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6/22/17 Asian Americans in the Literary World



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Tonight, we take a break from our screens and go analogue. We’re talking books, book stores, writing, and zines: Asian Americans and the literary world. We hear from Golda Sargento and Lily Prijoles, co-owners of Filipino bookstore Arkipelago; two of our favorite Bay Area novelists, Hannah Michell and Esme Weijin Wang; and
Jess Wu-O, artist and the creator of Mixed Rice Zines.

More information on our guests and their work here:

  • Arkipelago Books, one of the only Filipino bookstores in the U.S., and based in San Francisco’s SOMA Pilipinas district.
  • Hannah Michell and her novel, The Defections.
  • Esme Weijin Wang and her debut novel, The Border of Paradise, as well as her creative resources for ambitious people living with limitations, The Unexpected Shape.
  • Jess Wu-O’s Mixed Rice Zines, an exploration of gender, queer identity, and mixed race Asian and Pacific American experiences through comics and zines.

Thanks to guest producers Sierra Lee, Geraldine Ah-Sue, Eunice Kwon and Mari Kakagawa.

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4/2/2015 – Rebroadcast – Disability and Disability Justice in the Asian American Community

On tonight’s show we explore disability and disability justice:

We’ll hear from folks with disabilities spanning the visible like Jean Lin who has Cerebral Palsy to the invisible like Claire Light who has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Austin Tam who has ADHD and a cognitive disorder.

We’ll also hear from disability justice organizer Mia Mingus and her views on novel ways to conceive of disability and its contributions to the movement for collective liberation.

Peppered throughout the show, award-winning poet Anhvu Buchanan treats us with readings from his book The Disordered based on entries from the DSM IV.



COMMUNITY CALENDAR

DIS/PLAY GROUP EXHIBITION, MARCH 24 THROUGH APRIL 23, 2015

Group exhibition in which artists with and without disabilities artists claim and define their own identities, experiment, and make their own rules at SOMArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan Street in San Francisco

EMPLOYMENT EQUITY IN THE ARTS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, APRIL 16

Bay Area Arts Access facilitates a workshop about employment equity in the arts for people with disabilities – also at SOMArts Cultral Center

 ASIAN AMERICANS AND THE NEW RACIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENT, THURSDAY APRIL 2, 6- 9 pm

Tonight from 6 – 9 pm at the Asian Art Museum join us for “Asian americans and the new racial justice movement” – Join Asian American and African American leaders, thinkers, and organizers in a conversation focused on the current Civil Rights crisis, the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and the connections between their experiences. 

ON MEMORY AND PLACE: WRITING WORKSHOP WITH MANILATOWN’S TONY ROBLES, APRIL 4 – MAY 2, 1 – 3 pm

Join Kearny Street Workshop for a 4-part writing workshop exploring the sacred places where our poetical sense of community blossoms and grows. Guided by Tony Robles, participants will write about their sense of home, sense of self, and sense of place. Saturdays, 1-3PM Starting April 4th.

 COLONIALISM, IMPERIALISM & RESISTANCE: THIRD WORLD STRUGGLES THEN AND NOW, APRIL 6 – MAY 4. 6pm – 9pm.

The Center for Political Education and the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative (AMED) will hold a five week class comparatively examining Third World liberation movements in Africa, Latin America, and the Arab World and reviewing debates about postcolonial studies and the relevance of such intellectual projects to the postcolonial world. That’s at 518 Valencia starting April 6th