Defend & Defy: A Community Panel Discussion

Patrick Piazza, Separation = Torture Abolish I.C.E., screenprint, 2018 & Joanna Ruckman, Solidarity, screenprint, 2017

Friday, April 19, 2019 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Key community representatives will come together to discuss urgent immigration issues that are threatening our most vulnerable communities. Drawing on diverse backgrounds, the panelists will share their expertise and perspectives on a range of issue-areas affected by recent anti-immigration policies. Learn how each of us can effectively defend our communities and defy anti-immigration policies and attitudes. Confirmed panelists include Catherine Tactaquin, (Executive Director, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights), Martha Ockenfels-Martinez (Human Impact Partners), and Lara Kiswani (Executive Director, Arab Resource & Organizing Center). Moderated by Eddie Yuen.

Co-presented by the Oakland Asian Cultural Center and San Francisco Poster Syndicate.

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Panel with Author Viet Thanh Nguyen

Sunday, May 5, 2019 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen called on 17 fellow refugee writers from across the globe to shed light on their experiences. The result is The Displaced, a powerful dispatch from the individual lives behind current headlines, with proceeds to support the International Rescue Committee. Join authors Viet Thanh Nguyen, Joseph Azam, and Somdeng Danny Thongsee for a reading and panel discussion. Hosted by Michael Tran.

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CHOPIN & CHINA Concert with Pianist Eileen Huang

March 17, 2019, 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Pianist Eileen Huang (黄爱莲), is the founder and director of International Chamber Music Camp and Festival (ICMC) in Positano, Italy, Shanghai and France since 1998.

Eileen was born in Chongqing, China, and began her piano studies at age 6. At the age of eleven, she won the National Young Musicians Performance Competition and was admitted to the Central Conservatory in Beijing from where she graduated in 1966. Like many other Chinese musicians, her career was put on hold for 7 years during the Cultural Revolution.

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