Join UW Tacoma as we welcome Curtis Chin, as part of a series increasing the understanding of the Asian American and Pacific Islander experiences in higher education. Chin's new memoir Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant chronicles his coming of age as a gay Chinese American kid in 1980s Detroit. Books at King's and for sale at the event. For the audiobook, click here.
A cofounder of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop in New York City, Curtis Chin served as the nonprofit’s first executive director. He went on to write for network television before transitioning to social justice documentaries. Chin has screened his films at over six hundred venues in sixteen countries. He has written for CNN, Bon Appétit, and the Boston Globe’s Emancipator. A graduate of the University of Michigan and a former visiting scholar at New York University, Chin has received awards from ABC/Disney Television, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and more.