8/25/11 Challenging Neo-liberalism in India, 3rd I’s Queer Eye, Motherland

Partho Sarathi

In this week’s APEX Express:

Find out about how the Indian state is at war with its own people as it aims to be more and more of a neo-liberal economy. Bay-area based activist Anu Mandavilli from the Mining Zone People’s Solidarity Group interviews Indian activist Partho Sarathi Ray from the group Sanhati, a global collective of activists and academics challenging the neo-liberal economic paradigm in India.

Also, queer rights activist and artist Aniruddhan Vasudevan speaks to Preeti Shekar about his new performance at 3rd i’s Queer Eye this weekend.

After watching Doris Yeung‘s haunting debut film, Motherland, contributor R.J. Lozada sits down with Yeung and attempts to discern fiction from truth.

Here’s a trailer to Motherland

Motherland Trailer

Community Calendar:

  • On Saturday, August 27th, 3rd i presents Queer Eye at Artists Television Access in SF and Sunday, August 28th, at the Woman’s building in SF. Come for a weekend of films and performances celebrating LGBT stories from contemporary Sri Lanka to ancient India. 3rd i’s Queer Eye puts a South Asian lens on the LGBT experience, and this year will feature both film and live performances. Tickets from $5 to $8.
  • On Saturday, August 27th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm various API community leaders from local offices, and community groups will be holding a community hearing on Muslim, Arab, South Asian, and Sikh Concerns Ten Years After 9/11 this Saturday. The event takes place at the Mountain View Senior Center located at 266 Escuela Avenue, Mountain View. For details, visit unheardvoicesof911.
  • On Friday, September 9th, at 8 pm, Take a World Music Journey for a good cause. Treat your ears to harp melodies by Diana Stork and Diana Rowan, African Kora by Daniel Berkman, and Hindustani rajas by Teed Rockwell, Peter van Gelder and Michael Lewis. Proceeds from the concert will go to the Tibetan Aid Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting education and literacy among the Tibetan refugee community. This event is takes place at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse located at 2020 Addison Street in Berkeley.

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