Come celebrate Reed College's inaugural Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a keynote discussion by Fatimah Asghar. This talk will cover the experience of being a Pakistani Muslim woman within America and Asian-American communities and how we can use poetry to better understand how history and storytelling coincide in our lives.
Fatimah Asghar is a nationally touring poet, screenwriter, educator, and performer. Her debut book of poetry, If They Come For Us, captures the experience of being a young Pakistani Muslim woman in contemporary America. In experimental forms and language both lyrical and raw, Asghar seamlessly braids together marginalized people’s histories with her own understanding of identity, place, and belonging. She is the co-creator and writer of Emmy-nominated Brown Girls, a web series that highlights friendships between women of color. Follow Fatimah on social media at: @asgharthegrouch
Cosponsored by the Multicultural Resource Center, the Office for Institutional Diversity, and the Office for Inclusive Community. Free and open to the public.
Monday, April 1, 2019 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Eliot Hall, Chapel
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199
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