Japanese Americans speak out in support of Muslims and Arab Americans

Japanese Americans are denouncing anti-Muslim activity and rhetoric in SF's Japantown pic.twitter.com/PV9bVl6yeG — Kimberly Veklerov (@KVeklerov) December 22, 2015 Japanese Americans from the Bay Area Day of Remembrance Consortium this morning expressed their support and solidarity with the Muslim, Sikh, … Continue reading Japanese Americans speak out in support of Muslims and Arab Americans

East West Eats: Favorite Asian Recipes from Top Bay Area Chefs

The Asian American Journalists Association San Francisco Bay Area Chapter is offering East West Eats: Favorite Asian Recipes from Top Bay Area Chefs for a special pre-order price of $55.00 through Oct. 30. The cookbook carries on the tradition of AAJA-SF’s signature culinary event and benefits our student scholarship program. The delectable compilation provides samplings from: Francis Ang of Dirty Habit Brian Beach of Le Colonial Helen Mok Chan of Yank Sing George Chen of Shanghai 1930 & China Live Eric Ehler of Seoul Patch Remi Hayashi Girouard of Goody Goodie Robert Lam of Butterly Belinda Leong of B. Patisserie … Continue reading East West Eats: Favorite Asian Recipes from Top Bay Area Chefs

18MR: Support #BaltimoreUprising

The text below is from an email this morning sent by PaKou Her, campaign director at 18MR. This morning, my 6-year old daughter caught less than a minute of television news coverage about the wave of protests in the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death while he was in the custody of Baltimore police officers. This morning, my 6-year old daughter caught less than a minute of television news coverage about the wave of protests in the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death while he was in the custody of Baltimore police officers.1 She turned to me and said, “Mommy, I think the police … Continue reading 18MR: Support #BaltimoreUprising

Dowa no Omatsuri: A Festival of Children’s Stories

Originally posted on San Francisco Japantown Foundation:
The children of Nihonmachi Little Friends (NLF) will present their annual theater production and auction, “Dowa no Omatsuri: A Festival of Children’s Stories” on Sunday, March 8, 2015, at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater, 3301 Lyon Street in San Francisco. Well-known community personalities Ms. June-ko Nakagawa and Mr. Benh Nakajo will serve as co-hosts for the theater program. Nihonmachi Little Friends is a previous grantee of the San Francisco Japantown Foundation. Ms. Nakagawa serves on the foundation’s board of directors. Featured will be GenRyu Arts and the students of NLF. The preschoolers… Continue reading Dowa no Omatsuri: A Festival of Children’s Stories

Aarti Kohli is the new deputy director at Asian Law Caucus

Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus has a new Deputy Director. Aarti Kohli will fill the position that Chris Punongbayan vacated when he became co-director and then executive director of ALC, the nation’s first legal and civil rights organization serving low-income AAPI communities. Aarti joins the Caucus just in time to attend the 6th Annual Advancing Justice Conference in her new leadership role with one of the Advancing Justice affiliates. The conference, AAPIs Standing Together for Racial Justice, is from Sept. 25-26 in Washington, DC. Below is text the email scheduled for release on Sept. 3. Dear Friends, On behalf of our staff and … Continue reading Aarti Kohli is the new deputy director at Asian Law Caucus