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FEB
22
Book Signing and Reception for Helen Zia
Date:
Friday, 22 Feb 2019
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU Union Multicultural unity Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
Event Details:

Helen Zia is a Fulbright Scholar and a graduate of Princeton University's first coeducational class. She attended medical school but quit after completing two years, then went to work as a construction laborer, an autoworker, and a community organizer, after which she discovered her life's work as a writer. 

She is the author of Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People, a finalist for the prestigious Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize and referred to by President Bill Clinton in two separate speeches in the Rose Garden. She coauthored, with Wen Ho Lee, My Country Versus Me, which reveals what happened to the Los Alamos scientist who was falsely accused of being a spy for China in the "worst case since the Rosenbergs." She was Executive Editor of Ms. Magazine and is a founding board co-chair of the Women's Media Center. Her articles, essays and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, books and anthologies, receiving awards for her ground-breaking stories.