Together, Michelle and Catzie are a dynamic duo of Philly-based Asian American female spoken word poets. Through their voices, Catzie and Michelle hope to provide an awareness that is not often heard. Exploring topics from fetishes to cultural appropriation to ethnic pride, Yellow Rage challenges mainstream misconceptions of Asianness.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Get Out The Vote!: YR and The Election Home Stretch
Catzie and I will be performing in a "Get Out the Vote!" event at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA this Sunday, Nov. 2. The show starts at 4pm. See info and flyer below--hope you can come out!
Yellow Rage Nov 2nd 4pm The Red Door, Seegers Student Union Muhlenberg College 2400 W Chew Street Allentown, PA 18104
Also, check out this video on YouTube by our friend Brian Redondo. It's a call out to the hip hop generation, to young people of color, and to the Filipino community to do their part during this important time in history. Hope you enjoy it and feel free to pass it along.
John McCain done did it now--APIAs are on a renewed rampage about how little attention his "gook" statement has gotten in current media coverage--particularly in light of how easily "terrorist" has been rolling off of his and Palin's tongues in recent weeks.
Behold: there is a new website called McCainHatesGooks.Com devoted to spreading the word. Angry Asian Man posted on his blog about it. And a recent article by Raymond Leon Roker--who is not even an Asian American--was recently published in The Huffington Post wonders "How Come McCain's 'Gook' Slur Isn't Bigger News?" Oh, and check out this logo being put out by McCainHatesGooks.Com:
All that being said, after a couple of failed attempts to get my "Revisiting 'Dear Senator McCain'" essay posted on other blog sites (apparently my criticism was too controversial in going straight at the War-Hero narrative), I was ecstatic to receive an email from Angry Asian Man asking me if he could post it on his blog! Woo Hoo! Us angry Asian Americans always somehow manage to find each other . . .
I interviewed him for 215mag's website, click on the picture above to read the entire thing, but also if you are in the Philly area don't forget to pick up the latest issue. It's all about immigration stories, and both the Asian stories were written by moi. One of the features is Thoai Nguyen, community leader as well as Michelle's boss at SEAMAAC, and the other is about the Nang Sangkaan contestants of this year's Lao New Year. The main girl of the story is actually our covergirl.
Please check it out and let me know what you think. --Catzie