Tag Archives: Covid-19

Emil Amok’s Takeout: Another kind of Ted Talk, as I talk to my philosopher pal about George Floyd, the pandemic, and other ills.

ANOTHER KIND OF TED TALK:  If you’ve been following my series of talks with Philosophy Professor Ted Schatzki, you know he’s my old friend from college who I called for the first time in over 40 years when the pandemic hit. We had a reunion. Since then we’ve had 3 conversations. The first two he talked about the fear of civil unrest.

In our third conversation last week, the spark that set off the U.S. powder keg happened. The violence hadn’t started yet.  But we do talk about George Floyd, among other things. The point is we talk and have a conversation, which is probably the best thing people can do with each other right now.

Also see my columns at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund.

 

Emil Amok’s Takeout: Emil talks Covid with a philosopher, Part 2; Propping up Small Business; and the Virtual Harvard Graduation and my Covid Commencement speech.

Hi Everyone!
This edition features my talk with Philosopher Theodore Schatzki about whether the U.S. is too big to fail, meaning the government should just go ahead and prop up all individuals and small businesses–just as it catered to big business since day one of the Trump administration. Also,  virtual graduation week is coming to Harvard. Here come more briefs in the big legal battle over Asian admissions.  But for you Classes of 2020 everywhere, my thoughts. No one invited me to speak like they did more than 40 years ago. That’s all right. Read it here.   And then listen to the podcast. Some reports say it will take $10 trillion to save everybody economically. But that’s better than letting a large fraction die, don’t you think?

Stay amok.

Read my columns at http://www.aaldef.org/blog

Colonized by Covid? Watch Emil Amok’s Takeout here with Prof. E.J. Ramos David on Colonial Mentality!

Emil Amok’s Takeout is Emil Guillermo’s Take on the News, Life and anything that strikes him from his American Filipino Asian perspective.

Watch his interview here with Prof. E.J. Ramos David on Colonial Mentality. But also hear him rant on Stephen Miller, the White House’s lax lockdown, Mother’s Day and Other things…..

Watch now!

See Emil’s column’s on the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund website!

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May Day, May Day! An Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Zoom-in Check-in With Emil Amok’s Takeout–FRIDAY MAY 1; Plus a reward for FANHS Museum Donors!

If you read my column on the AALDEF blog, it’s time for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!  May 1st is our day. Come join me on Zoom for a live Check-in, just to say hello and see how you’re doing.

It’s on Zoom Friday, May 1, at 11:00 am Pacific/ 2:00pm Eastern.

Take a break and Zoom with me as some of the U.S. comes back to life, but the smart ones will be Zooming on Emil Amok’s Takeout.

I’ll have special guests who will talk about why this APA Heritage Month is different from all the rest.

And I’ll have you there to tell your story on zoom about the pandemic.

To join you have to  email me through this website’s contact box.

If you can’t be there live on zoom, it will be live on my FaceBook page at Emil Guillermo Media.

So come join me for an Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Lumpia party. (Bring your own lumpia).

And for you FANHS Donors: You can come join the fun on May 1. … But …   in addition, here’s your special reward for helping the museum.  A link to my interview with the Filipino Nurse on the frontlines in Elmhurst Hospital, Queens, New York. 

The interview was taken a week ago. Gem will be at the Zoom event with an update on Friday, May 1.

Thank you for your support of the FANHS Museum.

And please take part in the May 1 Zoom-in.  So email me through the contact box on this webpage,and I will send you the Zoom info.

Salamatz!

EXTRA:

Listen to another Emil Amok’s Takeout here: Emil Amok Talks to a Philospher.  What about? Covid and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!