Wednesday Announcements – Multiracial Youth and Parenting Study, APIA Spoken Word/Poetry Summit

Multiracial Youth & Parenting Study Needs Participants

From Jen Chau and Susan Lambe:

Are you the parent of a multiracial youth between the ages of 3-22? Participate in an online survey for the opportunity to win one of two $100 Amazon gift certificates! Get started here.

Are you the parent of a multiracial high schooler (9th-12th grade)? They may be eligible to participate in an in-person 1-1 interview and a short survey that last approximately 60 minutes, and will be given a $20.00 Amazon gift certificate for their participation. E-mail Susan Lambe at for more info.

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Check out the APIA Spoken Word Poetry Summit (Minnesota)

Friend of the blog Bao Phi sent this in:

The Asian Pacific Islander American Spoken Word Poetry Summit 2011 takes place in the Twin Cities August 4-7! It is a biennial gathering of Asian Pacific Islander American community artists and activists.

The Summit is a space intended specifically for artists and activists who self-identify as Asian American, Asian, and/or Pacific Islander. These definitions are inclusive of West Asian (Middle Eastern), South Asian, LGBTT and Multi-Racial peoples.

You do NOT have to be a spoken word artist to register! If you are an APIA community member who is interested in arts and activism, you’ll love the Summit.

Registration is required for all events except Saturday’s show, which we will sell public tickets for. *But* if you register, the cost includes *all* Summit events including Saturday’s big show!

Here’s what the $25 registration gets you:

*Admission to all three Summit showcases
*Admission to all Summit workshops and plenaries
*Admission to the two after-parties featuring food, wine and beer cash bar, and music by DJ Nak!

The Summit includes workshops, performances, and participation from Lawson Fusao Inada, Brenda Wong Aoki, Joe Kadi, David Mura, Beau Sia, Regie Cabico, Parag Khandhar, Kelly Tsai, YaliniDream, Robert Karimi, Ed Bok Lee, Tou Saiko Lee, Guante, Juliana Hu Pegues, San Francisco Board of Supervisors member Jane Kim, Christy NaMee Eriksen, Catzie and Michelle of Yellow Rage, DJ Nak, Sahra Nguyen, Bao Phi, Giles Li, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, and many, many more.


If you’d like to volunteer for Summit in exchange for free registration, please contact Eva at

For more info, go to