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Kristina Wong

Kristina Wong performed her one-woman show, “Wong Street Journal,” a humorous account of armchair activism and a life-changing service trip to Uganda. Her visit to Milton was sponsored by the Hong Kong Distinguished Lecture Series. Ms. Wong’s most notable touring show, “Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” examined the high rates of depression and suicide among Asian-American women through a fictionalized version of herself. She has been a commentator for American Public Media’s Marketplace, PBS, VICE, Jezebel, and the Huffington Post. She has appeared as a guest on Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” and “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.”

“Just because I’m part of a marginalized group here in America, doesn’t mean I don’t represent the face of colonization and oppression in another part of the world. I was seeing through the wrong lens.”

WHY WE NEED JOURNALISTS

Publishing stories: researching, interviewing, analyzing, reporting and responding—is challenging and in some cases, dangerous. Has the profession been affected by the wave of invectives, the efforts to sow mistrust, the drive to discredit journalists’ work? What seems difficult and what is rewarding about reporting on the world? Journalists are critical agents in helping us develop the awareness and the acuity to understand our world and to inform our choices.