MARAMING SALAMAT/MANY THANKS to 18 Million Rising for this Filipino American History Month honor!
I am so humbled: http://18mr.tumblr.com/post/64986501646/emily-lawsin-professor-poet-and-force-of
Emily Lawsin is today’s Filipino American History Month Hero
“Emily Lawsin, professor, poet, and force of nature, is today’s Filipino American History Month Hero! To say that Emily is a powerhouse is to understate her value to Detroit, the University of Michigan, and the Filipino American community. In addition to teaching in A/PIA Studies, she is a cofounder of the Detroit Asian Youth Project and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Filipino American National Historical Society. Her writing can be found online at emilylawsin.com
For Filipino American History Month, we’re highlighting Fil-Ams who are carrying on a proud legacy of activism & organizing. Who’s your hero?”
October is Filipino American History Month!
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Mabuhay & Salamat!
30th Year Remembrance
Saturday, June 23, 2012
10AM-2:30PM Panels and Nationwide Townhall, Chinese Community Center, Madison Heights, MI
3PM Visit to Gravesite, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Featuring Poet Emily P. Lawsin.
Organized by American Citizens for Justice and Association of Chinese Americans
Followed by a Tour of Asian American historical sites, lead by Detroit Asian Youth Project.
Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit. Photo (c) by Emily P. Lawsin, June 23, 2010.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
2003 Detroit Chinatown Mural, 425 Peterboro St (and Cass), Detroit, Michigan. Designed by Tony Osumi, Soh Suzuki, and Scott Kurashige, with youth and community members from the Detroit Chinatown Revitalization Workgroup (Detroit Asian Youth Project) and Detroit Summer. Photo by Soh Suzuki.
3PM – 7PM BBQ, plant flowers, and help restore the mural on Peterboro Street and Cass, in Detroit
Sponsored by Detroit Asian Youth Project and Detroit Summer.
Click here for the Sunday event info on Facebook.
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Filipino American Student Association
25th Anniversary Symposium and Banquet
“Noon at Ngayon” (Then and Now)
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Keynote Banquet Speaker: Prof. Emily P. Lawsin
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Register Online: http://www.umfasa.org/25th/
Signs I’m Getting Old: NO that’s not me showing off any diamond ring, that’s a “yoot” greeting an elder “Mano Po”! at the 1st APIA Spoken Word Poetry Summit, Seattle 2001 – Photo by David Huang.
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Salamat to Joan May T. Cordova for my sunset banner photo. Joanie and other cool people from FANHS have also roped me in to go on Facebook, so show some love: invite me so we can be kaibigans=friends! Add me to your blog roll, share a post, and stay tuned! 🙂
Mahal at Salamat / Love and Thanks,
Emily a.k.a. “Prof. Lawsin” / “Ate’ Em” / “Auntie Emily”