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Sep 14 2022

Virtual Book Launch: YEAR OF THE TIGER by Alice Wong

September 14, 2022

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM America/Chicago

Book cover for Year of the Tiger: An Activist’s Life with a marigold yellow background. On the right side is an illustration of a crouching tiger in red in the style of Chinese paper cuttings with delicate cutouts in various shapes giving form and definition to the tiger. The tiger has a fierce expression, eyes and jaws wide open, teeth bared. The tiger has large paws with four claws extended. On the left in black large text YEAR OF THE TIGER at the top and ALICE WONG below. In the center in smaller red text AN ACTIVIST’S LIFE and in the lower right corner EDITOR OF DISABILITY VISIBILITY. Small, delicate red flowers are sprinkled throughout. Book cover by Madeline Partner.

Virtual Book Launch: YEAR OF THE TIGER by Alice Wong

Join Women & Children First and Access Living for a virtual event celebrating the releas of Year of the Tiger: An Activist's Life by Alice Wong. While Alice Wong is recovering from a recent hospitalization, her community will be stepping in to promote her memoir this fall. For this event, Akemi Nishida and Sandie Yi will be joining us on Alice's behalf.

This event will be held via Zoom Webinar. ASL and live captioning will be provided. If you need additional accommodations, please contact us!

This groundbreaking memoir 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:
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address:
Virtual Via Zoom


Women & Children First

Date posted

Aug 22, 2022

Date updated

Aug 30, 2022