A National Townhall on Hate Crimes takes place from June 19th-24th recognizing the 25th Anniversary of the Death of Vincent Chin.
In June 1982, Chinese American Vincent Chin was killed in Detroit by two unemployed white autoworkers who had been recently been laid off. This hate crime, motivated by anti-Japanese sentiments, served as a rallying cry for
the Asian American community and is often considered the beginning of a pan-Asian American movement.
Twenty five years later, Asian Pacific Americans for Progress and local partners around the country look back in time and assess where we are now. With recent high-profile attacks on Asian Americans in New York, Michigan and Wisconsin, APAP is organizing a series of events throughout the nation around the anniversary of Vincent's murder. Each event will include a special screening of the Academy-Award nominated documentary, "Who Killed Vincent Chin?" and panels with local community leaders.
June 19, 6:30 PM
Co-sponsored by the Museum of Chinese in the Americas
MOCA (70 Mulberry Street, 2nd Floor)
John Liu (New York City Councilman), Liz Ouyang (Executive Vice President,
OCA), Darwin Davis (President and CEO, New York Urban League)
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
June 19, 6:00 PM
Co-sponsored by the Asian Victims Relief Fund
St. Mary Magdalen Family Center, 1213 52nd St., Kenwood
Dan Levy (Chief Legal Officer, Michigan Dept. of Civil Rights) Pravina
Ramanathan (Asian American Liaison, Michigan Dept. of Civil Rights),
Awareness of the common symptoms of Ovarian cancer could to lead to an earlier diagnosis.
According to the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF), it is estimated that more than 22,000 women will be told they have ovarian cancer this year and more than 15,000 will die from this deadly cancer. At present, about 80% of these cancers are not diagnosed in their early stages, leading to a reduced chance of survival. Often referred to as the "silent killer" because there are no warning signs or symptoms, ovarian cancer is the most deadly reproductive cancer, ranking fifth in cancer deaths among women.
According to Dr. Barbara Goff, a gynecologic oncologist at the University of Washington and other researchers, bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly, and urgency or frequency in urinary symptoms are more likely to occur in women with ovarian cancer than women in the general population.
The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation led this research effort to form a consensus in response to ovarian cancer survivors who long held the belief that there were common symptoms of ovarian cancer.
"This agreement on common symptoms of ovarian cancer hopefully will lead to earlier diagnosis when a cure is more likely," said Dr. Goff. "We know that when women are diagnosed in Stage I of the disease, it is 90% curable. Unfortunately, until now there has been no agreement on common symptoms, allowing women to go undiagnosed, despite visits to the doctor, until it was...
Find your favorite South Asian Artist at the Desi Hits! iTunes Store
Find your favorite South Asian artists, music and podcasts at the new Desi Hits!-iTunes storefront launched by Desi Hits! (www.desihits.com), in conjunction with Apple's iTunes. The catalogue of digital music includes Bollywood, Bhangra, urban Desi fusion, Desi hip hop and R&B, as well as World beats and popular mainstream hits. The site is a spotlight for emerging talent, featuring select artists and soundtracks through exclusive releases, special promotions, shows and podcasts. Jay Sean, Rishi Rich, Raghav, other performers and labels are leveraging these innovative Web 2.0 tactics to increase their global exposure. The first top 10 Desi billboard chart based on international sales to track the most popular tunes is in development.
Co-founder and CEO Anjula Acharia-Bath explains, "Exposing audiences to Desi artists worldwide, providing a mainstream platform to promote talent and legitimate sales, satisfying our fans' requests for fresh tracks, and creating a sense of community are just some of the reasons we at Desi Hits! love what we do."
The company has evolved rapidly since its humble beginnings as a blog in December 2005. Today, Desi Hits! is one of the fastest growing South Asian websites according to Alexa Ratings, with 3.6 million visitors each month and counting from 67 countries. Desi Hits! is ranked the # 1 most popular Desi podcast on iTunes, and was recently voted one of the "top 100...
Free Red Cross Online Tutorial Now Available at www.redcross.org/BeRedCrossReady to Help Families Get Prepared for a Disaster or an Emergency in Three Easy Steps
The month of June ushers in hurricane season, are you "Red Cross Ready" for a disaster or an emergency? According to an April 2007 poll conducted by the American Red Cross and Harris Interactive, only seven percent of the population has taken what the Red Cross considers the three steps necessary to prepare for a disaster or emergency: get a kit, make a plan, and be informed.
American Red Cross recommendations
(1) Families assemble or buy a disaster kit containing at least three days of supplies in an easy-to-carry container, like a backpack. Check that stock every six months and replace expired items.
(2) As part of your family plan, each person should know how to reach family members and where to meet if they can't go home.
(3) Families should learn about what types of disasters or emergencies are most likely to occur where they live, work and play, and take first air and CPR courses--a vital component of disaster preparedness.
"Even though hurricanes primarily affect coastal states, every region of our country is vulnerable to disasters of some type like flooding, severe storms, high winds, power outages, tornadoes, earthquakes, or wildfires," said Red Cross preparedness expert Darlene Sparks Washington. "Every family, no matter where they live, can benefit from following the preparedness actions of Be Red...
A rare run of Giant Squid are biting bait off of our fishing poles! Check out the iPhone photo emailed from the boat tonight to our editors.
AC Team members are taking a July 4th holiday break to do a little fishing, and up came these giant (and delicious) squid!
Photo taken July 1st at 10pm PST by AC Team members about ten miles off the coast of Newport Beach, California and emailed from their iPhones to AC's editors in California and New York City.
Catch a glimpse of these squid in action from underwater videographer Walter Marti's lens featured on scuba diving website diver.net!