Arizona Immigration Laws
New laws in Arizona require immigrants to carry immigration documents with them at all times and give police broad powers to stop and detain those suspected of being in the country illegally. Advocates from around the country are challenging the laws in court and organizing marches, rallies, and boycotts.
EunSook Lee is executive director of the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC). Previously, she was executive director of Korean American Women In Need, a bilingual domestic violence service agency in Chicago. She is currently vice-chair of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans and a board member of the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development and the Korean Resource Center.
Janice Rosheuvel is an organizer with Families for Freedom, a New York-based multi-ethnic defense network by and for immigrants facing and fighting deportation.
Nuclear Crisis on the Korean Peninsula
This month, peace activists and world leaders gather in New York City to review the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, now in its 40th year. Aimed at protecting countries without nuclear weapons from those which have them, the US has specifically exempted North Korea and Iran from its terms. We speak with Hye-ran Oh from Solidarity for Peace and Reunification in Korea and JT Takagi from Nodutdol for Korean Community Development about how this stance is exacerbating regional tensions in Asia.
“Wo Ai Ni Mommy”
Since China opened its doors in 1992 to international adoption, 70,000 children have left the country to join families in the US. A new documentary looks at the process of displacement and acculturation through the story of one family, including the wrenching experience of the adoptive girl, who was eight years old at the time. The film will screen at the Asia Society in NYC on May 14.
Stephanie Wang-Breal has been producing stories for television since 1999. She has worked with a number of media outlets, including CNN, MTV, the Biography Channel, and UNICEF. In 2006, Stephanie produced and directed her first short, independent film, From Infirmity to Firmness, about the beneficial aspects of yoga for HIV-positive individuals. It screened at the San Francisco Short film festival in 2007.
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