Ok 2008 Engagments : EddyZheng.com

2008 Engagments

January 15, 2008
presentation on gangs at Francisco Middle School, spoke to approximately 45 youth in Cantonese

January 17, 2008
guest speaker at Jame Deman Middle School for the Silence to Violence week, spoke to approximately 120 youth

January 25, 2008
spoke at the press conference with Chinese media to sponsor Senator Leland Yee’s SB1199, which allow youth who were sentenced to life without parole a chance to apply for parole after serving 25 years

February 3, 2008
tabling at the Oakland museum with East Wind book store for the Lunar festival book presenter to promote the book “Other, an Asian & Pacific Islander Prisoners’ anthology.”

February 7, 2008
spoke at the public hearing on violence prevention at 101 Gough

February 20, 2008
gave a presentation to Professor Dao’s class at San Francisco State University Burk Hall, approximately 40 students were presented

February 23, 2008
Keynote speaker and panelist for Bay Area Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, received Outstanding Leadership Award of 2008, spoke to approximately a hundred people

February 26, 2008
gave presentation at Longfellow Middle school of Berkeley, California to approximately a hundred students

February 26, 2008
hosted a 26 members Chinese delegation from People’s Republic of China and presented a talk on public safety

February 29, 2008
gave a presentation at Youth Chance High to six students

March 5, 2008
gave presentation in Professor Dariotis’ class at San Francisco State University to approximately 40 students

March 5, 2008
attended Community Youth Center’s gala and performed original slam poem “Ahh Imagine”

March 12, 2008
gave presentation at Professor Russell Jeung’s class at SFSU to approximately 40 students

March 15, 2008
panelist and presentation at the Challenging the Myth symposium at SFSU, approximately 200 people were presented

March 19, 2008
gave presentation at Professor Eric Mar’s class at SFSU to approximately 40 students

April 4, 2008
gave presentation at Chinatown YMCA to approximately 15 youth

April 8, 2008
Keynote speaker at the 7th Annual Ethnic Studies Conference at UC Berkeley, there were approximately 500 people presented

April 17, 2008
gave presentation at Mission College at Santa Clara on “Other: an Asian & Pacific Islander Prisoners’ Anthology” to approximately 80 people

April 28, 2008
gave presentation at Roosevelt Middle school in Oakland to approximately 100 people

April 29, 2008
gave presentation at Skyline High school’s Asian Youth Society to approximately 15 students

May 5, 2008
written and performed the poem “Pass it On” at the 30th annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration in the Hearst Theatre to approximately 200 people

May 6, 2008
book reading and presentation at John Adams campus of City College of San Francisco to approximately 25 people

May 8, 2008
gave speeches at Skyline High school’s Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Assembly to approximately 1,400 students

May 13, 2008
East Meets West author talk and book signing at downtown campus of City College of San Francisco to approximately 65 people

May 20, 2008
gave presentation at Havenscourt Middle School from 8am to 3pm to approximately 150 students

May 22, 2008
Master of Ceremony for Asian and Pacific Islander Youth Promoting Advocacy and Leadership’s 10th anniversary celebration

May 27, 2008
presentation at Oakland’s Lincoln Square playground to approximately 25 youth

May 30, 2008
bully presentation at Galileo High school from 9am to 4pm to approximately 150 students

June 3, 2008
presentation at Palo Alto High from 7:50am to 3:15pm to approximately 300 students

June 3, 2008
presentation at Camp Sweeney, Alameda county to approximately 150 youth

July 9, 2008
TV interview with CYC’s Executive Director Sarah Wan at TV-36

July 15, 2008
presentation at Alameda Probation Center to approximately 60 youth and adults

July 22, 2008
presentation at De Anza college with Yuri Kochiyama, Marlo, and Loan Dao to Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute to approximately 70 students and faculty

July 24, 2008
presentation at James Denman Middle School to approximately 60 students and adults

July 30, 2008
presentation at Petaluma Kamp to approximately 50 CYC’s summer program middle and high school students

August 22, 2008
moderator for the first CYC/AYAN and Assemblyman Mark Leno’s Asian Pacific Islander youth summit at the State building

September 27, 2008
conducted a workshop at the Critical Resistance 10 conference on Voices of Asian Prisoners to approximately 35 people

October 21, 2008
gave a presentation at CYC to six supreme court judges from Beijing, China accompanied by San Francisco juvenile Judge Sing and staff from DuiHa

October 28, 2008
presentation at East Bay Hayward college to approximately 45 freshmen students on the Prison Industrial Complex

October 29, 2008
presentation at Galileo High’s Chinese class to approximately 30 students on Asian gang and the importance of education

October 29, 2008
presentation at Balboa High’s Scare Stiff program to approximately 15 students on the importance of education and self respect

November 15, 2008
presentation at the Alternative to Violence Project (AVP) conference in San Francisco to approximately 30 people on my transformation and experience as a facilitator in prison

November 17, 2008
presentation at Galileo High school on Asian gang issues to approximately 15 staff

November 18, 2008
presentation at UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies freshmen class on the Prison Industrial Complex to approximately 30 students

November 20, 2008
presentation at the California Wellness Foundation sponsored Violence Prevention Conference on the Community Response Network to reduce violence in the city of San Francisco to approximately 50 people

December 11, 2008
presentation at Laney college, Oakland with the Asian Prisoners’ Support Committee to approximately 35 students on the Prison Industrial Complex and issues involved the API population in prison

December 12, 2008
presentation at Galileo High’s college and career senior class on the importance of education and career choices to approximately 30 students

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