Past and Upcoming Events

Jan 22, 2019  MY BOOK IS RELEASED! Kicking off with the seniors at Rossmoor in Walnut Creek with a pre-launch hosted by the Chinese American Association of Rossmoor, in honor of my Mom and other CAAR members, 2pm at Gateway Center, Fireside Room

Jan 24    SAN FRANCISCO BOOK LAUNCH PREMIER with the Chinese Cultural Center, Chinese Historical Society of America, Chinese for Affirmative Action and others in a special community outreach: 4:30-5:30 Pre-reception, reserved books and seating; 5:45 general program begins followed by book signing — RSVP

Jan 27    OAKLAND: Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 4:30p


Jan 30    COMMONWEALTH CLUB of SAN FRANCISCO, 6PM in conversation with Ben Fong-Torres

Jan 31    PORTLAND: POWELL’S BOOKS and Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, 6:30pm

Feb 3      PHILADELPHIA: OCA-Greater PhilaBook signing and New Year Luncheon 12noon, Vietnam Palace, 222 N. 11th St. Phila., RSVP 

Feb 5      PHILADELPHIA: PENN BOOK CENTER, with UPENN PAACH and in conversation with Tiffany Chang Lawson, 5:30p

Feb 7     NEW YORK: NYU A/P/A Institute –Silver Center, 31 Washington Place, First floor auditorium, 6pm; rsvp

Feb 8     NEW YORK: Museum of Chinese in America, 6:30pm, 215 Centre St, rsvp

Feb9      PRINCETON: Chancellor Green Rotunda, 11am Book talk and A4P New Year’s lunch

Feb 12   BOSTON:  Chinese Historical Society Of New England, PAO CENTER, Chinatown, 5:30pm, in conversation with Prof. Connie Chan  [See write up in SAMPAN online publication]

Feb15    WASHINGTON, DC: US-China Education Trust and George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, 11:30am-1pm Lindner Family Commons, 6th Fl. 1957 E St., NE; in conversation with Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch of USCET

Feb16    WASHINGTON, DC: Talk Story/1882 Foundation 2pm, I Street Conference Room, 600 Massachusetts Ave, N.W., Washington DC

Feb16 & 17   CSPAN2: Broadcast of Helen’s speech in Philadelphia on February 5th:

  • Feb 16, 2019 | 8:30pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 17, 2019 | 5:50pm EST | C-SPAN 2

Feb17    WASHINGTON, DC: POLITICS AND PROSE BOOKSTORE main store, 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW 3pm

Feb20    HOUSTON: Asian Pacific American Heritage Association dinner+book talk/signing, 6:30pm  Kim Son restaurant, 10603 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, RSVP:

Feb 21  HOUSTON: St. Thomas University, in conversation with Dean Hans Stockton, 2:10 – 3:35, location TBD

Feb 21  HOUSTON: Happy Hour at Simone on Sunset 5:30pm; with Princeton A4P/PAAH

Feb 21    HOUSTON: BRAZOS BOOKS; 7pm, 

Feb 22  EAST LANSING, MI: Book Reading on MSU campus, location TBD

Feb23    EAST LANSING, MI: Michigan State University APASO/APAS Cultural Vogue Public Event; evening TBD

Feb24    NORTHVILLE, MI: Chinese American Community Center in Madison Heights 1PM, followed by BARNES&NOBLE-LIVONIA in Northville, 3:30pm

Feb 25  CHICAGO: Princeton Club of Chicago/A4P Book reading, Offices of McDermott Will & Emery, 444 W Lake St., West Loop; books may be reserved in advance with RSVP

Feb26    CHICAGO: 57TH STREET BOOKS/SEMINARY COOP, 6pm, in conversation with Charlene Huang Olson; 

Mar17-19   CHINA: BEIJING BOOKWORM LITERARY FESTIVAL — 2 sessions: 3/17 Nonfiction discussion with author Paul French; 3/18 in conversation with Ching-Ching Ni, NYT Online Editor-in-Chief

Mar20-23   SHANGHAI: Explore Shanghai Heritage; Literary Shanghai/Historic Shanghai

March 24  SHANGHAI:  Royal Asiatic Society Book club, 4pm at 27 on the Bund

Mar 27   HONG KONG Chinese University of Hong Kong/University Services Centre for China Studies, luncheon event

Mar 28   HONG KONG:  Foreign Correspondents Club, luncheon; Hong Kong University/Journalism and Media Studies, 6:30-8pm

Apr6    LOS ANGELES AREA: Newport Beach Literary Festival, 3PM

Apr7     MONTEREY PARK Bruggemeyer Library, 2pm book talk and signing, with opening remarks by Congresswoman Judy Chu

Apr 10  SAN FRANCISCO:  Book Passage bookstore, Ferry Building 6PM

Apr 12  NEW YORK CITY Princeton A4P and Princeton Club joint book event early evening, time and location TBD

Apr14  MEDIA, PA: Main Public Library, time TBD

May 1  SAN FRANCISCO: Main Library, 7PM



September 28, 2018 — Friday 10:45 AM:  United Chinese Americans conference: Hyatt Crystal City, Arlington, VA: Regency Ballroom; Chinese American Civil and Political Rights Movement: Past, Present and Future

September 22, 2018 — Authenticity and Solidarity: Answering Our Call to Civic Engagement and Community conference, @ Carl Fields House, Prospect Ave., Princeton University: Multiracial Organizing panel discussion

September 8, 2018: Amplify: a storytelling conference for people of color; @UC Berkeley School of Journalism, Room 105 Main Lecture Hall : Journalism vs Activism: Where Do I Draw The Line?