DIVISION OF STUDENT SERVICES
Multicultural Resource Center
Friday, September 6, 2013 and Saturday, September 7, 2013
Performance, Eliot Chapel, 7pm (Friday 9/6)
Writing and Performance Workshop, Blackbox Rehearsal Room (Performing Arts Building), 10am - 12pm (Saturday 9/7)
Featured in HBO's Asian Aloud, Kit Yan is a queer, transgender, and Asian American Brooklyn based slam poet from Hawaii. Kit's work has been recently featured in Flickr and Sparkle and Troubling the Line, two new queer and transgender poetry anthologies and has a forthcoming book with Transgenre Press. Kit’s poetry has been reviewed in New York Magazine, Bitch, Curve, and Hyphen. His poetry has been taught all over the world and he has been seen on the SF Pride mainstage, National Equality March stage, and numerous international slam poetry stages. Kit's poetry has been commissioned by the Census Bureau and national queer visibility campaigns such as OUTmedia and Campus Pride's joint "Be Queer Buy Queer" and "Queer It Up" campaigns. For more information about Kit Yan, please visit the official website.
The workshop is designed to help students gain the confidence to perform in front of crowds or audiences. Students can bring their own original works of poetry to workshop or just come as they are. The workshop is intended for both beginners and those who have performance experience. Students should sign up for the writing and performance workshop and post-performance lottery dinner in the Multicultural Resource Center. Sponsored by the Multicultural Resource Center and the Theatre department.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
"UNDOCUMENTED & UNAFRAID: Stories from the frontlines of the fight for migrant justice"
Panel Discussion with members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance and DreamActivist.org
Vollum Lecture Hall, 3pm - 4:30pm
Members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance and DreamActivist.org will be speaking about the use of direct action by undocumented migrants. Both organizations were recently featured on This American Life. They will be discussing how our broken immigration system has personally impacted them, and their efforts to organize and work for immigrants' rights. Panelists include Dulce Guerrero, an undocumented youth organizer and the Secure Your Own Community trainer for NIYA and Luis Leon, a member of the Dream 9 group who were deported and attempted to cross the U.S. border demanding to be let in on humanitarian grounds. Sponsored by the Multicultural Resource Center and the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC).
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