WANNA WIN UP TO $200? PERFORM FOR THE THAT’S NOT LOVE TALENT SHOW!

Come join us for an evening of talent and refreshments. This is API Legal Outreach’s Youth Advisory Council’s annual talent show to recognize talent in the Asian Pacific Islander community and raise awareness towards domestic violence and teen dating violence! It’s FREE admission! All ages are welcome! Photo booth! Food! Music! For those who are[…]

SCAPEGOATING IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES IS NOT JUSTICE FOR RAPE SURVIVORS

Posted by Emily Liang In March, two high school students in Maryland were accused of raping a 14-year-old schoolmate in the bathroom. The two students, Henry Sanchez-Milian, 18, and Jose Montano, 17, were arrested and charged as adults with first-degree rape and two counts each of first-degree sexual offense. The case attracted a lot of[…]

IS #CHINESELIVESMATTER JUSTIFIED?

Posted by Kathy Liang In the month of April, 2017, a United Airlines plane, headed for Louisville, just finished its boarding process. They needed four volunteers to leave the plane in order to create space for United employees. An airline supervisor had announced that if four passengers did not leave, the plane would not go[…]

FIGHT BACK AGAINST ATTACKS ON ASIAN WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS!

Posted by Vivian Wu  Equality is for all, but I guess the definition for “all” isn’t the same to everyone. Once again, our government tests our community. As Asian/Pacific Islanders, we’ve been known for our favoritism towards males and boys since many years ago. This stereotype still exists in the minds of other races; many[…]

WHITEWASHING AND UNDERREPRESENTATION OF ASIANS IN THE MEDIA

Posted by Cindy Khantushig In a recent event, Margaret Cho chatted with Tilda Swinton about the controversial whitewashing of Asians in the Marvel Studios movie, Doctor Strange. Cho was unable to understand why Swinton didn’t see what the problem with her role, which was supposed to belong to a Tibetan man in the comics. This[…]

FAILING OUR FAMILIES: RUSSIA DECRIMINALIZES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Posted by Michelle Lu On February 7, Russian President signed a law that would decriminalize domestic abuse for first time offenders in cases where it doesn’t cause “substantial bodily harm,” along with the Russian Parliament who voted 380-3 in favor of this law. Criminals would now face a fine of roughly $500, a 15-day arrest,[…]

JUSTICE FOR GRANDPA CHEN

Posted by Emily Mei  One night in Chesapeake, Virginia, a Chinese grandpa was sitting in his minivan outside the clubhouse training his Pokemon on the smartphone virtual reality app, Pokemon Go. The grandpa, Jiansheng Chen, had just dropped off his sister in law before discovering that there was a Pokemon gym in the neighborhood where[…]

IN SEARCH OF SANCTUARY

Posted by Julian Castro My story of the week was about refugees and undocumented immigrants entering America. Most of this controversy started during Trump’s  election and his new laws and plans that involve building the wall in an attempt to banish undocumented immigrants coming from the southern border between America and Mexico, as well as  the previous ISIS threats against other countries. I chose this article because this[…]

COMMEMORATING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF E.O. 9066

February 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, signed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to order the evacuation of internment of Japanese Americans along the West Coast of the United States. Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach and the Youth Advisory Council invite you to commemorate the occasion with us this weekend with these[…]

COVERING UP THE PROBLEM

Posted by Anna Cui  A morning talk show on Morocco’s state television broadcast a segment teaching people how to cover up domestic violence with makeup. The viewers reflected negatively which resulted in the TV station apologizing. The idea of covering up domestic violence bruises only suggest that they need to be covered up. Actions such[…]