I'll be speaking on the subjects of Asian America and queerness at Wesleyan University (CT) tomorrow, Saturday, April 10th. Half talk half spoken word n song. Here are the details:
It's at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, in Woodhead Lounge, which is in the Science Center on Church Street. Please come! Would love to see you!

Details has an unbelievable (lack of) cajones to feature such a distasteful, racist, exoticizing, and emasculating layout of one Asian man (which apparently represents all Asian men in general according to the chart.) There is a petition to sign (see below website), and write letters of protests to Whitney McNally, author of the feature. This is some offensive shit that I encourage you to protest against April 16th.



Friday, April 16, 12:00 noon
7 West 34th Street (at 5th Avenue)
New York, NY 10001

Join other Asian American activists and anti-racism activists in a protest at the offices of Details magazine at 7 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001 (at 5th Avenue) at 12:00 noon on Friday, April 16, 2004. Details Magazine published a feature in its April 2004 issue titled, "Gay or Asian" that described Asian American men with such offensive terms as "bonsai ass" and "sashimi-smooth chest." Visit www.asianmediawatchdog.com and click on "Details Magazine" to view the page.

We are demanding a full-page public apology in a future issue of the magazine, and we are demanding that Details magazine fire Whitney McNally, the author of the feature.

Please make and bring signs against racism, against Details magazine and against Whitney McNally. New York City law prohibits signs on wooden sticks, but you can bring signs on cardboard tubes or hand-held signs. If you are able to help publicize this protest, please email Doris at dlin@asianmediawatchdog.com with your snail mail address, and we can send you flyers that you can post in local stores or around college campuses. Flyers will be available after Friday, April 2.

This protest is being organized by Asian Media Watchdog.  Asian Media Watchdog was founded by Colleen Eustice-Sakai and Jimmy Fujikawa. Our goal is to promote a fair and balanced portrayal of Asians and Asian Americans in the American entertainment industry. Asian Media Watchdog is a grassroots, not-for-profit organization.