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‘A Time to Rise’: A Revolutionary Asian American Movement

‘A Time to Rise’: A Revolutionary Asian American Movement

Tracy Lai October 22, 2017 0

Just in time for October, National Filipino American History Month, University of Washington Press released A Time to Rise: Collective Memoirs of the Union of Democratic Filipinos (KDP). Co-edited by former leaders of the

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Karen L. Ishizuka examines unfinished Asian American movement in new book

Karen L. Ishizuka examines unfinished Asian American movement in new book

Tracy Lai April 19, 2016 0

Serve the People powerfully argues that recovering and remembering the Asian American Movement is not to live in the past, but rather to claim the future that the Asian American Movement envisioned. An unfinished

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‘Who We Be’: Jeff Chang challenges current racial paradigm

‘Who We Be’: Jeff Chang challenges current racial paradigm

Tracy Lai March 6, 2015 2

A look past the racial status quo

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‘Bamboo Women’: Stories defy ‘model minority’ mythology

‘Bamboo Women’: Stories defy ‘model minority’ mythology

Tracy Lai July 31, 2014 0

A look at the book by Nona Mock Wyman

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Building Chinese America: A look at the ‘first Chinese American’

Building Chinese America: A look at the ‘first Chinese American’

Tracy Lai July 30, 2014 0

A look at the book by Scott Seligman

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A Samurai Among Panthers

Tracy Lai August 1, 2012 0

“All Power to the People!” (Black Panther Party slogan, often used by Richard Aoki.) From relative obscurity, the unusual life of Richard Aoki (1938-2009) is finally being recovered and acknowledged for his integral roles

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As Real As It Gets

Tracy Lai November 16, 2011 Comments Off on As Real As It Gets

What two students learned from their experience interning at a labor union. The following are their reflections. He Li He Li recently graduated from the University of Washington. He had an APALA fellowship which

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Grace Lee Boggs: The Next American Revolution

Tracy Lai September 7, 2011 Comments Off on Grace Lee Boggs: The Next American Revolution

It turns out that I share a birthday, June 27, with Grace Lee Boggs. Grace is an extraordinary Movement Matriarch. As a 96 year-old, she has participated in every major social justice movement of

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Cambodian Women Work For a Sweat-Free Policy

Tracy Lai August 17, 2011 Comments Off on Cambodian Women Work For a Sweat-Free Policy

Left to right: Morm Nhim, Ken Chheng Lang, State Senator Steve Conway, Phouk Hoeung, Rithy Morm. The women represent textile, building trades and hotel/tourism unions, as well as the Cambodia Women’s Movement Organization. On

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The Fall of the I-Hotel

Tracy Lai July 20, 2011 Comments Off on The Fall of the I-Hotel

“Fight for the International Hotel; It is a Right to Rebel Against Eviction” declares a vivid, multi-lingual silk-screened poster produced by the San Francisco Poster Brigade in 1977. That same summer, on August 4

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