A recent graduate of Asian American Studies from San Francisco State
University, Pahole is a core member of Save the Thai Temple, a group of
second-generation Thai who spearheaded the fight to keep Sunday’s food
offering service at Berkeley’s Thai Temple (Wat Mongkolratanaram).
Participating in outreach and advocacy campaigns, Pahole strives to
promote visibility for the smaller ethnic groups that have recently
begun to emerge as part of the community.
Honestly, I want to keep it real like the
rice fields and thoroughly enjoy the time I get as Mr. Hyphen. I want
to fully promote Thai American as well as Southeast Asian American
visibility as much as I can. Winning Mr. Hyphen [...] will help bring
some acknowledgment that our community is changing.
--Mr. Hyphen 2009
will take place on Saturday, November 14 at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. Buy tickets here