To All the Classes Taken Before: A Reflection on the Asian American Studies Issue (Winter 2011)

When I interviewed my mother for a class assignment, she told me that in Korea, she stood on the ground. I imagined her body morphed into the thick chestnut trees planted near her grandmother’s countryside home.  In America, my mother added, I float.   A Hmong girl with sepsis. Her parents, refugees from Laos, fleeing from…

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APIDA Icon of the Week: Project HOPE

Project HOPE refers to the Higher Opportunity Program for Education (HOPE), a student organization at UCLA that works to alleviate educational inequities. They serve the Vietnamese and Southeast Asian (SEA) communities in the greater LA and Orange County areas by bridging educational obstacles for students and providing access to higher education. Project HOPE’s “holistic empowerment”…

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