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In the year 2020, we’ve swung wildly from dread and despair to hope. Yet at the heart of all of the calamity — the coronavirus pandemic and its economic repercussions, etc. — has also been a global call to unite and protect the values that make us all human. A call to our ancestors, who […]

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The theme of the third and final installment of Publishing Projects from UCLA students in Asian American Publishing with Kaya Press is Unheard Voices. Each of these pieces seeks to give a platform to writers, makers, and people that don’t traditionally fit the confines of societal or social expectation, and amplify the voices of the […]

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Part two of our series highlighting new zines by UCLA students is here! These students in Neelanjana Banerjee’s class, entitled Asian American Studies 104B: Asian American Publishing with Kaya Press, sought to fully integrate the theme of the class into their work, and this group of publications focused on various Asian and Asian American stories […]

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The David Tung Can’t Have A Girlfriend Until He Gets Into An Ivy League College virtual book tour will kick off in style at the Brooklyn Book Festival! Plus more events that you can attend in your PJs! Friday, Oct 2, 2020 – 4pm PST / 7 pm EST RSVP Here! Love Vs. Internship: The […]

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This Spring,  Managing Editor Neelanjana Banerjee worked with 13 amazing students at UCLA in the Asian American Studies 104B: Asian American Publishing With Kaya Press class. In addition to learning about the Asian American publishing industry and the challenges that can occur, these students also were tasked to create and publish a zine all on […]

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Here we continue sharing resources and links that are helping us engage with social justice and Black Lives Matter movement issues. Click here to read the previous Black Lives Matter / Social Justice Links and Resources I. Neelanjana Banerjee, Kaya Press Managing Editor In general, I have closely been following the work of Patrisse Cullors, […]

 
 
 
 

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— Junot Díaz