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APIA Tattoo Artists in NYC?

Does anyone know of any APIA, Asian, Pacific Islander tattoo artists in NYC? Links to portfolios or names?

It’s important because of reasons :-)

Undocumented Youth in New York LIVE →

Check it out- undocumented youth in New York are calling for Governor Cuomo to pass the NY Dream Act and include it in the state budget! You can watch the badassery live at that link up there ;-) <3 to NY and my favorite NY badasses at the NYSYLC <3


Do you have a family member or friend incarcerated in the Kingston, Ontario area?

Calls From Home is a CFRC radio show that connects friends and family with their loved ones behind Kingston’s prison walls through the power of community radio.

Friends, family, and anyone supporting those incarcerated can call our toll-free number from anywhere in Canada at 1-800-440-5219 and leave a voicemail message to their loved ones. All messages will be broadcast over the airwaves on the last Wednesday of each month from 7-8pm EST for those behind prison walls to hear. You can tune in at 101.9fm in Kingston or worldwide at

The CFRC radio signal carries into seven prisons in the Kingston area and one in New York State. (Which prisons?)

We seek to provide messages of love and support to those behind prison walls. If you have a loved one you wish to send a message to, please call our toll-free number at 1-800-440-5219 and record a free greeting, song request (or play/sing one yourself!), or poem and let them know you are thinking of them.

You can also e-mail in your messages and requests to or write us a letter.

General messages of support to prisoners in Kingston are welcome and encouraged, too!

Calls From Home is a part of CFRC’s Prison Radio (CPR) program that broadcasts weekly content about prisoners and prison issues every Wednesday at 7pm EST. The segment is based on the Thousand Kites Calls From Home program in Kentucky.

On Wednesday, December 21st and Wednesday, December 28th, Calls From Home will be airing special holiday shows. Call and leave a holiday voicemail message (and song request!) to be broadcast in time for the holiday season. Be sure to record it by the 21st or 28th to ensure it gets played on air.

Learn more about the program / Join the Facebook group

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so, i’ll admit my unfamiliarity with the prison systems of canada, but if they’re anything like the PIC here…. :-| this sounds like an awesome group of people doing an awesome thing. there’s no underestimating the importance of lifting up the heart of a prisoner. for folks up in new york or canada, check this program out (there’s a list of prisons the station reaches if you have a loved one incarcerated in the area)!

fight the prison-industrial complex and spread a message of love.


Updated flyer with co-sponsors. Share with everyone you know!

Support and solidarity from Cackalack. Wish I could be there to join the march and vigil. Danny deserves a full and transparent investigation, his family and the community deserve the truth about what happened to Private Danny Chen.


If you’re in Brooklyn tonight, you’ve gotta go to this! 

It’s a swab event for Photojojo’s founder Amit who recently found out he has leukemia. You can help him beat it for good.


Brown Bones Swab Party in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
 —- Friday, 4 November 2011

Would you brush your teeth twice if it could save someone’s life?

What if it was this guy? His name is Amit Gupta.

Maybe you’ve never heard of him, but Amit has touched the lives of thousands of people. We’re hoping maybe you can touch his.

He has leukemia. If he can’t find a marrow donor soon, he will die.  He is Indian, so his best match will probably come from a South Asian donor.

Come to our free party on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY this Friday night 4 Nov 2011. Sign some forms, swab your cheek (it’s just like brushing your teeth), and have a drink on us. Plus cupcakes and dumplings.

Time is REALLY short. Amit has until November 30, 2011. Please help us save his life. More details at

p.s. Most modern day marrow donations occur via PBSC, a procedure similar to donating blood. All you have to do is sit there. Saving a life has never been so easy.

p.p.s. Amit started a popular website, When he sends people products from the site he includes a couple of plastic dinosaurs. Just for fun, because dinosaurs are cool. That’s the kind of guy he is. Selfless, caring, honest. We’d like to keep him around. If you’re South Asian, please visit Drop everything if you have to. His life depends on it.


Brown Bones Swab Party in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
 - Friday, 4 November 2011

6pm - 9pm
Nick’s Tea Room
132 North 5th St #4i
Brooklyn, NY 11211

9pm - 2am
BabyCastle’s Closing Party with Wu Tang Clan
$15 for tickets to the concert, we’ll be swabbing outside

—- backup page at will have all current info

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BREAKING: A temporary Relief for the Habib Family



Nadia’s 20th Birthday Gift
A temporary relief for the Habib family

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, September 29, 2011 Contact: Sonia at, or Daniela at 646-472-9565

New York, NY. After two weeks of thousands of online and phone petitions led by the New York State Youth Leadership Council, Nadia Habib and her mother Nazmin Habib are not being deported today. During their appointment with deportation officers, NY ICE Field Office Director Christopher Shanahan informed Aygul Charles, an immigration lawyer with the New York State Youth Leadership Council who is representing Nadia and Nazmin, that he will review their case. The attorney has petitioned for deferred action and stay of removal for Nadia and Nazmin. Nadia and her mother are under order of supervision until ICE Director Shanahan provides a final decision on their case. Even though their fates still remain unclear, this break provides a temporary respite to Nadia and her mom, who were facing a deportation order after they were denied motion to reopen their case due to a mistake of the immigration judge. Now Nadia will be able to celebrate her 20th birthday tomorrow with her family!

Nadia arrived in the United States, from Bangladesh, in her mother’s arms as a one-year old baby. Now as a 19 year old, Nadia has proven to be an outstanding student. She has attended the second best public high school in New York and is currently a junior at Stony Brook University, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Biology and Art. Nadia aspires to someday make a major contribution to the world of medicine as a pharmacist in drug research and discovery. Nadia’s mother, Nazmin, is the wife of a green card holder and also the mother of three U.S. citizen children and a contributing member of her community.

The New York State Youth Leadership Council led a public campaign that gathered more than 6,000 signed petitions, hundreds of phone calls to DHS, and rallied dozens at Federal Plaza today. Thanks to the support of the community, elected officials and allies, the Habib family is able to stay together for some time. We thank all the community members across the country who supported the Habib family, as well as the elected officials who signed letters of support, made phone calls to ICE and stood up for the Habib family and the immigrant community. Today we witnessed the power of community organizing and how united we can have more strength.

We now urge all our community members to contact NY ICE Field Office Director Christopher Shanahan at 212-264-5085 or 212-264-4213 to urge him to grant Nadia and Nazmin deferred action and stay of removal.

For media inquiries, contact Sonia at, or Daniela at 646-472-9565


The NYSYLC is a youth led organization that seeks to improve access to higher education and creating equal opportunity for immigrant youth and children of immigrants, regardless of immigration status through leadership development, organizing and advocacy. Twitter @nysylc Facebook For PDF version see here


Here is the event flyer! We would greatly appreciate your help in distributing it!

For anyone out in New York- try to stop in. Remembering and sending positive vibes from NC…


Here is the event flyer! We would greatly appreciate your help in distributing it!

For everyone up in New York- try to turn up at this and remember Vincent Chin. (h/t angryasianman)

Race, Theory, Praxis: CALLING ALL DREAMERS! →


Hello everyone!

I am currently in pre-production on a documentary about the lives of undocumented students in NYC. If you or anyone you know has a story they’d like to share, e-mail

The film will be an intimate look at the issues facing…

New York DREAMers!!! I know there are at least two of you following ;-) definitely worth passing back on to NYSYLC too…

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I will definitely be there, will you?

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