Celebrating my Mom – AN ACTIVE VISION: BEVERLY UMEHARA…LABOR ACTIVIST…1945-1999

Updated 10/4/22 It’s been 23 years since my mother died and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t miss her. I wrote this article shortly after her death, highlighting her achievements as an Asian American Union Activist. When the paramedics brought my mother to UC-California Medical Center on October 2 with a brain aneurysm, the doctors said she wouldn’t make it through the night. … Continue reading Celebrating my Mom – AN ACTIVE VISION: BEVERLY UMEHARA…LABOR ACTIVIST…1945-1999

Theater Industry Comes Together to Create Transportation Fund For AAPI Theater Artists to Avoid Subway Violence

In response to the unabated surge in violence against Asians, Asian Americans,and Pacific Islanders (AAPI’s) in NYC, the Obie Award-winning advocacy group, the Asian American Performers Action Coalition (AAPAC), announced a partnership with grant-making organization Indie Theater Fund/IndieSpace to create a fund and disburse grants to AAPI theater artists for car service or taxi fare if they do not feel safe using mass transportation to … Continue reading Theater Industry Comes Together to Create Transportation Fund For AAPI Theater Artists to Avoid Subway Violence

Congresswoman Meng Introduces Legislation to Make Lunar New Year a Federal Holiday as Asian Americans Prepare to Ring in the Year of the Tiger

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens), First Vice Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, announced today that she has introduced new legislation to create a federal holiday for Lunar New Year, as Asian Americans prepare to ring in the Year of the Tiger on Tuesday.  Meng’s measure would make Lunar New Year a federally recognized holiday in the United States, adding it to the list of eleven federal holidays that are currently recognized. The … Continue reading Congresswoman Meng Introduces Legislation to Make Lunar New Year a Federal Holiday as Asian Americans Prepare to Ring in the Year of the Tiger

Jan. 30: Virtual NYC 2022 Fred T. Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution to Feature Federal Judge Kiyo Matsumoto, Kai Naima Williams and Taiyo Na

Sunday, January 30th, 2022 marks Fred T. Korematsu’s birthday and the 5th annual recognition of Fred T. Korematsu Day in New York City. Join us in honoring his legacy of protest against anti-Asian and state violence. Learn about the history of having this day recognized in NYC. Enjoy performances from artists Kai Naima Williams and Taiyo Na. Hear words from federal judge Kiyo Matsumoto who, through the Asian American Bar … Continue reading Jan. 30: Virtual NYC 2022 Fred T. Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution to Feature Federal Judge Kiyo Matsumoto, Kai Naima Williams and Taiyo Na

Celebrating my Mom – AN ACTIVE VISION: BEVERLY UMEHARA…LABOR ACTIVIST…1945-1999

Updated 10/4/21 It’s been 22 years since my mother died and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t miss her. I wrote this article shortly after her death, highlighting her achievements as an Asian American Union Activist. When the paramedics brought my mother to UC-California Medical Center on October 2 with a brain aneurysm, the doctors said she wouldn’t make it through the … Continue reading Celebrating my Mom – AN ACTIVE VISION: BEVERLY UMEHARA…LABOR ACTIVIST…1945-1999

SAG-AFTRA Members Jon Jon Briones, Christina Chang, Juju Chang, Joel De La Fuente, Amy Hill, James Hong, Carrie Ann Inaba, Ken Jeong, Clyde Kusatsu, Jodi Long, Lucy Liu, Tzi Ma, Jeannie Mai, Vincent Rodriguez III, Iqbal Theba and Hudson Yang Take a Stand, Decry Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans in PSA

SAG-AFTRA Members Jon Jon Briones, Christina Chang, Juju Chang, Joel De La Fuente, Amy Hill, James Hong, Carrie Ann Inaba, Ken Jeong, Clyde Kusatsu, Jodi Long, Lucy Liu, Tzi Ma, Jeannie Mai, Vincent Rodriguez III, Iqbal Theba and Hudson Yang Take a Stand, Decry Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans in PSA https://wp.me/p8ilTC-6Zb #washthehate Continue reading SAG-AFTRA Members Jon Jon Briones, Christina Chang, Juju Chang, Joel De La Fuente, Amy Hill, James Hong, Carrie Ann Inaba, Ken Jeong, Clyde Kusatsu, Jodi Long, Lucy Liu, Tzi Ma, Jeannie Mai, Vincent Rodriguez III, Iqbal Theba and Hudson Yang Take a Stand, Decry Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans in PSA