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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.


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.

11/11/10 Mr. Hyphen, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Acoustic Karaoke!

We’re tuning our vocal chords and channeling our inner rockstar on tonight’s show (which will be delivered largely in song).

RJ Lozada covers the fifth year of Hyphen Magazine’s illustrious Mr. Hyphen Pageant and this year’s winner, Kyle Chu, who was crowned last weekend in San Francisco.

We highlight a benefit for the indigenous communities of Bangladesh, a country that has been rocked by the recent flaring up of decades old ethnic tensions.

Eloise dives into the benefits of everyday herbs and cooks with Daniel Eng from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and interviews him on his first book, Cooking With Chinese Herbs: A Guide for Students of Chinese Medicine.

And LIVE! in the studio we have Lou and Lenny from the League of Pogi Gentlemen (not to be confused with the League of PANGIT Gentlemen) for some acoustic karaoke, talk-story, and ukulele mojo. Come sing a-long with your hosts, Eloise and RJ!