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Representation Matters: A Discussion with Simu Liu

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Geffen Hall, Room 130

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

885 Tiverton Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90095

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With the record-breaking success of "Crazy Rich Asians," an Asian-American story has emerged into the international spotlight and has captured the world's attention. While a victory for greater representation in popular culture, this moment presents a challenge to the Asian-American community to build upon this achievement.

Simu Liu is a rising young actor, writer, and producer from Toronto who is best known for his breakthrough role as Jung on "Kim's Convenience," and he recently starred in Wong Fu Productions' miniseries, "Yappie."

In this moderated Q&A session, Simu hopes to share with the UCLA campus the insights he has learned from his unique journey towards Hollywood, and provide perspective on the future for Asian-Americans in film and television.

UPDATES:

We are thrilled to announce that Phil Yu, creator of the Angry Asian Man blog (http://blog.angryasianman.com/) and co-host of the "They Call Us Bruce" podcast, will be moderating our discussion with Simu Liu. On his podcast, Phil has recently interviewed prominent Asian-American figures, including John Cho and the cast of Crazy Rich Asians, and he is poised to lead a lively discussion with Simu on the promising future and continued challenges for Asian-American representation.

The event will also include a public Q&A, giving you the opportunity to participate in the discussion.

Light refreshments will be served after the discussion.



Important Details:

  • Doors open at 6:30pm, Event will begin promptly at 7:00pm
  • Must present proof of registration at check-in (either printed or on phone).
  • Registration is not a guarantee that you will be seated. Once room reaches capacity, we will not allow further entry. Saving seats for others will not be permitted. Recommend arriving early for best chance at securing a seat.
  • Directions: When coming from Westwood Boulevard, the entrance to the Lot 18 parking structure will be at the first light to the left across from Ralph’s Supermarket on your right. You will see a sign that says “Geffen Hall.”
    When you turn into Geffen Hall, you will see a tunnel, drive through there and park in any pay-for-parking spots.
  • Parking: Paid parking is available in the "CHS Parking Lot" located next to Geffen Hall, at the intersection of Le Conte Ave. and Tiverton Ave. (See bottom right portion of campus map: https://www.uclahealth.org/Workfiles/RRUCLA-visitor-map.pdf). Park in either Lot 18 or Lot 27. Rates for parking range from $1 per 20 min, to $12 for the entire day.
  • From the parking garage you can exit outside and walk to the top of the structure which is the 1st level where the event will be held in GH 130.
  • Please make sure to leave your parking pass where it is visible in the front windshield of your car.




Sponsors:

Skoll Center for Social Impact Entertainment at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television


UCLA Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

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Geffen Hall, Room 130

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

885 Tiverton Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90095

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