday, July 27, 2019 2:00 PM—4:00 PM

442 Graphic Novel Talk and Drawing Workshop with Rob Sato


Enjoy a talk between the authors of 442, a graphic novel by Koji Steven Sakai and Phinneas Kiyomura, who, along with artist Rob Sato, will discuss their collaboration process. Following the discussion, we invite you to participate in a drawing workshop for all skill levels; materials will be provided.

442 follows Hiro, a young man incarcerated at the Manzanar concentration camp during World War II who volunteers for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT) and joins the battle to rescue the “Lost Battalion.” The 442nd RCT was a segregated unit of Japanese Americans who became the most highly decorated military unit for their size and duration of service.

This program is free, but seating is limited. RSVPs are strongly recommended using the link below.

RSVP here: https://9644p.blackbaudhosting.com/9644p/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=76a80b85-f6ec-4008-b83b-00b017ad9e5e

Episode #109 of Slanted View: Naomi Hirahara

Slanted View Podcast

Episode 109 “Novelist Naomi Hirahara on Newshole and True Crimes” (Stream Free / Download MP3)

Check out the latest episodes of “Slanted View,” a CHOPSO presents podcast hosted by the CHOPSO Team — including Koji Steven Sakai, Quentin Lee, and Sue Limsukonth — and each offers their take on all things Asian. Each week we chat with an Asian American artist about their work and being Asian.

Movie Night Podcast

I joined TK & Dwayne to talk “Shaun of the Dead” and about my new book Zombie run!

Movie Night is a weekly podcast hosted by comedians Dwayne Perkins and TK Kelly. Each week, Dwayne and TK are joined by a special guest to watch a movie of choice, shoot the shit, play some games, and pretend they know what the hell they’re talking about. Follow them on Twitter @movienightcast or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/movienightpodcastshow

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See Me at the Crushing the Myth Speaker @JANM

Crushing The Myth is a nationwide Speaker Series that features Asian Americans and allies. We aim to share Asian American stories and perspectives with a global audience while building a strong community of leaders, thinkers, and influencers.

Asian America today is more than just the “Model Minority” label. Let’s stop thinking Asian Americans are one big, stale monolith and start telling Asian American stories that make people LISTEN, LEARN, INSPIRE.

– Each topic below will be narrated by a speaker through their own story and experience.
– Audiences are encouraged to meet & discuss the stories in between speakers, during the intermission.


* Copper Cow Coffee & How I’m Crushing the International Food Aisle (Debbie Mullin)

* I Teach My Son To Hate Dr. Seuss and Why You Should Too (Koji Steven Sakai)

* How I Used My Superpower to Get Our Church to Embrace Queer and Trans People” (Pastor Ken Fong)
* Porn and Non-Profits: My Vision as an Asian American Man (William Lex Ham)

* Rules and Consequences: My Life in Public Education (Godfrey Plata)

* Strong not Skinny: How I Won an $80K Body Transformation Contest That Ultimately Changed My Thinking (Nina Nam)