Morning Glories – Week 6

Presented in partnership with the Asian American Resource Center and Austin Public Library
Location: Meredith Heritage Tree Deck, Waterloo Park
Date: May 16, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, join the Asian American Resource Center and Austin Public Library as we commemorate the diverse cultures, languages and traditions of this vibrant community with culturally inspired books, music, crafts, and interactive readings.


A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers’. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother’s, her grandmother’s, and her little sister’s. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons, and are filled with stories of the past and hope for the future.


Joanna Ho Bradshaw is a writer and educator with a passion for anti-bias, anti-racism and equity work. She holds a BA in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and a master’s from the Principal Leadership Institute at Berkeley. She has been an English teacher, a dean, the designer of an alternative-to-prison program, and a professional development mastermind. She is currently the vice principal of a high school in the Bay Area, where she survives on homemade chocolate chip cookies, outdoor adventures, and dance parties with her kids.