5:00 PM17:00



FREE screening of MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.

5-8pm Thursday January 31st
Event is located at the campus center Conference Room A/B


“Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star.”

Food, community, and live performances from South Bay South Asian Activists prior to the screening.

This event is organized by ASHA and sponsored by Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education, Jean Miller Resource Room (JMRR), and the Asian American Studies Department. Funded by DASB Multicultural/Diversity events

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San José Poetry Festival 2018

The Fourth Annual San José Poetry Festival will celebrate our community's diverse ethnic and cultural heritage with a wide range of topics and literary styles reflected in performances and a small press fair on Saturday October 13th and workshops Sunday October 14th. Safari Kitchen will be serving affordable East African inspired Somali entrees for lunch on Saturday.

a day of readings and performances:
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9am to 5pm

Blessing/Invocation by Kanyon Sayers-Roods (9-9:30am, @ Markham House): she is Costanoan Ohlone-Mutsun and Chumash and also goes by her given Native name, "Coyote Woman". 

Yuki Teikei Haiku Society (9:30-10:20am, @ Renzel Room): 
Alison Woolpert and Karina Young;

Pranita Patel and Aparna Ganguly (10-10:50am, @ Firehouse);

VeteransWrite (10:30-11:20am, @ Renzel Room): 
Dale Barnett, Nick Butterfield, Emilio Gallegos, Jeffrey Leonard, Amy Meier, Doug Nelson, Carol Steele;

Keynote Address (11:30-12:20pm, @ Markham House):
Matthew Zapruder;

Lunch (12:20-1:30pm)

Yosimar Reyes (1:40-2:30pm, @ Firehouse);

Barbara Jane Reyes and Samantha Lê (2:00-2:50pm, @ Renzel Room);

Poet Laureate of East Palo Alto Poetess Kalamu Chaché and San Mateo County Poet Laureate Lisa Rosenberg (2:40-3:30pm, @ Firehouse); 

MK Chavez and Yaccaira Salvatierra (3:00-3:50pm, @ Renzel Room);

Spoken Word (4:00-5:00pm, @ Markham House): 
Joseph Jason Santiago LaCour, Lorenz Dumuk, ASHA, and Kanyon Sayers-Roods;

San José Poetry Slam with special guest Yesika Salgado (7:00-10:00pm @ Cafe Stritch, 374 S. First Street, downtown San José).

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