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MOCA Spotlight Series
continues on Friday, April 9 at 5:00 P.M. EDT. Each month, this intimate virtual
conversation will highlight the timely and distinctive narrative of a
Chinese American icon and friend of MOCA. Through this conversation,
MOCA hopes to shed light on the distinctive yet universal American
journeys of these luminaries, touching upon key moments of personal
trial and stratospheric success, all within a casual, inviting, and
In celebration of World Health Day, MOCA Spotlight
Series is honored to present as our next featured speaker, the
inspiring MSNBC/NBC News Anchor and Journalist Richard Lui, and author of the new book, ENOUGH ABOUT ME: The Unexpected Power of Selflessness.
Seven years ago, Richard Lui walked into his
boss’ office at MSNBC / NBC News HQ , prepared to give up his dream
news anchor job. Having just learned of his dad’s Alzheimer’s
diagnosis, he wanted to be there for him. So Richard made the rare
ask of being on TV less, and joined 53 million Americans as a family
caregiver. It was in that decision that Richard discovered the
unexpected power of selflessness and found the inspiration for his
new book, ENOUGH ABOUT ME.
The book mixes personal stories with research and
practical tips on how living selflessly can bring joy despite
difficulty. It also contrasts findings from Richard’s recent
reporting on some difficult subjects, from the recent rise in
anti-Asian hate crimes to the Paris attacks, with behind-the-scenes
stories of heroes who rose above. These heroes, in the face of
tragedy and loss, selflessly show us all how small acts and choices
can have major impacts.
Richard will donate all of his net proceeds to
charitable organizations supporting Alzheimer's care and research,
advocacy for senior citizens, and AAPI (Asian American and Pacific
Islanders) representation in journalism, and World Selfless Day
campaigns. Support your local bookstore by pre-ordering Enough
About Me, available on March 23.
Richard has a remarkable story to tell and we cannot
wait to share it with you. We look forward to your
participation, and to sharing this and many more exemplary stories of
the Chinese in America.
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Child Richard and Dad
Richard as a family caregiver to his dad
About Richard Lui
Author Richard Lui is a veteran and
award-winning journalist with more than 30 years in television, film,
technology, and business. Currently at MSNBC and previously with CNN
Worldwide, he is the first Asian American man to anchor a daily
national cable news program, and a team Emmy and Peabody winner. He
has just completed an Oscars Qualifying documentary on student
caregivers in military families that will hit national broadcast and
mainstream streaming in late spring 2021. In addition, Richard’s
15-year business career involves a fintech patent and launching six
tech brands over three business cycles. Richard has lived, worked,
and volunteered on every continent.
MOCA has not skipped a beat since its temporary closure
in March 2020. We've been converting our programs to online offerings
and creating new digital content through multiple platforms, always
free of charge—because history matters. We are facing tremendous
financial losses due to COVID-19. We hope you'll consider making a gift to
become part of a continuing lifeline for MOCA. No amount is too
little and we greatly appreciate your generosity. Your contribution
helps sustain our beloved institution and supports the creation of
new, online programming that will bring comfort and inspiration to