APEX Express

APEX Express – Artists and Activists Break Down the Cultural Narrative of Trump

Tonight we break down the narrative of the Trump campaign and how it’s hitting communities of color across the nation. We speak with artists and activists about this collective moment of grief and fear including:


Jeff Chang writes extensively on culture, politics, the arts, and music. His books include: American Book Award Winner, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, the critically acclaimed Who We Be: The Colorization of America, and We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes On Race and Resegregation. His next project is a biography of Bruce Lee. The Utne Reader named Jeff one of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.” He is the executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University, and a co-founder of CultureStr/ke and ColorLines. .


Ayesha Mattu is a writer and editor of two groundbreaking anthologies, Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women and Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex & Intimacy. Ayesha’s books have been featured globally by media including the New York Times, NPR, the BBC, Washington Post, Guardian, Times of India, Dawn Pakistan, and Jakarta Post.


Terry Valen is president of NAFCON, a national multi-issue alliance of Filipino organizations and individuals in the United States serving to protect the rights and welfare of Filipinos by fighting for social, economic and racial justice and equality. NAFCON members encompass over 23 cities in the United States.


Sabiha Basrai is a member of Design Action Collective. Design Action Collective is a worker-owned cooperative dedicated to serving social justice movements with art, graphic design, and web development. Sabiha is also co-coordinator of the Alliance of South Asians Taking Action where she works with racial justice organizers to fight against Islamophobia.


Wei Lee with ASPIRE, the first Pan-Asian undocumented immigrant led group in the country housed under Asian Law Caucus.

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