Tag Archives: South Asian

9/20/12 Reclaiming the Legacy of Richard Aoki, a Radical South Asian Walking Tour, and Paying Respect to John Vietnam

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Tonight on APEX Express, we honor our past and present stories of radical history including the Black Panther Party and Richard Aoki; a walking tour on 100 years of radical South Asian history in Berkeley; and John Vietnam, a 19-year-old poet, emcee, b-boy and dedicated community member who recently passed away.

Community Calendar

Tomorrow night at 8pm – the San Francisco Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (SF CHRP) is raising money for people whose homes have been destroyed by the recent typhoon in the Philippines.  Join them at The Buck bar, 1655 Market Street in San Francisco.   They’re asking a $5 donation.

Friday and Saturday September 21 and 22 from 6 – 8:30pm, Kularts is presenting Make Your Own Revolution, two evenings of performance inspired by the resistance to martial law in the Philippines.  It’s at the Bayanihan Community Center – 1010 Mission Street in San Francisco.  For more information, visit kularts.org.

On Saturday, September 22, the group that formed around protecting the sacred site at Glen Cove, is asking supporters to attend the East Bay Regional Parks District meeting and encourage the Parks District to respect local Native American communities in restoring and protecting cultural and sacred sites that are now part of the East Bay Regional Parks District.  The next meeting about the Parks District’s Master Plan is at the Big Break Visitor Center — 69 Big Break Road in Oakley, CA.

This Saturday at the Women’s Building in San Francisco the Asian Culinary Forum is hosting two events — the first is at 2pm, a Scholar Panel on Asian and Latin American Cross-Cultural Foodways.  Then at 5pm a Literary Reading on the Geography of Eating.  Tickets range from $10-15 for each event.  Visit asianculinaryforum.org for more information.

Also on Saturday at 6pm at the Arc Studios and Gallery, an exhibition reception for Obake Yashiki, an installation that incorporates artwork and sound about a dwelling place of spirits that continue to haunt us. That’s at 1246 Folsom Street in San Francisco. Seating is limited.  Call or email (510) 420-0920 or dancenaganuma@yahoo.com to reserve your spot.

Today through Sunday — catch the Santa Rosa International Film Fest featuring “Waking the Green Tiger,” a film by Gary Marcuse about grassroots environmental movements in China.  You can hear excerpts from the film from last week’s APEX show on our websiteapexexpress.org.  For a schedule, information, and tickets, check out sriff.com.

On Wednesday, Sept 26 from 6:30-9pm, the Chinese Progressive Association presents an evening of conversation with five Asian artists and cultural workers about the role of art in movement building.  Artists include Lina Hoshino, Jon Jang, Lenora Lee, Genny Lim, and Leon Sun.  The event features an excerpt of Lina Hoshino’s documentary Living Along the Fenceline and will be held at the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, 750 Kearny Street, Floor 3M inside the Hilton Hotel.  Seating is limited — RSVP to emily@cpasf.orgor call 415-391-6986 x303.

Also on Wednesday, Sept 26 at 7:30pm, the San Francisco Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects and the California College of Arts present a look at the invisible history of Asian American architects.  Admission is $10 and the event is at CCA, 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco.  For more information email info@sfnoma.net

KPFA is looking for phone room volunteers for the next fund drive beginning this Monday, September 24.  Stop by 1929 Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Berkeley anytime between 6:30am and 10pm Monday through Friday and help keep this radio station on the air.

10/28/10 Third I Film Festival, And She Said, and the Data Center

On today’s show, we bring you highlights of some wonderful progressive events happening this fall in the Bay Area.

We begin by showcasing the 3rd i’s Annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival. Meet local film makers who will be screening their films at this exciting film festival happening next month in San Francisco.

We also discuss a special alternative Indian dance performance with women’s poetry called “And She Said” that will premiere in the Bay Area next month.

And finally, we feature activists from Data Center, a grassroots research justice group based in the Bay Area to talk about their work and an upcoming fundraiser.