Posted by Eujean Do An increase in deportations of Southeast Asian-Americans has been having a devastating impact on our API communities. Many Southeast Asian-Americans immigrated to the U.S. as refugees of wars, bombings, and genocide that occured in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos that… Read More »SOUTHEAST ASIAN DEPORTATION
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 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 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… Read More »API MENTAL HEALTH HEROES
Posted by Becky Liang Beginning July 7, 2016, hundreds of Americans collaborated on writing an open letter on a Google document addressing the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and police brutality in general. The letter stemmed from Christina… Read More »LETTERS FOR BLACK LIVES
The Youth Advisory Council stands in solidarity with Anna Nepomuceno, a Filipina immigrant and mother of two young daughters. We #RiseWithAnna in support of her daughters’ struggle for justice and safety from sexual violence.