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Friday, August 12 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Where's the Asian Ta-Nehisi Coates?

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Long-form writers have an important role — they can serve as thought leaders and essayists who can explore controversial issues. So why aren't there more visible AAPI long-form writers? How can we develop emerging writers of color, while avoiding pigeonholing them?

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Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

Contributor, NBC Asian America
Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is a second-generation Chinese American from California who now divides her time between Michigan and Hawai‘i. She is a contributor and columnist for NBC News Asian America. She has also written forAAPIVoices.com, NewAmericaMedia.org, ChicagoIsTheWorld.org, AnnArbor.com, PacificCitizen.org, InCultureParent.com. She teaches Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies at University of Michigan.

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Michele Carlson

Outgoing EIC at Hyphen Magaizine, Executive Director DSAP, Associate Professor Visual and Critical Studies at California College of the Arts, Hyphen Magazine and Art Practical | Daily Serving
Michele Carlson is an artist, writer, and critic working in the greater SF Bay Area. She is currently the Executive Director of Daily Serving and Art Practical and Associate Professor in Visual and Critical Studies at California College of the Arts. She is also the outgoing EIC at Hyphen.
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Erika Hayasaki

Associate Professor, UC Irvine
Erika Hayasaki’s stories have appeared in Wired, Newsweek, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard, The California Sunday Magazine, Glamour, The Wall Street Journal and the LA Times, where she spent 9 years on staff. She teaches literary journalism at UC Irvine, and authored The Death Class: A True Story About Life (Simon & Schuster).
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Jeff Yang

Featured Contributor, CNN Opinion
Jeff Yang is a featured pundit for CNN Opinion, and a frequent contributor to Quartz, NPR and Slate. He founded the pioneering Asian American periodical aMagazine, and has authored a number of bestselling books. His older son, Hudson Yang, stars in the groundbreaking ABC series Fresh Off the Boat.

Friday August 12, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am

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