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Gina Hotta’s Public Memorial

Mama G and the Apex Crew

Mama G and the Apex Crew

A public celebration of the life of Gina Hotta will be held on October 25 from 5-7pm, with a reception following. We will gather at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th street 2nd floor, in the Pacific Renaissance Plaza.

If you are interested in sharing your memories or music, please contact us by Friday, October 16. You can contribute photos or other small items to the Community Altar, or bring an appetizer for the reception. Please bring cranes to add to our 1,000 cranes installation in honor of Gina’s legacy.

Contact: Apex@kpfa.org
510-848-6767 x 464

To send condolences via snail mail:
Michael Yoshida
811 York Street Unit #103 Oakland, CA 94610

Here is a compilation of audio from speakers and muscians at Gina Hotta’s public memorial services held at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. With the Rev Mike Yoshii, Ann Hotta, Jeff Chang, Greg Morozumi, Brenda Wong-Aoki, Jon Jang, Dohee Lee and others. MC’d by Wayie Ly and Weyland Southen.

APEX Express – October 29, 2009 at 7:00pm

Click to listen (or download)

R.I.P. Gina Hotta

One of the original founders and main hosts of Apex Express, Gina Hotta passed away of a heart attack early this morning. She is our “Mama G”, as we would often call her. Gina was right there in the beginning, when right after 9-11, she and a small group of individuals, saw the need for a program on KPFA that brings news and culture from an Asian American point of view. She is a pioneer in that sense. She made the space and airwaves available for at least one hour a week for the voices of those speaking about Asian American issues and events to be heard.

She contributed her own time and funds to have an Apex Express website, knowing that it was imperative to be online, as well as on the air. She spent hours coordinating, setting up guests, conducting interviews, editing interviews, and working with many over the years to make Apex Express what it is today.

On behalf of all the volunteers past and present of Apex Express, we will send our condolences to Gina’s family.