Shows: September 28, 2015

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Women in the Global Labor Rights Struggle

At a forum on women and global labor activism at CUNY's Murphy Institute, Chaumtoli Huq of the activist media project Law at the Margins hosts a discussion with woman organizers from Asia and talks with Eni Lestari from Indonesia/Hong Kong, Chairperson of International Migrants Alliance.

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Vietnamese Refugees of Katrina in NOLA East

Daniel Nguyen, a community organizer with Mary Queen of Vietnam Community Development Corporation (MQVN CDC), discusses how Katrina continues to impact the social, cultural and economic lives of the Vietnamese refugee community of New Orleans East, a decade after the storm.

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Laughing at Vietnam's Tragicomedy

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At a live literary event at AAWW, "War and Laughter," writers explored the more whimsical side of warfare. If that sounds odd to you, wait till you hear the off-color humor of author Viet Nguyen's satirical novel The Sympathizer.

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Refugee Comics with Matt Huynh

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Matt Huynh is a graphic artist who grew up in Australia as the son of Vietnamese refugees. Although his career has included illustrating for the New York Times as well as commercial brands, he recent used his pen to find creative way to explore his refugee narrative in the comic book form, with an adaptation of Nam Le's short story, "The Boat." We spoke with him recently on the intersection between art, identity, and politics.

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Liberating Palestine through Culture

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Amin Husain, a Palestinian American artist and filmmaker, is now working on an innovative documentary on the crisis in his occupied homeland. The Occupy Wall Street veteran recently spoke at Cooper Union about how he made the transition from being a high paid corporate lawyer to his true calling as an artist and an activist.

Learn more about Amin Husain and Nitasha Dhillon's film project at: horizonofpalestine.org.

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