A weekly magazine-style radio show featuring the voices and stories of Asians and Pacific Islanders from all corners of our community. The show is produced by a collective of media makers, deejays, and activists.
It is AACRE Thursdays which means we are featuring an organization from Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE) – a network of 11 Asian American activists groups fighting for social justice and equality. Tonight we focus on Chinese for Affirmative Action. CAA was founded in 1969 to protect the civil and political rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States.
Tonight’s host Tracy Nguyen talks with Co-director of CAA (Cynthia Choi), Helen Zia, Author and Activist who co-authored My Country Versus Me, the story of Wen Ho Lee who was falsely accused and prosecuted for being a spy for China in 1999. Joyce Xi, activist and daughter of Xiaoxing Xi, a Chinese American who was wrongfully prosecuted by the US Government. Our guests discuss racial profiling and national security scapegoating.
Art by John Lee