Sunday, August 2, 2015

Last postcard from NAKASEC--Thanks!

Last postcard from NAKASEC--Thanks for being a part!

Thanks so much NAKASEC students for sharing your stories and for being a part of the Remembering Vincent Chin project. Please check back periodically to see what new resources and projects we are working on, especially every June. Most importantly, carry this story with you out into the world as you stand up for others and speak up for what's right. Remember the quiet determination of Vincent Chin's mother, Mrs. Lily Chin, like so many ajjuma and halmoni that we all know, and use the talents and the advantages that you happen to have--of education, of English, of citizenship, of computer skills, of art skills, etc.--to help those who do not happen to have those advantages. Thanks so much for your thoughts, and I look forward to hearing about all your great works in the future,

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Friday, July 24, 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015

New Postcards from NAKASEC

Just got these great postcards from NAKASEC, a Korean American service NGO based in Los Angeles, CA. They are running a 7-week Youth Program for seventeen teenagers to raise awareness about Asian American rights and issues. and they sent me these postcards! Cool!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Activist, Author, Icon Grace Lee Boggs Turns 100 Years Old - NBC News

Happy 100th Birthday to Grace Lee Boggs
"We try to heed Grace's challenge to us," said Putnam. "She said that we must 'think beyond what we even believe is possible.' This call for critical thinking and deep imagination is her legacy to us."
Activist, Author, Icon Grace Lee Boggs Turns 100 Years Old - NBC News

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Criminal Defense Attorney Mia Yamamoto Talks Race, Identity, Community - NBC News

such an honor to be able to interview the amazing Mia Yamamoto for NBC Asian America
Born in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II, criminal defense attorney Mia Frances Yamamoto has always known the effect that race can have on justice, and she often jokes to both audiences and clients, "I was born doing time."
Criminal Defense Mia Yamamoto Attorney Talks Race, Identity, Community - NBC News

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Statement from the American Citizens for Justice Board on Charleston

Our hearts go out to the family, friends, and loved ones of Depayne Middleton Doctor, Cynthia Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lance, Reverend Clementa Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Reverend Dr. Daniel Simmons Sr., Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, and Myra Thompson.
As we seek justice for this inexcusable act of hate and terror, we must fight the urge to bury our heads at yet another tragedy inspired by hate. Instead, we must continue to advocate for justice and educate those who promote hate and fear.
American Citizens for Justice (ACJ) was founded in 1983 to seek justice for the killing of Vincent Chin, a killing fueled by hate and racism. ACJ is a nonprofit 501c3 organization serving the Asian Pacific American communities of Michigan and fighting for the civil rights of all Americans.

To view Vincent Who?

From Curtis Chin: Today is the 33th anniversary of Vincent Chin's death. To view Vincent Who? for free, please go to:

33 Years after Vincent Chin’s Death, Our Common Cause Must be Racial Justice For All | Reappropriate

New essay from Jenn Fang at Reappropriate:

33 Years after Vincent Chin’s Death, Our Common Cause Must be Racial Justice For All | Reappropriate