Mr. Hyphen 2008
contestant Rockson Yan
will represent Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, a community based, social justice organization focusing on domestic violence, immigration rights, elder abuse and human trafficking. It also has a youth program called the Youth Advisory Council that advocates anti-domestic/dating violence to middle and high school students.About Rockson
Whether it's in a shower or on a stage, Rockson can probably sing better than you. Beating out 100 other contestants to win the 2007 Sing Tao singing competition, he proves the musical connotation of his name is no fluke. As a drummer, pianist and guitarist, he plucks the fruits of musical delight and delivers them fresh to your table. For seven years now, Rockson has been active in the Youth Advisory Council, working with youth and dedicating himself to becoming a difference maker, helping to guide and lead the youth by training them to be anti-violence advocates themselves. Rockson was also a core assisting personnel for the Asian Student Union of San Francisco State University.
I plan to further contribute to the community by promoting a positive image amongst Asian Americans... especially because the mainstream media lacks Asian representation. I am proud of my own identity as Asian American, and have been promoting the same awareness not only in but outside of the Youth Advisory Council... I would like to be an inspiration to individuals who are also pursuing their dreams.
--Mr. Hyphen 2008
will take place on Saturday, October 4
at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.Buy tickets here!