The Youth Advisory Council is a group of Bay Area high school students who come together to address social and political issues affecting the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community such as domestic violence, LGBTQ identity, and undocumented immigration.
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Posted by Lauren Balleza Question: Are the assaults on voting rights addressing legitimate abuses within the system or are they attempts to disenfranchise large groups of minorities/poor groups? Facts: The fifteenth amendment, part of the Bill of Rights, was placed in sole purpose of voting rights. This amendment prohibits state and federal government to deny[…]
Posted by Simon Luu Have you ever seen an Asian lead in the media? If so, was that lead the stereotypical Asian who is submissive or unrealistically smart? The article I found wrote about how writers for the popular comic book The Incredible Hulk are considering making the famous Hulk an Asian character in contrast[…]
Posted by Robin Suralta Bullying is a major issue in the API community, studies have shown that Asian American, Sikh, and Muslim students have experience bullying than other races. With this the White House has launched the campaign #ActToChange which hopes to raise awareness and to empower students and teachers to report, stop, and prevent[…]
The Youth Advisory Council, a project of Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, aims to advocate against domestic/dating violence in the Asian/Pacific Islander community, educate their peers about API community issues, and support APILO’s legal programming through workshops, awareness events, volunteering, and media arts projects.
Posted by Sharon Yuen On October 1st, 2015, California became the first state to have mandatory sexual consent lessons in high schools. California has also headed another ‘first’ when it required colleges and universities to adopt the affirmative consent policy during campus sexual assault investigations. As Republican Rocky Chavez has stated, “California must continue to[…]
Posted by Allison Fong Domestic violence is a major issue throughout China. Legislation for the protection of domestic violence victims has recently been proposed in the mainland. China’s criminal laws lack provisions regarding the protection of domestic violence victims thus this proposed legislation is making headlines. However, the law would only apply to a small[…]
Posted by Becky Liang On June 22, 2015, Tyrell D. Shaw, a twenty-five year old artist and bow tie designer, was found dead, hanging from a rope tied to the bottom of an elevator shaft. In the previous six days, he went on an attack spree targeting Asian women in Manhattan, New York. He smashed[…]
Posted by Gabbie Cailipan Drug use in the Philippines is an ongoing problem due to corruption and poor law enforcement. Substance abuse is hurting everyone. There was a bus driver in Quezon City that began speeding and crashed into a concrete arc. 4 people were killed and 18 more were injured. It was found that[…]
From http://aapivoices.com/jindal-vs-asianam/ Posted by Jordan DeAngelo On July 15th 2015, Lousiana governor Bobby Jindal announced his presidential campaign, becoming yet another member of the crowded Republican field. Interestingly enough, Jindal is the only Asian American presidential candidate between both parties. Despite being the fastest growing demographic in the United States along with comprising 6% of[…]