Tag Archives: Asian

How one Asian-American woman’s comedy dreams came to be

Jenny Yang’s upbringing as an Asian woman living in the U.S. became the theme on Monday of her lecture at Fresno State’s Satellite Student Union. Yang’s appearance kicked off Amerasia Week, a series of events organized by the Fresno State ...

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How these women shine a light to hushed voices through comedy

The Funny Asian Women Kollective (FAWK) visited Fresno State on Saturday and Sunday for a weekend of comedy, theater and educating others on microaggressions. Microaggressions are described as covert remarks with underlying implications that the remark is influenced by someone’s ...

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‘Waria’ documents struggle with identity

Students got an inside look at the life of transgender Muslim students during the movie screening of “Tales of the Waria.” The film takes place in Indonesia, the largest Muslim country in the world, and focuses on the love lives ...

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Eastern faces find their place in western LGBT culture

The idea of having a sexual identity – like being gay or transgender —  is a western concept that is not easily translated in Eastern cultures. During a Queer Asian Pacific Islander Panel held in the Thomas Building on April ...

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Racial achievement gap should be a top priority

On Wednesday, The Collegian published a story about the substantial disparity in graduation rates between whites and people of other ethnicities. The statistics should be shocking and a call to action to anyone who knows them: only 27.1 percent of ...

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