Emily P. Lawsin is a second-generation Filipina American, born and raised in “SHE-attle,” who believes in sharing history and HERstory through OURstories. An oral historian and spoken word performance poet since 1990, she has appeared on television, radio, and stage throughout the United States and Manila. She is the co-author of "Filipino Women in Detroit: 1945-1955." Her poetry, essays, and short stories on war brides, students, and Filipino American families have been published in numerous journals and anthologies. For more than 20 years, she taught Asian American Studies and Women’s Studies in California, Massachusetts, and at the University of Michigan. She was elected as National Vice President of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) this year. We are excited to hear what this SHE-ro has to say!
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