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Indigenous People of Guam Hold Self-Determination Summit Amidst Military Buildup

by Mark Liu

On December 29th, the University of Guam hosted a self-determination summit put on by Chamorros, the indigenous people of Guam. The summit was titled, “Protecting Our Way of Life and Ensuring Our Survival.” The conference sought to united and educate Chamorros across generations, as well as raise awareness over the military buildup planned for Guam.

J-As Campaign for Postage Stamp Commemoration of Nisei WWII Soldiers

by Terri Oshiro

Campaign founder, Aiko King had been campaigning on her own for a Nissei WWII commemorative stamp for five years before being joined by other individual volunteers over the last few years. It hasn't been until 2007, however, that this volunteer drive has gathered enough steam to be a full-fledged campaign.

VietUnity Organization Identifies Needs in Oakland Vietnamese Community

from VietUnity press release

VietUnity a grassroots, Vietnamese American organization is organizing a Unity Forum.The forum will highlight data findings on the often unrecognized needs of Vietnamese Americans living in Oakland..The forum also plans to discuss mobilization and strategy.

VietUnity will present the findings of the first community based survey project conducted in the Oakland San Antonio neighborhood, focused on the Vietnamese community. The survey sample came from 101 Vietnamese Americans ages 16 – 35.

Youth Voice is Among the Loudest in the Movement to Preserve Little Tokyo: Action alerts on Facebook, MySpace and Yelp? It's a whole new generation of activism

by Lynda Lin, Assistant Editor
from Pacific Citizen
Published October 19, 2007

On Yelp.com, a popular social networking and user review site, the online chatter about the best eateries and coffee shops was recently interrupted with an important message: save Los Angeles' Little Tokyo.

SF Chinatown College Campus Approved!

from SupportChinatownCampus.org

Just past 1:30am Friday, October 19, the San Francisco City College Board of Trustees voted to approve construction of a permanent City College Campus in Chinatown! Key to the victory was massive community support: over 25,000 petition signatures, 10,000 individually completed postcards, and 3,500 emails sent in three days.

Youth Voice is Among the Loudest in the Movement to Preserve Little Tokyo

Action alerts on Facebook, MySpace and Yelp? It's a whole new generation of activism

by Lynda Lin, Assistant Editor
from Pacific Citizen
Published October 19, 2007

On Yelp.com, a popular social networking and user review site, the online chatter about the best eateries and coffee shops was recently interrupted with an important message: save Los Angeles' Little Tokyo.

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