Chapters is a multi-part Creative + Cultural Podcast series concerning the history and the lessons of civil rights violations or civil liberties injustices carried out against communities or populations—including civil rights violations or civil liberties injustices that are perpetrated on the basis of an individual’s race, national origin, immigration status, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.
This series connects with ten California nonprofit organizations and the community leaders they collaborate with. Through art, education, and storytelling these episodes reflect on the past, react to our current times, and consider the future.
Join us online for a celebration of 19th century literature read by professional actors. It's free. Don't know about Write Out Loud? Visit their webpage http://writeoutloudsd.com and/ or sign up for a daily professionally read story delivered to your inbox. Again, did I mention this?--it's free! Stay tuned for more information regarding this fabulous San Diego based non-profit organization.
Join me as I moderate a discussion with historian and community activist Mary Adams Urashima regarding the Historic Wintersburg property in Huntington Beach, representing over a century of Japanese immigration to the United States.
Join me in discussion with Sam Mihara, a Japanese-American survivor of racial imprisonment during WWII.
Wednesday, Nov. 20th, 2019, @ Chapman's Musco: Doors Open @ 6:00 PM (6:30 PM Start time!)
Our fourth Orange County Placemaking Roadshow (Links to an external site.) program takes place at the Musco Center for the Arts (Links to an external site.) in Orange.
A special event featuring conversations and performances at Performers Court with Sam Mihara, Jonelle Strickland, Chef Craig Brady, Chef Daniella Malfitano, and Dylan Kanner.
This project was made possible with support from Chapman University, The California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, a state-funded grant project of the California State Library and from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit chapman.edu (Links to an external site.), library.ca.gov (Links to an external site.) and calhum.org
Join me for a lively panel discussion featuring LGBT Center OC Immigration Resources Specialist Luis Gomez, as well as Tony Ortuno and Olivia Zoey Martinez, on intersectionalities of the immigrant and LGBTQ communities.
Join me in conversation with Doctors Kristine and Ester as they share their overlapping fields of expertise, Asian American and Central American immigration/racial experiences in the United States.
Listen to a conversation featuring community activist Patti Hirahara and scholar of Japanese-American identity Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa. Find out why Japanese-American challenges are relevant in today's world and why they are not exclusive to Japanese Americans.
Join Me for a Community Lecture (One of Five) in Orange County, Funded through the CA Civil Liberties (CA State Library) and Moderated by Yours Truly
The ORANGE COUNTY PLACEMAKING ROADSHOW kicks off in Anaheim at Muzeo on October 6. This special event features conversations and performances with Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa, Patti Hirahara, Jonelle Strickland, Chef Shachi Mehra, Chef Daniella Malfitano, and Harlis Sweetwater.
$400 at stake for three rounds of Slam. My scores in round one: a "nine," an "eight," and (wait for it...) a "one." I am eliminated in the company of friends and artists who understand all too well that life isn't always how one person sees it. Why a one, you ask? (Because I used that word.) But would I do it again? In a hot second, yes!
For all of us who believe there is not one way. One genre. One spirit. One answer. Or even one question. This blog is for the writer before she was so, as well as for the reader who defies her expectations every time: it is for the poets, satirists, fiction writers, essayists, diarists, and ancient word wanderers; this blog is for the infinitely unwritten. To each, a celebration. A celebration to all.