Mia Matsumiya’s @perv_magnet Raises Awareness of Violence and Racism Toward Asian American Women

Over six weeks ago, professional violinist Mia Matsumiya published her first post on her Instagram account @perv_magnet to share her archive of unsolicited messages she has received from “creeps, weirdos, & fetishists over the past 10 years.” In the past week, several online platforms have covered @perv_magnet, and Matsumiya’s story even trended on Facebook. Unfortunately, Matsumiya’s…

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Our Cultures Are Not Your Costumes!

The Mother Organizations (MOs) hosted a discussion about the differences between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation called “What is Cultural Appropriation?” on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The MOs hosted this event to address both the influx of cultural appropriation and the recent “Kanye Western” raid hosted by Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and Alpha Phi Sorority. Cultural appropriation…

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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…

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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.

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