Home

IMG_2610

US Armed Forces Veteran Joe Luu came to speak at the AARC today about his experiences with discrimination and stereotypes which compelled him to serve for his country. He reflected on the recent military hazing suicides and how he felt as one of the few Asian Americans in the military when he served. Discussing power relationships and respect, he acknowledged a seemingly universal system of power in which those with less power are treated as dispensable workers. By pursuing a career in stand up comedy, he feels he is speaking up for himself, his Asian American community, and giving a voice to his community.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s