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Self Evident: Asian America's Stories

Jun 23, 2020

You’ve said the words, “Black Lives Matter.” You’ve put your money where your mouth is. You’ve shown up for the marches.

What next? What exactly is the change we’re showing up for, and how exactly can we commit to making that change in our own communities?

In this bonus episode, we’re passing the mic to Jaime Sunwoo (a Korean American interdisciplinary artist and former housing advocate) and Brandon West (a longtime Black organizer for democracy rights and racial justice). Jaime and Brandon’s experiences in community service, city budgeting, and organizing work clarify why and how today’s movement for racial justice is asking us to defund the police.

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  • Produced by James Boo and Julia Shu
  • Edited by Julia Shu, with assistance from Prerna Chaudhury
  • Sound mix by Timothy Lou Ly
  • Self Evident theme music by Dorian Love
  • Thanks to Dolly Li of Plum Radio for helping us record some of the protest tape heard on this episode!