Invisible: APIDA Essential Workers

Previously novel phrases such as “social-distancing,” “quarantine,” and “flattening the curve” have been completely normalized by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the daily vocabulary of the average American has expanded to include such terms, many of these words and phrases were once mostly thrown around in a medical setting and deemed as too abstract for the…

Multiculturalism

Multiculturalism (n.): the coexistence of distinct, diverse cultures within a society.  A word that can encompass various definitions, the above definition only provides a broad, basic perspective that speaks little about individual experiences. For many in the APIDA community, this means navigating a hyphenated label (such as Vietnamese-American, Indian-American, etc.) that “defines” who we are.…

Round table talk #1: Coronavirus

In light of this difficult time, we asked our staff to answer a few questions and share their thoughts on this global pandemic, quarantine, local efforts and transnational combatting approaches. We hope to provide a platform for community support and urge folks to submit their work/thoughts to our open submissions form. Amanda: I am back…