AAC Journal – Vol. 1, Issue 2: Letter From The Editor

Letter from the Editor

Dear AAC Members & Readers,  

Welcome to another issue of AAC Journal. I am so proud of our interns and the work they did together to launch another issue of the Journal for your enjoyment, information, and self-discovery. We want to dedicate this issue to honor and recognize that October is Filipino American History Month!

We have provided many different types of resources for and about Filipino Americans including their history, contribution, and lives in other Filipino American communities throughout the United States. We also have an article written by our very own intern, Maia Mongado, a Filipino American student at Brown University. Please be sure to check out her article!

In preparation for the coming month, November, when a mid-term election will take place on Nov. 8th, we have provided a video on our resource page on why voting is a privilege. Please be sure to check it out too.

Activism is essential in the world we live in today. The following two quotes, I hope, will inspire you to
take action to be an activist.

“When you see something that is not just, not fair, or not right, you have to do something. You have to say something. Make a little noise. It’s time for us to get into good trouble, necessary trouble.”
~John Lewis~
He was a leader in the American civil rights movement & Congressman who served from 1987 until he died in 2020. He led the 600 marchers through Selma across Edmund Pettus Bridge, on March 7, 1965. You can read more about the march here

“I’m convinced of this:
Good done anywhere is good done everywhere.
For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they’re stones that don’t matter. As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good.”
~Dr. Maya Angelou~

All My Best and Warmest Regards,

Jeannie Salomon
Director & Editor