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Promoting & Empowering Asian & Pacific Islander Americans

  Kip Fulbeck, NCORE 2010 (National Harbor, Maryland) Keynote Speaker API Caucus   

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Kip Fulbeck

What Are You? The Changing Face of America Kip Fulbeck, Renowned Artist exploring Identity, Spoken Word Performer, Slam Poet, and Professor of Art, Affiliate Faculty in Asian American Studies and Film & Media Studies, University of California—Santa Barbara, California

Kip Fulbeck is an American artist, slam poet and filmmaker. He is the author of Permanence: Tattoo Portraits; Part Asian, 100% Hapa; Paper Bullets: A Fictional Autobiography; and the upcoming Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids, as well as the director of a dozen short films including Banana Split and Lilo & Me. Kip has been featured on CNN, MTV, and PBS, and has performed and exhibited in over 20 countries. He speaks nationwide on identity, multiraciality and pop culture — mixing together spoken word, stand-up comedy, political activism, and personal stories.

A challenging and inspirational teacher, Kip is a professor of Art at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he is the recipient of the university’s Distinguished Teaching Award. He is also an avid surfer, guitar player, motorcycle rider, ocean lifeguard, and pug enthusiast. A complete overachiever despite being only half Chinese, he is also a world-ranked Masters swimmer.