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Saturday, October 14 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Language and Resistance

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Suggestions on how citizens can reclaim their power, and how language can help us resist individually and envision a collective future.

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Sylvia Arthur

Sylvia Arthur is a writer from London, England, whose essays and plays examine the intersection of race, gender, and class through the prism of popular culture. She's currently at work on her first book, African, & Other Curse Words, a collection of interconnected essays about identity... Read More →
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Alex Ivey

Alex Ivey is a New York City native currently sunning himself on the California coast. Los Angeles is currently his home but who the hell knows what tomorrow will bring. He writes short stories, poems, essays about 90s pop icons, plays and novels. His writing has appeared in the Harpoon... Read More →
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Roberto Lovato

Writer, SF Writers Grotto
Roberto Lovato is an educator, journalist and writer based at The Writers Grotto in San Francisco, California. He is he author of Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs and Revolution in the Americas (Harper Collins). Lovato is also a Co-Founder of #DignidadLiteraria... Read More →
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Miri Nakamura

Miri Nakamura is a scholar of Japanese literature and film. She was formerly Associate Professor of East Asian Studies at Wesleyan University, where she taught feminist literature and horror films. She is the author of Monstrous Bodies: The Rise of the Uncanny in Modern Japan... Read More →
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Christina Robinson

Christina Robinson lives in Oakland, where she also teaches in order to foster tomorrow's leaders and to support her dog collection (3!) and her writing habit (mostly her dystopian quest novel). She is an active member in SURJ Bay Area, where she acts for and thinks critically about... Read More →
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Pireeni Sundaralingam

Associate Professor, California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)
Born in Sri Lanka, Pireeni Sundaralingam is co-editor of Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry. Her poetry has been published in American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, and others, and translated into 5 languages. A cognitive-neuroscientist, she is currently... Read More →

Saturday October 14, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Little Paper Planes 855 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110