Interested in joining us? We’re looking to expand our collective of journalists, activists, and DJs to help with the production of a weekly show. We have a lift-as-we-climb model of mentorship and could also use help in web posting, social media, and event coordination. Asian American musicians, we’re looking for music to mix into the show. If you are interested in contributing in this way, please contact us at [email protected] or 510-848-6767×464

Contributors

Jessica Antonio is on the Executive Committee of BAYAN USA. She was first introduced to the National Democratic movement in Seattle, 2004 during a youth conference hosted by Anakbayan Seattle, among others. She joined the League of Filipino Students (LFS) at San Francisco State University once she moved to the Bay Area in 2007 to pursue her Masters Degree in Ethnic Studies. Jessica became chairperson of LFS from 2009-2010 where she initiated the formation of an on campus alliance of organizations known as the People of Color Alliance (PoCA) formed with Movimiento Estudiantil [email protected] de Aztlán (MeCHA), General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS), and Pilipino American Collegiate Endeavor (PACE). She was then elected to be the Regional Coordinator of BAYAN USA Northern California in November 2010-December 2012. During this time, she was able to coordinate the Northern California delegation to the Fourth International Assembly of the International league of People’s Struggles.

Ayame Keane-LeeAyame Keane-Lee is a sophomore at Mount Holyoke College. She is a slam poet and a graduate of Youth Radio’s summer intensive. Her award-winning visual art has been featured at KALA, Youth in Arts, through the state of CA libraries through Growing Up Asian in America and most recently, SFMOMA. She is a poetry editor and creator for Kerosene Magazine. Her arts mentors are Miriam Stahl and Gabriel Cortez.

Jalena Keane-Lee headshotJalena Keane-Lee is a director, dp, and producer dedicated to decolonizing storytelling through uplifting underrepresented voices behind the scenes and in front of the camera. Jalena is the co-founder of Breaktide Productions, an all women of color video production company that makes films that increase understanding and ignite collective action, spanning social issues from indigenous resistance in Hawaii to environmental racism in Oakland to political organizing in Kashmir. Their writing, directing, and cinematography have earned awards and recognition from Sundance, the Aspen Institute, the Washington Post, SXSW, ITVS, Cannes Lions, and TEDx.

 

Miko Lee is the Lead Producer for APEX Express on KPFA Radio. She co-chairs the National Advisory Committee of Teaching Artist Guild, and sits on the Leadership Team of Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE), California’s Special Education + Arts Working Group and the Public Will Committee of CREATE CA. Miko is formerly the Artistic & Managing Director of Theatre of Yugen. She has worked as an actor, director, writer and arts education leader. As Executive Director of Youth in Arts, Miko helped to create and implement the Marin Arts Education Plan, which includes ongoing training of a STEAM Leadership team. She has trained teachers and artists in integrated curriculum throughout the US.

Tracy Nguyen is a driven community organizer with a creative, entrepreneurial spirit. She is the Director of Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality and has done community organizing for Community Organizing API Equality – Northern California, API Queer Women and Trans Community, Asian Prisoner Support Committee, Asian Refugees United, Community Health for Asian Americans, National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project, VietUnity – East Bay. She founded Sun Kissed Productions and provides graphic facilitation.

Preeti Mangala Shekar is a feminist researcher, journalist and a communications expert. Preeti has previously worked with the Global Fund for Women as part of their communications team. She has served on the board of Media Alliance, and has been an advisory member of Women, Action and Media, a Cambridge-based group committed to increase women’s positive representation in U.S. media. Preeti’s radio work prioritizes the voices and perspectives of marginalized voices, in the Bay Area and those in the global south.

Thank you to our past hosts and producers: Geraldine Ah-Sue, DJ Baagi, Kenni Camota, Jane Chang, Lawton Chan, Pratap Chatterjee, Marie Choi, Ellen Choy, Tara Dorabji, April Elkjer, Salima Hamirani, Phatrick Huang, Roseli Ilano, Karl Jagbandhansing, Ivan Jaigardar, Eloise Lee, Kyung Jin Lee, Jason Jong, Kayumanggí Kaloy, Kiwi, Nishat Kurwa, Eunice Kwon, Curtis Loo, RJ Lozada,  Wayie Ly, Adriel Luis, Lindsay Oda, Klay Ordona, Eric Park, Amit Pendyal, Weyland Southon, Yun Suh, Robynn Takayama, Yvonne Tran, Sam Mende-Wong, and Renee Yang Geesler.