APEX Express

APEX Express – March 17, 2011

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This has been a week of devastating news coming from Japan. Tonight, we reflect on the tragic events in Japan and how our local community has responded.

We’ll talk with Sri Lankan reporter Suvendrini Kakuchi who was in Tokyo at the time of the earthquake.

We talk with Stephen Gong, executive director at the Center for Asian American Media to find out how they are harnessing their large Festival audience to donate funds to the relief effort.

Paul Osaki talks with us about the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California’s quick response to set up the Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund based on a long relationship between Japan and San Francisco.

Keith Kamisugi, director of communications on sabbatical from the Equal Justice Society, talks with us about his use of social media upon learning about the devastation in northern Japan.Laura Adleman with the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management talks with us about how WE can be better prepared for an emergency. Important sites are 72hours.org and alertsf.org.

And finally, we take you to the Save Rapa Nui Day of Action held yesterday outside the Chilean Consulate’s office.