Tag Archives: USSF

9/2/10 Grace Lee Boggs and the First Voice Apprenticeship


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We bring you a panel discussion with Grace Lee Boggs and Immanuel Wallerstein in discussion at the US Social Forum in Detroit, which brought together more than 15,000 social justice activists from across the United States. Immanuel Wallersten and Grace Lee Boggs were on a panel moderated by Scott Kurashige talking about the state of the world, capitalism, and building a new system that is more sustainable and just.

We also discuss media activism and the power of telling our stories. Participants of the KPFA First Voice Apprenticeship Program join us to talk about the skills that they are learning through this dynamic training program.

7/15/10 Apex Recaps the USSF in Detroit

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We talk with organizers from the Chinese Progressive Association, Asian Immigrant Women Advocates, and Making Contact about their experiences at the USSF in Detroit. How are these organizations building on the momentum of the forum in the Bay Area?

We also honor and highlight excerpts from legendary Grace Lee Boggs.

7/1/10 US Social Forum and the Fight for Broadband Access


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Welcome to APEX Express! Happy July!

On tonight’s show you’ll hear the first in a series of report backs from the U.S. Social Forum held last week in Detroit. In studio will be Ellen Choy, a core organizer with the Mobilization for Climate Justice West, and Jasmin Thana, a longtime organizer in the Bay Area.

We also have a special excerpt ‘teaser’ from the U.S. Social Forum. We were on the ground getting the sound, so you’re hearing it first!

Also included is an interview with Betty Yu, Network Coordinator of the Media Action Grassroots Network, on broadband internet as a public utility, the need for a non-discriminatory internet, the fight for communication rights in D.C. and how this impacts our communities.

6/17/10 APIs at the US Social Forum, Shakti Resource Center, and AID


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This week on APEX, Aniruddhan Vasudevan, LGBTQ activist and founder of The Shakti Resource Center in Chennai, India talks to us about organizing public dialogue around issues of gender and sexuality in India and about Shakti’s upcoming cultural program “Nirangal” or “Colors.”

Tammy Bang Luu, senior organizer and co-coordinator of National School for Strategic Organizing, talks to us about API community involvement at USSF 2010 being held in Detroit.

Finally, we talk to organizers from Association for India’s Development (AID) and their upcoming fundraiser.