Date: Mon, 26 May 1997 15:35:52 -0700 (PDT)

Witnesses Testify to Police Harassment

Irvine -- In light of Thursday's hearing by an advisory committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission in Costa Mesa, Subversity is pleased to present a program highlighting testimony from Asian American youth about their experiences being detained by police throughout Orange County, and queried about gang ties.

The show airs Tuesday, May 27, 1997, from 5-6 p.m. on KUCI, 88.9 FM in Orange County. You can call the show at (714) 824-KUCI.

The show's host is Daniel C. Tsang, who has been asked to testify Thursday before the commission in his role as co-founder of the Alliance Working for Asian Rights and Empowerment (AWARE).

AWARE has distributed some 3,000 "Know Your Rights" cards to youth in Orange County. For more info., contact AWARE at PO Box 28977, Santa Ana CA 92799-8977 or call (714) 597-9766.

The commission fact-finding hearings last all day Thursday, May 29, at Westin South Coast Plaza, San Carlos Room, 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tsang will testify at the community activists portion of the hearing after lunch, from 1 p.m. on. The public is invited; there is also an open mic for anyone to testify.

Subversity's archive of shows is listed on the Web: Tsang can also be contacted at