1/10/13 Response to sexual violence here and abroad plus filmmaker Mira Nair

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We’re super excited because we are launching a new regular segment on APEX Express! Apex Updates: headlines from around the globe.

Narika Vigil for Delhi Rape Victim

Also, in response to the gang rape in Delhi, APEX contributor Preeti Mangala Shekar joins us with another hat on as director of Narika. She joins Amita Swadhin director of Peer Health Exchange in Los Angeles to talk about violence against women in South Asia and also here in the U.S.

Preeti Mangala Shekar with Mira Nair

Preeti Mangala Shekar with Mira Nair

Preeti and Marie Choi offer an interview with filmmaker Mira Nair about her latest project, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, which screened at the Mill Valley Film Festival in October.

And Ellen Choy shares a teaser for Navigating Queer Pacific Waves a group exhibition of Oceanic people at Galeria de la Raza.

Community Calendar
Tomorrow, Friday at 4 p.m., meet at the 16th Street BART station for a Mission Solidarity March to keep the streets safe.

On Saturday, January 11th, Galeria de la Raza hosts the opening for Navigating Queer Pacific Waves at 7:30. Tune in next week when APEX Express brings a more in-depth feature on the show.

On Wednesday, January 16, Oakland Asian Cultural Center has a closing reception for their exhibition: We Are America: Resistance and Resilience.

This exhibition features a 100-year timeline about the civil rights of Filipinos, providing a visual account of Filipino resistance to discrimination and a chronology of the community’s struggle for equality.


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