5/30/13 Stories of Resistance and Resilience — APEN Laotian Leader Lipo Chanthanasak, Poet Kosal Khiev, Moana Nui and Hopie Spitshard’s New Album!

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This week we’ll be covering stories of resistance and resilience. Tune in to hear inspiring stories from the Southeast Asian community — first, the story of Lipo Chanthanasak a laotian member leader of the Asian Pacific Environmental Network who was recently honored at the White House as a Champion of Change.  Then, we bring back on air the voice and story of poet and ex-prisoner Kosal Khiev.

Lipo-at-rallyPhoto credit: APEN
kosal-khievPhoto credit: Kosal Khiev

We’ll also get a sneak preview of this weekend’s big Moana Nui teach-in in Berkeley — a two-day event covering militarism, globalization and the “Pacific Pivot”, with 45 speakers coming from 20 different countries!

And we play some tracks from Hopie Spitshard’s latest album “Sugar Water” which drops next week!

sugar water party flyer


  • Friday, May 31st, 7-11pm at SOMArts Cultural Center (934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103)
    Kearny Street Workshop presents KSW Runway: Celebrate Your Body. An alternative fashion and music show that pays homage to the creativity and plurality of the Bay Area. For one night only, SOMArts’ Bay Gallery will be transformed into a street fair, replete with battling models, live performances, a DJ, food stalls, vendors, prizes, and surprise guests.  APEX contributor Robynn Takayama will be co-hosting!

  • June 1st & 2nd at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School (1781 Rose Street, Berkeley)
    Moana Nui: Peoples of the Pacific — Confronting Militarization, Resource Theft, Globalization and America’s “Pacific Pivot” The International Forum on Globalization (IFG), in collaboration with a broad range of Asian, indigenous and small-island peoples of the Pacific, and activists from countries throughout the Pacific Basin, will present a two-day series of public events in Berkeley with panels and events focused on responding to some of the greatest threats ever to face Pacific peoples.
  • June 5th at 8pm at Brick & Mortar (1710 Mission St, SF)
    Hopie Spitshard’s “Sugar Water” Album Release Party

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