While the wave of robberies targeting Asian Americans in the Sacramento area has declined in some neighborhoods like Oak Park, where police have concentrated resources, crime and fear have increased in other Asian neighborhoods like Meadowview, Fruitridge, and Pocket, to the point where Asian Americans are arming themselves. Police have arrested more than 50 in connection with the targeted robberies (up from 20 reported in October 2016), but the problems have continued. “Part of the […] Continue »
The community is invited to a discussion on “What role can we play in fighting hate online?” sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League’s Asian Jewish Initiative and NextGen Community on Wednesday, February 15, at Google, 340 Main St. in Venice, at 7 p.m. There will be a NextGen-hosted happy hour following the program. Speakers include Brittan Heller, ADL’s first Director of Technology and Society, and Robert Kang, Cyber Security Counsel and lecturer. The ADL Asian Jewish […] Continue »
Visual Communications is now accepting applications for its prestigious Armed With a Camera Fellowship! In its 15th cycle, the Armed With a Camera (AWC) fellowship has helped over 120 emerging filmmakers to launch careers and give voice to their Asian Pacific American heritage and communities. This program offers six months of training, funding, mentorship, facilities and equipment and an elite world premiere venue – the 2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival! The AWC Fellowship will award up to ten fellows a cash stipend […] Continue »
East West Players (EWP), the nation’s longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work for the stage, announces Snehal Desai, as the organization’s fourth Artistic Director, following an extensive nationwide executive search conducted by the Arts Consulting Group. Outgoing Producing Artistic Director Tim Dang will work in an advisory capacity during a transitional period with Desai who assumes his new role starting July 1. “We […] Continue »
By Dr. Dawn Lee Tu On Monday, March 21st, the field of Asian American Studies suffered a tremendous loss. Don Nakanishi, Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, passed away at the age of 66. Nakanishi was a beloved, respected and pioneering scholar in the field and spent over four decades combined teaching Asian American Studies, providing national leadership in developing and advancing the field of Asian American Studies and Ethnic Relations Scholarship, […] Continue »
The Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF) is one of the premiere Asian American festivals in the American Southwest. The festival is committed to bringing the best in Asian and Asian American cinema to the vibrant city of Austin. It is well attended and is supported by prominent cultural organizations and local businesses in one of the top cities for film in the US. The 2015 Austin Asian American Film Festival will be held from […] Continue »
This week, on May 12, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders hosted the first-ever White House Summit on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Washington, DC. Nearly 2,000 community members, federal officials, and guests from over 40 states and the Pacific Islands came together to connect with one other, share their experiences and stories, and gain tools to mobilize their communities to continue expanding opportunity for AAPIs everywhere. President Obama sent […] Continue »
After a thorough nationwide search, CAPE’s Board of Directors is excited to announce the appointment of Michelle K. Sugihara as its new Executive Director. CAPE is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to improving Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) images and representation through media and entertainment. In partnership with industry sponsors including Warner Brothers, NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Final Draft and Verizon, CAPE’s signature programs include the CAPE New Writers […] Continue »
The ACLU Foundation of Southern California (ACLU SoCal), Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice – LA), the Law Office of Robert Rubin, and Sidley Austin, LLP sued the City of Fullerton today for violating the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA). The lawsuit was brought on behalf of Jonathan Paik, a representative of Fullerton’s sizeable Asian American population, alleging that the city’s current at-large system for electing city council members denies large segments […] Continue »
EDITORS NOTE FROM JOZ: For background, over the weekend, Lela Lee of Angry Little Asian Girl posted this: Why the “Angry Asian Man” is pissing me off. Today, Phil Yu of Angry Asian Man responded: I AM BEING THREATENED WITH AN ANGRY ASIAN LAWSUIT. Min Jung left the following comment on the original post, to which Lela did publicly respond (and which will be appended to the bottom of this post). Hi Lela, Min Jung […] Continue »
8$ is a series which occasionally highlights interesting crowdfunding projects. Every day, the 8Asians team is inundated by many worthy pitches. We are unable to highlight every one that comes our way, or even the ones we might individually support. The projects selected for 8$ are not endorsements by 8Asians. (To be considered for 8$, we highly suggest you not harass the writers or the editors of 8Asians.) WHO: In 2005, playwright Jason Fong and […] Continue »
“He hit me a lot. He hit me if the dinner was late. He hit me if I didn’t polish the shoes the right way.” Kathy, who arrived from India in 2010, left an abusive marriage with nothing but the clothes on her back and clothes and food for her baby. She found safety at the Asian Women’s Home, a project of Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), a community based organization in Santa Clara […] Continue »
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