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The Changing Face of Community Organizing

The Changing Face of Community Organizing

The International Examiner October 19, 2011 Comments Off on The Changing Face of Community Organizing

Click HERE to download Training Manual Link Introduction to API Training Manual About this Project Spotlight on a Community Leader: Heidi Park – Engaging the Community with Political Power Labor and Discrimination Session Education

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Letter from the Editor:  Say What?!

Letter from the Editor: Say What?!

Diem Ly October 19, 2011 Comments Off on Letter from the Editor: Say What?!

Welcome to our 2nd annual “Say What?! The Opinion Issue!” When I was first inspired last year to coordinate an Opinion Issue, our goal was to offer a space for our readers to speak

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Monique Truong’s “Bitter in the Mouth”

Monique Truong’s “Bitter in the Mouth”

Tamiko Nimura October 19, 2011 Comments Off on Monique Truong’s “Bitter in the Mouth”

  To be honest, Monique Truong’s long-awaited second novel “Bitter In The Mouth” is so full of surprises that it’s difficult to review without spoilers. This novel of a young girl growing up in

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Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging

Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging

Na Young Kwon October 19, 2011 Comments Off on Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging

“Not many people know about ‘ikebana,’” said Megumi Schacher as I enter her home studio in the verdant Brier neighborhood. One of her two cats languishes in a chair near an arrangement of tall

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Lenore Chinn: Cultural Confluence

Lenore Chinn: Cultural Confluence

Yayoi Lena Winfrey October 19, 2011 4

Looking at a Lenore Chinn painting is like spying on a stranger through a peephole. While her subjects have nothing to hide, their visible preoccupation with personal thoughts seems almost too intimate for the

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Local Cleaning Company Hurts Asian Communities

Local Cleaning Company Hurts Asian Communities

Liezl Rebugio October 19, 2011 1

Often times, the most labor-intensive jobs are also the most unappreciated. Janitorial work is among those services that many people take for granted. I work in a high-rise office building in downtown Seattle, and

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The State of Gaysian America

The State of Gaysian America

C. Winter Han October 19, 2011 Comments Off on The State of Gaysian America

It’s difficult, I think, to talk about a “state of” anything. How does one go about discussing complex issues in a few hundred words? What are the important points that need to be covered

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Heterosexual Asian Men and the Invisibility Problem

Heterosexual Asian Men and the Invisibility Problem

Byron Wong October 19, 2011 Comments Off on Heterosexual Asian Men and the Invisibility Problem

A few years ago, I attended the inaugural Banana Conference for Asian American bloggers in Los Angeles, where I met a gentleman who was a fan of the Asian American blogosphere. He said of

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Workers File Suit Against Employers

Workers File Suit Against Employers

Eric Scigliano October 19, 2011 Comments Off on Workers File Suit Against Employers

The rapes began the week Emiteria Cortes Bustos started working at Willamette Tree Wholesale in Molalla, Oregon. They continued, once or twice a week, through the four months she lasted there. According to evidence

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Racist Place Names are Beyond Rick Perry’s Recent Spat

Racist Place Names are Beyond Rick Perry’s Recent Spat

Collin Tong October 19, 2011 Comments Off on Racist Place Names are Beyond Rick Perry’s Recent Spat

  The late journalist, Robert C. Maynard once wrote that as a nation we are divided along the fault lines of race, class, gender, geography and generation. To provide a more nuanced understanding of

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