Shows: May 5, 2014

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Re-Defining the Environmental Movement from an APIA Lens

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APEN, the Asian Pacific Environmental Network, is an environmental justice organization that is based in Oakland California. Marie Rose Taruc of APEN provides context of how the environmental movement is and has been redefined by Asian Pacific Islander Americans and low income communities of color; the Chevron Richmond Refinery project that will increase toxic pollutants and greenhouse gases and disproportionately impact a Bay Area community already suffering from high rates of pollution, asthma, and cancer; and crude oil shipments: a national environmental concern where the number of trains carrying crude oil has quadrupled over the past six years and as a result, has increased the number of accidents, explosions and derailments.

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The Asian American Movement, Reinterpreted (original air date: 2/2/10)

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As many of you know, May marks Asian Pacific-American Heritage Month.

Dipping into our own APF archives, we re-air a piece that was aired on February 2, 2010: The Asian American Movement, Reinterpreted produced by Andrew Hsiao and Silky Shah. A new cultural history of Asian American activism in the 60s and 70s argues that Asian American identity was a radical response to radical times.

Daryl J. Maeda is presently an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he teaches classes on social movements, Asian American history and culture, comparative ethnic studies, and sports.

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