12/15/11 Reproductive Rights and Sex Selection with Dr. Sujatha Jesudason, Leche author, R. Zamora Linmark, and Ukulenny!

Workers are seen taking down an anti-abortion billboard at the corner of Watts Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan, Thursday, February 24, 2011. (Photo by Robert Mecea)

This week, APEX contributor Preeti Shekar brings you a talk from Dr. Sujatha Jesudason from Generations Ahead, who discusses the changing terrain of reproductive rights by addressing the evolved anti-choice movement that targets minorities in the United States, and more states adopting anti-abortion legislation.

!!TICKET GIVEAWAY!! CALL IN WHILE WE’RE ON AIR to win a PAIR of tickets to the BEATROCK 2nd Anniversary Party happening SATURDAY, December 17th at the Workspace Limited Art Studio at 2150 Folsom Street in San Francisco. 

Here’s a track from Prometheus Brown and Bambu to entice you:

APEX contributor Nonogirl brings us an interview with author R. Zamora Linmark where they discuss Linmark’s latest work Leche.

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In Leche, Linmark revisits Vince from Rolling the R’s, yet the book carries it’s own identity from Rolling the R’s. In this work, Leche is as much postcard, as it is theatre, as it is satire, as it is historical fiction.

To help host R.J. Lozada, is APEX regular, Ukulenny!!! So tune in, we’ll have a good time.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

  • Spirituality and Mental Health: Spirituality and Its Role in the Asian American Communities

    Friday, December 16, 2011

    Societies and cultures throughout the world have traditional practices and beliefs  surrounding health and wellness. Come join Cambodian Community Development Inc. explore the role of spirituality and complementary and alternative medicine.  Hear from local Cambodian community members, traditional healers, and experts on the health benefits of acupuncture, mindful yoga, qigong, and meditation, and its role in Cambodian American and wider Asian American communities. For more information on the event please contact members of the Conference Planning Steering Committee: Talaya Sin, 510.725.8545, tsin@ccdinc.org, Rona Yee, ryee@ccdinc.org

  • The ReWrite presents: ‘Nam-Jai’ Spoken Word Showcase Friday, December 16, 2011 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM  The ReWrite presents: “Nam-Jai”, a showcase featuring API spoken word artists and poets. There will also be an open mic and an informal writing circle for us to write together and perform pieces at the open mic (if willing). Bring your notebook!
    This will take place at 518 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110.
    $5-20 dollars donation, no one turned away for the lack of funds.
    The ReWrite will be donating a portion of the proceeds to Nam-jai for Thailand, whose efforts and gifts are directed to the people of Thailand who have suffered from the devastating flood waters for the past two months.
  • A Very Special Holiday Go!Ohana
    Friday, December 16
    7:30pm
    La Pena Cultural Center
    3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
    $15 at the door
    $10 students
    (Online Presale discount coming soon!) Celebrate the holidays with some of the most talented Pan-Asian Hip Hop artists in the community as we take a look back on another great year of music, art, culture, and family. Every year at the Holiday Go!Ohana show there are special giveaways, holiday songs, big surprises, and always lots and lots of Santa hats 🙂 So come gather around the fire with your OHANA…FEATURING:::::|||| TAIYO NA & DEREK KAN of MAGNETIC NORTH ||||::::::::|||| THE HOME:WORD HOUSE BAND ||||::::::::|||| KIWI & BANDÛNG ’55 ||||::::::::|||| CYNTHIA LIN & THE BLUE MOON ALL STARS ||||::::::::|||| SAM KANG ||||::::
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