Ching Chong Chickenshits Who Have Forgotten Who They Once Were: An Interview with Benjamin R. Tong

By Eddie Wong | June 25, 2022

Interview by Eddie Wong with Dr. Benjamin Tong. Posted June 25, 2022. The following interview of Dr. Benjamin R. Tong by Eddie Wong was prompted by the issue of how to address historical trauma among Chinese Americans. We recently commemorated the 140th anniversary of the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act. We know that acts…

MOSF 17.9: “Can I Withhold Care from a Bigot?” A Brown Psychiatrist’s Perspective

By Ravi Chandra | June 25, 2022

Caregivers and caregiving teams in health care, education, and child care have reported increased stress during the pandemic. Burnout and resignations have reportedly increased. Simultaneously, issues of racial justice, and LGBTQIA+ and women’s rights have risen to the forefront of broad public consciousness, triggering both calls to action and reactionary, defensive pushback. Socio-political issues clearly have an impact on caregiving. They can either divide us, or bring us together in service to broader, essential, critical, indispensable duties of caregiving. This essay is an attempt to offer insight, clarity and allyship from my position as a psychiatrist and writer for all those impacted by these tensions, and thus assist affinity, study, support, and action groups that continue to form.

Building a Foundation for Diversity and Inclusion – Ballico Taiko

By Contributed | June 20, 2022

By Chris Kubo. Introduction by Wendy C. Horikoshi. Posted June 20, 2022. East Wind ezine wishes to thank Wendy Horikoshi for allowing us to print this article from her April 2022 newsletter associated with her consultant practice, Transformative Leadership. Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends, I’ve asked Chris Kubo, head the youth taiko group with Ballico…

A Personal Reflection on Asian & Black Solidarity in Remembrance of 40th Anniversary of Vincent Chin

By Contributed | June 18, 2022

By Mabel Teng. Posted June 18, 2022. On June 23 four decades ago, Vincent Chin died a brutal death at the hands of two white men.  What lessons have we learned and where do we go from here? “The legacy of Vincent Chin and the campaign for justice offers lessons to all on how people…

Bringing Norman Mineta Home to the San Jose Day of Remembrance

By Contributed | June 14, 2022

By Susan Hayase. Posted June 14, 2022 Introduction: Norman Y. Mineta, former Transportation Secretary and former representative to the U.S. Congress from San Jose, passed away on May 3, 2022 at the age of 90.  Mineta was born and raised in San Jose, aside from the years that he spent as a child in the…

Pro-choice. And/or Pro-life.

By Contributed | June 14, 2022

By Susie Ling. Posted June 14, 2022 In the leaked draft attributed to Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, he writes, “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives… Roe was egregiously wrong from the start .” (See footnote #1) The expected ruling could lead to abortion…

How Chinese American Women Changed U.S. Labor History – 40th anniversary of the NY Chinatown Garment Workers Strike

By Contributed | June 9, 2022

By huiying b. chan. Posted June 9, 2022 Introduction:  We wish to thank huiying b. chan for allowing us to repost his article about the 1982 New York Chinatown garment workers strike, which marks its 40th anniversary this June. If you’re in the New York area, please check out these commemorative events that were announced…

Death on Mulberry Street – Short Story by Charlie Chin

By Contributed | June 6, 2022

by Charlie Chin. Posted June 6, 2022. Introduction:  Charlie Chin graces us with another story featuring the Chinese herbalist Dr. Gong who helps solve mysteries in New York at the turn of the century.    “Why is Russia having a war with China?”  Detective Sean Carter looked up from the paperwork on his desk.   The…

Learn From the Dreams of Our Grandchildren

By Contributed | May 23, 2022

by Pam Tau Lee. Posted May 23, 2022. This past weekend in Chinatown, I read hundreds of messages written as part of a project called “Love Letter to Chinatown.” It is a response to the Anti-Asian violence in the Bay Area and in Atlanta. While the messages were intergenerational, most were from young adults. Here’s just…

A Dream of Drowning: A Review of Caroline M. Mar’s Dream of the Lake

By Contributed | May 23, 2022

by Claire Light. Posted May 23, 2022. When I think of Lake Tahoe, I think of the place as it is now: resort enclave of the wealthy, West Coast types who like the outdoors and rugged, extreme sports. I think of a basin lake, deep blue, famously blue, and clear. I think of SUVs and…