See You at the 7 – Stories From the Bay Area’s Last Original Mile House

Book Talk with Vanessa Garcia, author and owner of the 7 Mile House

Saturday, July 28, 2018
7:00 pm

Vanessa Garcia, originally from Manila, Philippines, was a drummer, backup singer and original member of the Philippine-based all female pop-rock group ‘Prettier Than Pink’. In 1996 she moved to the US, and graduated from Golden Gate University with a Masters in Science degree in Public Relations (1999) and worked as a PR consultant for technology companies.

Free and Open to the Public

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Chinese Exclusion Laws and Being Muslim American in Post 9/11

Eastwind Books of Berkeley and OACC Literary Series presents

Book Talk and Panel Presentation: Chinese Exclusion Laws and Being Muslim in America Post 9/11

Beth Lew-Williams                                                 Sylvia Chan-Malik

Sunday, July 22, 2018
3:00 – 5:00 pm

Featuring The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America by Beth Lew-Williams and Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam by Sylvia Chan-Malik
Presentation Moderated by Michael Chang

Beth Lew-Williams shows how American immigration policies incited anti-Chinese violence and how the violence, in turn, provoked new exclusionary policies. She is an Assistant Professor of history and Philip and Beulah Rollins Bicentennial Preceptor at Princeton University.

From stories she gathers, Sylvia Chan-Malik demonstrates the diversity and similarities of Black, Arab, South Asian, Latina, and multiracial Muslim women, and how American understandings of Islam have shifted against the evolution of U.S. white nationalism over the past century.Sylvia Chan-Malik is Assistant Professor of American Studies and Women and Gender Studies at Rutgers University.

Michael Chang is a lecturer at U.C. Berkeley’s Ethnic Studies and Asian American Studies departments and a federal civil rights attorney.

Free and Open to the Public

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TWO MILE HOLLOW by Leah Nanako Winkler


OACC Community Partner Ferocious Lotus is bringing this unique and hilarious play to the Potrero Stage in San Francisco, this month – June 23 through July 15, 2018. 

The story lines in Leah Nanako Winkler’s laugh-out-loud “white people by the water” play may seem all too familiar – siblings argue over women, a mother creates self-loathing in her daughter, and complicated and unique secrets are unveiled over white wine. Yet there’s a twist. By casting the family with actors of color, Winkler sends up some of our favorite American plays and helps us see the inherent inequities on stage and in life. TWO MILE HOLLOW is the perfect parody during this national moment, when our identity as Americans is being questioned more than ever before.

INQUIRE TICKETS HERE 

Potrero Stage
1695 18th Street
San Francisco CA 94107

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