Always Be My Maybe Roundtable Discussion

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June 29, 2019

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Join DJ Kuttin Kandi, for our first and special episode on the film, “Always Be My Maybe” featuring community organizer, Trinh Le, Asian American and Hip Hop writer/blogger, Joy Ng and disabled activist and media maker, Alice Wong.  This speci...

September 6, 2017

beyond borders

protect one another

from these

white supremacist orders

beyond bars

beyond borders

protect one another

from these

white supremacist orders

we fight for the DREAM

they told us we had

we fight for the DREAM

that my mom

was led to believe

we’d have

we fight for my husband

who has to deal with

an expired green card

renew some card


carry a card


Seattle, WA – “You know what people are the most afraid of? A pack of womxn,” said Angel Alviar-Langley. Angel, a.k.a. Moonyeka, is the founder and organizer of What’s Poppin Ladiez?!, an annual femme dance convention that has evolved into a movement in Seattle. After too many experiences with the symptoms of patriarchy in the street dancing com...

March 3, 2017

Imagine a Bay Area community college classroom. It is the second, maybe third week of school, and

the students have counted off into groups of four. They are reading poems from The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. One group has been assigned the poem “crack house” by Quraysh Ali Lansana. You know the poem very well; a s...

February 23, 2017

New York, NY – February 21, 2017 – DJs join together to use their platforms to advocate for the safety and civil rights of their communities.
Since the 2016 election, a group of 80+ DJs have organized as part of a mission-driven collective with the unique purpose of using their artist platforms to challenge injustice, share information and ser...

February 21, 2017

Nitasha Sharma is an Associate Professor of African American Studies, Asian American Studies, and Performance Studies at Northwestern University. She is the author of Hip Hop Desis: South Asian Americans, Blackness, and a Global Race Consciousness (2012) and is writing an ethnography of Black residents in her home place of Hawai‘i. You can find...

February 17, 2017

For 25 years Seattle's historically redlined Chinatown, now called the International District, was home to Chau's International Seafood Restaurant. The old site on 4th and Jackson recently became a sparkly new chain drugstore, one of the many looming displays of the constant urban economic and ethnic displacement this cultural community has face...

February 13, 2017

Cathy Dang, Executive Director, CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities - With roots in New York City and Los Angeles, CA, Cathy has been a community and worker center organizer leading campaigns for just living and working conditions in immigrant and communities of color for over a decade.  She is originally from Ridgewood, Queens and Los Angeles, C...

February 10, 2017

In our anger against the overt xenophobia of Trumpism, it is easy to revert to the status quo "immigrant rights" politics as a "lesser of two evils." This status quo “immigrant rights” politics relies on a few things. First, the notion that only those deemed "respectable" are deserving of state-sanctioned or “legal” immigration. The depictions i...

February 9, 2017

in the mirror

gray hair

more than last year

half moons beneath my eyes

deeper than before

don’t sleep like I used to

sleep replaced by fragments of moments

i wouldn’t call rest

more like a non-work state

noisy mind

races to solve problems

yesterday didn’t understand

i’m not old

i’m young

i eat well (usually)

i exercise

i am just tired

exhausted actually

fatigue a...

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