April 29, 2017
Come hear YouTube extraordinaire Anna Akana tell her compelling story about processing the grief that followed her teen sister’s suicide in 2007 and healing through comedy. Listen to her distinct comedic voice as she describes her journey to producing YouTube videos to express herself and connect with the world.
Anna Akana is a prominent Asian-American YouTuber, comedienne, and actress who advocates diversity and mental health through her weekly YouTube videos. Her talks, skits, and web series have garnered millions of views and now sustains an audience of over a million subscribers who listen to Anna's experiences as a woman and an Asian-American in the media as well as her struggle with mental health.
Free and open to the public with registration.
Sponsored by the Global Voices Lecture Series, the UChicago Taiwanese American Student Association, the Student Government Finance Committee, the Asian Students Union, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, University of Chicago Active Minds, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, UChicago East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the UChicago Chinese Undergraduate Student Association.