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AJ+ Video Draws Connections Between Boat People, Past and Present

On Oct. 1, AJ+ published a video featuring Vietnamese refugees sharing their experiences as boat people. In the second half of the video, Vietnamese refugees make remarks on the present-day Syrian refugee crisis, voicing their solidarity with the Syrian refugees. Vietnamese refugees in AJ+’s “I Was A Boat Person: Vietnamese Refugees Look Back” express the…

Will You Marrow Me?

While boredly scrolling through your Facebook timeline during class, you don’t expect to receive crushing news, news that makes you stop what you’re doing and leaves you there motionless. I got the devastating news that one of my friends died of Acute Myeloid Leukemia on June 4, 2013. It was not the greatest surprise; he…

UCLA School of Law’s Eighth Annual Critical Race Studies Symposium Challenges Racial Profiling and Police Violence

Legal experts, faculty and community organizers gathered to tackle questions surrounding race and law enforcement on October 16 and October 17. The sold-out symposium was hosted by UCLA School of Law’s Critical Race Studies program, the only program of its kind in the United States.   Notable speakers included: Judge Shira A. Scheindlin, who’s best…

Asian American Studies Center Honors Students at Awards Reception

The Annual Awards Reception, hosted by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center October 24, honored student awardees as well as the donors who allow for the event to be established. First hosted in the 90’s, the event recognizes graduate and undergraduate students who share a passion of representing and assisting the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities through various academic endeavors.