Monday, May 07, 2007

APA Month - Updates from Asian American Village

Okay, we've been a little behind getting our draft updates posted. Still, new history features added so far this week as part of our updates for APA Month include...

Lolas’ House: Women Living with War
Excerpt from Filipina American author M. Evelina Galang's upcoming history of the "comfort women" of WWII, continues our thread from Women's History Month at Asian American Village, and ties into her incredibly moving, real-life stories of meeting with surviving "comfort women" who were forced to work as sex slaves during the Second World War and her blog on the topic, as well as coverage of CA Rep. Mike Honda's resolution to demand an apology from Japan.

Hanford’s China Alley
By historian and Asian American Studies professor Susie Ling, a look at a little-known historical Chinatown nestled in California’s Central Valley and some of its major early figures

Notes for Those Responsible for Commemorating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2007
By S.D. Ikeda, Editor
So, you've been drafted to program Heritage Month activities this year, and don't know where to start? This year's section introduction offers some quick tips based on past years' panicked inquiries from the well-intentioned draftees who want to do something substantive to commemorate the Month but need help.

And. of course, Tak Toyoshima tackles APA history in his own, unique Secret Asian Man way with a new strip, Working on the Railroad, plus several bonus strips of his past years' takes on APA Month from the AAV archives

More updates to come...