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FEBRUARY: DID YOU EAT YET?
Zen Sekizawa from J-Town Action とSolidarity, and Theo Henderson from We The Unhoused, join 18MR this month as guest editors to talk about cross community collaboration, Black History Month, Year of the Rabbit, and much more.
By Zen Sekizawa & Theo Henderson
18 Million Hearts: AAPIs for Immigration Reform
The time has come for immigration reform. Today, 18MR and The Asian American Center for Advancing Justice launched the 18 Million Hearts campaign to lift up the voices of AAPIs in the national discussion. Stand with us and tell decision makers you want fair and just immigration reform! Read More
Gun Control & Mental Health: Initial Responses from AAPI Community Advocates
18MR blog contributor and disability activist Alice Wong speaks to advocates on AAPI mental health about the (often misleading) links between mental health and gun violence, and the mental health needs specific to the AAPI community. Read More
THE “WHOLE ENCHILADA” BLUEPRINT LEAVES SOMETHING TO BE DESIRED
A couple weeks out from the Senate and President Obama releasing their immigrations plans, Japanese American organizer Justin Valas weights in on the two proposals, and where they could fall short on their principles for humane reform. Read More
Dante Basco & KevJumba 'Hang Loose'
Actor and producer Dante Basco sounds off in this 18MR exclusive about his new comedy 'Hang Loose' co-starring KevJumba -- which is directed by, produced by, and starring Asian Americans. As founder and executive producer of Kinetic Films, Basco's goal is to generate more visbility for Asian Americans in media, beyond mainstream cliches. Read More
Catch Kao Kalia Yang's Stanford talk online tomorrow afternoon!
During the two hour interview, of which less than five minutes was aired, Yang was brought to the point of tears over the interviewer's harsh dismissal of her uncle's experiences. She joins the Stanford Hmong Student Union to discuss her experience during the interview and the implications of the interview on ethnic minority voices in public radio. Read More
Jenn Pae shares Inauguration experience
18MR campaign manager Jenn Pae shares her experiences at last week's Presidential Inauguration. And yes, she met Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth! Read More
Celebrating 40: What does Roe v. Wade Mean for API Women?
Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) women still do not have meaningful access to their reproductive rights because they simply cannot afford abortion care. And, restrictions that both target API women and disproportionately affect us are a growing trend. Read More
We Did It! Google Removes 'Make me Asian' & 'Make me Indian' Apps!
Thanks to the efforts of our members and allies, these racist apps are no longer available on Google Play to perpetuate offensive portrayals of Asians and Native Americans. This victory is a step in the right direction to putting an end to the use of damaging racial stereotypes. Read More