Like pink is to breast cancer, jade is to hepatitis B. The color jade holds many symbolic significances to Asians, but perhaps most importantly, it represents hepatitis awareness. May is hepatitis awareness month, but organizations from UCLA, particularly Team HBV, are already preparing events to raise the disease’s awareness on campus. On April 21, Team…
Second-year pre-med English major Derek Nguyen is directing this year’s Thai Culture Night, “Lost and Found.” Derek talks to PacTies about Thai Culture Night, which is this Saturday April 23 at 6:30 PM in Schoenberg Hall. Admission is free. Pacific Ties: Tell us about Thai Culture Night! Derek Nguyen: Thai Culture Night is a once…
Whitewashing in film is when white actors are cast in non-white roles.
On April 12, Chai Talks at UCLA and Bruin Consent Coalition held a “Chai Talks” regarding sexual assault in communities of color. This event’s theme was a collaboration with Bruin Consent Coalition’s Sexual Assault Awareness month.
Bad Rap, documentary about Asian American rappers, to premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
The documentary, directed by Salima Koroma and produced by Jaeki Cho, follows four rappers, Dumbfoundead, Awkwafina, Rekstizzy, and Lyricks, as they try to break into the hip-hop world.
On April 2, the audience at the 2016 Taiwanese Culture Night (TCN) “摯親愛的,” or “Dear My Love,” laughed, cried, and applauded the touching performance that focused on the struggles the LGBTQ community faces in Taiwan.