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No Enclave -- Exploring Hawaiian Los Angeles

Diversity has long been part of the fabric of Los Angeles and Southern California. Humans first arrived here at least 13,000 years ago and more than twenty… 3,376 more words

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia: My Thoughts

These three terms are subregions used for the islands that make up Oceania. This is the picture you might have seen before:

I am always conflicted with using these terms. 390 more words


Presbyterians celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month.

My friend the Rev. Laura Mariko Cheifetz is celebrating the month with a series on her blog with guest writers “from many generations, different ethnic groups, and represent the diversity of what it means to be Asian Pacific American and Presbyterian.” 8 more words


White House Blog: Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month; ‏White House Summit on AAPIs is May 12

A message from Kiran Ahuja, the Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and Konrad Ng, Director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific Center. 1,426 more words

Lia Chang

President Barack Obama's Proclamation for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2015

Presidential Proclamation — Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2015



The rich heritage of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders spans the world and the depths of America’s history. 1,950 more words

Lia Chang

Visit my Book Site: Dream of the Water Children

For those of you interested in Black Pacific histories, storytelling, postcolonial analysis, and Black-Asian and indigenous perspectives, you might appreciate my book:  Dream of the Water Children: Memory and Mourning in the Black Pacific  will be released this coming Fall (2015) by 2Leaf Press in New York. 401 more words

Kitano and Daniels: The Pacific Islanders

Kitano and Daniels demonstrates the struggles and acculturation of the three major groups of the Pacific Islanders which are Samoans, Guamanians, and Hawaiians during the ending of 1800s to mid-1900s. 483 more words