Katie Kalvoda, who’s recently founded a new political action campaign in OC, “Asian Americans Rising,” among other newly realized political talents, has the full hour, to explore them all as she institutionalizes these organizations right here, right now. Asian Americans Rising is a political action committee that elevates the political impact of the AAPI community through civic engagement, issue advocacy, and promotion of candidates at the local, state, and national levels who represent the interests of the American Asian Pacific Islander community in Orange County. Asian Americans Rising can be followed on a host of social media platforms for details about their upcoming Summit and Presidential Convention September 7-8, at the Segerstrom Performing Arts Center venues in Costa Mesa.
Pull up a chair to a very different Thanksgiving table. Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer prize winner, journalist and immigration activist, brings essential perspectives from his new book Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, and his thriving “Define American” campaign, https://defineamerican.com/. JFK, who’s assassination was 45 years ago this week, wrote “A Nation of Immigrants,” a book that figures several times in Jose’s book. Copies of Dear America are available at: joseantoniavargas.com, or your favorite independent book dealer.
In the second segment (minute 31:00), Patricia Martz returns to the show, joined by Rebecca Robles, nurse and Acjachemen descendent, to unearth local Native American culture in our midst. Behold the cog wheel in Surf City! The Panhe annual celebration is scheduled on March 24, 2019. Details will be available at:http://www.ccrpa.com/.