Preventing waste increase can start with small steps

Each day, around the world, humans produce 3.5 million tons of garbage, according to the Washington Post. This number will continue to increase as populations and economies grow. According to the same article, each American throws away their own body weight in trash every month, which adds up to 1,500 pounds of trash a year, according to National Geographic. […]

IWA call for red dresses meant to raise awareness and honor the memory of Indigenous women

The Mills College Indigenous Women’s Alliance (IWA) is calling for donations of red dresses for an installation scheduled for early March all around campus.  The call by IWA for red dress donations is inspired by the REDress Project started by Winnipeg based artist Jaime Black to raise awareness of the disproportionately high numbers of missing […]

Harmful stereotypes about Asian American’s economic wealth fuels racism

Buying into the stereotypes of Asian American economic success feeds into and fuels justification for anti-Asian sentiment, sometimes leading to hate crimes, while simultaneously silencing the experiences of marginalized Asian American communities. As reported by the Pew Research Center in July 2018, income inequality by major racial group is the highest among Asian Americans and it is only […]

Highlighting Black-owned businesses in honor of Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and I wanted to take a moment to highlight figures who have built brands around their lives or who own businesses, both local and national. It is important to know that I don’t identify as Black. I identify as Asian American.  Blogger Lisa a la Mode has compiled 9 great lists of Black-owned businesses […]


Renowned artist Meredith Monk shares her work with Mills

Renowned composer and singer Meredith Monk christened Lisser Hall’s remodeled space on Nov. 7 at her event “Archaeology of An Artist.” The first event in Lisser’s redesigned Marilyn McArthur Holland Performance Theater, Monk lectured about her journey as a vocal artist and demonstrated selected works. In introducing her, the head of Mills’ music department, James Fei, announced that […]

Indigenous Women’s Alliance hosts Native American History Month events

During the first two weeks of November, Mills’ Indigenous Women’s Alliance (IWA) organized six events in celebration of Native Heritage Month. IWA kicked off the month on Nov. 5, and planned Indigenous Herbalism and Healing with Sage LaPena on Nov. 6, Native American Heritage Month Dinner on Nov. 7, Indigenous Women’s Panel on Nov. 8, Indigenous […]

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First AAPI Women Lead and #ImReady Movement Conference held in November

On Nov. 3, the first ever AAPI Women Lead and #ImReady Movement Conference was held at the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley, California. Organized by Connie and Jennie Wun, two Vietnamese-American sisters who founded the AAPI women-lead organization, this event brought together Asian American and Pacific Islander activists, leaders, and self-identified women and highlighted how they’re […]

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