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DISGRASIAN’s Extracurricular Activities: The Remembrance Project & Chinese American Cultural Night

April 30th, 2012 | 0 comments | Posted by jasmine

What to do when you’re not studying, calculating your taxes on an abacus, or practicing piano:

The Japanese American National Museum has launched The Remembrance Project, an online “living museum” which commemorates the 70th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066. That order made it possible for the US government to relocate Americans with Japanese ancestry to internment camps during World War II. [Remembrance Project]

Chinese American Cultural Night 2012, an annual event produced by the Association of of Chinese Americans at UCLA, will feature the story of Vincent Chin, along with musical and dance performances. Free tickets to the event, which is Saturday, May 12, will be available starting Monday, May 7. Non-UCLA affiliated folks can send ticket requests to tickets.cacn@gmail.com. [CACN]

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DISGRASIAN’s Extracurricular Activities

June 2nd, 2011 | 0 comments | Posted by jasmine

What to do when you’re not studying, calculating your taxes on an abacus, or practicing piano:

Hyphen’s Bittersweet issue release party is this Friday, June 3rd, at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco. It also happens to be the official San Francisco party for Angry Asian Man’s 10th Anniversary. Amazing! [Hyphen]

The Xploration Lab at the Japanese American National Museum engages museum visitors in a variety of exercises and activities designed to educate visitors about the experiences of Japanese Americans during World War II. Hurry up and visit, as the lab closes on Sunday, June 12. [JANM]

Our friend Jeff Yang curated MARVELS AND MONSTERS: Unmasking Asian Images in U.S. Comics, 1942 – 1986 – The William F. Wu Collection oat The NYU Fales Library & Special Collections. Wu’s collection “is perhaps the world’s only, and certainly the largest, collection of comic books featuring images of Asians and Asian Americans.” The exhibition is open until August 19, 2011. Read Jeff’s thoughts about working on the exhibition on his blog. [NYU]

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AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Mike Shinoda

April 19th, 2010 | 11 comments | Posted by Diana

Name: Mike Shinoda

Age: 33

Hails from: LA-ish

Occupation: Artist, musician, record producer

Known for: Staying busy. Shinoda is beloved by some for his decade of rockstardom with rock-hop (hip-rock?) band Linkin Park and side project Fort Minor. Others hail him for his music producing achievements, which include tracks and albums with the likes of Busta Rhymes and X-Ecutioners, and a slate of remixes from Depeche Mode to Metric.

Still others gasp at Shinoda’s art (he’s an Illustration grad of Pasadena’s Art Center, and created a scholarship there five years ago), which is integral to LP’s visual identity. Continue reading AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Mike Shinoda

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