Tag Archives: ASPIRE

Emergency DACA Rally

Voices from the Emergency DACA Rally in San Francisco, organized by Bay Resistance on the day Trump ended the program. You’ll hear from a young woman with ASPIRE (Asian Students Promoting Immigrant Rights through Education), the first Pan-Asian, undocumented immigrant led organization in the country. You’ll also hear from Sharif from AROC, the Arab Resource and Organizing Center.

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ASPIRE activist speaking at the Emergency DACA Rally at the SF Federal Building


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10/24/13 Shutdown ICE, Community Victories Against Stop and Frisk, and Oakland’s Push for Democratic Budgeting

ASPIRE member, Fiona. Photo by Robynn Takayama

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Last Thursday in San Francisco, undocumented immigrants and their supporters sat down in front of a deportation bus.  It was part of an action to shut down Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.  They managed to delay the bus for several hours, and 26 people were arrested.  Apex Contributor Marie Choi talks with May Liang, an organizer with Asian Students Promoting Immigrant Rights Through Education (ASPIRE).

WBAI’s Asia Pacific Forum covered the exciting and historic community-led victories against Stop & Frisk and other racial profiling and oppressive practices by the New York PD.

You’ll hear the voices of Andrea Ritchie of Streetwise & Safe, Jennifer Ching of Queens Legal Services and Lynly Egyes of the Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center – all based in New York.   Apex Contributor Ellen Choy brought the story to Apex.  It was produced by Asia Pacific Forum’s Michelle Chen.

Finally, should residents be able to call the shots about how their tax dollars are spent?  In Oakland, the Community Democracy Project is collecting signatures for a ballot measure that would do just that.  Modeled on the democratic budgeting practices of Puerto Allegre, Brazil and Medellin, Colombia.

We talk with Jiwon Chung and Alexa Chua to learn more about how democratic budgeting would work.

Karl Jagbandhansingh hosts.