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1. Refugee Narratives in Life Writing

  • Published: 2016-11-15T17:20:36+00:00
  • Duration: 6775
  • By De Balie
Refugee Narratives in Life Writing

Live stream registratie - 2016-11-15 - Deze avond staat het verhaal van vluchtelingen centraal. Hoe verwoord je een vluchtverhaal? Hoe beschrijf je je ervaringen, emoties, angst en hoop? Kun je schrijven wat je niet kunt zeggen? En kan het schrijven van verhalen een helende werking hebben? Babah Tarawally treedt tijdens de avond op als hoofdspreker. Hij ontvluchtte Sierra Leone in de jaren ’90 vanwege het oorlogsgeweld en kreeg na een procedure van 7 jaar asiel in Nederland. Tarawally werkt nu als trainer voor diverse organisaties die vluchtelingen en Nederlanders met elkaar verbinden. Hij schreef de boeken De god met de blauwe ogen en De verloren hand. Tijdens dit programma draagt hij voor uit eigen werk onder begeleiding van kora-speler Lamin Kuyateh, en spreken we met hem over de verbindende kracht van literatuur. Ook is er deze avond een spoken word performance door Marikit Saturay. Marikit Saturay vluchtte in 2006 vanuit de Filipijnen naar Nederland, en zette haar levensverhaal op muziek. Ze neemt ons mee op een muzikale reis op zoek naar vrijheid, gelijkheid en rechtvaardigheid. Dit programma wordt gemodereerd door Bahram Sadeghi. Doe mee! Zowel ervaren schrijvers als debutanten en beginnende schrijvers krijgen deze avond een podium. Wil je meedoen aan dit programma en jouw verhaal (max. 500 woorden) gelinkt aan dit thema voordragen tijdens deze avond? De schrijvers van de 2 mooiste inzendingen worden gevraagd hun verhaal met het publiek te delen tijdens het programma. Stuur je verhaal vóór zaterdag 5 november naar anne-marijn.epker@debalie.nl. Dit programma is in samenwerking met Stichting Praemium Erasmianum en Humanity in Action. Over de Erasmusprijs Dit programma wordt georganiseerd ter gelegenheid van de toekenning van de Erasmusprijs 2016 aan de Britse schrijfster A.S. Byatt. Zij ontvangt de prijs voor haar bevlogen bijdrage aan het genre ‘Life Writing’, een actueel onderwerp binnen de literatuur dat historische romans, biografieën en autobiografieën omvat. De jury noemt A.S. Byatt een geboren verhalenverteller met een scherp oog voor maatschappelijke verhoudingen. Over Humanity in Action Deze avond wordt medegeorganiseerd door Humanity in Action (HIA). Humanity in Action Nederland zet zich in om een nieuwe generatie sociale, culturele en politieke leiders te betrekken bij de thema’s mensenrechten, democratie, diversiteit en maatschappelijke betrokkenheid. Tijdens het jaarlijkse zomerprogramma onderwijst, inspireert en verbindt Humanity in Action een wereldwijd netwerk van studenten en jonge professionals die toegewijd zijn aan het promoten van deze drie thema’s, in hun eigen omgeving en over de hele wereld. Voertaal: Nederlands (sommige delen zullen in het Engels voorgedragen worden) http://www.debalie.nl/agenda/podium/refugee-narratives-in-life-writing/e_9782562/p_11767554/ www.debalie.nl


2. Lowertown Reading Jam: Exploring "The Sacred" with Deborah Torraine

Lowertown Reading Jam: Exploring

October 11th 2010—The first of a brand new series of Saint Paul Almanac Lowertown Reading Jams takes place on Monday, October 11th 2010, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Black Dog Cafe. Curated by Deborah Torraine, the theme of this reading jam is “The Sacred.” Also reading will be Dara Beevas, Natalie Delgado, Nimo Farah, Q, Shane Hawley, Sheronda Orridge and Mickey Rich. Dara Beevas is a native of the Washington, D.C. area. She currently lives in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood of South Minneapolis. Her personal projects include working on a collection of short stories. Her short story “For Peach” was recently selected for Outrageous Fortune, an online literary magazine. Natalie Delgado is in the 8th grade and is making her professional debut as an actress and writer. Natalie is a natural performer and is excited to contribute as a performing artist with these other amazing wordsmiths. Nimo Farah embraces her experiences as a refugee Muslim woman living in America but believes the human spirit is too multi-dimensional to categorize and classify. Exposed to many cultures and struggles, she is inspired to write about and celebrate the resilience, complexity and compassion of the human spirit. She aspires to be a keeper of her ancestor’s rich oral traditions and mother tongue; both are at the brink of endangerment. Shane Hawley is a spoken word artist and comedian from Saint Paul, Minnesota. He won the 2010 National Poetry Slam as a member of Saint Paul’s Soapboxing Slam Team, and is a four- time member of the Minneapolis SlamMN Slam Team from 2002–2005. His work, an amalgam of sweet nothings, shock, humor, and subtly clever writing connects with an audience like a sack of kittens to the solar plexus. Sheronda Orridge, Owner /President of Loving Spirit Life Coach Academy, was born and raised in Chicago, IL. In search of a better life, she moved to the Twin Cities in March of 1995 with her six-month-old daughter. Realizing that a better life means being part of a healthy community, Sheronda has made building strong and healthy communities her life‘s work and mission. She has an online radio show and is a popular host on SPNN, Saint Paul Neighborhood Network. “Q,” born Quentin Moore, in Chicago, IL, was raised on the North side of Minneapolis. He graduated from De La Salle in 2005. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a B.A. in advertising and a minor in sociology last spring. He began writing in 6th grade. He was published in 7th grade for a poem entitled “Questions about Love.” Writing was pushed to the back burner for a few years until junior in high school. Ever since then it has become a passion. Writing wakes him up. Writing keeps him up. Writing gives him energy. Every day is an opportunity to observe. So, to Q every day is an opportunity to write. Currently, Mickey Rich runs an open stage at Pepito’s Poco Loco Lounge in South Minneapolis where he appears each Tuesday night. He also hits comedy stages across the state, inflicting himself upon the unwitting masses. He writes jokes, shorts, and screenplays, and works in every aspect of video production. He volunteers at the Givens Foundation for African American Literature, where he was a fellow in their 2009 Black Writers’ Collaborative Retreat, under the tutelage of writers Ishmael Reed and Laurie Carlos. Deborah Torraine will be your Emcee for this evening. Tonight we will hear about “The Sacred.” Deborah says that when she reads the word sacred, she stops to re-read it again because at first glance it looks like the word scared. Deborah is known for both her strong narratives and the home-spun feel of her stories. Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar 308 Prince Street, Lowertown, St. Paul, MN 55101 (651) 228-9274 www.blackdogstpaul.com


3. Fairhaven College WWU Graduation 2017

Fairhaven College WWU Graduation 2017

2016-2017 Fairhaven College Graduates Aden Lozar Music, Altered States, and Human Culture Aleyda Marisol Cervantes Gutierrez Solidarity Across Borders: Reclaiming Experi-ence and Imagining New Realities through Storytelling Arlen Coiley S.A.G.E. Sustainable Agriculture, Gastrono-my and Entrepreneurship Aurora Reyes Immigration, Human Rights, and Alternative Solutions Austin Greer Smith Cinematography & Global Issues: Creating Social Change through Film Becca Rose Reclaimed Voices: Empowering Women Across Cultures through Creative Writing & Counter Narratives Betty Jo Anzaldua American Cultural Studies Bruce Alan Weller Jr Upside Down Degree: Human Services Carlye Nelson Field Ecology, Education, and Advocacy Chancy (Chantze) Wozow Cultivating Innovative Communities: Mindfulness, Leadership & Social En-trenpuership Charne Langdon Inspiring Youth and Elders through Radical Storytelling Clara Noelle Vannice Urban Horticulture and Sustainable Social Entrepreneurship Cooper Margaret Psychophysics and Art Devon Mercer The Languages of Justice: Radical Queer Politics and the Stories of Law Dylan Lawyer Affective Methods in Music Elisheva Anisman Stories: An Exploration of Lifecycle Theater and Writing Erin Harris Achieving Health and Wellness through Recreation, Leadership, & Environmental Education Erin McQuin Mixed Methods Research Ezekiel Nierenberg Queering Treatment & Recovery through Queer Feminist Lenses: Framing Praxis in Histories of Resistance Farhad Sadat Police Engagement and Community Collaboration: A Sociological Perspective on Community Policing Flor Reyes Ethnomusicology, Education, Resistance Giana O'Shaughnessy-Ross Transnational Women’s Empowerment Hannah Plummer Geography: Constructing Natural & Urban Space and Place Harminder "Paul" Grewal Art of Transpersonal and Personal Identity in a Global Context Jacqueline Allison The Relational Self through Psychology, Mindfulness, and Literary Creation Jade Vantreese Flores Food Systems Development: Agriculture, Economics, and Policy Jessica Rees Exploring Alternative Healing Methods for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Jonah Falk Musicianship: Creation, Production, Business, and Culture Jonathan Inonueri Multipurpose Audio Engineering and Music Production Jordan Crahan Politics and Markets: Behavior and Social Responsibility Joy Weisel Comparative and International Perspectives on Refugee Education Kailani Johnson Wordlock Kali Crow-Liester Food Security and Environmental Re-sistance Kamea Black Holistic Agriculture and Food Katarina Dick Art, Visual Culture, and Identity Laura I. Twing Upside Down Degree: Human Services Laural Hong The Therapeutic Nature of Creative Expres-sion Lindsey Hamerly Human-Animal Interactions: Mental Health and Well-being Lucas Bauer Sustainable Systems and Resources Mack Orendurff Building Queer Futures through Intergenerational Genealogies Maddison Duchschere Major: Psychology Madison Bleu Holup Feminist Modes of Expression: DIY Music and Writing as Social Activism Maggie Butler Major: Psychology Max Romey Specialized Generalization: Entrepreneur-ship, Connection, & Change Megan Langston Fostering Wholeness through Holistic Public Health Michelle Moore Upside Down Degree: Visual Communica-tions Mikhaila Thornton Designing for the Body: Movements, Materials, & Aesthetics Miriam Jaffe Using Creative Expression for Holistic Public Health Monica Griffin Music Management: Historical Perspective and Fundamentals of Music & Production Monique Vandenbroucke International Human Rights and Histories of Resistance Nicholas Perpich Sustainable Event Production Nicole del Rosario Global Development, Well-being, and Regional Studies Penelope Kipps Filmmaking Pollete Ivone Trana Leadership in Sustainable Urban Ecology Rebecca Ouk Major: Economics & Accounting Rhiannon Kemp Major: Studio Art Roger Schuettke Culture, Leadership, and Design: Maximizing Potential of Human Social Systems Rylee Young Understanding Creative Communities and the Move into the Professional World Scarlett Messenger When We Were Trees: The Transpersonal Experience in Indo-European Mythology and Folklore Sierra Flanagan Spatial Justice, Community Resistance, & Sociopolitical and Economic Systems in the U.S. Sophia Wickman Comparative Literature and Politics of France and North Africa Stuart Jackson Audio Technology, Music, and Culture Taylor Van Ness Nonprofit Management and Cultural Communication Victoria Boles Visual Culture and Community Advocacy “If you can design your own education you can design your life.” FAIRHAVEN COLLEGE OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES


4. Eva Bartlett With Robert Inlakesh - Completely Fanatic, Completely Insane

  • Published: 2017-11-13T12:41:35+00:00
  • Duration: 199
  • By Lez
Eva Bartlett With Robert Inlakesh - Completely Fanatic, Completely Insane

Clip taken from full video here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTNt0jvW0r0 Robert Inlakesh recently spent three months in various parts of the West Bank, occupied Palestine, living with Palestinian families and witnessing the crimes of the Zionist occupiers. In this conversation, we discuss his experiences and some of my own ten years prior. His biography notes: "Robert is a journalist, political analyst and human rights activist who specialises in delivering insight into the geo-political scene of the Middle East, specialising in the political and humanitarian situation in Palestine. Robert is a regular writer for 'Al-Masdar news' - and also appears frequently on 'Press TV' as an analyst and researcher." Robert's writings can be found at: http://www.balkanspost.com/author/18 https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/author/robertinlakesh47/ His Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/RobertInlakesh Twitter: @falasteen47 Eva Bartlett info - "Since 2007 I’ve been writing from and on issues in the Middle East, mainly occupied Palestine and in recent years Syria, fighting for its existence under a foreign war of aggression. I am an independent writer and rights activist with extensive experience in Syria and in the Gaza Strip, where I lived a cumulative three years (from late 2008 to early 2013). I documented the 2008/9 and 2012 Israeli war crimes and attacks on Gaza while riding in ambulances and reporting from hospitals. From Nov 2008 to June 2010 I stayed continuously in the Gaza Strip, doing solidarity work (volunteer) with fishers and farmers, coming under fire from the Zionists on the sea and along the border, writing about the criminal siege on Gaza. I finally exited through the Egyptian-controlled border, Rafah in June 2010, returning via Egypt to Gaza in mid-2011 and staying there, on and off, for another year and a half till March 2013. In, my years in Gaza from 2011 until March 2013, I lived in a home with a Palestinian family near the refugee camp of Deir al-Balah, taking local public transport and enduring the same extreme power outages, lack of water and Zionist warplane flyovers and bombings. Since April 2014, I’ve visited Syria 7 times, including two months in summer 2016 and one month in Oct/Nov 2016 and my latest visit in June 2017 (to Aleppo, Homs, al-Waer, Madaya, al-Tall, Damascus). My early visits to Syria included interviewing residents of the Old City of Homs, which had just been secured from militants, and visiting historic Maaloula after the Aramaic village had been liberated of militants. In December 2015, I returned to old Homs to find life returning, small shops opened, some of the damaged historic churches holding worship anew, and citizens preparing to celebrate Christmas once again. On my 5th visit in June-August 2016, she went twice to Aleppo, also visiting Palmyra, Masyaf, Jableh, Tartous, and Barzeh district of Damascus, as well as returning again to Maaloula and Latakia. On my sixth visit to Syria, in October and November, she visited Aleppo twice more, as well as areas around Damascus. The testimonies Eva gathered in Aleppo starkly contrasted narratives corporate media had been asserting." Eva Bartlett website - https://ingaza.wordpress.com/ Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/EvaKBartlett Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/EvaBoBeeva YT channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/InGazaUpdates/videos?disable_polymer=1 Twitter - @EvaKBartlett


5. turning our tongues online

  • Published: 2013-01-11T19:03:32+00:00
  • Duration: 828
  • By wendy babcox
turning our tongues online

"Turning Our Tongues" is a project initiated by 6+ in collaboration with a group of 18 young women aged 16 -19 from the Deheisheh Refugee Camp, Palestine. It foregrounds different ways of journaling, of reflecting on daily life - from the very literal or informational, to the evocative and expressive. The project developed through a series of workshops, combining the use of intimate journals (writing, sketching and so forth) and the creative interpretation of the journals through short audio works. The audio recordings began as journal entries but progressed through various stages of transformation and interpretation, to include a combination of text and sound. The resulting audio works are recordings of live, choreographed performances ranging from stories and poems, to songs, and fragmented personal narratives. The young artists worked together in small group collaborations to support the performance of each narrative. This project explores the possibilities of working together to develop the power of one's own voice. 6+: a women's art collective would like to thank: Naji Owdah, Haneen Owdah, Suhair Faraj Owdah, Rawan Gedeon and Joseph Farbrook This project is partially funded by: Creative Research Grant, University of South Florida College of Visual and Performing Arts, Pima Arts Council and generous contributions of several artists and friends.