Baring it all in this week’s happenings.
Young (Wo)man, There’s a Place You Can Go
YWCA USA has named Gloria Lau as its Interim CEO after Lorraine Cole, Ph.D stepped down from the position.
YWCA, the largest and oldest women’s organization in the U.S. since 1858, has been fighting for racial justice and the empowerment of women. Since Lau’s takeover in September, the YWCA has greatly made the Asian community proud.
As The Village People said, “Young (wo)man, there’s no need to feel down” because another minority is in a high-level position!
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Just What the Bullied Ordered
As children, cartoons program us with images of bullies as the shady characters that feed our fears with nothing but knuckle sandwiches. Frankly, I’m fed up with news stories on bullying incidences.
According to graduate student Thuc Nguyen, college-level bullying has occurred in her department at the University of Memphis.
Nguyen is a California-native who went out of state to pursue a Ph.D, but she hasn’t been welcomed with open arms and minds.
Just today in my media ethics class, we discussed social justice and how Dr. Emma Daugherty’s old college was more disabled-friendly than our own campus. However, this case of bullying is definitely another form of social injustice that shouldn’t be tolerated.
If you’d like to help fight for justice, then read and sign the petition here
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PACT: Pan Asian Community Together
For anyone interested, especially filmmakers, photographers, celebrities and organizations are welcome to attend any of the three PSAs preventing gay suicide, stopping Asian violence and promoting API voting will be filmed next Saturday, Oct. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 30 from 10-5 p.m. in the Los Angeles area. The full details will be announced to those who RSVP with Ken Choy at email@example.com.
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“There are no symptoms of Hepatitis B making it a silent killer.”
As one in 10 Asians has Hepatitis B, a national campaign released a PSA to raise awareness of the disease that is prevalent among Asian Americans because only two-thirds are diagnosed.
If chronic, Hepatitis B can lead to liver cancer.
“Our message is simple: Asian Americans need to get tested for hepatitis B,” said Joan Block, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Hepatitis B Foundation.
“People who test negative for HBV can be vaccinated against the disease, and effective treatments are available for those who test positive,” she added.
Watch the PSA here:
Antilla, not in Cuba
Sky’s the limit for the wealthy–and no, I’m not just talking about John Travolta and his aircrafts. Think the Jetsons of Mumbai, India.
Nita Ambani, wife of the fifth richest man in the world Mukesh Ambani, had the house of her dreams built at the amount of twice the population of her homeland ($2 billion). Take a look at their 27-story house that goes by Antilla.
Even though it’s a high house, wouldn’t looking outside the balcony only give low spirits from the poverty surrounding them?
If you’ve got worthy stories for Katrina to report on, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org