#IMREADY, #WEAREREADY, ARE YOU?

Posted by Kathy Liang, Vivian Wu, Eujean Doo, Queenie Tu, and Hua Wei On November 3rd, the Youth Advisory Council had the honor of attending The AAPI Women Lead Conference 2018, a meaningful gathering for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) self-identified women to raise awareness and learn about women empowerment. Through panels and discussions,[…]

WHY SHOULD WE CARE ABOUT CRAZY RICH ASIANS?

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 in the media However, how can one really feel empowerment and connection when the screen[…]

SILLY SPUDS AT CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

Posted by Amber Chang and Jocelyn Gao Every year, thousands of people in the Bay Area gather in San Francisco’s Japantown to celebrate Japanese and Japanese American culture at the Cherry Blossom Festival. At this annual celebration, there are cultural performances, a large parade, and multiple booths selling various foods and items for the attendees[…]

UPCOMING ANNUAL YAC 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 – Bay Area community and raise awareness towards domestic violence and teen dating violence! It’s FREE admission! All ages are welcome! Enter in raffles! Listen to[…]

YAC CELEBRATES 47TH ANNUAL OSHOGATSU MATSURI

Posted by Jocelyn Gao and Emily Liang The annual Oshogatsu Festival, sponsored by the Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC) and the Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO), united the community to celebrate the New Year on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Japantown. The festival took place at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern[…]

APISA INITIATIVE COMMUNITY REPORTBACK

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 and the struggle of Asian Pacific Islander students within Oakland Unified School District. Asian Pacific[…]

API MENTAL HEALTH HEROES

Posted by Amber Chang Arvin Temkar’s blog post, “Suffering in the Dark,” highlights the necessity of bringing awareness to people of color suffering from mental health. Temkar brings awareness to the issue through the new book released by Bruce Springsteen titled Born to Run. The book describes Springsteen’s journey through clinical depression. Temkar explains that although it[…]

ASIAN AMERICAN WOMEN ARE CLOSING THE PAY GAP, BUT THAT’S NOT THE POINT

Posted by Dana Sinclair Facts: ● Asian American women earn 3% less than the median American man (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics) ● The median Asian American woman also earns significantly more than the median black or Hispanic man in the United States ● More than half of Asian Americans over 25 have[…]