Note from author: i am a long-time reader of your fabulous zine. recently i was asked to write a chapter on an upcoming book on global youth cultures. i took the oppurtunity to reflect on the last 7 years of doing cultural work and really look at youth & cultural movements in historical context. the following is the first third of the chapter and the rest can be read on my blog site.
The film, Rise of the I-Hotel , was premiered at the San Francisco Public Library, which has the only Filipino American Center containing an exhibit commemorating the I-Hotel and volumes of Filipino and Filipino American literature since 1996.
With the hyped popular author's (J.K. Rowling) Harry Potter #6, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, selling close to 9 million copies in the UK and US on the date of release, we must look critically at how Asian Americans fit into the picture of the Hogwarts world by looking at Asian roles in previous Harry Potter books.
Ô-Môi , the Vietnamese Lesbians, Bisexual and Transgendered People Support Network, recently produced the first issue of a bilingual zine for queer female Vietnamese, titled "Awakening." Below is a statement excerpted from Ô-Môi:
The following poem is from the collection "War," by Sarwat Rumi, released in 2005. Rumi is a bilingual Bengali American Muslim in Chicago. To order a chapbook, email here.
i remember the picture in the paper quite vividly: bosnia 1992. a woman hanging by her neck from a tree. a maddening end to two lives hers and the child she carried conceived of rape: casualties of the oldest form of bioterrorism
This is a lightly-edited version of the exhibition's press release
The Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition Against War (APICAW) in conjunction with the Asian Resource Gallery and the All Of Us Or None archival collection of political posters is proud to present "Nothing Will Defeat the Spirit of This Land: Posters on the War in Viet Nam." APICAW is a Bay Area coalition of API individuals and organizations that believes true peace and security can only come through global justice.