Amidst all of the news about hate crimes against the Asian American community, LA-based artist Jonathan Chang decided that he cannot stay silent anymore.
A seasoned illustrator in the toy and entertainment industries, Chang mostly posted photos of his dog and other fun pop culture illustrations, from Overwatch characters to Andrew Yang. However, with the onset of the pandemic last year, he began to notice the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes among Asian-centric social media accounts.
Cambodian police have launched an investigation for the suspected kidnapping of an exiled Thai human rights activist in Phnom Penh.
Wanchalearm Satsaksit, a 37-year-old activist who fled Thailand in 2014, was reportedly taken by unidentified gunmen on the evening of June 4. He was talking to his sister, Sitanun, on the phone for 20 minutes, as reported by Reuters.
Editor’s Note: Tee Fansofa and Ayotunde Ikuku use the pronouns they, them and theirs.
An activist needs several medical procedures following severe injuries from rubber bullets and tear gas can from Los Angeles protests.
Face masks no longer just prevent the transmission of COVID-19 as activists on the internet have begun using them to call for an end in hate crimes committed against Asian Americans.
Activist Ebony Janice Moore took to Instagram on Friday to highlight how an Asian woman used her “White privilege” in protecting a Black man from police during a courtroom meeting that erupted into a protest last week.
Moore, the womanist scholar and activist behind The Free People Project, posted a video on Instagram featuring protesters at the Sacramento City Council board meeting about the case of Stephon Clark on Tuesday night.
Asian Americans in Irvine, California have come together to protest against a plan to build emergency homeless shelters in the city, arguing for the protection of their neighborhoods and families.
Hundreds participated in the demonstration at the Orange County Hall of Administration last week, many of whom were Chinese Americans who gathered after days of organizing.
A skit has been pulled from a Brigham Young University comedy troupe’s lineup after Pacific Islander activists accused the organization of brownface, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. The skit, created by Divine Comedy and titled “Moana You Ugly”, was a mashup of last year’s Disney hit, “Moana”, and the 1969 LDS-produced film “Johnny Lingo”.
The skit in question was named after one of the quotes from “Johnny Lingo”, said by the father of Mahana, one of the main characters:
Grace Lee Boggs, activist, feminist, author, and philosopher, touched the lives of many through her work. She authored several books, including “Women and the Movement to Build a New America” and “The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century” and was the first person to translate some of Karl Marx’s essays from the “Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844” to English.
Boggs worked tirelessly in the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements with her husband, James Boggs, right up until her death on October 5, 2015.
Inactivism. Slacktivism. Whatever you want to call it, the terms refer to people who want to make social change while doing the absolute bare minimum (or nothing at all but think they’re helping).
To actual activists, this can be frustrating; they’re out there “pounding the pavement” so to speak, volunteering and doing the dirty work while others sit idly by yet demand change. And while we definitely think that hard work needs to be done, we get it — life gets in the way, and who has time for commitment, amirite or amirite?
A newly released video clip exposes the lack of women in high profile positions through the use of Photoshop.