Inalienable Rights: Ending Slavery in Massachusetts

It’s happening closer than you think. Human beings are being exploited for profit every day across the world and in our midst. Individuals are being held against their will as sex workers, sweatshop laborers, field hands, restaurant workers, and even domestic maids, more than there were slaves in the 19th Century – somewhere between 12 to 27 million worldwide. Continue reading

Book Review: Dumpling Days by Grace Lin

Pacy is back! In this follow up to her award-winning novels The Year of the Dog and The Year of the Rat, Dumpling Days, a new novel by Grace Lin out on January 10th, features the same beloved characters and whimsical artwork that her fans adore. Based on the author’s own childhood, this heartwarming story brings the sights, sounds, and tastes ofTaiwan to life.

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New Redistricting Map Proposal

Riled and united by the Committee on Census and Redistricting’s first proposed map which, first seen before Thanksgiving, split Chinatown in half, many residents of Chinatown, as well as Mission Hill and South Boston, turned up to the latest redistricting hearing on December 9 to look at Councilor Linehan’s newest proposed map (Docket #1591), as well as voice their concerns and opinions, mostly on the speed at which the process is happening.
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Gary Christenson Speaks at AACA Community Forum

The Asian American Civic Association (AACA) hosted the City of Malden’s newly elected Mayor Gary Christenson as part of its Fall 2011 Community Forum series on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 at 12 – 1 p.m. More than 75 attendees crowded into AACA’s fourth-floor conference room to listen to Christenson speak on “Embracing Diversity in the City of Malden.”
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