What up folks,
Check this out lovely peeps. I present to you: Occupy Cal - Asian Pacific Islander (API) Solidarity y’all!
Asian Pacific Islander (API) Solidarity y’all! What’s upppp, what uppp! You can find more photos here taken by Kampheak Va (KV) at https://www.facebook.com/media /set/?set=a.313317275345061.89 535.100000003725979&type=1
“I am somebody,
and I won’t be stopped by nobody,
I got my fist in the air,
and the movement in my feet,
got love for my people,
but it starts with me.” —taken from Ryan Saelee
#API Solidarity #API Community Roll Deep #API Love #People Power #One Love
*Source: Thank you to the beautiful, intelligent, womyn[with a y] Eliza Xuan Tran for taking these extraordinary photographs :). Also to credit her, I used many of the quotes Eliza used as her caption in her photographs.
“Well behaved womyn rarely make history” -Eliza Xuan Tran
Southeast Asian students AND Pacific Islander students be holding it down and continuing the legacy of the Free Speech Movement.
I see you Nathalie and Emily!(Southeast Asian student Nathalie is holding the ‘Beat Standford Not Students’ sign and Southeast Asian student Emily is holding the ‘Remember the 1960’s? This is it.’ sign! I see you too Steven!(Pacific Islander Student holding up the sign saying Pacific Islanders make up .002% of the undergraduate population.)
Following up on yesterday’s Open University Strike at the University of California Berkeley, I’d like to talk about Censorship. Apparently, Congress is in the process of establishing “two well-intentioned but deeply flawed bils” that would establish a censorship system on the internet.
So this is my rhetorical question: Censorship? You best try to silent us the nation built upon the First Amendment right which includes Free Speech yet alone good luck shutting free speech down here at the birth of the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley.
On another note: My heart is with the movement of not only Occupy Cal, Occupy Oakland or even the Occupy Movement but my heart is with the global revolution that is partaking in our world.
#In solidarity #API representation #REACH!/SASC hold it down #Southeast Asian #Free Speech Movement #Occupy Cal #Global Revolution #Upper Sproul
“Congress is considering two well-intentioned but deeply flawed bills, the PROTECT-IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).
As written, they would betray more than a decade of US policy and advocacy of Internet freedom by establishing a censorship system using the same domain blacklisting technologies pioneered by China and Iran.”
Southeast Asian Student Coalition (SASC) go to work! What up y’all!? YEEE!
Upset the Setup with your Asian Pacific Islander folks and Southeast Asian folks!
What it do beautiful people,
Yesterday was the November 15 Open University Strike and and Day of Action in response to the police brutality that occurred on the UC Berkeley Campus last Wednesday. (Daily Cal Article and Youtube Video) We made it a conscious decision during out API Emergency Meeting to address the issue of awareness of an API voice within the Occupy Movement community. We want to remind folks that the movement is an Asian Pacific Islander struggle as well and we’re absolutely in solidarity with what is happening during this monumental time in hystory.
On a side note: I’m glad the fabric, spray paint, wooden sticks, ribbons, markers I hustled to get this morning was put to incredible use.
I am currently on the UC Berkeley Campus in Eshleman Hall where my student organizations REACH! the Asian Pacific Islander Recruitment & Retention Center and SASC the Southeast Asian Student Coalition have a space in this sacred joint room called “515”. A lot of our organizing work gets done in this room. Not only that but this is a place where people rant about their 1st world to the struggles they personally are facing types of problems, this is a space where people take a break during that hour break between classes, a space to nap, a space to sleep (I could take a picture of my friend sleeping right now!), it is a place of community, a place of family, a place of love.
So within 515 space, I have been awake for a little over 37 hours as of 11.16.11 at 4:04AM having spent a bulk of my time these past few days organizing, eating, sleeping, napping, ranting, talking, relaxing, and so on. I’m grateful to see the hardwork my community has endured has been integral to this slow movement of progressive change.
“The days of apathy are over, folks. Once it has begun it cannot be stopped and will not be stopped.”
—Robert Reich, Mario Savio lecture at Occupy Cal General Assembly - 11/15/11
#API mobilization #API Solidarity #All Day, Err Day #Angry Asian Students #Dark Knight Problems #One Love #Isang Bagsak
P.S. Thank you Eliza Xuan Tran for taking these pictures during the movement. Hystory is preserved!
I SEA YOU.
Occupy OUR shiez.
University of California Wide General Strike on Tuesday, November 15. Lesss gedddittt.
#Occupy Cal, #Solidarity, #Freakin’ Dope #Fresh
Nov 9 2011 - Occupy Cal
Courtesy of V. Albano
Credit: Anna Vignet, Daily Californian
in regards to occupy cal
this is for the 99%.
we are the 99%,
and we are here.
and our hearts will continue
to beat with fierce…
for the community,
for our community.
isang baksak <3