A member of the Samoan diaspora, Terisa Tinei Siagatonu grew up in a housing project in San Francisco and has gone on to become a poet, educator, and activist. Read about her journey and devotion to empowering Pacific Islander diaspora youth to create sustainable impact in their communities, starting with themselves.
A Harvard professor and former Rhodes Scholar of Iranian descent, Sabeti partly attributes her professional success to her immigrant background. “You don’t understand the culture so you don’t know what the boundaries are of that culture.”
“Asian American Portraits of Encounter” displays the work of seven visual artists concerned with breaking down stereotypes of Asian Americans and expanding notions of identity.