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Now Weekly Issue 003: AAPI News Headlines

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A Rise in Violence Against Asian Americans Prompts NYC Restaurateurs to Take Action

two Asian American youths packaging food for delivery to elderly Asian Americans

Image by Eater

NYC restaurateurs and business owners teamed together to jumpstart #Enoughisenough, a campaign to raise awareness of hate crimes against Asian Americans. The group is currently raising funds to provide meals for elderly Asian Americans as well as for shelters in NYC.

Source: eater.com

China Mac Joins Artist Mistah F.A.B. to Promote Unity Between Black and Asian Communities

China Mac and Mistah FAB talking about community

Image by Next Shark

 
China Mac and Mistah F.A.B., both artists and activists, are working together to advocate solidarity among Asian and Black communities in the U.S.
 

“We're having our own conversations within the Asian community but there’s not enough conversations being had with people of other communities, specifically with the Black community.” - China Mac

New postage stamp honors trailblazing ‘First Lady of Physics’

 
Chien-Shiung Wu working in her lab

Image by NBC News

This past Thursday, the U.S. Postal Service debuted a new postage stamp honoring Chien-Shiung Wu, a Chinese American nuclear physicist known in her field as the “First Lady of Physics.”

 Source: nbcnews.com

Marvel Comics Introduces a New South Korean Superhero: Taegukgi

New Marvel character Taegukgi in action

Image by Hypebeast

 
A new superhero is in town – Taegukgi is one of Marvel’s newest characters. Proudly wearing the Korean flag on his suit, some are calling him Korea’s Captain America.
 


Asian Arts Initiative teams up with Oakland skate icon Jeffrey Cheung to celebrate queer artists of color

Young artists preparing for Unity at the Initiative Exhibition

Image by Inquirer

“Unity at the Initiative,” an exhibition of art and skateboarding through the lens of Oakland-based Jeffrey Cheung, will come to life this May in Philly. The exhibition’s goal? To highlight and empower diverse queer and trans bodies of color in the creative space!

Source: inquirer.com

No Ocean Between Us Opens at San Antonio Museum of Art

Beautiful art piece from the "No Ocean Between Us" Exhibition

Image by San Antonio Mag

A fascinating new exhibition opened this past weekend at the San Antonio Museum of Art. It takes viewers on a visual multi-cultural journey through the stories of Latin American and Caribbean artists of Asian descent.

Source: sanantoniomag.com

Deputy secretary of labor pick got her start fighting for enslaved Thai garment workers

Deputy Secretary Julie Su smiling in photograph

Image by NBC News

Julie Su is President Joe Biden’s deputy of labor nominee for a reason. This impressive lawyer began her journey in defending labor rights in the 1990s, fighting for enslaved Thai garment workers in sweatshops in El Monte, California.

Source: nbcnews.com


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