Shows: March 28, 2016

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The APIA Vote and Revolutionary Mothering

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Revolutionary Mothering

Join APF Radio as we talk with activist, former union organizer, attorney, writer, and mother, Terri Nilliasca. Terri Nilliasca is a contributing author to the recent release, Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Frontlines. According to the publisher, PM Press, Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Frontlines is an anthology that was Inspired by the legacy of radical and queer Black feminists of the 1970s and ’80s, Revolutionary Mothering places marginalized mothers of color at the center of a world of necessary transformation. Contributors include June Jordan, Malkia A. Cyril, Esteli Juarez, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Fabiola Sandoval, Sumayyah Talibah, Victoria Law, Tara Villalba, Lola Mondragón, Christy NaMee Eriksen, Norma Angelica Marrun, Vivian Chin, Rachel Broadwater, Autumn Brown, Layne Russell, Noemi Martinez, Katie Kaput, alba onofrio, Gabriela Sandoval, Cheryl Boyce Taylor, Ariel Gore, Claire Barrera, Lisa Factora-Borchers, Fabielle Georges, H. Bindy K. Kang, Irene Lara, Panquetzani, Mamas of Color Rising, tk karakashian tunchez, Arielle Julia Brown, Lindsey Campbell, Micaela Cadena, and Karen Su.

We’ll talk to Ms. Nilliasca about what “revolutionary mothering” means to her and she will read an excerpt from her contribution; an essay titled, “Night Terrors, Love, Brokenness, Race, Home & the Perils of the Adoption Industry: A Journey in Radical Family Creation.”

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18MR.org and APIA Voter Trends

Cayden Mak of 18MR.org will discuss the issues that impact APIAs nationally, how technology impacts APIA voter trends, and the ways in which 18 Million Rising and Voter Vox are making the voter process more accessible to APIAs.

18MR.org was founded to promote AAPI civic engagement, influence, and movement by leveraging the power of technology and social media. 18MR.org’s vision “doesn’t end with, the ballot box: it also includes year-round civic activity locally and nationally, holding corporations accountable, building interracial coalitions, and developing our shared identities.”

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The Power of Undocumented Youth

AngelSutjipto of RAISE NYC will discuss how undocumented youth are reshaping what it means to participate in the political process.

Angel Sutjipto is an undocumented migrant currently residing in New York City. She was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, before migrating with her single mother to New York City at the age of 12. Angel is the communications coordinator and core member of RAISE. Founded in 2012 under AALDEF, RAISE is a grassroots organization led by undocumented migrants of the Asian diaspora who come together based on our shared values and belief that organizing is a tool for social change.

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