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Helen Zia

Award-Winning Journalist, Author & Activist for Asian American and LGBTQ Rights

Award-Winning Journalist, Author & Activist for Asian American and LGBTQ Rights

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Oklahoma City, OK, USA
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Helen Zia Biography

Helen Zia is a writer, activist and Fulbright Scholar. Her first book, “Asian American Dreams,” chronicled the emergence of AAPIs in contemporary America. Her latest book, “Last Boat out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese who Fled Mao's Revolution,” was named an NPR Best Book of 2019.

The daughter of immigrants from China, Zia's role as an activist in the landmark civil rights case of anti-Asian violence is featured in “Who Killed Vincent Chin?” In 2010, she was a witness in the case for marriage equality that went to the Supreme Court.

A graduate of Princeton University’s first coeducational class, Zia has received two honorary doctorates. After attending medical school, she became a community organizer, construction laborer, autoworker, and after which she discovered her life’s work as a writer.

Helen Zia Speaking Topics

  • The Imperative for Higher Expectations

  • Making Ourselves Visible in the New Millennium

  • The Asian American Emergence

  • Building Bridges Across Communities

Helen Zia Videos

  • Historian Erika Lee & activist Helen Zia on rise in anti-Asian violence
    During the coronavirus pandemic, Asian Americans have experienced a sharp increase in racist verbal abuse and physical attacks.
  • Advocate Helen Zia shares how she found her voice to fight
    Helen Zia, LGBTQ human rights advocate, author and journalist shares how she found her voice to help launch an Asian American civil rights movement.
  • Annie Tan and Helen Zia on how important Vincent Chin is to Asian Americans
    NYC teacher/writer Annie Tan and activist/author Helen Zia talk about how important Vincent Chin is to Asian Americans.

Helen Zia Books

  • Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People
    Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People
  • Notable Asian Americans
    Notable Asian Americans

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  • What topics does Helen Zia speak about?

    Helen Zia is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Asian Heritage, Authors, Culture, Diversity, Influential Women, Journalism, Leadership, LGBTQ, Literary, Virtual Speakers, Women.
  • Where does Helen Zia travel from?

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Helen Zia is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as The Imperative for Higher Expectations, Making Ourselves Visible in the New Millennium, The Asian American Emergence and Building Bridges Across Communities. The estimated speaking fee range to book Helen Zia for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Helen Zia generally travels from Oklahoma City, OK, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lydia X. Z. Brown, Tracy Chou, Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Cynthia Choi and Laura Ling. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Helen Zia for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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