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Emergency DACA Rally

Voices from the Emergency DACA Rally in San Francisco, organized by Bay Resistance on the day Trump ended the program. You’ll hear from a young woman with ASPIRE (Asian Students Promoting Immigrant Rights through Education), the first Pan-Asian, undocumented immigrant led organization in the country. You’ll also hear from Sharif from AROC, the Arab Resource and Organizing Center.

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ASPIRE activist speaking at the Emergency DACA Rally at the SF Federal Building


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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.

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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.

11/28/2013 No THANKS


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On this special No THANKS broadcast of APEX Express, we say No Thanks to deportations and No Thanks to exploitation of immigrants.

Immigrants rights protest at Obama visit.  Photo by Vincent Pan.

Immigrants rights protest during SF Obama visit.
Photo by Vincent Pan.

We rebroadcast a show looking at the immigration movement through the lens of artists with a discussion at the Migration NOW exhibition in February.

But first take you to a rally held outside of the Betty Ong Recreation Center on Monday when President Barack Obama stopped in San Francisco to encourage immigration reform.

And we hear from youth involved in the “Things I’ll Never Say” website.” Enjoy this teaser:

10/24/13 Shutdown ICE, Community Victories Against Stop and Frisk, and Oakland’s Push for Democratic Budgeting

ASPIRE member, Fiona. Photo by Robynn Takayama

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Last Thursday in San Francisco, undocumented immigrants and their supporters sat down in front of a deportation bus.  It was part of an action to shut down Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.  They managed to delay the bus for several hours, and 26 people were arrested.  Apex Contributor Marie Choi talks with May Liang, an organizer with Asian Students Promoting Immigrant Rights Through Education (ASPIRE).

WBAI’s Asia Pacific Forum covered the exciting and historic community-led victories against Stop & Frisk and other racial profiling and oppressive practices by the New York PD.

You’ll hear the voices of Andrea Ritchie of Streetwise & Safe, Jennifer Ching of Queens Legal Services and Lynly Egyes of the Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center – all based in New York.   Apex Contributor Ellen Choy brought the story to Apex.  It was produced by Asia Pacific Forum’s Michelle Chen.

Finally, should residents be able to call the shots about how their tax dollars are spent?  In Oakland, the Community Democracy Project is collecting signatures for a ballot measure that would do just that.  Modeled on the democratic budgeting practices of Puerto Allegre, Brazil and Medellin, Colombia.

We talk with Jiwon Chung and Alexa Chua to learn more about how democratic budgeting would work.

Karl Jagbandhansingh hosts.

12/27/12 Year in Review

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Happy Holidays from the APEX Express Collective.

Contributor R.J. Lozada compiles different stories from the bay, the country, and around the globe. Every month, a moment, a story-either read on your facebook feed, heard in your conversations, or viewed on broadcast. You’re invited to tune in, and a take an hour to reflect on 2012.

11/25/10 A Special No-Thanks Holiday with Art at the I-Hotel and Immigrant Stories from Crossing East

Join us for a special No Thanks holiday episode.

We’ll hear segments from the award-winning documentary, Crossing East. What did the early Asians who traveled east, across the Pacific, find when they arrived at this land we now call America? (See more below)

We also chop it up with Jerome Reyes, project director for Until Today: Specters for the International Hotel, a complex art exhibition currently taking place at the International Hotel Manilatown Center and receiving critical praise from Art in America, Art Practical, and KQED Arts.

The exhibition closes on December 4 with a staged reading of Karen Tei Yamashita’s National Book Award nominated novel, I-Hotel, on Saturday, December 3 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, December 4 at 4:30 p.m.

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Crossing East was produced by Dmae Roberts and MediaRites with major funding by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting with additional funding from Washington Humanities & the Paul Allen Foundation.

Bering Strait and Kanaka Village was produced Sara Caswell Kolbet. Kanaka Village was produced by by Ruby de Luna. The editor was Catherine Stifter. The Engineer was Clark Salisbury. The actors were Andres Alcala in Manilamen and George Takei in Bering Strait. Music for this program was provided by Angelo Pizarro from his Serendipity CD and Shasta Taiko from their Spirit Drum CD.

To purchase the complete eight-hour series of Crossing East on CD or downloads visit to CrossingEast.org.