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Finding Home – Thi Bui Lecture
November 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please join us for an insightful lecture presented by Thi Bui for the Asian American Student Association’s Asian Awareness Week.
Thi Bui was born in Vietnam three months before the end of the Vietnam War, and came to the United States in 1978. Her debut graphic memoir, The Best We Could Do (Abrams ComicArts, 2017), has been selected as UCLA’s Common Book for 2017, a National Book Critics Circle finalist in autobiography, an Eisner Award finalist in Reality Based Comics, and made Bill Gates’s top five favorite books of 2017.
Bui was a founding teacher of Oakland International High School, the first public high school in California for recent immigrants and English learners. She is now faculty member at the California College of the Arts. Bui is currently researching and drawing a work of graphic nonfiction about how Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are impacted by detention and deportation.
See Thi’s work here