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11.20.2009

reminder: banana, a big-ass blogger gathering

Just wanted to remind everyone about BANANA, the big ol' gathering of bloggers happening tomorrow -- 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 101) 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 have no idea what's going to happen when you get everyone together in one room like this. In any case, it'll be cool to meet everyone. And hey, you're invited too! The event is free, and all are welcome. For more information about BANANA, go to the Facebook event page here. Hope to see you there.