Sharing From the Heart is a monthly initiative where young people from China and the United States come together around the pressing ecological, cultural, and spiritual issues of our time. Through sharing thoughts, personal stories, and actions in local settings, Chinese and American youth will begin building cross-cultural bonds to support a vision of a new, ecological civilization.
In this event, Micah Huang will share ideas of social ecology, particularly with regard to the post-colonial reclamation of history and reframing of the international social order. Micah believes This is particularly important with regard to the relationship between the US and China, in which the old storyline of colonization and resistance, accompanied by mutually hostile rhetoric, is badly in need of an update which conceives of the world as an ecosystem rather than a winner-take-all contest. He will also address how his work using music and media to revisit and reframe histories and intercultural dynamics aims to contribute to the establishment of this new paradigm.
SPEAKER: Micah Huang
Micah Huang is a musician, composer, producer and writer. He wrote, composed and produced the music for the podcast/audio novella Blood on Gold Mountain, which gained recognition on the national stage in 2021 as part of the movement against Anti-Asian racism. His other contributions to this cause include acting as artistic director for live events including Asian/American Dreams/Nightmares (2022), Chinatown Elegy (2021), The LA Chinatown Massacre Commemoration (2019), respectively supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, UCLA Chancellor’s Award Initiative, and Kellogg Foundation Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Grant, along with other sponsors. Micah has created other works which address broader issues of prejudice and discrimination including the 2019 concert series Under Our Skins: Deprogramming Prejudice Through Words and Music, which included productions at Tufts University, the New England Conservatory and Scripps College. His collaborations include ArtSmooch (2018) with Pulitzer finalist and Kingsley Tufts Award winner Angie Estes, III (Wishbones) video exhibit with Getty Medal winner Lorna Simpson and NY State Filmmaker’s Award winner Jennifer Burton. Micah is half of vocal duo the Flower Pistils, whose song Children of the Endtimes was a finalist in the 2020 John Lennon International Songwriting competition, and a semi-finalist in the 2020 ISC Songwriting Competition. He has appeared in such media outlets as KCRW, Now This News, KPBS, Spectrum 1 News, The Mercury News, Orange County Daily Register and the Los Angeles Daily News, among others.
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