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5/14/2015 – Fund Drive and Yuri Kochiyama’s Birthday


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We have a fund drive show tonight and we’re going to be paying tribute to Yuri Kochiyama who passed away last year. May 19th would have been her 94th birthday and we wanted to celebrate her life with some of our favorite Yuri pieces. Donations to KPFA get you Yuri’s memoir: Passing it On.

Join us at 7pm on KPFA 94.1 FM.

Yuri Kochiyama print by Melanie Cervantes with Dignidad Rebelde

Yuri Kochiyama print by Melanie Cervantes with Dignidad Rebelde



Until May 23rd is RECLAIMING OUR ROOTS: APA arts activism  from the 1960s on. at the Kearny Street Workshop. This event brings KSW to the very street from which it takes its name, bringing the past and the present together through a multidisciplinary presentation of literature, music, and visual art. 

On March 16th and 17th, Live Oak Park in Berkeley hosts the Himalayan Fair. Both days start at 10 am and run until the early evening. All donations and raffle proceeds received this year will support efforts to send aid to Nepal after now, two devastating back to back earthquakes. They will also host a prayer each day of the Fair to remember the people of Nepal. 

Next Wednesday, join the Teach in to Free West Papau in Oakland or in SF on Thursday, May 21 at 518 Valencia Street at 6 pm for Free West Papau as we think about the questions “What does self-determination look like for West Papua and other indigenous peoples? How does the struggle for West Papua’s independence connect with other third world liberation movements?” we learn about its history and its struggle.

Also next Thursday May 21st from 7 to 8:30 pm join us for the opening of The State of the State: Contemporary Filipino/American art in the Bay Area at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.

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5/15/2014 – Asian American Writers and VONA

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Tune into APEX Express on KPFA (94.1 or www.kpfa.org) on May 15 at 7pm, as we bring you an Asian and Pacific Islander view from the bay and around the world.

KPFA is in fund drive and we will be asking you to support our programming tonight. We’ll be in conversation with contributors of the new anthology Dismantle—writing from the Voices of Our Nation (VONA) workshop. The VONA workshop was founded by and for writers of color—it was conceived of as a revolution. Through anthologies like Dismantle, writers of color are starting to fill in America’s white washed history.

We’ll be in conversation with two VONA contributors: David Mura and Sasha Hom.

Sasha Hom was adopted from Korea by Chinese American Oakland-Cali natives and grew up in Berkeley. She is a writer-performer-mother of three. Her work is in numerous anthologies including Dismantle.

VONA board Member David Mura is the author of memoirs including Turning Japanese,  poetry volumes and the novel Famous Suicides of the Japanese Empire. David Mura is faculty at Stonecoast MFA program

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