Karl Evangelista and Grex: Pioneering Change Through Music with “Auntie + Tebs”

By Stephanie Gancayco. Posted May 29, 2024. One could argue about the fundamental role that art plays in a revolution; but with wars, genocides and massive injustices raging in every corner of the globe, speaking out no longer feels like just an option. For Filipino American guitarist and composer Karl Evangelista, creating politically-fueled music that…

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Memories of Mindanao: Part Three – Lake Sebu

by Conrad Benedicto. Posted May 25, 2024 Is there anything more magical than a lake in the sky? After several hours in the hot countryside, we drove up into the green, wet mountains and there it was. At the crest of a hill behind the crowded lushness of the forest you catch a glimpse: bits…

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DO NOT SIT OUT THIS ELECTION

By Hope Shinpo. Posted May 12, 2024 Many activists have been working incredibly hard every day to demand an end to the genocide of the Palestinians, to demand that immigrants be treated like human beings, and are fighting for many other social justice issues in this country.  This organizing is critically important and must continue…

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The Account of “Walks Far” – A Charlie Chin Short Story

by Charlie Chin. Posted May 11, 2024    Discovered in the attic of an old “Noodle House” Chinese restaurant in Helena, Montana, and unread for over a hundred years, the personal account of a Chinese man who participated Black Hills, Dakota Gold Rush, was discovered.  Sent to historian Prof. Chan Gkin Mon for translation, the…

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Byron Rumford and Black History at Cal: Fiat Lux

By Linda Wing. Posted May 5, 2024 Recently, I participated in UC Berkeley’s brand-new Black History Tour. Gia White, our guide and co-creator of the tour, provided insights into the experiences of students and faculty members dating back to 1881. It was then, 143 years ago, when the first Black student enrolled at Cal. We…

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Memories of Mindanao: Part Two – Cotabato

By Conrad Benedicto. Posted April 14, 2024 From 2/17/23 to 3/4/23 I participated in TribuTur, a “hands on field study custom-designed for participants to explore, discover, and draw empowerment from indigenous Pilipino cultures of Mindanao.” The tour is conducted by the venerable SF arts organization Kularts and its visionary artistic director, Alleluia Panis. The following…

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