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THE SLANTS WON!

US Patent and Trademark Office vs. The Slants aka Lee vs. Tam aka Matal vs. Tam
has been decided by the Supreme Court of the United States!  Read the SCOTUS opinion here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/16pdf/15-1293_1o13.pdf
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Hear or Read the Original Arguments heard by SCOTUS on Jan, 18th
https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/audio/2016/15-1293
The raw docket info: https://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?filename=/docketfiles/15-1293.htm

The Podcaste’s Opinion:
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The Slants took the United States Patent and Trademark Office to school on the 1st Amendment and how Freedom of Speech works and who it’s meant to protect! Congrats, The Slants! Cheers Simon Tam! Great job! Thank you for being awesome and never giving up!

Our previous posts about The Slants

The Slants on Tour!
https://thepodcaste.com/2017/04/19/the-slants-on-tour/

Why “The Slants” case is actually a Social Justice fight
https://thepodcaste.com/2017/01/23/why-the-slants-case-is-actually-a-social-justice-fight/

Interview with The Slants
https://thepodcaste.com/2017/01/16/interview-with-the-slants/

#TheSlantsvsUSPTO
https://thepodcaste.com/2017/01/17/theslantsvsuspto/

FOLLOW THE SLANTS!

Twitter –  https://twitter.com/theslants

Simon Tam

@SimonTheTam

Yuya Matsuda

@matsudayuya1

Ken Shima

@kenshimamusic

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/slantsofficial/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/theslants
TheSlants.com
Youtube.com/TheSlants

Our vids of The Slants:

Wanna cry? If you don’t want to cry don’t click on this. (saddest song, so beautiful)

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Make More Animals’ Ryan Leo

Ryan Leo MMA

Ryan Leo, DC area professional, leaves the office and rocks out hard. Learn about his musical journey and his inspirations in starting his band Make More Animals. Ryan tells the story of the tough crowd at their first gig and about a beer fest concert that got out of hand in an awesome way!

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Being involved in the community is important to Ryan. He volunteers with Musicians on Call and raises spirits of hospital patients in the DC area.

 

He even started his own charity concept: #birthdaygiftback

#birthdaygiftback is where he matches birthday well-wishes on Facebook with a dollar to Charity. However many “Happy Birthday” comments he gets is the amount of the donation. Hope that catches on!

Ryan is a positive person and an asset to the local music community. We look forward to Make More Animals upcoming events and their album which is currently being recorded.

Follow MMA social
https://www.facebook.com/Ryan-Leo-85814974735/
facebook.com/makemoreanimals
http://makemoreanimals.com/
http://www.reverbnation.com/makemoreanimals
https://twitter.com/MakeMoreAnimals
ryanleo.com

Links:

Team Fox YPDC
Ryan Leo TeamFox event

Team Fox Young Professionals of DC raises money for the Micheal J. Fox Foundation
https://twitter.com/teamfoxypdc, https://www.facebook.com/TeamFoxYPDC/, http://teamfoxdc.com/

Musicians on-call

http://www.musiciansoncall.org/

upcoming events
Friday, June 2nd at Crafthouse Reston

1888 Explorer St, Reston, VA 20190

Make More Animals packing a DC hotspot
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#WiretapWednesday: Asian Community Activist – Christian Oh

Christian Oh

Asian Comunity Activist

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You’d be hard pressed to find someone more involved in the Asian community in DC, or in DC as a whole than Christian Oh. Christian is a part of every element of DC, organizing events for local charities and non-profits, promoting artists and standing up for Asian and Pacific Islander identity. Here’s just a little of what he’s involved with:

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DCAPA Film Festival
http://www.apafilm.org/
Christian is currently the Executive Director of this massive film festival that showcases Asian American film from all across the country and even from around the world.
Follow their Social:
https://www.instagram.com/dcapafilm/

https://www.facebook.com/apafilm/
To inquire about  “Script-To-Screen” or submit your screenplay, contact:
zhibo@apafilm.org

Learn more about Asian American Leadhttp://www.aalead.org/

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Rapper: Heesun Lee

Christian is proud to manage the talent of a strong Asian-American female voice Heesun Lee. She has lived a uniquely American life with a multitude of influences being adopted into a Chinese American family and listening to her favorite US hip hop artists growing up.  Her diverse influences and experience makes her tagline: “Breaking Stereotypes” all the more real, as she encourages listeners to follow their passions.

heesunleemusic.com
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC_flJzcpsGCJywYG7lA4xg
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrMrq0enjJnZwTTujwuSrfQ

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The Slants/Anime Convention/Kollaboration

Christian explains how he met Simon Tam and the Slants at their beginnings at Anime Conventions and his work with artists through http://kollaboration.org/
Upcoming events:
K-Pop Event – June 24th – Eden Lounge
July 22nd – K-Pop Expo
Otakon

GI Film Festival
Thursday Raw at Howard Theater

BONUS LINKS:
The Food we talked about:

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Chef Evelyn Bunoan’s
POM (Philippine Oriental Market & Deli)
3610 Lee Highway
Arlington, Virginia 22207
703 528-0300
Open Tuesday through Sunday: 10:30AM–4:30PM

http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2016/may/24/philippine-oriental-market-food-lovers-dream/

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Uyghur Cuisine:  Queen Amannisa
320 23rd Street South,Suite 150, Arlington, VA 22202
https://www.queenamannisa.com/
11:00AM Til 10PM Monday-Sunday

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Jollibee
4541 S Plaza Trail, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
http://www.jollibeeusa.com/

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For all your shopping needs! (Seriously, they got everything!)
http://www.lotteplaza.com/

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(not in DC Area… yet?)
https://www.smsupermalls.com/

 

 

FOLLOW XIAN OH!

https://www.twitter.com/xianoh/

https://www.instagram.com/xianoh/

CONNECT WITH HIM: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christianoh

 

 

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