angry reader of the week: konrad ng

Aloha! It's time to meet another Angry Reader of the Week, spotlighting you, the very special readers of this website. Over the years, I've been able to connect with a lot of cool folks, and this is a way of showing some appreciation and attention to the people who help make this blog what it is. This week's Angry Reader is Konrad Ng.

Who are you?
Director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program. A professor in the Academy for Creative Media at the University of Hawaii. Mister to the sister. Dad of Monkey and Rat.

What are you?
To some in the galaxy, a bag of mostly water.

Where are you?
808 and 202 and everything in between.

Where are you from?
My routes and roots include China, Malaysia, Canada and Hawaii.

What do you do?
I oversee initiatives that seed the Asian American, Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian experience throughout Smithsonian collections, research, exhibitions, outreach, and education programs. I study the history and politics of Asian American cinema and digital media.

What are you all about?
The reason sounds idealistic and even naive, but I believe in making a difference through service, no matter how small or large.

What makes you angry?
No anger. With the unveiling of the MLK Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC, I have been thinking a lot about the spirit of hope in "I have a Dream":

"With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day."

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