News Keep up with Dr. Tran in the Media CSU East Bay professor Jennifer Tran annouces run for Rep. Barbara Lee’s congressional seatMay 23, 2023An East Bay professor and Oakland resident is the latest candidate in the race for U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee’s seat in Congress. Democrats vying to replace Rep. Barbara Lee promise tougher approach on crimeMay 23, 2023Two new candidates running for an East Bay House seat promise to help small business… Oakland’s Little Saigon residents urge cleanup of Clinton Park playgroundFebruary 10, 2023Community leaders are asking the City of Oakland to reinvest in a playground many families are fearful to use. Oakland Community Gathers to Remember Victims of Recent California Mass ShootingsJanuary 25, 2023A vigil took place Wednesday night in Oakland as the community remembered the victims of the recent mass shootings in California. Oakland leaders outraged following slaying of dentist in Little SaigonAugust 22, 2022The neighborhood, which is home to a large Vietnamese community, was already reeling from… Roe v. Wade: Bay Area LGBTQ+ community worries rights could be threatened next if abortion is bannedMay 4, 2022 On Becoming Tender: Conversations with My FatherDecember 17, 2021“Becoming Tender” invites readers to rethink intergenerational refugee relations. Rather than solely focusing on refugee parents and their failings, as commonly expressed in scholarly works, becoming tender necessitates children recognizing the… ‘Condemning violence’: Oakland Chinatown rally draws large crowdFebruary 13, 2021“It’s about the people who have been impacted by the recent incidents, this is about condemning violence against our Asian elders and communities,” said the emcee of the event.