Shows: August 13, 2018

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Asia Pacific Forum Statement Against WBAI's Hiring Of Leonard Lopate

As a collective, Asia Pacific Forum condemns WBAIís recent hiring of Leonard Lopate, a former WNYC and NPR host who was terminated because of several allegations from women regarding sexual harassment in the workplace. We offer a message of solidarity to the unnamed women of WNYC, the women of WBAI who must now share space with an accused and named perpetrator of sexual harassment, and the producers that made the very difficult decision to walk away. We call on WBAI and Pacifica to listen to the women and to transparently hold themselves accountable to their mission. It is not too late to stand on the right side of history, to publicly renounce harassment in all of its forms, and to refuse to give a public platform to known abusers.

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National Women's Law Center Civil Rights Attorney Elizabeth Tang On Combating Sexual Harassment In Schools And Beyond

We speak to Elizabeth Tang, JD, an Equal Justice Works Fellow at the National Womenís Law Center, where she focuses on combating sexual harassment of girls of color in K-12 schools. We discuss sexual harassment in schools, Title IX, fake feminist men, and the long legacy of colonial gendered violence that Asian American women face.

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Trump's Global War on Refugees

Across the country refugees, asylum seekers and migrants of all backgrounds are under siege as the White House terrorizes communities with a combination of bigoted rhetoric and aggressive raids and mass detention. But while deportations are roiling communities in the US, Trump is also waging a global war on refugees by dramatically cutting back on the number of refugee admissions down to historically low levels, and making it harder to qualify for humanitarian protection. In the wake of the Muslim Ban and escalating global crises, we speak to Melanie Nezer of HIAS on what the landscape for humanitarian aid looks like under Trump, and how refugees communities are coping as legal channels to the US are shutting down.

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Writing Against Displacement with Tony Robles

West Coast Fil-Am poet Tony Robles on diaspora, displacement and belonging at the Asian American Writers Workshop's "Writing Against Displacement" poetry event.

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