1/17/13 Navigating Queer Pacific Waves; New Report: Kashmir Human Rights Crimes

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Peace APEX family! Tonight is a great show, with two feature segments. We’ll also be giving away tickets to this Sunday’s Nickodemus + Spy from Cairo show, so tune in!


  • We’ll start with a report from the first ever community art show dedicated to queer pacific islanders – it was called Navigating Queer Pacific Waves.  We put together a special report of the incredible night, including interviews with the artists, folks who attended and a powerful spoken word piece.
  • Then we close with a short piece from Apex Contributor Tara Dorabji about a groundbreaking new report released in Kashmir last month compiling evidence of unsolved human rights crimes and names of the alleged perpetrators.

Don’t miss it!

Community Calendar:

  • Saturday 1/19 | 11am-2pm | OACC
    Hawaiian Poke and Pupus
    Join award-winning Hawaiian musician and culinary instructor, Patrick Landeza, at his next hands-on culinary workshop at OACC! Learn about different types of Hawaiian pokes (tuna and clams), along with some of Patrick’s favorite pupus (appetizers). A perfect menu for your upcoming new year gathering. Bring your appetite, there’ll be poke and pupus for all!
    $45 / person
    Register online.
    More info here.
  • Saturday 1/19 | 6:00pm | La Pena Cultural Center in Berkeley
    Poetry reading, “Evoking the Himalayas”, with Yuyutsu Sharma
    The internationally renowned Himalayan poet and environmental activist, Yuyutsu Sharma, currently on the last leg of his US tour, shall evoke the spirit of high gods and discuss the ongoing ecological crisis prevalent in Nepal Himalayas. Due to current political chaos and senseless modernization, the region has turned into the world’s highest dumping ground, ‘God’s colossal Grave’. The poet shall read from his recent book, Milarepa’s Bones, Helambu and Nepal Trilogy, a 900 page book that he has authored with distinguished German photographer, Andreas Stimm. A rare opportunity to know and interact with “the poet from the top of the world.”
    Suggested Donation, $10 – $20 but pay what you can, no one turned away for lack of funds.
    More info here.
  • Saturday 1/19 | 9pm | ShineSF
    Wounds We Carry Fundraising Event
    Mike Siv (pronounced siiiv), filmmaker of “Wounds We Carry,” is holding a fundraising party at Shine SF in downtown San Francisco, this Saturday starting at 9PM. This important film addresses the historical trauma experienced by hundreds of thousands of Cambodians at the hands of the Khmer Rouge, and attempts to bring attention to how the International community is reconciling this history through these tribunals.
    More info here.
  • Sunday 1/20 | 4pm | East Bay Media Center in Berkeley
    Onipa’a: In the Spirit of Lili’uokalani
    Commemorate the 120th anniversary of the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom. This event stands firm in resistance to the genocidal and illegal occupation by the United States. Hawaiians and their allies offer music, food, dance and a screening of the film Mauna Kea [MAH nah KEH ya]: Temple Under Siege. There is a $5-15 donation requested at the door.
    More info here.
  • Thursday 1/24 | 6:30-8pm | Arc Studios and Gallery in SF
    Community Reception and Reading with Angie Chau
    Kearny Street Workshop
    and Slice of Mooncake: SF Asian Literature Club invite you to a community reception with Angie Chau, author of Quiet As They Come. Ms. Chau will read from her collection of short stories centered on Vietnamese immigrant life, have a conversation with Sher Kong of Slice of Mooncake about her book and the Vietnamese community, and open questions to the audience. A book signing and small reception will follow.
    This event is free and open to the public.
    More info here.

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