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3/7/13 Migration NOW: A Panel on Cultural Workers in the Immigration Movement

Photo by Cultural Fotografi-a

Photo by Cultural Fotografi-a

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On Thursday, February 21, Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, Culturestr/ke, and the Center for Political Education held the West Coast opening of the “Migration Now” Print Portfolio. The exhibition includes work by renowned cartoonists, labor organizers, street art provocateurs, and culture workers from across North America.

The opening included performances by spoken word artists; Shining Soul, a hip-hop crew out of Arizona, and the Filipino Caregiver Theater Ensemble.

Tonight, you’ll hear an excerpt of the panel moderated Robynn Takayama at the event which contextualizes the role of cultural workers in the immigrant rights movement. Panelists include Mario de Mira, MC with Power Struggle and workers rights program coordinator with the Filipino Community Center; Edwin Herrera, a member of Migrante Northern California, visual artist Melanie Cervantes with Dignidad Rebelde, and Marco Antonio Flores, recipient of the Judith Lee Stronach Visiting Scholar award.

Migration NOW poster by Imin Yeh

Community Calendar

March 7-8, there’s an amazing line-up of indie rock bands from Asia at San Francisco’s Inner Mission. Bands from China, Korea, and Taiwan fill the bill with local darlings The Gold Medalists playing on Friday.

On Saturday and Sunday, South Asian Sisters bring a Vagina-Monologues-inspired performance of comedic monologues with a South Asian perpective to the Women’s Building. A portion of the proceeds benefit Narika.

The folks at Culture Strike keep it going on Saturday with Our Undocumented Lives, a workshop production of original performances generated by students from Cherrie Moraga’s teatro class and community artists. This is at Brava Theater in SF.

Finally next Thursday, CAAMfest opens. CAAMfest is the  new name for the old San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival and the opening night film is Linsanity! Other great films to catch are the Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mira Nair, a romantic comedy called Sunset starring Sung Kang, and a 60th anniversary screening of Astro Boy! There’s also food-related panels, a Directions in Sound concert featuring Dengue Fever at the Rickshaw Stop, and a discussion on the highly polarizing social and political issues surround the Korean War.

12/22/2011 API Hip Hop with Beatrock Music

[audio http://archives.kpfa.org/data/20111222-Thu1900.mp3]

Ellen Choy (DJ LN), RJ Lozada, and Selekta Lapu-Lapu bring us interviews and music from Beatrock Music’s 2nd Anniversary Celebration.  Featuring Bambu, Bandung 55, Counterparts, Fatgums, Geo Logic (aka Prometheus Brown), Native Guns, Otayo Dubb, Power Struggle, and Rocky Rivera.

12/2/10 WWII Draft Resistance, Cancun Climate Change Conference, and Power Struggle

As we approach Pearl Harbor Day, we features anti-war draft resistance by Japanese-Americans in relocation camps during WWII despite recruiting campaigns, a feature originally aired on Making Contact by Robynn Takayama.

We’ll also preview the issues facing attendees of the Cancun Climate Change Conference now getting under way.

And Mario Nomi from Power Struggle on their upcoming event for Beatrock.

7/22/10 API Hip Hop Returns to Apex

It’s the return of Asian & Pacific Islander hip hop programming on Apex! Joining us tonight is Minnesota-bred, Bay Area-based Filipino rapper Nomi from Power Struggle to talk about his latest album, Remittances. We also will be chatting with local visual arts collective Trust Your Struggle, as they embark on a mural tour this Summer in the Philippines. And everyone’s favorite “Hot seven @ 7” API hip hop music mixdown! Hosted by Kiwi Illafonte.