Photo by Andy Nozaka at Oakland Asian Cultural Center
This series of pages on my website is the culminating assignment of a course taught by Professor Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales entitled "Critical Asian American Educational Experience and Pedagogy". I took the course as part of my coursework toward an MA in Asian American Studies which I hope to complete in the Spring of 2016. I owe a great debt of gratitude to her for this course. I also owe a great debt to my fellow students, from whom I have learned so much!
In my career, in my life, I have taken on the role so many times as teacher, mentor, and planner. Putting together this teaching portfolio has been extremely rewarding as it has required reflections on my work and learning so many new ways of looking at the practice of teaching/learning. And, very importantly, making something visible in my work as an artist that has not been so visible. Of course, please look at all of this as a work in progress, and thank you for visiting!
Thought I would share a short clip for you to watch before you move to the rest of the pages. This is a very short excerpt of the 2009 performance of a collaborative work entitled Diaspora Tale #2: 1969. This work was commissioned by the Oakland Asian Cultural Center to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Third World Strike at UC Berkeley. It was also dedicated to my late brother who was in the strike as well as so many in our community who are no longer with us.