Japanese American Community Events
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The Asian American Writers Workshop holds an event featuring Moustafa Bayoumi and Terrence Cheng on Tues., Feb. 22, at 4 p.m.
What does it mean when the people that the TV says are the enemy happen to look like you or your parents? After September 11th and the rise of China, many Americans imagine Asian Americans as the bad guy. Maybe the bad guy looks like Park51, which was never intended to be located at Ground Zero or be a mosque. Maybe the bad guy looks like the Chinese businessman threatening U.S. businesses.
Come meet writers and professors Moustafa Bayoumi, whose book How Does It Feel To Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America caused a national anti-Muslim controversy, and Terrence Cheng, whose first novel tells the fictional story of the famous and anonymous protester who stood in the way of Chinese tanks at the 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests.
The event held at the Asian American/Asian Research Institute, 25 West 43rd St., 18th Fl., Room A&B (between Fifth and Sixth avenues), NY, NY.