10/8/15 SE Asians respond to the refugee crisis, and APAture!

MOAS rescues 105 migrants in Oct 2014. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi/MOAS

MOAS rescues 105 migrants in Oct 2014.
Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi/MOAS


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Tonight, we kick off a two-part series on the Syrian refugee crisis. We explore it through the eyes of a SouthEast Asian refugee and filmmaker, Duc Nguyen. He has recently launched a hashtag and fundraising campaign (#ICAREBECAUSE) to raise awareness and much needed donations for life-saving charity Migrant Offshore Aid Station. We also hear from USF Professor Bill Ong Hing to get his take on the U.S.’s policy on refugees.

We also delve deep into this year’s multi-day, multidisciplinary, Asian Pacific American arts festival: Kearny Street Workshop’s APAture! We hear from one of the organizers, Dara Del Rosario, and from three of the featured artists, filmmaker Jethro Patalinghug, comic book illustrator Thi Bui, and Charito Soriano of the musical duo Astralogik to learn about the change that these artists hope their art will compel.

Plus we have a tribute to centenarian activist Grace Lee Boggs.

Community Calendar
On October 18, there will be a walk-a-thon to support MOAS and the Syrian Medical Society in Orange County’s Miles Square Park.

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