Category Archives: Community

Oakland Chinatown Hit Hard by Violence and the Pandemic

Even before the pandemic, Oakland Chinatown was struggling.  But since start of the Pandemic and the resulting increase in anti-Asian violence, 10% of Oakland Chinatown small business have closed.  The shooting death of beloved Oakland Chinatown dentist Lili Xu is … Continue reading

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SF Theater Review: Asian American LGBTQ Themes in a New Production of “Fun Home”

If you get the chance, catch “Fun Home” at the Gateway Theater on Jackson Street in San Francisco, between now and May 8, 2022. Many of the storylines around being closeted (her dad), difficulty coming out to parents and parents who won’t talk about your LGBTQ status all resonate deeply in the Asian American community. Continue reading

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Golden State Warriors 2022 Lunar New Year Celebration Night

The highly popular and successful Golden State Warriors play in the San Francisco Bay Area , which overall is almost 25% Asian. San Francisco, where the Warriors play in Chase Center, is itself 35% Asian, so it’s no surprise that … Continue reading

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San Francisco Asian Justice Rally & Remembering Vicha Ratanapakdee

This past Sunday marked the one year anniversary of 84-year-old Vicha Ratanapakdee being assaulted while on a walk in San Francisco and died. The Asian Justice Rally, held in five other cities along side San Francisco (Atlanta. Chicago, Los Angeles, … Continue reading

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New Changemakers Summit to Educate and Inspire Next Generation of AAPI Youth Leaders

On Saturday, October 23, 2021, Act To Change, Hate Is A Virus, and Stop AAPI Hate will co-host the first annual Changemakers Summit to educate and inspire the next generation of youth leaders from Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) … Continue reading

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Missing Persons Case, Los Angeles area: Richard Im

UPDATE 2/18/2020: Family Update: A person who is aware of our search came across our brother and encouraged him to reach out. Richard then made contact with us by phone to let us know that he is safe. However, Richard … Continue reading

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Steven Universe at 2019 L.A. Comic Con

As I made my way through the large crowd of cosplayers, exhibitors and artists alike at this year’s 2019 Los Angeles Comic Con, I saw on the main stage — DeeDee Magno Hall, voice of Pearl, Michaela Dietz, voice of … Continue reading

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Sacramento Area Asian Americans arming themselves during Crime Wave

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 … Continue reading

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“What Role Can We Play in Fighting Hate Online?” L.A. Event from the ADL Asian Jewish Initiative and NextGen Community

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 … Continue reading

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15th Cycle of Visual Communications’ Armed With a Camera (AWC) is Accepting Applications

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. … Continue reading

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East West Players Announces Snehal Desai As Its New Artistic Director

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 … Continue reading

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Remembering Prolific and Pioneering Asian American Studies Scholar Don Nakanishi

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 … Continue reading

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