The Department of Asian American Studies is thrilled to have award-winning author Curtis Chin join us on campus on April 2nd, 2024. The acclaimed author and community organizer will be at two events throughout the day that students can attend: 

From 12:00 PM - 1:00PM, attend Food for Thought at the Asian American Cultural Center (1210 W Nevada St, Urbana) for a book reading and discussion. Lunch will be provided for attendees. 

In the evening, students can also attend Chin's lecture and discussion at the School of Information Sciences (501 E Daniel St, Room 126). This event will take place at 7:00 PM.

More About Curtis Chin:

A co-founder of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop in New York City, Curtis Chin served as the non-profits’ first Executive Director. He went on to write for network and cable television before transitioning to social justice documentaries. Chin has screened his films at over 600 venues in twenty countries. He has written for CNN, Bon Appetit, the Detroit Free Press and the Emancipator/Boston Globe. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Chin has received awards from ABC/Disney Television, New York Foundation for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and more. His memoir, "Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant" will be published by Little, Brown in Fall 2023. His essay in Bon Appetit was just selected for Best Food Writing in America 2023.

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