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#WiretapWednesday: Asian Community Activist – Christian Oh

Christian Oh

Asian Comunity Activist

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You’d be hard pressed to find someone more involved in the Asian community in DC, or in DC as a whole than Christian Oh. Christian is a part of every element of DC, organizing events for local charities and non-profits, promoting artists and standing up for Asian and Pacific Islander identity. Here’s just a little of what he’s involved with:

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DCAPA Film Festival
http://www.apafilm.org/
Christian is currently the Executive Director of this massive film festival that showcases Asian American film from all across the country and even from around the world.
Follow their Social:
https://www.instagram.com/dcapafilm/

https://www.facebook.com/apafilm/
To inquire about  “Script-To-Screen” or submit your screenplay, contact:
zhibo@apafilm.org

Learn more about Asian American Leadhttp://www.aalead.org/

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Rapper: Heesun Lee

Christian is proud to manage the talent of a strong Asian-American female voice Heesun Lee. She has lived a uniquely American life with a multitude of influences being adopted into a Chinese American family and listening to her favorite US hip hop artists growing up.  Her diverse influences and experience makes her tagline: “Breaking Stereotypes” all the more real, as she encourages listeners to follow their passions.

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC_flJzcpsGCJywYG7lA4xg
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrMrq0enjJnZwTTujwuSrfQ

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The Slants/Anime Convention/Kollaboration

Christian explains how he met Simon Tam and the Slants at their beginnings at Anime Conventions and his work with artists through http://kollaboration.org/
Upcoming events:
K-Pop Event – June 24th – Eden Lounge
July 22nd – K-Pop Expo
Otakon

GI Film Festival
Thursday Raw at Howard Theater

BONUS LINKS:
The Food we talked about:

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Chef Evelyn Bunoan’s
POM (Philippine Oriental Market & Deli)
3610 Lee Highway
Arlington, Virginia 22207
703 528-0300
Open Tuesday through Sunday: 10:30AM–4:30PM

http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2016/may/24/philippine-oriental-market-food-lovers-dream/

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Uyghur Cuisine:  Queen Amannisa
320 23rd Street South,Suite 150, Arlington, VA 22202
https://www.queenamannisa.com/
11:00AM Til 10PM Monday-Sunday

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Jollibee
4541 S Plaza Trail, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
http://www.jollibeeusa.com/

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For all your shopping needs! (Seriously, they got everything!)
http://www.lotteplaza.com/

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(not in DC Area… yet?)
https://www.smsupermalls.com/

 

 

FOLLOW XIAN OH!

https://www.twitter.com/xianoh/

https://www.instagram.com/xianoh/

CONNECT WITH HIM: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christianoh

 

 

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#TopTenTuesday Iran

[Politics/World News] The Podcaste: #TopTenTuesday | Episode 6 – Iran

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Gun breaks down 10 of the misconceptions that Americans, both Democrat and Republican have regarding The Islamic Republic of Iran.

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I’ve tried to stay apolitical with the #TopTenTuesday episodes, but in honor of my favorite director Mania Akbari, my professors who were refugees of the Iranian Revolution, the continuing “revolution” and the Iran Iraq war, Sgt. Kurosh of the US Army and author Reza Kahlili.

Top Ten Misconceptions about Iran

1. D Iranians are black or Arab
– Caucasian, Persian

2. R/D They Speak Arabic
– Farsi

3. D Iran always was a very conservative Islamic country
– Under the Shah the culture more emulated western, specifically French style and fashion

4. D Iran is now a Democracy.
– The democracy at the highest levels is a show. True reform candidates are not allowed to run and if they are in some respect allowed to run, they won’t win. The Ayatollah runs the country and picks the leader.

5. R/D Iran started the Arab spring. *facepalm*

6. D America installed the Shah.

7. D The IRI did bad stuff but they’ve changed and now they’re reasonable.
– You might read the book “A time to betray” and think, well, that was a couple decades ago, I’m sure they fine now.
– They are making WMDs
– They HAVE NOT claimed their Nuclear is for peace, that’s all coming from OUR GOVERNMENT
– They continue to support Terrorists both inside and outside of Iran

8. R Iran supports ISIS
– Islamic Republic of Iran does not support the Islamic State, IRI is Shia and IS Sunni, they fight, they are currently fighting against each other on multiple fronts.

9. D Iran, since they fight ISIS, are good guys and we have more in common with them the differences.
– We in America are a multi-cultural, socially liberal Democratic Republic, which means even our “Conservative” politicians are still pro-freedom of speech and religious freedom since those concepts were in the founding of our country. IRI is a Theocracy, Remember, the first I in IRI is Islamic- just like Islamic state, but as I pointed out before, they are a different kind of Muslim Theocracy, so that why they butt heads, it’s NOT because, like us they want freedom and civil rights to all, it’s because of hyper-conservative religious reasons, not to mention the baser concepts of territory and defense. They have a ZION FORCE (Neruye Quds) which is a special fighting force who’s ultimate goal is in their name, the Muslim religious term for Jerusalem. To put that in perspective, Israel actual is where Jerusalem is and are predominantly Jewish yet THEY DON’T HAVE A “ZION” FORCE, and haven’t since the time of the British Army Occupation.

10. D Islamic Republic of Iran should have all Iranian assets because they are the country
– this is not the government of Iran that had any friendly ties with, this is a criminal government. “The Revolution” wasn’t what American’s think a revolution is these days, a few protests and then voting in somebody you like- no, it was a REAL and BLOODY Revolt that put the Ayatollah’s government in power

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