April 30, 2008

Frank Chin and Curtis Choy fundraising

Thymos is proud to announce that Frank Chin and Curtis Choy and Lawson Inada will be coming to Portland on July 11th and 12th. We are hosting this event in conjunction with the Korean American Citizens League, the Oregon Commission on Asian Affairs, and OHSU's Center for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. We will screen Curtis's film What's Wrong with Frank Chin at 5:30 on July 11th at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital in the Vey Conference Center. Following the screening, Curtis Choy will hold a question and answer session about his work and independent Asian American film, and Oregon Poet Laureate Lawson Inada will be present to tell us stories about Asian American activism during the 1960's.

The following morning at 10:30am, Frank Chin will tell traditional Chinese stories to children. After the children's session, he will talk to adults about traditional myths and the future of Asian American literature.

If you are anywhere close to Portland, do not miss this event. All three men are pioneers in the fields of Asian American literature and film, and they promise to share insights that will change your life. All writers, essayists, and civil rights leaders should try to attend. The experience of these three giants in Asian American culture will help all activists set a course for change.

In the spirit of getting the message out, the event will be free to the public, but we are trying to raise money to pay for the transportation, lodging, and other costs associated with bringing our very special guests to Portland. The time is now. Please use the PayPal button on the left hand side of my page to donate. No donation is too small.

Our Gold Sponsors for this event so far are:

Thymos (host)
Crowell-Ing, LLP
OHSU’s Center for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
Oregon Commission on Asian Affairs
Diverse Empowered Employees of Portland (DEEP)
John and Janet Jay/Studio J
Korean American Citizens League

(Edited 6.16.08 to add OHSU's Center for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs to our sponsor list.)
(Edited 6.20.2008)

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