Shows: June 19, 2007

Photo for 'The Ethical Dilemmas of Cycle Rickshaws'

Its Pride Week! Transnational LGBT Organizing in NYC and China

Its Pride Week in New York City! To celebrate, we speak with Q-Wave founding member IRENE TUNG about her LGBT transnational organizing work in Chinese and Chinese-American communities. In July, Irene is headed to the city of Zhuhai in southern for the La La Camp an intensive 4-day organizing camp to exchange best practices and to build a support network with queer activists from Chinese-speaking communities from around the world including Taiwan, China and Hong Kong.


The Ethical Dilemmas of Cycle Rickshaws

As India modernizes, some of India's working poor - her bicycle rickshaw drivers - are calling for dignity, fair wages, cleaner cities and sustainable transportation. We will be joined in the studio by filmmaker RAGHU JEGANATHAN to discuss his documentary MEN OF BURDEN and explore the ethical dimensions of man pulling man against the background of motorized transport and pollution.


Strange Rain - part of the National Asian American Theater Festival

Since January 2006, Sri Lanka has suffered an estimated 1,000 disappearances, 4,000 killings, 250,000 displacements and 18,000 new refugees fleeing Sri Lanka to India. Inspired by and in response to these stories STRANGE RAIN strives to open conversations regarding the responsibility of those living outside of Sri Lanka to those "left behind", most vulnerable to the violence. We speak with MARIAN THAMBYNAYAGAM , the writer, director, and lead performer of STRANGE RAIN.


This program is brought to you by Chitra Aiyar and Amy Paul of the APF collective.

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