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May 05

AAPI Heritage Month: Renee Tajima-Peña

Our first feature for #AAPIHeritageMonth is the Academy Award nominated filmmaker Renee Tajima- Peña. Her film work addresses pressing issues in the Asian American and the diasporic community. Her debut film as a director, Who Killed Vincent Chin? chronicles the murder and injustice of a 27-year old Chinese American, Vincent Chin; beaten to death with…

Mar 17

Women’s History Month: Helen Rodriguez-Trias

On the third Friday of Women’s History Month, we bring insight to a Latina pioneer in the medical and public health industry. Helen Rodriguez-Trias (1929-2001) was a Puerto Rican physician and advocate for the expansion of healthcare for marginalized persons (especially low income women and children of color). Her introduction to public health was mainly…

Feb 17

Black History Month: Combahee River Collective

On our third Friday, RHAP’s #BlackHistoryMonthFeature focuses on the radical, lesbian, black feminist organization Combahee River Collective. The group, founded by sisters Barbara and Beverly Smith and Demita Frazier in 1974 was named after the historic raid on the Combahee River, where Harriet Tubman led a campaign in the rescue of over 700 slaves in…