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No meek Asians here. Whether in grassroots organizations, nonprofit groups, or government positions, Asian American women are making our voices heard.

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Finding Common Ground — One Dinner Party at a Time

Finding Common Ground — One Dinner Party at a Time

In 2016, the back-to-back police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile triggered sorrow and outrage throughout the United States. Shortly after, Donald Trump was elected into office. Like millions of Americans devastated by the outcome of the election,...

Meet the Filipino Women Activists of GABRIELA

Meet the Filipino Women Activists of GABRIELA

For the women of GABRIELA, resistance and community are one.  On March 7, 2020, the Los Angeles chapter of GABRIELA joined the International Women’s Day event held at the LA Memorial Coliseum. The event coincides with the International Women’s Strike, which...

July 2020 Resource Roundup: Support Black-Owned Businesses

July 2020 Resource Roundup: Support Black-Owned Businesses

Last month, we discussed what it means to be an ally in thought, education and action. Being an active ally is at the heart of our work as Asian Americans in the Black liberation movement. This means that we must not only support the call for justice for those...

What About Pride Month? A Conversation with Meredith Talusan

What About Pride Month? A Conversation with Meredith Talusan

Pride Month, celebrated annually throughout June, commemorates the Stonewall Riots of 1969 and celebrates the LGBTQ+ community. However, Pride Month 2020 feels different; between COVID-19 and the protests against police brutality, it may seem like LGBTQ+ issues have...

Juneteenth: One Among Untold American Histories

Juneteenth: One Among Untold American Histories

It’s mid-June, and while many patriotic Americans are gearing up for backyard barbecuing red-white-and-blue style, most Americans may not realize that June has a very important commemoration as well. “Juneteenth” (i.e., June 19) is an annual celebration recognizing...

Fight Anti-Blackness with our Asian Parents

Fight Anti-Blackness with our Asian Parents

“You can never date or marry a Black person.” These words, or some version of them, may be familiar to you. They were spoken by my parents when they forbade me from attending a school formal with a Haitian American friend, and these words were repeated to my brother...

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