A conversation about Yellow Face, Brown Face, the Model Minority myth and more

WAYO 104.3's Up Close and Cultural host Rachel DeGuzman welcomed New York State based artists - Nancy Gong, Kyoung H. Park, and Nandita Shenoy for a conversation on issues of discrimination, diversity, inclusion, and equity for artists of Asian descent in America.

The special panel of guests included:
• Nancy Gong – a Rochester, New York based glass artist and owner of Gong Glass Works who is Chinese American;
• Kyoung H. Park – a New York City based playwright and founder/artistic director of Kyoung’s Pacific Beat, a peacemaking theater. Kyoung is of Korean descent, a native and citizen of Chile, and a permanent US resident;
• And Nandita Shenoy -a New York City based American actor and writer of South Asian descent – who also happens to come from Buffalo, New York. She is an advocate for diversity in the theater.

This episode of Up Close and Cultural originally aired at 11 am on May 17, 2016.

Photo in this post of Nandita Shenoy. Photo credit: James Yang

Tuesday, May 17, 2016