Category Archives: Feminism

4/13/17 All About The Periods…..

 

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Tonight we talk about a subject that over half of the world has to deal with monthly, but is still considered taboo. Tonight we are talking periods with Asian American women. Hosts Miko Lee and Tara Djorbji talk to Amrita Saigal the founder of Saanthi Pad, eco-friendly pads for women in India.  We hear from New York Congresswoman Grace Meng on her Menstrual Equity Bill which will eliminate the tax on period supplies and provide pads to homeless and incarcerated women, and Boston-based activist Nadya Okamoto who at 16 years of age founded Period, a Menstrual Movement an organization providing period supplies to homeless women.  Learn more about the Saanthi Pads and Period, a Menstrual Movement here:

 

Community Calendar:

April 15 1-4:30pm the Tax March San Francisco Civic Center, San Francisco

April 15 & 16 50th annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival in SF J town

April 18 at 07:00 PM Showing Up for Racial Justice presents Anti-Racism Educator Tim Wise at First Congregational Church of Oakland

April 29 The Hidden History of the Japanese-American Community in South Berkeley. Led by Jill Shiraki

 

 

 

 

 

6/9/2016 California History Textbook Campaign Update; Purvi Patel and the Criminilization of Abortion

Tune in tonight for our monthly South Asian edition of APEX Express. First we bring you a critical discussion with Dalit artivist Thenmozhi Soundararajan from the South Asian Histories for All coalition, on the ongoing California Textbook Campaign; on the struggle to keep ancient Indian history curricula in middle school history textbooks, as- it-happened, and not how a well-funded group of Hindu fundamentalists would like it to be. Then we discuss with Lisa Sangoi, a lawyer with National Advocates for Pregnant Women,  Purvi Patel’s case, where we find out the status quo of a young Indian American woman who was unjustly thrown in jail for 20 years, for having a late term abortion. Produced by: Preeti Mangala Shekar and Justine Lee

#DalitHistoryMonth Spotlight, Intersectionality of Caste, Gender and Sexuality

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Dalit History MonthOn the 125th anniversary of ‪#‎Ambedkar‬‘s birth anniversary and in celebration of ‪#‎DalitHistoryMonth‬, hear from inspiring activists Benjamin P Kaila and Sumit Baudh.  Find out about how Dalit activists have been mobilizing in the bay area and beyond, and the incomparable legend, leader and visionary that #Ambedkar was!

 

 

3/12/15 Film, Art, and Music

A Place of Her Own installation.

A Place of Her Own installation.


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Tonight we’ll discuss the film India’s Daughter, documenting the brutal Delhi gang rape of a young woman who was killed from the attack. India banned the film, which goes into the jails to interview one of the perpetrators.

Then, we’ll be in conversation with the director of A Place of Her Own, an arts and healing residency for Asian American women. Asian American women between the ages of 12-24 and over 65 years have the highest suicide rate, while being the lowest users of mental health services. A Place of Her Own was designed as culturally responsive effort to move women from trauma to healing.

Yesterday, marked the four-year anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, which caused the meltdown of nuclear reactors. We’ll go to Fukushima and hear about the continued contamination and cover-up.

On a bit more of an upbeat note we’ll be talking to organizers of SKIN an Oakland party founded on the belief that music is a medicine that can harmonize us.

3/5/2015 Jo Nan Hui and Avijit Roy

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This week on Apex Express we feature interviews and analysis of two cases you probably have not heard much about.

First we bring you in-depth coverage of Jo Nan Hui – woman fighting deportation, and the right to keep her child, after fleeing her abusive partner. We examine how her particular case sheds light on  a broken immigration system, which often makes it difficult for victims of domestic abuse to seek help, and we look at how  Korean and Women’s Rights advocates are fighting her case.

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And, we talk to Raj Hameed and Anirvan Chatterjee, from the local South Asian Community  about their response and organizing, in the aftermath of Avijit Roy’s murder in Bangladesh. Avijit Roy was an outspoken secularist blogger who was killed this week by a fundamentalist group. His murder sparked protests across Bangladesh, and has galvanized Bangladeshi-Americans to look to Congress, in the US, to help hold the government, and his killers, accountable.

That tonight at 7 pm, on 94.1, KPFA .

 

Hosted by Marie Choi and Salima Hamirani



 

Community Calendar

March 5, join us at Oakland Through Our Lens Featuring photographs of life in Oakland taken by women, the show will focus on women of color, queer women, and first time photographers. The exhibit will be at both Betti Ono Gallery and Show and Tell Concept Shop.

  March 5th, at the International Hotel in San Francisco. There is a hip hop benefit for BlackOUT Collective & TGIJP (Transgender, Gender Variant & Intersex Justice Project). All ages, 6:30 to 11pm. 

Saturday March 7th, from 9 am to 7 pm, is the Empowering Women of Color Conference. No better time than now: Transnational resistance, solidarity and love. in Wheeler Hall, at UC Berkeley.

 Also Saturday March 7th from 3 to 5 pm, at the Asian Resource gallery, is your last time to see Rebel Legacy, which connects the century-long history of South Asian American activism with contemporary social movements, linking local and global struggles for equity and social justice.

4/17/2014 South Asian Spotlight

This edition, we feature a critical conversation on Dalit women’s rights in India, in the context of an upcoming report back with Asha Kowtal and Thenmozhi, at UC Berkeley, by members of the All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch (All India Dalit Women’s Rights Forum) about their recent month long Dalit Mahila Swabhiman Yatra (Dalit Women’s March for Self Determination). ‪#‎dalitwomenfight‬

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Later in the show, find out why the ongoing Yoga Exhibit at the Asian Art Museum is a must-see for not just yoga aficionados, but for anyone who is curious about the history of yoga. We talk to the co-curator Qamar Adamjee about this fabulous exhibit that is on till May 25th.

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hosted  by Preeti Mangala Shekar

4/10/2014 – Asha Kowtal, Shailja Patel and Mik Nawooj

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On Tonight’s Apex Express!

We’ll start out with Asha Kowtal—an Indian organizer that is raising the voice of Dalit women across India and around the world. Dalit, meaning broken people, are on the bottom of India’s caste system and face brutal discrimination. Asha Kowtal will be speaking at UC Berkeley on April 19.

 

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Then, we’ll be in conversation with   Shailja Patel, poet, playwright and author of Migritude, a book, which weaves together family history, colonization and love. Migritude is the portrait of a woman in the boot print of Empire. Shailja Patel will be performing at Kaya Press’ 20th anniversary party at City Lights in San Francisco on April 17th.

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We’ll also be giving away a pair of tickets to hip-hop orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj at Yoshis Oakland. We have all this and more, catch us in the sound waves.

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hosted by Tara Dorabji