Friday 15th December 2017,

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Husband of Bridge Toll Worker Killed on the Job Speaks for First Time

posted by Randall
Si Si Han

Si Si Han

The husband of Si Si Han, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge toll worker authorities say was killed on the job by a drunk driver, spoke publicly about her death for the first time.

Ryan Saw told ABC7 he has known his wife since they met in their native Burma when she was … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Bridge Toll Taker Struck and Killed on the Job

posted by Randall
Si Si Han

Si Si Han is seen in this undated image with her mother in Yosemite
National Park. (Courtesy: Han Family)

Family friends and co-workers are mourning the death of a San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge toll taker struck and killed when a suspected drunk truck driver rammed his rented truck into others, causing a chain reaction.… Read more


New Digital Archive to Preserve Southeast Asian American History

posted by Randall

Vietnamese refugeesUMass Lowell’s Center for Asian American Studies is launching a new digital archive to document the stories of local Southeast Asian American communities since the 1970’s.

The center received a grant of $239,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities and an additional $28,000 from UMass President’s Office Creative Economy Initiatives Fund for the project.… Read more

Asian Americans

International Women’s Day: Asian American Women Struggle to Make up Wage Disparity

posted by Randall

Women's March in Oakland

Photo by Jar [o]

As women are being urged today to mark International Woman’s Day by taking part in a one day strike, Asian American women are struggling to make up a 7 to 56 percent wage gap with White men.
A fact sheet released this month by the National Asian Pacific American … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Immigrant Quits Dream Job to Work for Compassion and Openness

posted by Randall

Dex Torricke-BartonBy Ed Diokno

One of the bright stars of Silicon Valley has quit his dream job and will devote his time in bridging the gaps that has divided the country as a result of Donald Trump’s campaign and election victory.

Like many Californians, Dex Torricke-Barton was surprised by the outcome of Nov. 8. Unlike many … Read more


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