Yup, Jay just moved back in with his mom–his girlfriend left him, he has writer’s block (bad for a playwright), and he just lost his job. On top of all that, his Filipino-immigrant mom won’t even let him stay in his old room. And why doesn’t he “just become a nurse like she did?” Stuck sleeping on the couch, Jay must finally come face-to-face with the pressures and dreams of his parents while finding the bravery to fight for his voice as a young artist of color in America.
This livestream is a fundraiser for the Bay Area AAPI community through Compassion in Oakland. Formed in response to the surge of anti-Asian attacks in the California Bay Area, Compassion in Oakland strives to provide the Oakland Chinatown Community with a resource for promoting safety and unity. Sparked by Jacob Azevedo, who offer to escort Asian American elders went viral and led hundreds to join him, Katrina Ramos, Jessica Owyoung, Derek Ko and Darren Lee, were among those who responded and created the new nonprofit coordinating volunteer chaperones to escort those who request assistance, aiming to embrace the often forgotten, underserved, and vulnerable and fostering a more caring and safer Oakland for all.