Immigration: Grassroots Asians Rising Protest Through Illumination Art

Immigration: Grassroots Asians Rising Protest Through Illumination Art

On Saturday night, Asian-American activists and organizers gathered in the parking lot of the Chinese Christian Church and Center on the corner of Vine and 11th streets to protest current immigration policies as part of the event Here to Stay. Here to Stay featured illuminations by the Chinatown Art Brigade that were projected onto the […]

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Chinatown: Asian Americans United Leads Youth Engagement Projects

Chinatown: Asian Americans United Leads Youth Engagement Projects

Asian Americans United hosts and organizes a variety of civic engagement programs and events, most of which are largely facilitated by youth volunteers. But one woman, Teresa Engst, helps organize and train the young volunteers in order to facilitate change in the Chinese immigrant community. Between leading youth programs and summer camps, organizing civic engagement […]

 

South Philadelphia: Voices of Violence

South Philadelphia: Voices of Violence

For five years, Trang Dang has been labeled a victim. “For me, the definition is very hazy,” she said. “But people have always identified me as a victim of violence, so I was like, ‘OK, I guess I was one.’” On Dec. 3, 2009, the day that a wave of anti-Asian racial violence burst through […]