Three years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster started thousands of Japanese take to the street demanding an end to nuclear power. On this week’s show, we’ll go to Japan where the Fukushima plant continues to spew tons of radioactive water. Then we’ll head back to the Bay where the Center for Asian American media presents CAAM Fest 2014. With 120 films, and over 200 film makers and special guests in person, it is the largest Asian American film festival in North America. We’ll also be speaking with Aimee Suzara about her new book, “Souvenir.”
On tonight’s show, Karl Jagbandhansingh interviews Chizu Hamada, a new activist who thinks we should all heed the wake up call of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. She organizes with the No Nukes Action Committee which organizes protests on the 11th of each month at the Japanese Consulate (50 Fremont St., San Francisco).
Then, a look at the North Korean Refugee Adoption Act and the history of Korean adoption, featuring Korea Policy Institute Fellows Christine Hong and Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, and adoptee of color activist So Yung Kim, who is also a co-founder of Transracial Abductees.
Looking for gifts for the holidays? Visit Native American vendors at the Red Friday Holiday Market. The event will be held Friday, Nov. 30 from 11am to 4pm at the Native American Health Center, 2950 International Boulevard, Oakland.
On Saturday, Dec. 1 check out theFirst East Bay Anarchist Book Fair at Humanist Hall in Oakland. The event runs from 10am-8pm and explores questions of how change happens, violence vs. non-violence, and how to move forward in a time of crisis. For more information visit eastbayanarchist.com
Then, on Sunday, help send off the Bay Area Delegation that is heading to Mindanao, Philippines to forge solidarity with indigenous people who are organizing to fight large scale mining by multinational mining corporations. The event is a fundraiser for their trip featuring performances by Power Struggle and members of the Bay Area delegation. It will be held this Sunday from 5pm-8pm at the Causa Justa Just Cause Office, 3268 San Pablo Ave. Oakland. This event is free and wheelchair accessible. You can also donate online.