Sam Louie is an Asian-American psychotherapist focusing on multicultural issues based in the Seattle area. In addition, he is a diversity speaker who uses spoken word poetry as a means to tell engaging and informative stories. Both of his keynotes and workshops are based on clinical and personal experiences as a minority and immigrant who grew up in a predominantly African-American neighborhood of South Seattle.
Through the use of poetry, story-telling, and visual imagery, Louie’s presentations touch on the themes of discrimination, identity, and other ethnic challenges facing Asian Americans. One example is, “Slanted Eyes: The Asian-American Poetic Experience” which is a concise, informative, and entertaining presentation. It can be as short as 45 minutes or up to 4 hours (i.e. half-day workshop length).
Sam Louie’s website lists descriptions of more of my various messages/workshops with these two being in higher demand:
“Slanted Eyes: The Asian-American Experience”
“Chink!”, “Jap!”, “Slanted Eyes!”, “Where are you from?”, “Do you eat dog?”, “Why don’t you go back to where you came from?!”, “Do you know Kung-Fu?”. From the racist to the innocuous, issues of culture, ethnicity, and discrimination are prevalent themes for Asian minorities in the United States. This message explores the history of Asian-American immigration, racism, and challenges Asian-Americans face growing up in the U.S. By incorporating his own Spoken Word poetry, audiences get a fresh and unique perspective on minority experiences.
“My Story, Your Story, Our Stories: Exploring Our Identities & Privileges”
What are your privileges? What are your social identities? How do these make you who you are — and who would you be without them? A vibrant experiential workshop filled with activities and interactions with others where you can see, hear, and share your experiences with others in a creative and engaging atmosphere. Participants will follow structured group exercises to maximize learning and growth.
Keywords = Social Justice, Cultural Intelligence, Implicit Bias, Cultural Competence, Cultural Humility, Microaggressions, Race
$ Speaking Fee (airfare, lodging, and a daily stipend of $500)
Willing to Travel