Consequences of Family Separation… A Lesson from the Incarceration of Japanese Americans

By Contributed | September 25, 2018

Consequences of Family Separation Not Only for Children But Also for Parents: A Lesson from the Incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II by Floyd Cheung, Smith College Much of the media coverage of the current separations at the U.S.-Mexico border is about the trauma inflicted on the children, and rightly so. The incarceration…

Option Now, Film Soon!

By Contributed | September 14, 2018

By Terry Hong While texting with a (much younger) Korean American friend the other day about meeting at the movies, I gave her two choices: CRA or Searching. I was all giddy on my end, thinking how phenomenally lucky we were to have TWO APA choices, but my bubble burst a bit when the phone…

Right Here, Right Now: Paul Igasaki

By Contributed | September 14, 2018

Ed. Note: RH,RN is a series of commentaries on the immediate issues that we face. It’s About Race. By Paul Igasaki Racism is pervasive in our society.  It affects all of us.  For most people, they are not racists or non-racists.  It is hard not to be influenced by media images or even our own…

OGs & New G’s Talkin’ Redress

By Contributed | September 14, 2018

A Conversation about NCRR and the Grassroots Struggle for Redress (Compiled by Kathy Masaoka) On August 10, 2018, an informal gathering of about a dozen Sansei who were part of Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress (NCRR) and the grassroots movement for redress and younger folks, organized by Nikkei Progressives (NP), met to talk about…

Are There More #GoldOpens After “Asian August?”

By Contributed | September 13, 2018

By Abraham Ferrer I was originally asked to write my thoughts on CRAZY RICH ASIANS and what I thought of the impact of this worldwide phenomenon. Instead, my takeaway from the film and the excitement surrounding it has centered around its hoped-for impact on changing the game in terms of on-screen representation of Asian Pacific…

Right Here, Right Now: Jenn Fang

By Contributed | September 13, 2018

Ed. note: RH,RN is a series of commentaries on the immediate issues that we face. “We’re Not Drowning, We’re Fighting!” By Jenn Fang The headlines these days come one after the other like the staccato sting of hurricane rain. Tens of thousands of immigrants – both documented and undocumented – face imprisonment and deportation. U.S.…

A Love Letter to Nikkei Organizers

By Contributed | September 12, 2018

A Love Letter to Nikkei Organizers: Calling in Elders and Youth for #NeverAgainIsNow by Miya Sommers “You know they call us elders now.” Deep, hearty laughs circle around the table It’s June and far too cold in LA. I, born and raised in the Bay Area, didn’t bother to check the weather before flying down…

Environmental Justice is Rooted in Community

By Contributed | September 11, 2018

A video story produced by Connie Hsu, Deanne Liu, Nancy Truong, and Eddie Wong. Pam Tau Lee is a veteran community, labor, and environmental justice organizer in San Francisco.  East Wind ezine is proud to present this series of short videos that cover how she became an activist and her thoughts about the challenges ahead…

How NCRR Shaped the CWIRC Hearings

By Contributed | September 10, 2018

by Miya Iwataki Reflections on the 30th Anniversary of the Signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 August 10, 2018 marks the 30th Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, a victory in the long struggle for redress and monetary reparations for Americans of Japanese ancestry who were imprisoned in…

End National Security Scapegoating of Chinese Americans

By Contributed | September 8, 2018

by Cynthia Choi Did you read recent reports that Trump called almost every student from China a spy and that FBI Director Christopher Wray sounded the alarms by calling China the “biggest and broadest threat” to our national security? Wray added that China is a “whole-of-society” threat.”  I did too and if history provides a…