6/21/12 Socially Engaged Art and Sending Off the God Father of Asian American Media

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This week we feature socially engaged art at UC Berkeley, a “denim social club” on Central Market, and celebrate the retirement of the “Godfather of Asian American Media.”

Photo by Scott Tsuchitani

We ignite a discussion about socially engaged art with students from UC Berkeley and one of the co-teachers of the class Socially Engaged Art and the Future of the Public University, which culminated in an action at entrance of the UC Berkeley campus.

Julian Dash, founder of Holy Stitch

We take you to Central Market where Julian Dash and his project Holy Stitch use sewing machines to transform youth from consumers into empowered producers. This segment was produced by the San Francisco Arts Commission.

And finally, we pay tribute to the “Godfather of Asian American Media” Robert Nakamura, as he retires from  33 years of teaching Asian American studies and motion picture/television at UCLA. We’ll broadcast excerpts from the discussion with his whole family at the 30th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.

Community Calendar
APEX Express is proud to announce we are the media sponsor of Vincent Chin 30: Standing Up Then and Now, A Bay Area Conversation. Join us on June 23rd, at the Ninth Street Independent Film Center in San Francisco for a lively discussion with leaders of local civil rights organizations (Vincent Pan – CAA, Ling Woo Liu – Korematsu Institute, Zahra Billoo – CAIR SFBA, Angela Chan – Asian Law Caucus) moderated by R.J. Lozada from APEX Express. Tickets are $10.

It’s summer and if you’re looking for some wonderful fiction to keep you company while you lay around in the sun at Ocean Beach, Eastwind Books of Berkeley is having a summer sale with 20 percent off on all fiction and children’s books until June 30th.

On Friday June 22nd, meet in front of the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco at 3pm for a demonstration protesting the recent announcement by the Japanese president that Nuclear Reactors in the town of Ohi would restart in order to meet the growing energy needs of the country.

On Saturday June 23rd, Anakbayan and East Side Arts Alliance present two incredible bay area bands performing together at the Spring Forward Music Series. The Seshen starts the show with their unique blend of Soul and Electronica and Bandung 55 takes us home with their hip hop funk fusion. That’s Saturday June 23rd at 8:30pm at the East Side Arts Alliance in Oakland.

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