APEX Express – July 2, 2020 We r the Leaders 2 Labor


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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. Powerleegirl hosts Miko Lee [1] and Jalena Keane-Lee [2] bring you “We Are the Leaders”, highlighting our Asian American Pacific Islander history of resistance and change from our ancestors to the leaders on the ground today. “We are the leaders” is inspired by one of our ancestor activists Grace Lee Boggs quote, “We are the leaders we’ve been looking for.” Tonight we are talking about labor- in the fields, in restaurants and in prisons. We talk with author Gayle Romasanta [3] to learn more about ancestor farmworker Larry Itliong. We talk about prison labor with Asian Prisoner Support Committee [4]’s Ke Lam and restaurant workers with Saru Jayaraman founder of One Fair Wage [5]. Thanks to the San Francisco Foundation for making this series and our home studio possible. More Information Journey for Justice, The Life of Larry Itliong by Gayle Romasanta and Dr. Dawn Mabalon [6] One Fair Wage [7] - Sign the petition and volunteer to help restaurant workers Asian Prisoner Support Committee current campaigns [8] [1] https://www.mikolee.me/ [2] http://www.jalenakeanelee.com/ [3] https://www.bridgedelta.com/gayle-romasanta [4] https://www.asianprisonersupport.com/ [5] https://onefairwage.com/ [6] https://www.asiabookcenter.com/store/p1930/Journey_for_Justice%3A_The_Life_of_Larry_Itliong.html [7] https://ofwemergencyfund.org/volunteer [8] https://www.asianprisonersupport.com/campaigns

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