Thursday, March 24 on APEX Express –
Last month, NYPD officer Peter Liang was convicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter. His conviction set off a firestorm of protests as Chinese Americans held rallies across the country demanding justice for the police officer. APEX contributor, Marie Choi, was in conversation with Esther Wang of CAAAV in NYC Chinatown and Alex Tom of the Chinese Progressive Association in SF Chinatown in the months after the shooting took place.
Then, Cecilia Tran talks with Kayan Cheung about her comic that depicts the relationship between an Asian-American sister and brother as the brother grows into a police officer caught up in the shooting of an unarmed Black trans youth.
We also speak with New York City High School teacher, Jeena Lee-Walker, who was fired from her job after several tense exchanges with supervisors about her lesson on the central park five, which according to documents from a federal lawsuit cited school officials as saying her lesson plans would “rile up black students and potentially and lead to riots.” We talk with her about the campaign and petition launched against her termination.
And APEX contributor Rizal Adanza speaks with the all-female, women of color comedy troupe, Granny Cart Gangstas.
We have all that and more—tune in 94.1 or http://www.kpfa.org.