Community Mourns Passing of Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan
Impact of loss felt across the County and beyond
The Oaklandside - Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan killed by motorist while on morning walk
The former state assemblymember is being remembered as a tireless advocate for the county’s most vulnerable residents.
KTVU-TV – Emotional vigil held to honor life and legacy of Wilma Chan
A spontaneous, yet, emotional vigil was held in Oakland on Thursday, one day after Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan was struck and killed by a vehicle while she was walking her dog.
KGO-TV - Colleagues, friends remember Alameda Co. Supervisor Wilma Chan as selfless public servant
"She was an amazing champion, a quiet champion for the vulnerable and for public health."
KQED Radio - Forum: Remembering Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan
SF Chronicle - Local leaders recall Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan as 'a quiet power'
By Dustin Gardiner, Michael Cabanatuan
Nov. 4, 2021
East Bay Times - County Supervisor Wilma Chan remembered for ‘fierce’ leadership
She spent 3 decades in public service, including as Assembly majority leader
A Day in the Life of a Supervisor 2016 -- Wilma talking about herself
Stop Treating Violence Against Asian American Women as Just a Racism Problem
By Sung Yeon Choimorrow
Ms Magazine, October 27, 2021
Asian American And Pacific Islander Turnout Helped Hand Biden Georgia
Reprinted from NPR: Full Episode on: https://www.npr.org/sections/biden-transition-updates/2020/12/04/942271036/asian-american-and-pacific-islander-turnout-helped-hand-biden-georgia
Remember Asian American Voters
By Rep. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.), Opinion Contributor — 12/08/20 03:00 PM EST
Reprinted from The Hill: https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/529298-remember-asian-american-voters
Without a doubt, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) voters showed up in this 2020 election cycle.
We showed up in numbers never seen before. We showed up with an energy and fervor never experienced before. We showed up to be counted among the historic 80 million votes — the highest ever received by a winning presidential candidate. Most of all, we showed up to elect the first Black and Asian American woman as our next vice president — breaking down the highest glass and bamboo ceiling yet.
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Asian Americans are growing fastest in Nevada. Here's how they voted.
In Nevada, observers say, Filipino Americans illustrate the complexity of — and the need for nuance in — voter outreach efforts.
By Celeste Katz Marston
Reprinted from NBC News - Nov. 11, 2020, 8:31 AM PST
"TikTok Titas" in the Silver State may have helped Joe Biden win gold in this year's dramatic presidential election.
Older Filipina American women — known as "titas" — made a splash in Nevada in get-out-the-vote moments during the campaign, from vibrant car parades to popular TikTok clips. They're just one of a variety of Asian American and Pacific Islander groups that came out enthusiastically for Biden's campaign even amid the stress and unusual circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic, said Christian Bato, the Biden campaign's lead for AAPI outreach in Nevada.
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What You Can Do About Anti-Asian Violence
A new surge of anti-Asian attacks comes nearly a year after Covid spawned increased vitriol toward people of Asian descent across the country
Reprinted from ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE
Recent attacks on elderly Asian victims are at the center of a rising national dialogue about anti-Asian and Asian-American racism, with the latest incidents coming nearly a year after the coronavirus pandemic spawned increased vitriol towards people of Asian descent across the country.
The long, ugly history of anti-Asian racism and violence in the U.S.
Reprinted from the WASHINGTON POST: https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2021/03/18/history-anti-asian-violence-racism/
Why This Wave of Anti-Asian Racism Feels Different
The author Cathy Park Hong sees the recent upsurge in violence as a turning point for Asian Americans.
Reprinted from THE ATLANTIC MAGAZINE: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/03/cathy-park-hong-anti-asian-racism/
By Morgan Ome, Assistant Editor at The Atlantic
“The indignity of being Asian in this country has been underreported,” the poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong writes in Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning. Hong, 44, is the daughter of Korean immigrants and was raised in Los Angeles. Although she has written about race in her poetry, Minor Feelings is her first nonfiction book, a blend of memoir and cultural criticism. Her essays explore the painful and often invisible racial traumas that Asian Americans experience—traumas that have become impossible to ignore over the past year, as reports of anti-Asian racism and violence have increased.
Yesterday, a gunman killed eight people, six of whom were Asian women, at massage parlors in the Atlanta area. Hong told me by email that she was grateful to see an outpouring of sympathy from people outside the Asian American community, but also expressed the concern that police and commentators would downplay the significance of the event.
READ full article in The Atlantic here.