Photo credit: makanamusic.com
First we hear from Marie Choi and her interview with Hawaiin Slack-key Guitarist Makana. Slack-key is a style of playing that Makana began learning at age eleven. Since then he’s won several awards, and his music has been featured in many big-name movies. The guitarist, singer, and composer made headlines in 2011 when he played his protest song, “We Are the Many” at the APEC World Leaders’ Dinner. Since then, he’s continued to evolve, creating Hawaiian music that speaks to the realities of our time.
We’ll also hear from Kini Zamora, a Native Hawaiian fashion designer on Season 13 of Project Runway!
- On Monday, August 4, the International Hotel Manilatown Heritage Foundation is holding a press conference to mark the 37th anniversary of the I-Hotel eviction which led to the displacement of Chinese and Filipino elders who called the I-Hotel their home. That’s Monday from 12 – 1 pm
- On Tuesday, August 5, at 7 pm, the Dragon Fruit Project holds a celebration of its work at the GLBT History Museum in San Francisco’s Castro District. The Dragon Fruit Project collects and curates stories from Asian and Pacific Islander LGBT communities, and they want you to join them for their first big exhibit!
- On Thursday, August 7, from 2 – 3 pm, join Chinese Progressive Association’s Youth Movement for Justice Organizing at their Rally for Affordability on the steps of the SF City Hall. Hear stories about their families and struggles to live in San Francisco. There will be guerilla theater performances and more to demand that families are able to stay in San Francisco!
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