NWS Virtual Event: Stephanie Foo for Alice Wong's book "Year of the Tiger"

(VIRTUAL EVENT): On December 8th, the NWS will host an author event unlike any other we’ve ever held.

Our original intention was to host acclaimed writer and disability activist Alice Wong to discuss her new memoir. Unfortunately, due to a health emergency, she cannot participate in virtual interviews, so her community of supporters is going to help us celebrate her new book Year of the Tiger in her stead.

For this event, author and podcaster Stephanie Foo will be speaking on Alice’s behalf to celebrate the incisive wit, joy, rage, and “big cat energy” embodied by Year of the Tiger.

Alice Wong’s groundbreaking memoir Year of the Tiger offers a glimpse into an activist’s journey to finding and cultivating community and the continued fight for disability justice, from the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project.

In Chinese culture, the tiger is deeply revered for its confidence, passion, ambition, and ferocity. That same fighting spirit resides in Alice Wong.

Drawing on a collection of original essays, previously published work, conversations, graphics, photos, commissioned art by disabled and Asian American artists, and more, Alice uses her unique talent to share an impressionistic scrapbook of her life as an Asian American disabled activist, community organizer, media maker, and dreamer. From her love of food and pop culture to her unwavering commitment to dismantling systemic ableism, Alice shares her thoughts on creativity, access, power, care, the pandemic, mortality, and the future.

As a self-described disabled oracle, Alice traces her origins, tells her story, and creates a space for disabled people to be in conversation with one another and the world. Filled with incisive wit, joy, and rage, Wong’s Year of the Tiger will galvanize readers with big cat energy.

Event date: 
Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 7:00pm
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Year of the Tiger: An Activist's Life By Alice Wong Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593315392
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: Vintage - September 6th, 2022