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Academic Version: Applying my personal experiences and academic research as a professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies to provide a more complete understanding of political, economic, and cultural issues and current events related to American race relations, and Asia/Asian America in particular.

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March 13, 2008

Written by C.N.

Pan-Asian Production of Vagina Monologues

I received the following announcement about the upcoming performance of the only pan-Asian production of The Vagina Monologues for those of you in the Los Angeles area:


I am one of the producers of the only Pan Asian production of The Vagina Monologues with Tamlyn Tomita, Takayo Fischer, Cher Calvin (KTLA anchor), and Janet Choi (KTLA reporter) among many other wonderful API actresses and community leaders. We hope to raise awareness about the problem of domestic and sexual violence in API communities where less than 10% of such crimes are ever reported because of shame or cultural stigma.

This show will be at the Aratani Japan America Theatre in Los Angeles this Saturday, March 15th, at 2pm and 8pm. We are all volunteering our time so every penny of the proceeds will go to Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF), the only shelter in Southern California offering shelter and hotline services to API women and children survivors of domestic and sexual violence, in honor of their 30 year anniversary this year. You can see the flyer for the show at

Plus, there is a pre-launch party at Blue Velvet in downtown hosted by Asian Professional Exchange (APEX) and producer Teddy Zee on Friday, March 14th. All of the cover charges will be donated to CPAF as well. Click here for more information about this event.

Because of APEX and Teddy Zee’s generosity, we are able to offer free tickets to the show to students and seniors. I would love to extend an invitation to our show and pre-launch party to you if you are in town and hope you can spread the word to help us raise awareness of the violence against women and girls in our APIA communities as well as funds to help them.

Grayce Wey Liu


It certainly sounds like a very worthwhile event, so for those of you in the area, I hope you make an effort to check it out and to support a very worthy cause.

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