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…

The Coronavirus

Near the end of 2019, a coronavirus hit Wuhan, one of the metropolises of China. In the beginning, it was only a handful of cases. However, due to the travel rush of the Lunar New Year, the coronavirus was carried to most provinces and autonomous regions in China.  On January 25th, 2020, the first day…

#StudentsAgainstHindutva

The current political climate in India, fueled by the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), remains non-inclusive of the diverse ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds present in the country today. The CAA, passed in December 2019, allows non-Muslim immigrants in India who are originally from Muslim-majority nations to more easily gain…

Belated Apology, the California HR-77 Bill

California is expected to formally apologize for Japanese Internment Camp during WWII with the HR-77 bill. The infamous Executive Order 9066 forcefully expelled 120,000 Japanese Immigrants to the Manzanar Internment Camp in California, among others in remote places. The would-be human rights crisis in today’s standards was fueled by American patriotism, despite America also being…