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Celebrating Indonesian Independence Day in the U.S. (Merdeka)

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Staff Writer

On August 17, 1945, Indonesia declared its independence from the brutal 300 years of colonization by the Netherlands.

And now, it’s time to celebrate.

I attended a local Indonesian Merdeka celebration  (we usually go once a year if traffic/weather permits). And the atmosphere is beautiful, as always. My mother … Read more

Asian Americans

Jun 22, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Halal Tacos for Ramadan – Muslim and Latinx Communities Unite

Halal Tacos for Ramadan – Muslim and Latinx Communities Unite

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

I’m happy to say that I’ll be attending an Idul Fitri/Lebaran celebration in Chicago with my mother at a party hosted by our Indonesian community. For Indonesian Muslims, Idul Fitri is the term in Bahasa for Eid al-Fitr, or the end of the holy month of Ramadan where my mother’s … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 17, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Tracing the Journey of a Human Sex Trafficking Survivor

Tracing the Journey of a Human Sex Trafficking Survivor

posted by Randall
Shandra Woworuntu

Courtesy: Shandra Woworuntu/Facebook

By Minnie Roh
Asian American Life

Human trafficking or sex slavery may conjure up images of young children in third world countries, or something that only happens in seedy red light districts, but sex slavery survivor Shandra Woworuntu says sex trafficking is happening all around us.  Sometimes it’s even happening right in … Read more

Community Issues

Jan 26, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Japan Times: Second Comfort Women memorial unveiled in New York

Japan Times: Second Comfort Women memorial unveiled in New York

posted by Randall

Comfort WomenThe push to get Japan to apologize for enslaving thousands of women into sexual slavery during World War II took another big turn Saturday.

A second monument in the state commemorating comfort women was unveiled by lawmakers and Korean American groups in New York, reports the Japan Times (stock photo by KeithPR)

This one … Read more

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