Media Arts Center and the AjA Project in San Diego teamed up to celebrate and honor the rich culture and stories of Vietnamese refugees and descendants living and working in the city’s Little Saigon District through a collection of photography and film. Watch the videos about the project at Media Arts Center.Read More Little Saigon Stories: Creating a New Space for City Heights
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For Native Americans, Thanksgiving often means something completely different than the mainstream version of the holiday. In their most recent podcast, the VoiceWaves team sat down with Deborah Sanchez, an American Indian Studies professor at Cal State Long Beach to discuss her perspective on the holiday. “Gratitude is deep-seated in indigenous culture and a tragic […]Read More American Indians’ Complex History With Thanksgiving
With each new tattoo, a young woman is claiming pieces of her history. Raised in the foster care system, she’s gradually learning about her family and her Mexican culture. “I’m using tattoos to inscribe my family’s story on my skin, because I went so long not knowing my history or my identity.” Listen to the […]Read More Tattooing my identity
A Latina teen grew up dealing with people questioning her identity because she didn’t speak Spanish and has curly hair. A trip to another part of California changed the way she thinks about her culture. “There, I saw Latinos with many different skin tones, types of hair, and levels of Spanish fluency.” Listen to the […]Read More Am I Latina enough?