A Really Sikh and Hairy Online Store Launch!

Guest Post by Vishavjit Singh

By popular demand from fans of some really Sikh art at Sikhtoons.com, an online bazaar has been launched to offer a special collection of art for your visual entertainment to make a statement and spark a few conversations.

The current political climate in the US and around the globe is ripe for some fun, edgy, humor laden turbanful and beardful art.

The store offers over three dozen products including t-shirts, prints, framed art, spiral notebooks, phone covers, duvet covers, pillows, mugs, tote bags, greeting cards and much more for all occasions and needs. The store ships internationally to most global locations.

You don't need to be Sikh or sport a turban and beard to enjoy the products in this store. You just need an impulse to appreciate art, wrap your head around turbans (metaphorically or literally) and be ready to get a little Sikh.

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Letter to My Younger Self

Guest Post by Kristina Wong.

As part of TEAM (Together Empowering Asian Minds), a new campaign to address mental health among Asian American women, APIA women are publishing letters to their younger selves.

Dear 12-year-old Kristina Wong,

It's me — your older OLD ASS self writing from the future — 2016!

If I remember you correctly, you are wearing two pairs of scrunchy socks over tacky bright leggings, your peers shun you as a "weirdo pervert," and you stay awake at night wondering if you'll ever engage in sexual activity.

Surprise Young Kristina! Nothing changes in the future! The difference is… you will actually forge a CAREER out of your awkwardness! That's right! You are going to grow up to be a PERFORMANCE ARTIST!

I know what you're thinking:

What the hell kind of doctor is a "performance artist"?
How will we break the news to Mommy and Daddy?
You mean I really won't have sex in the future… ever?

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On Community Engagement: A Conversation with RadAzns TC

Guest Post by Bao Phi

RadAZNs TC (TC standing for Twin Cities) is a Minnesota Asian American activist group that conducted a series of door knocking campaigns in low income communities with Asian residents to talk about police brutality, anti-Blackness, and discrimination. Though many members of RadAZNs TC had been activists in myriad groups and causes for quite some time, many of them came together through movements and actions related to the shooting of Jamar Clark, a 24-year-old African American man who was shot and killed by Minneapolis police on November 15, 2015, in North Side Minneapolis.

Below is an interview I conducted with several members who were involved in the door knocking campaign — Eunha Jeong Wood, Txoov Vaaj (Chong Vang), MK Nguyen, and contributions by Linda Her.

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Lawyer Spotlight: Richard Thompson – Archer Thompson Lawyers

We speak with LawTap lawyer Richard Thompson of Archer Thompson Lawyers located in Melbourne, Victoria to learn more about him and the legal services he offers to clients. 1. Tell us about the areas of law you practice, the work that you do and the types of clients you work with at Archer Thompson Lawyers I work […]

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Another Great Wall

Guest Post by Oliver Wang

Readers of this site are already well aware of the recent kerfuffle over Zhang Yimou's upcoming action fantasy epic, The Great Wall, aka "that film where Matt Damon fights dragons in China." Unlike other Hollywood films with a Great White Savior Complex, The Great Wall is more complicated because it's both Chinese-directed and co-produced (Zhang himself has vigorously defended the film's cultural politics). Regardless, all the news about The Great Wall instantly reminded me of a very different Great Wall, one that also happened to be a Chinese/American co-production and though it was certainly less controversial, it was no less historical: Peter Wang's A Great Wall (1986).

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I got hurt at work, but how do I know if I can claim?

People often get hurt at work but how do you know if your injury is eligible for compensation?

The introduction of the ReturnToWork Act 2014 changed the way workplace injuries are assessed and managed in South Australia.

 

The following case is the first decision handed down by the SA Employment Tribunal concerning the new test for compensability of injuries under the ReturnToWork Act 2014.

The worker, Mr Ward was employed by the Department of Primary Industries and Regions, working as a field technician where his job involved sampling fish populations using a method known as “electrofishing”.

Last year, Mr Ward and two workmates were “electrofishing” in the River Murray when he suffered an epileptic seizure. As a result of the seizure, he lost consciousness causing him to slump over the front railing of the boat. When Mr Ward regained consciousness, he had been laid out on the boat’s deck and as he tried to stand he suffered severe pain in his left foot/ankle. He was later diagnosed with a fractured fibula and dislocated left ankle.

Mr Ward lodged a claim for compensation which was initially rejected on the basis that his employment was not a significant contributing cause of the injury.

 

During the Trial, the Judge raised two simple questions:

  1. Did the injury arise out of or in the course of the employment. The answer here is ‘yes’.
  2. If so, was the employment a significant contributing cause of the injury? The answer here is at the crux of the dispute.

While his employment did not cause his seizure, it did position him at the front of the boat in a standing position so that when he collapsed, his workmates had to pull him away from the railing and transfer him to a safer position on the boat’s deck. The evidence showed that it was whilst he was being transferred that he was most likely injured.

 

As a result, the Judge found in favour of Mr Ward on the basis there was a sufficient connection between Mr Ward’s employment and his injury to give rise to compensation under the Return to Work Act 2014.

This shows that each case needs to be considered on its merits and the first stop is a call to a lawyer to explore your options.

If you have been injured at work and would like to speak to a lawyer, contact us today on 1800 324 324 or via our contact page.

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Work In Progress: Emotional Abuse and Violence in Our Communities

Guest Post by Juliet Shen.

I have always been a vocal person.

For four (almost five) years, I ran a blog called Fascinasians where I shared content about race, gender, feminism, and current events. Those who know me know that I am never one to shy away from conversation, and will probably be the first to openly discuss something I feel is unjust or wrong.

It has now been six months since my last relationship ended. After joining a sorority whose chapter philanthropy is fighting sexual violence, my passion for fighting domestic abuse grew and grew. Every friend who came to me and every person who shared their story with me stoked my fire. I did workshops on Asian American feminism and talked about toxic masculinity and warned people what to look out for to identify a dangerous situation or relationship. I never once thought that I would have to do it myself.

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