Preview: Interview with spoken word artist Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai

Last month, Pacific Ties had the opportunity to attend the 2009 Campus Progress National Conference in Washington D.C. In addition to listening to awesome speakers like Bill Clinton, Van Jones and Nancy Pelosi, we also got to experience an amazing performance given by Chinese-Taiwanese spoken-word artist, Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai. Who is Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai? She’s…

Spring 2009 Issue Out NOW!

It’s that special time of the year again.  Pacific Ties, your favorite LA based, 31 year-old AAPI news-mag is back again with another issue.  Titled “Grassroots,” this issue explores your roots, my roots, and how are roots all came to this moment in time.  Not really, but you have to read it to find out!…

API environmentalist Dorothy Le’s thoughts on minorities and the green movement

Vietnamese American Dorothy Le, 24, is a 2007 UCLA alumna who majored in Environmental Science and minored in Geography/Environmental Studies.  As an undergraduate, she led E3: Ecology, Economy, Equity, an environmental and social justice organization at UCLA and was involved in the  UC Divestment Taskforce, The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF), and the Statewide Sustainable Transportation…