Shows: February 12, 2018

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Can there be an end to the extrajudicial killings in the Philippines?

On February 8, 2018, the International Criminal Court announced that it would open a preliminary examination into the extrajudicial killings and the Government’s “war on drugs” since July 1, 2016. Since Rodrigo Duterte became President of the Philippines on June 30, 2016,
Human Rights Watch has estimated over 12,000 have been killed.

Tonight, we will hear an excerpt from a conversation hosted by the FilAm Press Club New York with Phelim Kine of Human Rights Watch setting the stage of the human rights ‘calamities’ in the Philippines and how the international community can assert pressure to protect human rights in the country and activist priest, Father Albert Alejo on remembering humanity and the painful stories from families directly impacted.

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Writing new spaces and independent publishing

We hear from Christina Newhard publisher of Sari-Sari Storybooks, discuss her creative process, independent publishing, and creating children’s books in the diverse languages of the Philippines.


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Talking about a labor of love

On Tuesday, February 13, Minju Bae, the Agnese N. Haury Dissertation Fellow at NYU, will host a roundtable bringing New York City Asian American activists together to discuss their experiences organizing for a more equitable New York City.

We spoke with Minju about the event and the significance of the history of Asian women organizing in labor movements.


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Black History Month and Afro-Asian solidarity

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We go back into the Asia Pacific Forum archives to listen to an excerpt of an interview with the iconic intersectional activist, Yuri Kochiyama.

In 2004, former APF producer Andrew Hsiao sat down with Yuri Kochiyama to talk about her activism and the importance of honoring black organizing and black movement leaders.

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