Non-profit Thinking Huts will host a diverse group of actors for a charity event, with proceeds going toward 3D printed schools in countries that need it the most.
Details on the event: The virtual table reading of “Second Act,” released in 2018, will be held tomorrow at 6 p.m. MT/8 p.m. ET. The first 1,000 registrants will have an opportunity to take part in building their first school in Madagascar. The event will also include a silent auction.
A group of Asian dancers in New York City was filming a K-pop cover video in Times Square when an unidentified male was caught on camera sexually harassing one of its members.
An uninvited appearance: Yingqi, a member of 404 Dance Crew, was filming a dance cover of “Next Level” by aespa for the group’s YouTube channel on the evening of May 25.
Before Brown v. Board of Education, These Chinese American Parents Fought for Desegregation in 1880s SF
A Chinese American family from San Francisco won a lawsuit in the 1880s after the eldest daughter was denied admittance to an all-white school, creating a vital civil rights case for Asian families in America.
Barred from an education: Joseph and Mary Tape, who had both immigrated to the U.S. at a young age, were not allowed to enroll their 8-year-old daughter, Mamie, in Spring Valley Primary School in September 1884 because she was of Chinese descent.
The Amplifying AAPI Representation in Entertainment and Media (AAREM) summit series will be held on Wednesday with “prominent AAPI creators, artists, industry leaders, elected officials, tech innovators, journalists and more.”
About the event: Immortal Studios partnered with NextShark, the Los Angeles Times and CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) for the summit to promote dialogue around AAPI representation in film, television and pop culture, framed as a “natural extension of the recent focus on ending Anti-Asian violence.”
A pair of Bruce-Lee-inspired sneakers made over $50,000 for the families of the victims of Atlanta’s mass shooting in March.
What happened: NBA star Steph Curry’s court-worn shoes went for $51,000 following 15 bids that closed on Saturday, reported SCMP.
A philanthropic initiative called The Asian American Foundation (TAAF) raised over $1 billion for AAPI communities, the organization announced Thursday.
Historic achievement: TAAF was able to raise the money within two weeks, the organization shared in a statement.
The first permanent Asian American settlement was a village in 18th-century Louisiana where Filipino fishermen resided.
What was Saint Malo: The Manilamen were part of a group of people who created the first Filipino and Asian American settlement in North America, according to History. Their settlement — named after Juan San Maló — was a fishing village along the shores of Louisiana’s Lake Borgne.
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated from its original version to report that Inn had been working at the Stockton Police Department for over five years, not Lowe.
A police officer was killed in Stockton, California while responding to a domestic disturbance call on Tuesday morning.
A male suspect who took an elderly Asian woman’s bag was recently arrested by San Francisco police with the help of a bystander.
What happened: The unidentified victim put her bag on the ground at the 600 block of Sutter Street at around 7:15 a.m. when the male suspect, 30, snatched it, according to KTVU.
An intersection in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo was renamed Rose Ochi Square on Tuesday in honor of the esteemed activist, with a celebration attended by her widower, Thomas Ochi.
Remembering an activist: The renamed area, located at First and Judge John Aiso streets, was requested by City Hall lobbyist Darlene Kuba to honor Ochi’s work, reported the Los Angeles Daily News.
An Asian American father was waiting to cross the street with his 1-year-old child when a man approached and hit him from behind in San Francisco on Friday.
What happened: Bruce, 36, was outside of Gus’s Community Market by the intersection of 4th and Channel streets around 2 p.m. in Mission Bay when he was punched from behind and knocked to the ground.
India has been depleted of resources to combat the pandemic and now has the highest daily coronavirus count on the globe after a surge in COVID-19 cases.
The South Asian country has recorded nearly 380,000 new daily cases as of April 29, according to Quartz. The cause of the recent surge is a variant of COVID-19 called B.1.1.7, the New York Times reported.