Oakland’s Southeast Asian and Chinese American youth raise awareness about sex and sexuality
Miranda Uog was raised by her grandparents, Cambodian refugees who shunned any mention of dating and wanted her to earn a college degree before having a boyfriend. Her own mother entered into an arranged marriage as a teenager and gave birth to Miranda at age 16. Her parents’ marriage ended in divorce, rupturing the family so badly that Miranda and her two younger sisters spent their formative years without any parental contact.
Politics: Committed to the CAUSE
the California legislature had zero Asian Americans among its 120 members. That
same year marked the launch of the Center for Asian Americans United for Self
Empowerment (CAUSE), a nonprofit founded to address this lack of
representation. Since then, more than 15 Asian Americans have made their way to
Politics: Watching the Poll Watchers
Two teenage immigrants get a crash course in American democracy by serving as poll monitors in Oakland, which is providing Vietnamese voter support at the polls for the first time.
Politics: Rocking the Balut
A California advocacy group tackles everything from a "millionaire's tax" initiative to helping Tagalog-speaking Americans exercise their right to vote.