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Beyond Fortune Cookies: Confronting Asian American Stereotypes

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Beebe School, 401 Pleasant St. Malden (directions)

Join a group of distinguished panelists for a discussion of Asian-American stereotypes and the experience of being Asian American today.

This event, sponsored by Malden Reads: One City, One Book, is being organized and led by youth leaders under the direction of GMAACC (Greater Malden Asian American Community Coalition) and co-sponsored by MaldenCORE (Community Organizing for Racial Equity), and the Chinese Culture Connection.

Prior to the panel discussion at 7:00pm, there will be a meet & greet and various activities beginning at 6:00pm, including a display of panels from the Intercontinental Railroad’s 150th Anniversary, produced by Stanford University, to highlight the contributions of Chinese Americans in this important part of American history.

At 7:00 in the auditorium, the following group of prestigious panelists will join two youth leaders of GMAACC for a thought-provoking discussion, relevant to all of us who think about race & culture in America:

Dr. Paul Watanabe, Executive Director of the Institute for Asian American Studies and Professor of Political Science at UMass Boston. Dr. Watanabe served on President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and as the first Chair of the U.S. Census Bureau’s National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations.


Dr. Josephine Kim, Faculty of Harvard University, Prevention Science and Practice in Counseling Program at Harvard School of Education and in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Faculty at the Center for Cross-cultural Student Emotional Wellness at Massachusetts General Hospital.


Giles Li, Executive Director of Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center and a Barr Foundation Fellow.
With more than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Giles has a proven track record of direct service, advocacy work, and management experience. Having grown up locally in an immigrant family, he has a life-long connection and commitment to the community in and beyond Chinatown.

Young-Jin Kim, Social Media Editor at NECN (NBC Universal) and President of the Asian American Journalism Association. He has received recognition for Excellence in Human Rights Reporting from the Korea Times.

This event is open to all and recommended for ages 14 & up.

Transportation & Parking:
There is a parking lot right outside the school and public parking along Elm Street but we do encourage alternative forms of transportation: walking, biking, carpooling, and public transportation. The venue is a short walk from the Malden Center T stop.

To register for this FREE event, please click HERE.

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