Eugenia Ji is currently the Online Assistant at Sojourners. She recently graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in International Studies, a concentration in Intercultural Communication, and a minor in Creative Writing. She has a deep heart for social justice issues particularly regarding modern-day slavery, human trafficking, and protecting the most vulnerable in society—a heart cultivated through serving with Pepperdine’s International Justice Mission chapter, Polaris, the Pepperdine Volunteer Center, and World Vision. As a second-generation, Asian American woman, she is passionate about exploring perspectives on identity, illuminating voices and stories of women of color, and addressing the intersection between faith, diversity, justice, and culture.

Born and raised in Southern California and living in Malibu for college, she loves views of sea, mountains, and the drive on PCH. Her favorite food is all food, and one of her favorite places in the world is IKEA.

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Judge Who Issued Brock Turner Sentence Recalled From Office

by Eugenia Ji 06-06-2018

Activists hold signs calling for the removal of Judge Aaron Persky from the bench after his controversial sentencing in the Stanford rape case, in San Francisco, California, U.S. June 10, 2016. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

"Tonight many, many voters voted against the culture of impunity for high-status perpetrators of sexual assault or domestic violence," Michele Dauber, a Stanford University professor and chair of the recall campaign, said. "This election expresses clearly that sexual assault, sexual violence is serious and it has to be taken seriously by elected officials. It’s a historical moment when women across all sectors of society are standing up saying, 'Enough is enough.'"

Finding Our Voice: The Musical Authenticity of Run River North

by Eugenia Ji 05-23-2018

Run River North at Union Stage. Image via Eugenia Ji.

"Most first-generation immigrants, especially from Korea, found community in church. And so as children of Korean immigrants, most of us grew up in church. It is very much a part of who we are. We’re not trying to proselytize people or save people, but if we can tell a real story, and it's not always pretty, it's not always good or hopeful — just see album two. As long as we can interact with people listening in a real way, then our job is done."

Bresha Meadows, Teen Imprisoned for Shooting Abusive Father, Returns Home

by Eugenia Ji 02-08-2018

"She had to take matters into her own hands believing that if she didn’t stop her father, it was just going to get worse and eventually somebody was going to die," Ian Friedman, Bresha's lawyer, told The New York Times.  

Aid Workers Arrested by Border Patrol for Helping Migrants Cross Border

by Eugenia Ji 01-25-2018

Image via benketaro / Flickr

The charges come in the wake of the publication of a report by No More Deaths and La Coalición de Derechos Humanos that indicated at least 3,586 gallon jugs of water destroyed in the desert region near Arivaca, Ariz., by U.S. Border Patrol agents between 2012-2015.

“Yes. I saw water bottles stabbed," Miguel, a migrant from Sinaloa, Mexico, said in the report. "They break the bottles so you can’t even use them to fill up at the tanks. I needed water, some of the other people in the group needed water, but we found them destroyed."