Drop by for the special launch for AMPLIFY(HER), the first-ever zine by and for undocumented women from the Asian diaspora. Grab your copy and support undocumented Asian writers alongside event hosts Sonia Guiñansaca of CultureStrike and Kay Ulanday Barrett, author of When The Chant Comes (Topside Press 2016). Come hear from the editors Manolova “Manny” Yusuf, who leads police accountability and immigrant rights work at DRUM and Israt Audry, a core member of RAISE: Revolutionizing Asian American Immigrant Stories on the East Coast–as well as readings by contributors Michelle Chen and Soonaenae.
We’ll also screen a short film by immigrant filmmaker Laura X Moya, an experimental documentary filmmaker that explores the notion of solitude, immigration, desire, and estranged family dynamics in her/their work. We’ll also have Jess X. Chen, a queer, Asian-American artist, filmmaker, and poet. Her first full-length book of poems, Sing Me A Time Machine, is forthcoming. Her artwork has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, The U.N. Human Rights Council, and on indoor and outdoor walls throughout the U.S. She is working toward a world where migrant and indigenous youth can see their own stories on the big screen & city wall & then grow up to create their own. AMPLIFY(HER) is a counter-narrative project that aims to empower and encourage women-led storytelling that is crucial to our identities and survival. AMPLIFY(HER) is a collaboration between RAISE and DRUM. The zine launch is intended to be a safer space for womxn and folks who’ve survived sexual & gender based violence.
Co-sponsored by AMPLIFY(HER) and CultureStrike.
Buzz #600 for access to building, priority seating available please speak to staff on site!
Open to the public
RESERVE A SEAT!
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Sonia Guiñansaca, Kay Ulanday Barrett, Manny Yusuf, Israt Audry, Michelle Chen, Soonaenae, DJ Ushka, Laura X Moya & Deesha Narichania
112 W 27th
New York NY 10001