Memories of the I-Hotel

By Contributed | January 20, 2021

By Warren Mar. When I was asked to write up my memories of the International Hotel, I agreed before I really knew what I was getting into.  I was not introduced to the I-Hotel as an activist who went there to do political work.  That I happened to be around during the eviction night in…

“Men of Respect” by Charlie Chin

By Contributed | January 18, 2021

East Wind ezine is pleased to present  Charlie Chin’s latest stories.  Charlie brings his signature humor, warmth and affection to three stories that span decades and diverse Asian American experiences. This is part one in that series. To learn more about Charlie Chin,  see the interview we did with Charlie in January 2020:  Charlie Chin,…

Asian American Films – Looking Back at 2020

By Contributed | January 16, 2021

By Frako Loden. What a year! Here we are, almost one year into the coronavirus pandemic and enduring a January packed with more stressful incidents than most entire seasons. But once we get a new president—and more exciting, the first South Asian/African American female vice president! Maybe we can tear ourselves away from the news/social…

Judy Yung: A Yellow Feminist Force

By Contributed | December 28, 2020

By William Gee Wong. Before Judy Yung became a highly respected professor, scholar, and author of Chinese American history, she wanted to be a journalist. That is what she told me on June 19, 2008, the last time she and I had a lengthy, in-depth conversation. Since I hadn’t been in contact with her in…

Public Art Inspires Empathy – NYC’s Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya

By Contributed | December 28, 2020

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in AsAm News on Nov. 11, 2020. We are reposting it with the permission of Randall Yip, editor/publisher of AsAm News. To see the article in its original form visit Public artist takes on anti-Asian racism in NYC subway station.  Although the subway station display is no longer available,…

MOSF 15.8: Inferno Canto 2020 – Saying Goodbye to Donald Trump, at the Ninth Circle and Fourth Ring

By Ravi Chandra | December 26, 2020

Memoirs of a Superfan Volume 15.8: Inferno Canto 2020 – Saying Goodbye to Donald Trump, at the Ninth Circle and Fourth Ring By Ravi Chandra December 26, 2020 After Barack Obama won the presidency on November 4th 2008, the 4-11 after 9-11, after the long horror of unjust, unjustifiable and sociopathic wars, 8 years after…

“CHINA’S REBEL CITY” — AGITPROP AT THE DAWN OF HONG KONG’S POLICE STATE

By Contributed | December 26, 2020

by Doug Chan. As another tumultuous week passed in Hong Kong, during which security police froze bank accounts and made multiple arrests in retaliation against those identified with the democracy movement in Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post released an hour-long documentary on YouTube that it had posted previously as a four-part series, China’s…

Asian American/BLM Solidarity Webinar Available

By Contributed | December 24, 2020

by Eddie Wong. On November 20, 2020, East Wind ezine was a co-sponsor for “Asian American Solidarity from Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter,” a webinar by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center. Ed Nakatawase and Marion Kwan, who went to the South in the 1960s to join the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and the…

Kotake Family Mochitsuki: Carrying on a Japanese American Tradition

By Contributed | December 22, 2020

by Eddie Wong. This is the first year in 20 years that the Kotake family and friends will not be gathering in San Jose for the traditional rice pounding and making of mochi (rice cakes).  Neither rain or cold deters this hardy bunch from carrying on this ancient communal practice. But this year is different;…

Review of Special Education by Caroline M. Mar

By Contributed | December 21, 2020

by May-lee Chai. Editor’s Note:  We are proud to present the work of Caroline M. Mar once more. She was featured in the November 19, 2019 one-year anniversary program for East Wind ezine along with singer/songwriter/storyteller Charlie Chin.  You can read my interview with Caroline and see videos from her poetry reading at Caroline M. Mar…