One of the most important artists of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a prolific career spanning over four decades. From techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer, the evolution of his music has coincided with his life journeys. Following Fukushima, Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan’s social movement against nuclear power. As Sakamoto returns to music following a cancer diagnosis, his haunting awareness of life crises leads to a resounding new masterpiece. RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA is an intimate portrait of both the artist and the man.
Now Showing at the 4-Star Theater, San Francisco, July 27 – August 2
Book Talk with Vanessa Garcia, author and owner of the 7 Mile House
Saturday, July 28, 2018
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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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.
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