Speakers Bureau

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Linda Inson Choy, Shizue Seigel, Sue Tom, and Cynthia Tom speak at a College of Art Association panel in 2012.

Linda Inson Choy, Shizue Seigel, Sue Tom, and Cynthia Tom speak at a College of Art Association panel in 2012.

AAWAA works with an active pool of artists, writers, scholars and arts administrators to provide presentations about:

AAWAA’s mission, programs, and impact

Specific AAWAA programs like A PLACE OF HER OWN

Individual artists’ work and process

Administering or interning with an Asian American arts organization

Asian American women in the arts

Women’s issues

Asian American issues

AAWAA’s speakers are available for lectures, slide shows, and artist talks for the classroom, in a gallery setting, and at community events.

We have produced group and individual artist presentations, and issue-based panels at the de Young Museum link, SOMArts Cultural Center, Thoreau Center for Sustainability, Sanchez Art Center, Chinese Culture Center, the Chinese American Historical Society, Angel Island Immigration Station and other organizations.

AAWAA is regularly invited to speak during Asian American Studies, Women’s Studies, and Art History classes at San Francisco State University, UC Berkeley and other Bay Area universities. It has presented panels at the College Art Association since 2011 as an Affiliated Member Organization.

 

TESTIMONIALS

“Students gain so much from the classroom visits by AAWAA representatives.  They witness the creative talent, passion, and spirit of Asian American women artists and writers, and leave the classroom with new ideas and possibilities.”

— Catherine Ceniza Choy, Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley

 

“AAWAA is the organization that I turn to for speakers for my Asian American Women Literature and Art class. AAWAA helps me get in contact with articulate Asian American women with experience working as artists in the community and who hold a strong gender and race consciousness. All the speakers have made highly professional presentations that are informative and very inspiring to students.”

— Isabelle Thuy Pelaud

Associate Professor, Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University

 

“The artists from AAWAA’s Speakers’ Bureau have visited my class at SFSU on several occasions and they have always presented interesting and relevant work. It’s very useful for students to meet working artists who are creating work about activism, community, and identity.”

— Valerie Soe, Associate Professor, Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University

 

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING WORKSHOPS

AAWAA provides its speakers with training by public speaking consultant and sculptor, Susan Almazol.  Susan helps artists identify their voice and the style in which they are most comfortable speaking.  Through videotape feedback, artists learn and practice how to present their ideas clearly and confidently.

For more info, please contact info@aawaa.net.