UMich: Where the Fun's At

Next weekend, April 6th - 8th, I’ll be in Michigan, Ann Arbor, representing TDS at the Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Student Association (ITASA) midwest conference!

Similar to the workshop that I did for the ITASA east coast conference in Atlanta, I’ll be talking about body image issues within our community and how the portayal of Asian Americans in mass media can construe the way we view ourselves physically. This will go down on Saturday, at 10:30 am in the Undergraduate Science Building.  

Not only am I stoked about visiting UMich for the first time, I am also excited about meeting my fellow presenters. In particular, I am looking forward to meeting the faces behind The Jubilee Project (Videos for a Good Cause) and finally, meeting Stephanie and Christine from Mochi Magazine. (Empowering Asian American Teenage Girls)! As some of you know, I was the former publisher of Hyphen magazine and remember when Mochi Magazine first came out. I imagine we’ll have a lot to talk about.

For more information on how to register (or if you just want to stalk me), go here

Seen any positive or negative depictions of Asian Americans on TV, magazines, or elsewhere lately? Send me some links. They might make it into my workshop. Oh, and let me know if there are any special spots to check out! I’m itching to explore.

- Lisa


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