Spotted: The People Behind the Pilipinx American History Month Festival

Friday, October 28, marked UCLA’s annual Pilipinx American History Month (PAHM) Festival.  The festival highlighted the different Pilipino organizations found on campus; celebrated the past and present; and featured traditional cuisine, demonstrations of dance and martial arts, and even trap music from a DJ.   Despite the amount of activities offered at the PAHM Festival, it…

Re(Claim) AAPI: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

It is undeniable that Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities have played key roles in shaping the institutions, cultures, and histories of the United States. Today, AAPI communities comprise a significant portion of the United States, growing in prominence and power. However, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders still face multiple forms of misunderstandings, misrepresentations,…