11/14/2013 Typhoon Haiyan

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We dedicate most of our show tonight to those in the Philippines, who are living with the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. Those who are mourning lost relatives, who are searching amongst crumbled homes, who are trying to make sense of the physical, and emotional damage of such a huge disaster.  We’ve switched up our originally planned programming for tonight to bring you coverage of what’s been happening here in the Bay in response to the typhoon.


Anakbayan East Bay held a vigil for victims of Typhoon Haiyan this past Weds. Photo credit: Brooke Anderson

We bring you voices from a candlelight vigil in Oakland last night, organized by Anakbayan East Bay.  Rhonda Ramiro from BAYAN USA, and Taskforce Haiyan, tells us what the latest updates from on the ground are, and why it’s important to donate to grassroots organizations like NAFCON for relief efforts.  Gopal Dayaneni of Movement Generation gives us the downlow on why this disaster is only one piece of the climate injustice in the Philippines.  And we end with songs from the Philippines.

To close tonight’s show we’ll pay tribute to San Francisco DJ Cheb i Sabbah who passed away last week.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR (including tons of fundraising events for Typhoon Haiyan relief):

FRI 11/15 10pm
Skylark Bart (16th & Valencia, SF)
Greetings, if you are in the SF area we are collecting donations at Skylark Bar (16th and Valencia) tomorrow night between 10pm-2am. All donations will be sent to NAFCON to support relief efforts.

We ❤ the Philippines
Saturday, Nov 16th (10pm-2am).
1924 Franklin Street (3rd Floor), Oakland
$5- 10 Sliding Scale @ the door.
Queer and allies party to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
**PLEASE RSVP – Email or FB private message us if you are attending. You will need a special passcode to get into the building.**

Pinata Colada: fundraiser for typhoon haiyan relief
Sunday, Nov. 17, 5:30 PM
In the east bay (location tbd)
Get updates on the situation on the ground + the progress of relief efforts in the Philippines.
We’ll bring the Piñata and the Piña Coladas.
You bring a donation for typhoon haiyan relief efforts. For more information: nafconusa.org

Emerge(ncy): Community Open Mic & Fundraiser for Typhoon Haiyan
Sunday, Nov. 17, 3-5 PM
Pine United Methodist Church, San Francisco
426 33rd Ave, San Francisco, California 94121

Typhoon Relief Call for Action! Hosted by the Northern San Mateo County Taskforce Haiyan
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6-8 PM
Westmoor High School, Schultz Theater 131 Westmoor Ave., Daly City, 94015

By graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang
Nov. 16, 2013 Saturday 3:00 pm
Where: Eastwind Books of Berkeley
*2066 University Avenue; Berkeley, CA 94704*
www.asiabookcenter.com  email: eastwindbooks@gmail.com
Boxers and Saints is a graphic novel that offers a penetrating insight into not only one of the most controversial episodes of modern Chinese history, but into the very core of our human nature, tackling the difficult subjects of nationalism, faith, and coming-of-age.

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