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First Filipino American children’s history book published

The book launch for the first Filipina/o American illustrated children’s history book was held in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on Oct. 27. “Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong” is written by Dawn Bohulano Mabalon and Gayle Romasanta and illustrated by Andre Sibayan. The story is about the life of Larry Itliong, […]

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Bitter Brown Femmes may not be so bitter, but still critical

On Thursday Oct. 25, the hosts of the podcast Bitter Brown Femmes brought critical thinking and hope to their talk, both laughter and quiet gravity spilling from the open Student Union doors in turns. Ruben Angel (well-known on Instagram as ‘QueerXiChisme’) and Cassandra Alicia (whose Instagram handle is ‘Xicanisma’) discuss political, social and personal community […]

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Raven Rice manages campaign with determination and compassion

Mills alum Raven Rice became campaign manager for Sheng Thao — Oakland’s District 4 candidate — in an unusual way. “I actually met her [Thao] at the Laurel Street Fair and I asked her if I could be on her team, and she said yes and I’ve been with her ever since,” Rice said. Rice graduated from […]

Highlighting trans people on Instagram

In response to the violence that the Trump administration dealt when they released their intention to define gender as exclusively tied to sex assigned at birth, I wanted to highlight some of the transgender and nonbinary people who have spoken out about this decision and who have been vocal about their identities on Instagram. In […]

How to report sexual harassment, assault and misconduct at Mills

On the heels of the #MeToo and #WhyIDidn’tReport movements, Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has inflamed the already-present discussion around how pervasive sexual assault and harassment is. For those looking to understand a little more about how to report or seek institutional support regarding sexual harassment, assault and misconduct, Mills’ policy offers several options. […]

(Photo by Calli Storrs) From left to right, Ian Fink on the keyboard, Marcus Elliot on the saxophone, and Shigeto on the drums. All of them were on electronics.

Shigeto electrifies audience with electronic mix and live ensemble

The first notes of Marcus Elliot’s saxophone soared above the crowd in the purple and blue hazy lights, capturing and propelling the crowd to sway and move to the whirlpool of Shigeto’s beat and electric tones and Ian Fink’s keyboard cohering it all. Together, the three make up Shigeto’s Live Ensemble Tour, which spans Oct. […]

(Photo by Wikimedia Commons) The conference for women in tech was named after computing expert Grace Hopper.

Grace Hopper conference paves the way for women in tech

Hailed as the world’s largest annual gathering of women in computing, the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference was held in Houston, Texas from Sept. 26–28. Named after the 20th century computing expert US Navy Rear Admiral Grace Hopper and produced by AnitaB.org and the Association for the Computing Machinery, the Grace Hopper […]

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