Around the World: Francis Jue and Lauren Yee on Whose Stories are Told, Asian & Pacific Islander American Book Month, and More
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Asia Society at Home
Each week, we'll share a variety of videos, articles, webcasts, and more from around the web — all curated by Asia Society Texas Center staff to reflect the broad interests and goals of our mission. On Tuesdays, immerse yourself in music, dance, and more by innovative performing artists.
Livestream Discussion: Telling Stories: Francis Jue and Lauren Yee in Conversation with Diep Tran
Join Asia Society New York for a live webcast on Wednesday, May 20, at 7 p.m. CT as two renowned Asian American theater makers appear in conversation with theater critic Diep Tran. Francis Jue and Lauren Yee will discuss the importance of whose stories are told and why this is so crucial to the American identity.
Coming soon: Join Asia Society Texas Center and Mildred's Umbrella Theater for a virtual reading of Lauren Yee's The Hatmaker's Wife, available for online viewing June 18–24, as part of our series FemFest Houston: Voices of Asia. Learn more »
Performance Series: Music for Hope
Tune in to a series of performances from renowned Indian artists with Music for Hope, a fundraising concert series to support health and migrant workers across India during the pandemic. The program was initiated by artists Pandit Shubrendra Rao and Saskia Rao, who visited Houston last year as part of the annual performance series by Houston's Indo-American Association, and features their own performance on sitar and cello, alongside concerts by pianist Ishan Rao, tabla player Pandit Yogesh Samsi, and more to come.
Series: Asian & Pacific Islander American Book Month
Asian Author Alliance is hosting a month-long celebration of AAPI identity and culture with the Asian & Pacific Islander American Book Month. In a series of events throughout the month of May, authors and artists come together for virtual panels and events addressing a range of topics, including community and family dynamics, intersectionality, pop culture, and more.
Business and Policy programs are endowed by Huffington Foundation. We give special thanks to Bank of America, Muffet Blake, Anne and Albert Chao, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Nancy Pollok Guinee, United Airlines, and Wells Fargo, Presenting Sponsors of Business and Policy programs; Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, and Leslie and Brad Bucher, Presenting Sponsors of Exhibitions; Dr. Ellen R. Gritz and Milton D. Rosenau and Wells Fargo, Presenting Sponsors of Performing Arts and Culture; and Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas), Presenting Sponsor of the Japan Series. General support of programs and exhibitions is provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Hearts Foundation, Inc., Houston Endowment, Inc., the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, McKinsey & Company, Inc., National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, Vinson & Elkins LLP, and Mary Lawrence Porter, as well as Friends of Asia Society.
About Asia Society at Home
Though Asia Society is temporarily closed, we are dedicated to continuing our mission of building cross-cultural understanding and uplifting human connectivity. Using digital tools, we bring you content for all ages and conversations that matter, in order to spark curiosity about Asia and to foster empathy.
About Asia Society Texas Center
With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.