April 30, 2020 – 1/1000 by The Missing Piece Project

By Contributed | April 30, 2020

The Missing Piece Project wishes to share the following video, which was to be part of the annual dedication at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. Each year for the past several years, the Missing Piece Project has marked April 30, the day the American War ended and a flow of refugees began…

Exploring the Art of Connie Cagampang Heller

By Contributed | April 26, 2020

A self-directed interview by Connie Cagampang Heller. Why do you make art? I have made art as long as I can remember, but I began to think about myself as an artist when I began learning and reading about race, power and social justice. My artwork has always been inspired by what I am reading…

WTF – Stop Anti-Asian Hate!

By Contributed | April 25, 2020

 By Eddie Wong. By now, most of you reading this article have either been confronted with anti-Asian hate, know of someone who has been racially taunted, or read about it and seen it via social media. To date, #StopAAPIHate has reported 1,400 incidents with 68% of the incidents directed against Asian American women.  Verbal harassment…

Dispatches: NYC – Sunday in the Park with Justine & Sophia

By Contributed | April 17, 2020

by Justine Lee. It’s my first Spring in New York City. I didn’t think I could love a season more than I loved fall, well, now I do. Every Sunday, my roommate and I take our weekly walk through Central Park and every time, we see our first sight of color and new life, my…

Pushing Back Against Anti-Asian Hate & Anti-Semitism

By Contributed | April 11, 2020

by Eddie Wong We have reported on the rise of anti-Chinese and anti-Asian hate crimes with posts by William Gee Wong and Helen Zia on the roots and implications of this wave of racism and xenophobia.  Since its launch two weeks ago, the Stop AAPI Hate website has received reports of 1,135 incidents of hate, half of which…

Dispatches: Greece, Bangladesh, Kenya – Refugee Camps & COVID-19 Crisis

By Contributed | April 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has left thousands of people dead and sickened all over the world.  Yet, there is still relatively little media coverage of the dire conditions faced by refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and stateless people in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America.  Crowded conditions on top of lack of clean water…

Dispatches: Saigon, Viet Nam – Living With Cô Vy in Saigon

By Contributed | April 6, 2020

By Chung Hoàng Chuong. Just got a message from my cell phone: mandatory shut down of all businesses catering to entertainment, personal services, cafes, restaurants, and some public transportation. This is for a huge megalopolis called Saigon. It is serious and the government has done the necessary precautions in this socialist republic where I have…

Build Solidarity – Asian American Christian Collaborative’s Call to Pastors and Parishioners

By Contributed | April 5, 2020

by Eddie Wong. We’ve devoted several articles/posts recently to the horrific rise of anti-Chinese and anti-Asian violence induced by racist hysteria over Covid-19.  As Bill Wong and Helen Zia pointed out in their articles, President Trump gave license to haters throughout the land by labeling it the “Chinese virus.”  In addition to condemning racist hate…

Fighting the Pandemic of Bigotry and Racism

By Contributed | April 4, 2020

Editor’s Note:  Helen Zia’s op-ed piece appeared in the Washington Post on April 2, 2020. She graciously shares the full version of her essay with East Wind Ezine. Though the wave of anti-Asian racism that looms in response to the global coronavirus pandemic is ugly and frightening, it is not new. I should know: I…

Dispatches: LA – Homebound Haiku by Amy Uyematsu

By Contributed | April 4, 2020

Homebound Haiku Unstoppable spring –             burst of green on bare branches                         virus without bounds Which is scarier –             bullets, viral pandemics,                         a mob ruled by fear No time to prepare –             a self-absorbed president’s                         lies and excuses Pandemic or not –             the White House sees dollar signs…