Shows: September 14, 2015

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Hurricane Katrina, Disaster, Displacement and Disappearance through Policy

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Shana griffin discusses disaster, disappearance, and displacement during and post Hurricane Katrina, the role of the state in mitigating or exacerbating the impact of disaster and draws connections to the earthquakes in Japan and Haiti and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The audio was recorded during her INCITE COV4 workshop titled, “Hurricane Katrina, Policies that Make People Disappear: Disaster, Displacement, Carcerality and Privatization = Hurricane Katrina Ten Years Later.”

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Storytelling and the state of Filipino-American literature

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"The Kuwento: Lost Things" anthology spotlights poets, writers and visual artists’ renderings of Philippine mythology, including creation stories, mythical beings and animals, gods and heroes, folktales, folk sayings and songs, alamat (legend), and epics. Featuring an introduction by Palanca Award Winner, Dean Francis Alfar. The anthology is edited by Rachelle Cruz and Melissa Sipin. In audio captured at the Asian American Writer’s Workshop highlighting “The Kuwento: Lost Things” anthology, we hear Jessica Hagerdorn, Melissa Sipin, Anna Alves and Sarah Gambito discuss the art of storytelling and the current state of Asian American and Filipino American literature.

For more info on the anthology, visit: http://kuwentoanthology.com

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Alex Gilvarry reads an excerpt from "From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant"

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Alex Gilvarry reads an excerpt from his 2012 release, From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant. The reading was part of a panel, themed “War and Laughter” and curated by the Asian American Writer’s Workshop back in May of this year.

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