Sat. 5/25, 12p: On Women's Focus this week, Carol Boss talks to Madalene Xuan-Trang Mielke, President and CEO of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies, about the growing violence against Asian Americans despite increased national attention and political action against anti-Asian hate crimes; also, the impact of the recent signing of the Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act into law on the Asian community nation-wide.
Carol also talks with Lamia Faruki, a Palestinian, who was born in and grew up in New Mexico. She's a board member of Tomorrow's Women (formerly named Creativity For Peace), which trains and empowers young Israeli and Palestinian women to partner as leaders by transforming anger, prejudice, and conflict to mutual respect and to building peace. They initially come to New Mexico for a 3-week summer camp in northern New Mexico. Given the recent conflict between Israel and Palestine, for which there is now a cease fire, we'll talk about what it is like for the young women to be in Israel and Palestine and the plan's for this summer's camp.