Category: Education

Posts about history, contemporary scholarship, and research.

“Who Killed Vincent Chin?” Screening and Panel Discussion

July 14, 6:30-8:30PM: Join us at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo, LA, to commemorate 40 years since the murder of Vincent Chin. FREE RSVP:

LA Times Column: A Search for Answers to Anti-Asian Violence

Frank Shyong, March 22, 2022 William Yu, 46, is healing from the multiple stab wounds he suffered in Chinatown earlier this month at the hands of a random attacker. But the incident has already left scars on the way that he and his family see themselves, said his brother David. Now he cannot stop thinking… Read more »

Activists seek to preserve historic Japanese-American site

Historic Wintersburg, Circa 1910

NBC NEWS: March 26, 2018, 5:33 AM PDT / Updated March 26, 2018, 5:32 AM PDT By Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil IRVINE, Calif. — A historic site representing one of Southern California’s earliest Japanese pioneer settlements may be in danger of being destroyed in a possible sale, according to activists from the Japanese-American community. Historic Wintersburg — a 4.5-acre… Read more »

Fires at Historic Wintersburg in Huntington Beach, CA: Part of a larger trend?

With anti-Asian hate crimes continuing to rise across the U.S. and other countries globally, up over 330% nationally, the attacks have taken various forms, from microagressions, racial slurs, Asian Americans being spat upon in public spaces, various physical attacks including sexual violence and murder. The crimes have also included vandalism and destruction of places of… Read more »

Opponents of Anti-Asian violence must fight for mental health and housing reform

Jirajariyawetch attack in NYC Subway cropped

The case of attack on model Bew Jirajariyawetch raises questions about why violent schizophrenics are not receiving supervised treatment and housing for the benefit of all Thai model in a NYC subway station survives a violent attack on January 20, but questions “why nothing has changed.” 61-year-old homeless attacker, Martial Simon is identified as a… Read more »

Supporting ethnic studies is part of Anti-Asian violence work

1871 Massacre - Support Ethnic Studies

N.J. mandates teaching Asian and Pacific Islander American history in schools New Jersey becomes the second state to sign teaching AAPI history into law, after Illinois last year. Jan. 18, 2022, 1:42 PM PST / Updated Jan. 18, 2022, 6:58 PM PSTBy Tat Bellamy-Walker New Jersey now requires Asian American and Pacific Islander history as part of its… Read more »

Reflections: Asian American woman rides subway with fear

NYC Subway signs

Posted By Barbara YauJanuary 17, 2022 By Barbara Yau, AsAmNews Staff Writer Asian Americans across this country are mourning Michelle Go who was senselessly killed after being shoved onto the New York City subway tracks this past weekend. It has spurred widespread discussion about rising subway crimes and anti-Asian hate on news outlets and social… Read more »