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4/22/10 Environmental Justice in China and South Asian American Poetry

Hou Valley factories that are clouding the valley with pollution. Photo by Xui Min Li

Tonight we have international and local guests to discuss China’s waste disposal crisis, including growing protests in China this past year to oppose the construction of waste incinerators, as well as China’s role on the issue of climate change.

Guests include organizers with the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives: Huiying Zhang from China and Gigie Cruz from the Philippines, and Xiu Min Li, the China Program co-director at Pacific Environment.

Also, in celebration of poetry month this April, Preeti Mangala Shekar sits down in discussion with Pireeni Sundaralingam, Summi Kaipa and Neelanjana Banerjee, about their co-edited anthology of contemporary South Asian American poetry titled Indivisible. Find out how this incredible collection, the first of its kind, was created over a period of several years of poetic partnership.

1/7/10: Report back from COP 15 convening in Copenhagen

Photo courtesy of APEN

This week on Apex Express, hear a report back from COP 15, the Conference of Parties Global convening that took place in Copenhagen, Denmark in early December. We will hear from a broad range of APIA movement leaders about their experiences in Copenhagen and their visions for climate justice.

We’ll hear about the waste pickers of India who recycle nearly 60 percent of the country’s trash for very little pay.

Also, The League of Young Voters Education Fund will talk about ways they empower young people to participate in the global discussion on climate change. Other organizations joining us will be the Movement Strategy Center, GAIA, and Asian Pacific Environmental Network.