Being Hmong

Who knew that there was so much to know about culture?
Culture that is so deeply rooted within its own community,
It aspires me to write about my own life adventure.
I write what it is to be Hmong, what it is to be me.

Response to Racism at UCLA

A statement from Asian Pacific Coalition at UCLA: “On Wednesday, February 5, 2014, students were alerted of an anonymous document sent to the UCLA Asian American Studies Center containing what can only be described as a collage of sexist slurs and racial epithets. Referencing language and imagery from an incident during Fall Quarter 2012, where…

Showtime for the Philippines

On the evening of November 22, 2013, the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Committee – comprised of the Mabuhay Collective, various student organizations on campus, the USAC Office of the President, and various Pilipino UCLA faculty members – banded together to put on the Typhoon Relief Benefit Show. After a long week of fundraising for victims of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda…