Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Family Style Open Mic: Yellow Rage 10-Year Anniversary Show and Fundraiser for the Fong Lee Family

Catzie Vilayphonh and Michelle Meyers celebrate 10 years of Yellow Rage on Friday, November 19 at 7:30pm at the Asian Arts Initiative. This will be at Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street in Philadelphia.

That's during their Family Style open mic, except in November, there will be no open mic. Instead, they're putting together a showcase of amazing artists who will come to Philly and reminisce/celebrate with them. Unfortunately, I'll be in LA at that time, but I strongly encourage everyone in the area to go and support them.

In addition to being their 10 year anniversary show, November 19th will also be a fundraiser for the Fong Lee family. As some of you may know/remember, over the past year, organizers in Minneapolis/St. Paul have been working tirelessly to mobilize around the Lee family as they pursue justice. Fong was a Hmong youth who was murdered by Minneapolis police officer Jason Andersen. Andersen was later acquitted of his murder although the evidence appeared to indicate that some shady handling of the crime scene took place, that the incident was misrepresented in court testimony, and that discriminatory and prejudicial information was highlighted throughout the case.

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