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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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 […]

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