Dispatches: 920 Everett St During COVID-19 – Los Angeles

By Contributed | May 12, 2020

by Bryan Sih. The following is an experimental essay, combining fragments of the transcript of Khinn’s interview from the video (in italics), conducted at her home September 14, 2019 and the filmmaker’s reflections in the wake of COVID-19.  A six-unit building at the edge of Chinatown and Echo Park is home to refugees, elderly, workers,…

Dispatches: When “Back to Before” Isn’t Enough – Oakland, CA

By Contributed | May 8, 2020

by Jade Amargo Verdeflor. I work in healthcare as a consultant, where my team’s focus is on patient experience. That is, how the care one receives in a medical setting makes them feel. The surveys that inform much of our work asks the questions that get at the socioemotional aspects of healing at a hospital,…

Fighting for Civil Rights in Hattiesburg, MS in 1965

By Contributed | May 6, 2020

By Marion Kwan. I became interested in the Civil Rights Movement while attending Hastings College, a Presbyterian college in Nebraska. In the Spring Break of 1965, a Hastings College professor had visited the Delta Ministry in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It was the only church-sponsored civil rights organization in the country, and it was headed by the…

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…