Posted by Vivian Wu and Emily Liang Hollywood, the place where big dreams can be pursued, is also a catalyst to society’s misconceptions and stereotypes. Sure, Hollywood has developed its reputation to residents all over the world through the creativity… Read More »WHY SHOULD WE CARE ABOUT CRAZY RICH ASIANS?
Posted by Kathy Liang and Amber Chang Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images From mid-April to the end of May, Trump’s zero-tolerance policy has separated over 2,000 children from their families. The policy calls for criminally charging all adults… Read More »TRUMP’S ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICY SEPARATES MIGRANT FAMILIES
Posted by Vivian Wu and Emily Liang On a rainy night in Oakland, community members gathered at the gymnasium of Roosevelt Jr High School. The rain was not the problem, because their hearts were united on the topic of misrepresentation… Read More »APISA INITIATIVE COMMUNITY REPORTBACK
Posted by Michelle Lu Oscar and Irma, parents of 2 month year old, Issac, were told that in order to cure Issac’s pyloric stenosis they would need to travel to a hospital in Corpus Christi. From Rio Grande Valley to… Read More »FAMILIES FACE THE RISK OF DEPORTATION IN ORDER TO GET PROPER HEALTH CARE
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