Strong Like Bamboo: Stories of Resilience for Healing in the Era of Anti-Asian Violence

Strong Like Bamboo is a storytelling event, panel, and bystander intervention training intended to fortify and uplift the Bay Area’s Asian American communities amidst an increase of incidences of racially targeted violence. Six professional Asian American storytellers will share personal stories of discrimination and healing, followed by a panel facilitated by Russell Jeung, Ph.D., Professor of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University and co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate.
Participants will gather in small groups to share their own stories and engage in compassionate listening, with the support of professional counselors. The event will close with a bystander intervention training to support participants to safely stand up to injustice in their communities.

*This event is sponsored by the California Arts Council.


Sunday, May 28 @ 2pm / Doors open at 1:30pm

Donations are encouraged but not required. 


Nancy Wang, Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo, Linda Yemoto, Alton Takiyama Chung, MJ Kang, and Emil Guillermo


Founded in 1981, Eth-Noh-Tec Directors/Artists, Nancy Wang and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo developed a unique style of storytelling that weaves music, dance, rhythmic dialogue, lively facial expressions and the spoken word to present both ancient and contemporary Asian stories to adults and children nationally and internationally. Learn more:


May 28, 2023 at 2:00pm - 5pm
Oakland Asian Cultural Center 388 9TH St #290
388 9TH St
Oakland, CA , CA 94607
United States
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