Dispatches: Los Angeles – Love in the Time of Coronavirus

By Contributed | March 26, 2020

Editor’s Note: We wish to thank Teresa Mei Chuc for sharing these poems that are of the moment and yet timeless. Laughter, love and life are what we cherish the most now. Love in the Time of Coronavirus People are buying groceries and other  needed items for the elderly in their neighborhood. With people on…

Dispatches: San Francisco – We Will Persevere

By Contributed | March 25, 2020

Editor’s note: Esther Leong is a community activist and the Administrative Director of the Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach in San Francisco.  She contributed this calligraphy and observations about the current health crisis and its impact in our communities. In light of the hate and xenophobia breed and emboldened by our administration, it’s no doubt…

Chinese Americans Support Tsuru for Solidarity

By Contributed | March 25, 2020

In January 2020, a group of Chinese Americans, some representing major organizations in SF Chinatown and other individual activists, met at Chinese for Affirmative Action with Satsuki Ina, Emiko Omori, Chizu Omori, and Kathy Kojimoto from Tsuru for Solidarity to learn more about their campaign to close the detention camps and advocate for a just,…

Dispatches: “Botan (Peony)” – Alameda, CA

By Contributed | March 24, 2020

by Shinya Tomine. In a matter of a few days, the whole world, it seems, turned upside down – shelter in place, businesses, small and large, on the brink of bankruptcy, unemployment surging, retirement savings evaporating, hospitals beyond capacity… I had done a series of prints of flowers in black and white and following up…

Dispatches: SF – Freedom & Hope

By Contributed | March 24, 2020

Editor’s Note:  Leon Sun and Nancy Hom developed the following poster as we were planning the Chinese Americans Support Tsuru for Solidarity art workshop in San Francisco Chinatown. Unfortunately, we had to cancel the workshop due to shelter in place order.  Let this image and other expressions continue to keep our spirits alive as we…

Dispatches: NYC – This Changes Everything

By Contributed | March 24, 2020

By Alex Hing. I have been studying the new Michael Nylan (a woman) translation of Sun Tzu’s The Art of War in order to understand how to battle the pandemic.  The Art of War is one of the most famous of the Chinese classics and attributed to the legendary general Sun Tzu from the state…

The South Starts at the Canadian Border

By Contributed | March 22, 2020

An East Wind ezine interview with Ed Nakawatase by Steve Louie and Eddie Wong This interview with took place on email from November, 2019 to March, 2020. It started with questions from Steve Louie and Eddie Wong. After Ed responded, we sent him follow-up ones. We have left off most of the questions while leaving…

By Contributed | March 22, 2020

Don’t Let Racism Go Viral, 2020.   Watercolor and gouache on paper.  by Kayan Cheung- Miaw. Although the use of face masks for a variety of reasons is common in many Asian countries, early U.S. coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic typically associated the image with contagion. My art reclaims the image in order to resist the…

Stop Anti-Chinese Violence!

By Contributed | March 20, 2020

Our friends at #StopRepeatingHistory and Tsuru for Solidarity alerted us to this video which was released on March 20.   Not a day goes by that there isn’t another story about how Chinese and other Asian Americans are  being harassed, insulted, and attacked by racists and  xenophobes. Asian American news reporters have also been verbally abused while covering stories, e.g. CNN…

Documenting Community Life

By Contributed | March 19, 2020

by Eddie Wong.  It might seem a bit odd that I’m posting about documenting community life at a time when we’re supposed to be hunkered down at home keeping ourselves and everyone else safe from spreading COVID-19. But today, March 19, 2020, is the date Bob Hsiang and I were going to conduct the “Documenting…