Hey Student Leaders! Apply to the Youth Leadership Summit.

Asian American Advancing Justice is accepting applications for the 2017 Youth Leadership Summit.

Hey, Asian American and Pacific Islander student leaders! Heads up. Are you an organizer on campus? Are you passionate about serving your community? Do you want to elevate Asian American and Pacific Islander issues to a national level? Asian Americans Advancing Justice is currently accepting applications for the Youth Leadership Summit, happening September 14-16 in Washington DC.

The Youth Leadership Summit is a three-day leadership development program for high achieving college students. The Summit brings a group of student leaders to D.C. for advocacy trainings and leadership development workshops focused on civic engagement, providing a unique opportunity for young advocates from across the country to both interact with their peers as well as learn from and network with national leaders.

But get your application together today — they're due on May 31.

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Asian AF Goes to New York!

Tuesday, June 27 at UCB East Village.

New Yooooork! Asian AF is making its way out east! The landmark, acclaimed, kind of sort of famous Asian American variety show travels from the west coast to New York City, bringing its special brand of shit-talking Asian as F comedy to the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, hosted by Keiko Agena and Will Choi. This is your chance to see the show that's been selling out every single month in Los Angeles.

It's happening Tuesday, June 27 at UCB East Village. Here are some more details:

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A ‘Joy Luck Club’ television series is in the works

Casting call seeks Chinese American women to participate in research for the show.

There's apparently a Joy Luck Club television series in the works. Whaaaaaaat. Somebody — Ellen DeGeneres, possibly(!?) — is developing a new television series based on Amy Tan's widely-read 1989 novel, and they're putting the call out to Chinese American women to be part of a discussion as research for the show.

According to this casting call, producers are seeking a "professionally diverse group of Chinese American born women," ages of 26 to 34 years old in the San Francisco area, to "discuss their lives as a Chinese American female in today's society." The project will take place on June 20 in San Francisco.

Here's the casting call:

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The Force is With Kelly Marie Tran on the cover of Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair celebrates the Star Wars saga's 40th anniversary with four 'Last Jedi' covers.

As the Star Wars franchise prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary this week, the latest issue of Vanity Fair features not one but four different covers from the set of Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. One of the covers includes the saga's newest character, Rose, played by Kelly Marie Tran, alongside Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron and John Boyega as Finn.

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Asian AF: An Asian American Variety Show

Saturday, June 10 at UCB Sunset

Los Angeles! Get your ass ready for some laughs. Asian AF returns! The first monthly Asian American variety show at the famed Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre is back, with special guest Suzy Nakamura from Dr. Ken, and maybe some other rad guests. It's happening Saturday, June 10 at UCB Sunset in Hollywood.

Here are some more details about the show:

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Finally, a webseries about that ‘Nonprofit’ hustle

"…insightful, hilarious, and occasionally heartbreaking glimpse into activism, social justice, and nonprofit life."

Here's a fun-looking project that could use your crowd-funding support. Created by Luann Algoso, Nonprofit is a webseries that follows Gabby, "a spunky, idealistic Filipina organizer as she navigates relationships, friendship, family, and the realities of activism in and out of nonprofit." It's a story about finding love, searching for fulfillment in work, and navigating our life purpose.

If you recognize the ups and downs of the nonprofit hustle, this series is for you.

25-year-old Gabby Antonio just started as a community organizer at APIISA (Asian Pacific Islanders in Solidarity Alliance) a social justice nonprofit in Portland. The pilot follows Gabby as she stumbles through the planning of her first major community event, while also dealing with an incompetent boss, white savior canvassers, and all while managing her panic attacks through use of her favorite hot pink vibrator.

Here's a preview:

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Bong Joon Ho, Steven Yeun and a Giant Super-Pig Named ‘Okja’

'Snowpiercer' auteur's latest film premieres on Netflix on June 28.

Fresh from its world premiere at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, here's the crazy new trailer for Okja, the story of a little girl trying to reunite with her genetically engineered super-pig pet.

Director Bong Joon Ho, the Korean auteur behind such films as The Host and Snowpiercer, has assembled an international ensemble that includes the likes of Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Seo-Hyun Ahn, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins and Jake Gyllanhaal, who all cross paths in the battle to control of this monstrously giant pig.

Check it out:

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