banana: a really big gathering of bloggers, nov. 21

All right, I've got to tell you about this epic gathering of APA bloggers that's happening in Los Angeles this month: BANANA, Saturday, November 21 at University of Southern California. The whole thing has been assembled by Steve Nguyen and Lac Su, author of the recently published memoir I Love Yous Are For White People, who wanted to get "infamous Asian American bloggers" (his words, not mine) together for a roundtable discussion.

I'll be there, along with 8Asians, AArising.com, Alpha Asian, Antisocial Ladder, Asian American Movement, Asian Pacific Americans for Progress, AZNRaps, Bicoastal Bitchin', Channel APA, DVAN, Hyphen, Kimchi Mamas, Minority Militant, Mochi Magazine, Neaato, Nikkei View, POP88, Sepia Mutiny, Soompi, VisualizAsian and others. Like I said, epic. Here are some details:
BANANA: November 21
Where Infamous Asian-American Bloggers Unite to Chop It Up

Saturday, November 21, 2009
3:00pm - 6:00pm

University of Southern California
University Park Campus, Taper Hall, Room 201
Los Angeles

Before I start...can it be more EPIC than this?

I'm Lac Su, author of a recently published memoir titled "I Love Yous Are For White People". I would like invite you to an event I'm organizing called BANANA, a FIRST-EVER gathering and round-table discussion/panel of infamous Asian American bloggers; where we will get into important discussions about the future of our voice, where it will lead to, and how we can come together to find common grounds and focused endeavors to voice our opinions about relevant issues affecting our community. Why? Because the time is a-changing. We rise.

Steve Nguyen, a television/film producer and head of the Los Angeles ChannelAPA.com division, will be there to co-host and capture the event on film to help promote our voices and to introduce the faces behind such blogs.

The event will be at U.S.C. (University Park Campus - Taper Hall, Room 201) on November 21st in the afternoon. Folks from different culture, race, ethnicity, religion, educational background, social economic status, age, gender, profession... ANYONE & EVERYONE ARE ALL INVITED.
I've had the pleasure of meeting and befriending several fellow APA bloggers at previous panels and events, but this is definitely the biggest gathering yet. When I heard about what Lac was putting together, I knew I had to be a part of it.

To be honest, I'm actually not quite sure what's going to happen when we get all these people together in one room. I guess you'll just have to come and find out. And yes, the whole thing is free, and all are welcome. For more information about BANANA, go to the Facebook event page here. Hope to see you there.

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