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April 2018

Don Mee Choi’s Hardly War

April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A poetry reading featuring Don Mee Choi. Don Mee Choi is a poet and translator. Her most recent collection of poetry, Hardly War (Wave Books, 2016) draws on visual artifacts from her father’s personal archive (a photographer who documented the Korean and Viet Nam wars). Her work combines the photographic image with poetry, translation (or the refusal to translate), memoir, and opera to reflect on the reverberating consequences of an undead war. Choi’s other poetry collections include The Morning News…

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The OpEd Project presents “Write to Change the World”

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

CSW is  thrilled to announce that we are partnering with The OpEd Project to bring a special day-long seminar to UCLA! Learn how to write, pitch, and publish op-eds; assert your expertise; and increase the range of voices and ideas that we hear from in our media.   “Write to Change the World” will bring emerging voices together for an interactive day of live experiments around expertise, credibility, ideas and impact. The seminar is designed to test assumptions about our individual knowledge, and…

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Maria Josephine Barrios-LeBlanc, “Languages and Literatures Beyond English: Dreaming in Filipino”

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Part of The Philippines and its Elsewheres A series organized by the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies Featuring: Maria Josephine Barrios-LeBlanc, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley Nenita Domingo, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA Kie Zuraw, Department of Linguistics. UCLA Barrios-LeBlanc will be speaking about her literary work as a feminist scholar, linking the politics of producing creative and scholarly work in a language other than English. The panel will address what it means…

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Ula Taylor, “The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam”

April 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Organized by the UC Consortium for Black Studies in California Ula Taylor will speak about her new book, The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam (UNC Press, 2017). Taylor will discuss the significance of women’s politics within the Nation of Islam (NOI), one of the most significant African American religious and political organizations of the twentieth century.  She analyzes the complexities of members’ gender consciousness and women’s political activities within the NOI, which promised protection and empowerment…

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