8/9/12 Tragedy in Wisconsin, Chevron explosion, and anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Protesters at the Livermore Nuclear Lab. Photo by Tara Dorabji.


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This has been a tragic week with a gunman opening fire at a Sikh gurdwara in Wisconsin and a massive Chevron refinery in Richmond catching fire and sending toxic fumes into the air forcing thousands to shelter in place and sending hundreds to local emergency rooms.

Tonight, we bring you tape from the Chevron Town Hall on Tuesday and we’ll talk with a local Sikh activist Gurinder Wadhwa and film maker Valarie Kaur about the implications of this recent tragic incident. We also mark the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with tape from a rally at the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab.

To send messages of solidarity to the Sikh community, please visit:

Community Calendar

  • On Saturday, August 11 at 3 p.m., Manilatown Heritage Foundation hosts an artist talk with photographer Ira Nowinski for their exhibition, “I-Hotel: We Won’t Move.” This is at 868 Kearny Street in San Francisco. http://www.facebook.com/events/399546626774034/
  • Little Sister, the fabulous band we had live on APEX Express last month, will be performing at the Stud in San Francisco, on Sunday, August 12 at 9 p.m. Tickets are just $5. http://www.facebook.com/events/103096193169107/
  • Next week on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Forward Together Youth talk about sex education. Through skits, music, dance and poetry young people will share with the community their new vision for Sex Education in the Oakland Unified School District. http://www.facebook.com/events/330474113711952/
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