#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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

BOBBY JINDAL: ASIAN AMERICAN-NESS AND RACIAL IDENTITY

From http://aapivoices.com/jindal-vs-asianam/ Posted by Jordan DeAngelo On July 15th 2015, Lousiana governor Bobby Jindal announced his presidential campaign, becoming yet another member of the crowded Republican field.  Interestingly enough, Jindal is the only Asian American presidential candidate between both parties.  Despite being the fastest growing demographic in the United States along with comprising 6% of[…]