November 14: Performance @ 4:00 PM in LC 102, Workshop @ 5:00 PM in LC 101
AASA is proud to bring Jason Chu back to campus. Jason Chu is a self-produced rapper and musician based in LA. After graduating from Yale in 2008, he decided to pursue his performance career, not only through music but also through the art of spoken word.
For this event, Jason will perform his own work in a 30-40 minute show (@ 4PM, LC 102). Following the performance, he will be hosting a workshop "From Yale to YouTube" (@ 5PM, LC 101). The workshop focuses on breaking down traditional models and stereotypes of API success/social progress, and reworking them for a new media/justice-focused context: if we, as upcoming API talent, want to shift the needle on how society views our community, what are the best ways for us to spend our time, talents, and careers?
Based on an analysis of the Civil Rights movement, and the ways that it rectified misunderstandings of Black American over/underachievement, he advocates for a model of Asian-American activism that supplants a respectability politics-based agenda with a pursuit of promoting voices and stories from the margins of API experience.
Please join us on Saturday, November 14th to welcome Jason Chu back to Yale; listen as he tells stories of a generation wrestling with fear and joy, hurt and healing; and be empowered to share your own voice and story.