“TO OUR COMRADE, G ” by Renee Geesler
On Thursday Oct 1 we paid tribute to G on Apex Express. Listen to the show here:
A public celebration of the life of Gina Hotta will be held, with a reception following. We will gather at the , 388 9th street 2nd floor, in the Pacific Renaissance Plaza.
If you are interested in sharing your memories or music, please contact us by.
We also encourage you to bring a cranes to add to our 1,000 cranes installation in honor of Gina’s legacy.
Words can’t express the shock and sadness that I felt after hearing the news that Gina Hotta passed away on Monday night. Gina was a true movement leader and truth soulja.
She was an award winning documentary producer, and hosted KPFA’s weekly API show, Apex Express, which airs Thursdays at 7pm. www.apexexpress.org. She was also a graduate of First Voice, Group 3, NOVA. Now we are at Group 34!
I met Gina after I graduated from First Voice in 2001, she approached me and asked if I would be interested in helping her start another API radio show. She produced INSIDE/EASTSIDE which was onKPFA in the 90’s. So we started APEX Express, in 2001. It was Gina, me, Pratap, Eric and Nishat.
Years later, after many of us moved on to do other political work, she kept that radio show GOING! And really worked to bring in hip young voices like Kiwi, Maya, Wayie, Ariel, Phatric… “G”, her on air name, was cool, dedicated to the struggle and an inspiration to so many people through the years.
Much love to Gina’s family and Gina’s husband, KPFA Operations Director Michael Yoshida.
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APEX contact information
Berkeley Language Center Tribute: http://blc.berkeley.edu/Gina_Hotta.htm