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Photo courtesy of SEIU
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is at the bargaining table with the City of San Francisco. They have been on a public campaign to demand that San Francisco administrators tax corporations and the wealthy, and stop forcing the burden on city workers and their allies. Contributor Marie Choi gets perspective from SEIU Local 1021 members, Evelyn Curiel, and Jamilah Din.
APEX Contributor R.J. Lozada spent some time at the rally, but also some extra time with Evelyn and Jamilah, view the video below to get a portrait of the two women.
Photo courtesy of 1947 Petition Archive
Contributor Tara Dorabji interviews Ranjanpreet Nagra, representing the 1947 Partition Archive, an online resource of oral histories, capturing the voices that experienced the partition creating India and Pakistan.
Contributor Nonogirl interviews Vinjay Patel, Executive Director of the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC). They’re celebrating the 15th Annual United State of Asian America Festival, a series of programs that showcase the myriad of artistic accomplishments in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities
On May Day, Tuesday, May 1, unite in solidarity with Golden Gate Bridge workers and the international call for a general strike on Mayday as they occupy the bridge to show the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District that fair wages and benefits can not be ignored. This action has been called for by the Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition and endorsed by Occupy Oakland, Occupy SF, Jobs with Justice, and the Occupy SF Action Council. Fore more information please visit: http://www.facebook.com/events/160337220759014/ and http://occupythebridge.org/
We featured an interview with award-winning filmmaker Patrick Wang on APEX Express in March. This week marks the San Francisco opening of his film, In the Family, a heartfelt story woven around child custody, “two-Dad” families, parental loss, interracial relationships, and the human side of the law. This film will screen at the AMC Metreon in San Francisco. http://www.inthefamilythemovie.com/screenings.html
On Saturday, April 28, catch the San Francisco Vietnamese American Poetry & Art Festival. Visual art, performing art, and literary art share the limelight at the African American Art and Culture Complex. https://www.facebook.com/events/260390714054911/
This is the final weekend to catch “Buffalo’ed,” a play by Jeannie Barroga that tells the story of the Buffalo Soldiers, descendants of American slaves who were stationed in the Phillipines at the turn of the 20th Century. The final performance is on Sunday. https://www.facebook.com/events/204933889612388/
On Monday, April 30, feel the Aloha Spirit at Oakland Asian Cultural Center in An Evening of Hawaiian Music, Storytelling & Aloha With slack key guitarist Patrick Landeza. This event is FREE! https://www.facebook.com/events/309122602493567/