Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center
Come meet Phil Yu, the founder behind the famous blog Angry Asian Man as he discusses how the blog got started, highlights past issues Asian Americans face while acknowledging the many accomplishments and achievements that have occurred. Phil will then touch on the issues today and how Angry Asian Man has become a means for social justice for the Asian community.
There will be a Q & A to follow and a brief meet & greet.
Phil Yu is the founder and editor of the popular Asian American news/culture blog Angry Asian Man, and host of Sound and Fury: The Angry Asian Podcast. Building a steady, loyal readership since 2001, Angry Asian Man has been called “a daily must-read for the media-savvy, socially conscious, pop-cultured Asian American.” Mixing humor with criticism, Phil’s commentary has been featured and quoted in the Washington Post, New York Times, National Public Radio, CNN, Los Angeles Times and more.
Phil worked previously at the Center for Asian American Media in San Francisco, as a Content Producer for Yahoo! Movies, and currently serves on the Board of Visual Communications. He also appears in the Sundance documentary Linsanity, about the rise of NBA superstar Jeremy Lin, and is executive producer of the forthcoming action/comedy web series Awesome Asian Bad Guys.
Phil graduated with a B.S. in Radio/TV/Film from Northwestern University, and earned his M.A. in Critical Studies as a Provost Fellow from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television.