OAKLAND, CA — The Youth Advisory Council is proud to host an issues-based digital film festival for California youth, titled “Flip the Script”. With two themes and four format categories, young filmmakers and enthusiasts will have many opportunities to win… Read More »YAC is Accepting Youth Film Submissions for Flip the Script!
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!… Read More »WANNA WIN UP TO $200? PERFORM FOR THE THAT’S NOT LOVE TALENT SHOW!
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… Read More »SCAPEGOATING IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES IS NOT JUSTICE FOR RAPE SURVIVORS
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… Read More »IS #CHINESELIVESMATTER JUSTIFIED?
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… Read More »FIGHT BACK AGAINST ATTACKS ON ASIAN WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS!
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… Read More »WHITEWASHING AND UNDERREPRESENTATION OF ASIANS IN THE MEDIA
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… Read More »FAILING OUR FAMILIES: RUSSIA DECRIMINALIZES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
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… Read More »JUSTICE FOR GRANDPA CHEN
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,… Read More »IN SEARCH OF SANCTUARY
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… Read More »COMMEMORATING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF E.O. 9066