A demonstration in Sacramento, CA against police brutality. Photo credit: Rachel Towne.
For this show, we’ll spend most of our time thinking about the Black Lives Movement, and through two different lenses:
Hamid Khan from the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition.
First, we talk to Hamid Khan from the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition about surveillance, policing, and their impacts on current activists. How is the LAPD spying on activists? What have we learned about the history of surveillance and who it normally targets? And, what can we do to fight back?
Wazi Davis and Brianna Gibson from Black Brunch.
Then, we feature a panel discussion with Wazi Davis and Brianna Gibson from Black Brunch and Ellen Choy from Asians for Black Lives about the effect of women, queers and trans people on organizing culture, specifically as it affects Black Lives Matter. They joined Marie, Salima and Marie’s one year old baby to discuss how their identities have affected their meetings, their actions, their outreach and their views on the legacy left by the Black Civil Rights Movement.
Ellen Choy from Asians for Black Lives.
Hosted by Salima Hamirani, Marie Choi and Alec MacDonald.
On Saturday 31st from 7 to 10 pm at the Soma Arts Cultural Center join us for “Celebrate Your Body,” a body-positive fashion show put on by Kearny Street Workshop. The event features Asian American designers including a line by Project Runway finalist Kini Zamora!
Next Saturday on February 7th at Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland at 11:30 am, hundreds are converging for The March for Real Climate Leadership: Our Water, Our Health, Our California. Come out to talk about Climate change and water.
And for our Native brothers and sisters, there is a separate contingent of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders at the Climate Leadership march. You can find a link for the Facebook event on our webpage.