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APA Compass Radio APA Compass is a collectively produced Asian and Pacific American public affairs program on KBOO Com

The Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) conference will be held in Portland in April 2017! Please consider nom...
09/01/2016

The Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) conference will be held in Portland in April 2017! Please consider nominating a community leader or organization for these two community awards!

The Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) conference will be held in Portland, OR in April 2017, and the site committee is seeking nominations for two community awards! Please spread the word! We will accept nominations until November 30.

04/23/2016
Program Coordinator for the Asian American, Asian, Pacific Islander Student Resource Center

PSU is hiring a Program Coordinator for the new API Resource Center. Please share this job posting. Thank you!

https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/18749

The Program Coordinator provides leadership to the Asian American, Asian, Pacific Islander Student Resource Center to maintain and enhance an environment where Asian American, Asian, Pacific Islander (AAAPI) students see themselves reflected, embraced, and valued, and make connections to campus reso…

How does race and craft intersect? What is missing in contemporary craft practices and discourse? A particularly relevan...
10/20/2015

How does race and craft intersect? What is missing in contemporary craft practices and discourse? A particularly relevant topic given all the crafty folks in Portland!

BREAKING: Is knitting color-blind? What does craftivism have to do with race? Explore CA+T's new virtual exhibition RaceCraft on CAT’s website!

We begin with works by artists Bovey Lee and Aram Han. New works will be added to the exhibition every Tuesday and Thursday over the next three weeks. So check back for updates! For more info navigate to:

http://centerforartandthought.org/work/project/racecraft

06/05/2015

No APA Compass this morning on KBOO Community Radio. But come join us at Radio on July 3rd at 9 am!!

Support this amazing effort and our friends at the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA)!! They're working to dev...
06/05/2015
Our Stories: An Introduction to South Asian America

Support this amazing effort and our friends at the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA)!! They're working to develop a textbook of the South Asian American community's history in this country! LET'S DO THIS.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/saada/our-stories-an-introduction-to-south-asian-america

South Asian American stories are not taught in classrooms, found in textbooks, or reflected in popular media. We can change that.

Friend of the show Alice Wong is the mastermind behind the Disability Visibility Project as we approach the 25th anniver...
05/27/2015
Our ADA Stories

Friend of the show Alice Wong is the mastermind behind the Disability Visibility Project as we approach the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act! Check out the website and support this awesome project!
These are the kind of stories (and more!) we'll be talking about at the new makeover, Intersections.
Check it out and spread the word!
http://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/2015/05/27/adaselfie/

It's less than 2 months until the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, 2015!! The Disability Visibility Project is proud to partner with the National Council on Indep...

Chicago-to-Portland connections! Actor Kenneth Choi:
05/25/2015
How Running Away From Home Opened Doors In Hollywood

Chicago-to-Portland connections! Actor Kenneth Choi:

Actor Kenneth Choi is best known as the boisterous Chester Ming in The Wolf of Wall Street. Growing up in Chicago, acting was his passion, but his dad didn't approve. So he ran away — to Hollywood.

For the month of May, NBC News Asian America partnered with friend of the show  Mallick and the South Asian American Dig...
05/23/2015
www.nbcnews.com

For the month of May, NBC News Asian America partnered with friend of the show Mallick and the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) to feature immigrant stories from the community.
This week, they Deaf South Asian American community leader, Madan Vasishta! Check it out!:
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/first-days-delhi-dc-madan-vasishta-makes-new-home-n362186
**These are the kind of issues we'll be talking about at Compass's successor, Intersections. Tune in July 3rd at 9 am on KBOO Community Radio!

From friend of the show  reappropriate, on Eddie Huang's unfortunate case of misgyny. Compass ended so come join us at I...
05/09/2015
There Can Be No Room in this Movement for Misogyny

From friend of the show reappropriate, on Eddie Huang's unfortunate case of misgyny.
Compass ended so come join us at Intersections, where we talk about these kind of issues and more.
http://reappropriate.co/2015/05/there-can-be-no-room-in-this-movement-for-misogyny/

It's not easy being a feminist of colour. There's this presumption that we as minority women can divorce our feminism from our race advocacy, and -- more importantly -- that we should. Among White ...

Timeline photos
05/01/2015

Timeline photos

Today Liz Rogers, Marie Lo, Toni Tabora Roberts, Sarika Mehta and Patti Sakurai (not pictured), hosted the 10th anniversary special AND last episode of APA Compass Radio, the Pacific Northwest's only Asian Pacific American public affairs radio show!
If you missed it, you can hear the show at
http://kboo.fm/tenthanniversarybestofshow
Sarika will return in July with "Intersections", a new show focusing on the connections between different communities.

05/01/2015

Coming up at 9:00 this morning - our 10TH ANNIVERSARY/FAREWELL SPECIAL!! Tune in for a special trip down memory lane with archives from the vault and a reunion in studio!
Tune in to KBOO Community Radio at 9 am pacific: that's 90.7 for you locals and stream live at kboo.fm from ANYWHERE!

04/30/2015

Hey Compass fans! Tune in to KBOO Community Radio tomorrow (Friday) at 9 am pacific. Here's what's happening:

IT'S OUR 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL!! That's 10 YEARS of the pacific northwest's ONLY Asian Pacific American public affairs radio show!! WOOOO!!

It's also the LAST DAY of APA Compass (what?!). But fear not! We're just getting an extreme makeover and we'll be called "Intersections", produced and hosted by Compass's Sarika Mehta. Still first Fridays at 9!

So tune in tomorrow! It's nostalgia-reunion time!! Be there!

Breaking news: Domestic violence survivor is pending deportation. Thank you to friend of the show  Reappropriate for kee...
04/29/2015
BREAKING: Domestic Violence Survivor Sentenced, Transferred To ICE Custody Pending Deportation |...

Breaking news: Domestic violence survivor is pending deportation. Thank you to friend of the show Reappropriate for keeping us posted:
http://reappropriate.co/2015/04/breaking-domestic-violence-survivor-sentenced-transferred-to-ice-custody-pending-deportation-standwithnanhui/

An hour ago, the judge in Nan-Hui Jo's child abduction case rejected the motion to dismiss the guilty verdict against her, and sentenced Jo to 175 days of jail (counted as time served) and three ye...

Solid commentary by friend of the show Sandip Roy: The consequences of gay men marrying unwitting women."But rights mean...
04/22/2015
Sandip Roy: Rights and Responsibilities

Solid commentary by friend of the show Sandip Roy: The consequences of gay men marrying unwitting women.
"But rights mean nothing without responsibility and those responsibilities begin at home."

It is all very well to castigate the Supreme Court for its failure to affirm gay rights. But rights mean nothing without responsibility and those

Oh my goodness. Can our So Cal friends and fans please go to this so I (Sarika) can live vicariously through you?? Frien...
04/21/2015

Oh my goodness. Can our So Cal friends and fans please go to this so I (Sarika) can live vicariously through you?? Friend of the show, Aasif Mandvi will be there!

Don't forget to reserve your complimentary tix to EAST OF MAIN STREET, one of our Special Presentations, a multi-part series created for HBO by Jonathan Yi. This new installment features interviews with APA actors and performing artists including Daniel Dae Kim, Lucy Liu, Aasif Mandvi, and B.D. Wong among others. It screens on Friday, April 24, 2015, 5pm at the Japanese American National Museum. This event is FREE. Get program info and reserve your tix: vconline.org/festival.

[REMINDER] Don't forget to reserve your complimentary tix to EAST OF MAIN STREET, one of our Special Presentations, a multi-part series created for HBO by Jonathan Yi. This new installment features interviews with APA actors and performing artists including Daniel Dae Kim, Lucy Liu, Aasif Mandvi, and B.D. Wong among others. It screens on Friday, April 24, 2015, 5pm at the Japanese American National Museum. This event is FREE. Get program info and reserve your tix: vconline.org/festival.

1st Gen Ivy League stories
04/15/2015
First-Generation Students Unite

1st Gen Ivy League stories

These young pioneers, the first in their families in college, are speaking out about who they are, where they come from and the income inequality on campus.

Sari Pledge
04/15/2015
Sari Pledge

Sari Pledge

After two friends decided to dust off their saris, hundreds of Indian women joined them in celebrating the traditional dress by posting photos on Facebook.

Solid piece by friend of the show, Nayomi Munaweera-Island of a Thousand Mirrors!http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nayomi-mu...
04/09/2015
Caught Between the Misogynies of India and Indiana: The Tragic Case of Purvi Patel

Solid piece by friend of the show, Nayomi Munaweera-Island of a Thousand Mirrors!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nayomi-munaweera/caught-between-the-misogynies-of-india-and-indiana_b_7021766.html

In the recent past, events like the grotesque Delhi rape case and the tremendous outpouring that followed it have cast a giant spotlight on the rampant sexism evident in South Asia. However Purvi Patel's fate makes it clear that women's rights over t...

Did you miss our April episode yesterday! Check out the podcasts and listen to the entire program on our website!https:/...
04/04/2015
APA Compass

Did you miss our April episode yesterday! Check out the podcasts and listen to the entire program on our website!
https://apacompass.wordpress.com/

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Before Pacific Underground, there was a show on KBOO called APA Compass Radio that had a great run from 2005-2015 discussing Asian and Pacific Islander American issues.

Tune in for a special membership drive episode this morning at 9am on kboo.com or 90.7fm as producers Jenna and Tabitha talk about the lineage of APA public affairs radio with special guests and APA Compass founding members Marie Lo, Patti Sakurai, and Liz Rogers!

https://kboo.fm/media/67695-apa-compass-returns
Recommend :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwpl5G6R0c4

You can listen to this track today. Its full version will be published on the newest CD. We would also like to invite you to visit our YouTube channel, our page and our webpage:

www.thetempleofoscillators.com
Scholarship for students who identify as pan-Asian and undocumented. Application deadline is January 30, 2015
http://aaldef.org/raise.html
Tune in to APA Compass Radio on kboo.fm today at 9am to listen to Executive Director, Rev Joseph Santos-Lyons, talk about Oregon's first Vietnamese dual language immersion program in Portland Public Schools!
Even if you missed the game (like me) it's hard not to notice the APA pride goin' 'round.
*NEW* 2014-2015 Portland State Univ - Asian Studies Scholarship
Hurry and apply by Fri, May 30, 2014

Eligible candidates must:
(a) Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
(b) Be enrolled full-time or be accepted for full-time enrollment at Portland State University,
as a degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student;
(c) Be pursuing an academic program at PSU, or abroad, with a focus on Asia and/or Asian
language studies1

Selection priority will be given to:
(a) under-represented student(s);
(b) student(s) admitted to a PSU approved study abroad program in an Asian country
(c) student(s) who are a first-time visitor to the desired study-abroad country

See details at
http://www.pdx.edu/asian-studies/2014-2015-psu-asian-studies-scholarship
Best of 2013 show was great! That dialogue about Pujabis in historic Astoria resonated with me - the gap between stories told and what really happened. Thank you for highlighting glocal perspectives! Afifa would be proud of you. Afifa Ahmed Shafi Memorial Page
Study Chinese for 8-week next summer at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Tainan City, Taiwan. The Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance - Summer 2014 Scholarship covers tuition, dormitory fees, all program-related travel and excursions, and accident /outpatient health insurance. Program is sponsored by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan. Program dates: July 1 – August 22, 2014. Must apply by February 15, 2014

http://taiwanusalliance.com/
Announcing a NEW SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY for PSU students studying Japanese --
PSU Center for Japanese Studies Scholarship.
1-2 awards of up to $5000 for PSU undergraduate and graduate students currently studying Japanese and majoring in a field of study related to Japan. Must be a U.S. citizen.
Deadline: March 1, 2014, for award beginning Summer or Fall 2014. See link below for more info.

http://www.pdx.edu/cjs/cjs-student-scholarship
Nov. 13, @ 6pm, "Ethnicity in SE Asia and in the USA" a public presentation hosted by Portland State - Institute for Asian Studies. Location: PSU 5th Ave Cinema Bldg, room 90 (510 SW Hall St)
For more info about the event visit -
https://www.facebook.com/events/502786336480850/
We've extended the discount code "APACOMP" until Wednesday night midnight!! Continue promoting your code to your audience to save $7 off the general admission price! Dis/orient/ed Comedy comes to Portland in 4 days!
Dis/orient/ed Comedy brings their first-ever all female, Asian American stand up comedy tour to PORTLAND, Saturday, October 5th, 2013 at The Helium Comedy Club! AAYLC (Asian American Youth Leadership Conference) is proud to sponsor along with APA Compass Radio. Use "AAYLC" discount code $7 off pre-sale tickets at http://disorientedcomedy.com (discount only available TODAY)

*****THE COMICS*****
+ HEADLINER: D'LO - INTERNATIONALLY TOURING SRI LANKAN TRANSGENDER PERFORMER
+ FEATURING:
KATIE NGUYEN - LOCAL PORTLAND FAVORITE
MONA CONCEPCION - FIRST AND ONLY CHAMORRO AMERICAN COMIC
ATSUKO OKATSUKA - PRETTY FUNNY WOMEN, DIS/ORIENT/ED COMEDY
+ HOST:
JENNY YANG - SHOWTIME'S "WHY WE LAUGH: FUNNY WOMEN", DIS/ORIENT/ED COMEDY

The PORTLAND SHOW is expected to sell out so be sure to purchase your tickets online!
No Food or Drink Minimum / Full Bar and Dinner Menu available.
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