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“When Will My Reflection Show?” Asian American Activism & Combating Media Stereotypes

Created by 2015 Chiyo Tanaka Okamoto summer interns Vince Leus and Yvonne Nguyen, this presentation was a part of a media representation workshop that explored both positive and negative media portrayals of Asian Pacific Americans, their repercussions on lived experiences, and activism to combat media stereotypes. Transcript “When Will My Reflection Show?” Asian American activism & combating media stereotypes – Welcome! – About Yvonne &

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Conscious Consumption: A Diner’s Guide to Restaurant Labor Exploitation

Created by 2013 Chiyo Tanaka Okamoto summer intern Trung Nguyen, in partnership with Restaurant Opportunities Center – Los Angeles (ROC-LA) and Thai Community Development Center (Thai CDC), “Conscious Consumption” is a consumer’s guide to combating restaurant labor exploitation. Download the free guide: Conscious Consumption: A Diner’s Guide to Restaurant Labor Exploitation Download Restaurant Opportunities United’s Diners’ Guide mobile app: http://rocunited.org/dinersguide/


INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: OCA-GLA Chiyo Tanaka Okamoto (CTO) Summer Internship

2017 Chiyo Tanaka Okamoto (CTO) Summer Internship Announcement OCA–Greater Los Angeles Internship Summary OCA – Greater Los Angeles (OCA-GLA) is seeking two (2) energetic and resourceful students 18 years of age or older to serve as CTO interns for the summer. CTO interns will work closely with the OCA-GLA Executive Director to assist with planning and coordinating events, including OCA-GLA’s annual summer picnic with

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: OCA-GLA Part-Time Program Coordinator

OCA-Greater Los Angeles Chapter (OCA-GLA) is seeking a part-time program coordinator based in the OCA-GLA office in Los Angeles, CA to assist with its programs and advocacy efforts. The OCA-GLA office is located within the Asian Americans Advancing Justice building at 1145 Wilshire Blvd, 1st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017. OCA-GLA is the local chapter of a national non-profit organization whose mission is to advance

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Why “Fresh Off the Boat” Matters

By Lisa Thong, Immediate Past President In early 2015, the much anticipated television series Fresh Off the Boat will be debuting on screens across primetime America.  For the first time since Margaret Cho’s groundbreakingAll-American Girl, mainstream audiences will be watching an Asian American family experiencing America on the small screen.And for the first time in television history, American viewers will be watching the Taiwanese-Chinese

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Chashu and Community

The heat lamps flickered as a cold breeze swirled the aroma of chashu tacos around the patio. Everyone had silenced, moving to the edge of their seats, waiting for the announcement. “The winner of the OCA-GLA’s inaugural APA InQUIZitive Minds Trivia Night is…Team ‘Aiyah’!” The crowd cheered and roared as the winning team raced to the stage to accept their prize. One look around

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