APEX Express

APEX Express – April 16, 2015

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Tonight we learn about the East 12th Street parcel sale in Oakland and why its creating such a stir. We also talk with Brenda Wong Aoki, Mark Izu, and their son KK about Suite J-Town, the Art of Resilience. And we hear from three Asian American organizers (Harrison Seuga with Asian Prisoner Support Committee; Sabiha Basrai with ASATA and Design Action Collective; and Ellen Choy with Movement Generation, Asians 4 Black Lives, and APEX) about how they work across multi-racial lines in their organizing. This panel was part of a retreat for Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality.

Sabiha, Ellen, and Harrison sharing the work they do at AACRE retreat. Photo by Mioi Hanaoka.
Sabiha, Ellen, and Harrison sharing the work they do at AACRE retreat. Photo by Mioi Hanaoka.

Shout out to Christine Cherdboonmuang, East Lake Communities for Justice; Monica Garcia, East Lake Communities for Justice; Sydney Fang, East Lake Communities for Justice, APEN, and Asians for Black Lives; Xan West, Black Seed; and Lucy Saephan, Long time East Oakland resident. Sound for the E. 12 Street Parcel story was taken from the public video of the City of Oakland Planning Commission Hearing. Also thanks to Michelle Lin for editing the AACRE panel.

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