George Takei: From WWII ‘Enemy Alien’ to Human Rights ChampionLong before his debut in Star Trek, legendary actor George Takei and his family spent several years in Japanese American internment camps during World War II. Takei and his family were among 120,000 people of Japanese descent who were forcibly relocated to camps with prison-like conditions by Presidential Executive Order 9066, which was signed into law on Feb. 19, 1942.
Takei reflects on the pain of incarceration, its lasting impact on his life and family, and how he translated his personal experience into a lifetime of human rights advocacy.
Living the Legacy of Bruce LeeBruce Lee is considered to be the most influential martial artist of all time. Join Shannon Lee, daughter of Bruce Lee and Founder of the Bruce Lee Foundation, for a conversation with host Tetiana Anderson on how she’s carrying on her father’s legacy of creativity, equality, and innovation to inspire people around the world.
Advancing Equity for AAPI CommunitiesMore than 20 ethnicities comprise the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population. Aggregating data from ethnic communities with the broader AAPI population can present challenges in understanding and addressing the unique challenges subgroups face.
Krystal Ka‘ai, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, joins host Tetiana Anderson to discuss why accurate and detailed data collection is critical to advance equity, opportunity, and justice for AANHPI communities.
Elevating Civic Engagement in the AAPI CommunityAsian Americans voted in record numbers in the 2020 Presidential election, but still trailed white American voter turnout by 11%. Outreach to AAPI voters from within their communities played a part in boosting voter turnout in 2020, and this strategy continues to build the AAPI electorate.
Aisha Yaqoob Mahmood, Executive Director of the Asian American Advocacy Fund, talks with Tetiana Anderson about successful efforts to engage Asian Americans to get to the polls on election day.
Taking a Stand Against Asian American Hate CrimesAccording to data released by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, hate incidents against Asian Americans have risen since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
John Yang, President and Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice — AAJC, discusses with host Tetiana Anderson what the numbers show and don’t — and a training available for bystanders to learn how to safely respond to nonviolent anti-Asian harassment.
Strategies for Reducing Anti-Asian Hate CrimesAccording to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, hate crimes targeting the Asian American community increased by 339% in 2021.
Jo-Ann Yoo, Executive Director of the Asian American Federation, joins host Tetiana Anderson to discuss the rise in violence against Asian Americans and strategies for reducing crimes against this population.
Then and Now: The Experiences of Vietnamese ImmigrantsIt has been more than four decades since Vietnamese refugees arrived in the U.S. in large numbers, yet foundational challenges persist for this population.
Thang Nguyen, President and CEO of Boat People SOS, joins host Tetiana Anderson to share how some of the issues impacting the Vietnamese American community today stem from the waves of Vietnamese migration in the 1970s.
Tracking the Humanitarian Crisis in UkraineSince the Russia-Ukraine war began, millions of Ukrainians have fled their homes and sought refuge in neighboring countries — creating a crisis of magnitude not seen in Europe since World War II.
Yulia Zimmermann, co-founding director of Nova Ukraine, joins host Tetiana Anderson for a conversation about this humanitarian crisis and relief efforts to help Ukrainians displaced during the conflict.
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