API Heritage Month: Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed and traci kato-kiriyama

Come celebrate the first event of Reed College's inaugural Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a discussion about the importance of highlighting and openly discussing the experiences of Muslims in the Asian and Pacific Islander community and how the legacy of Japanese internment is being reflected in events facing this community today.

Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed is an activist, storyteller, and politico based in Los Angeles. She currently is a campaign strategist at the Asian American new media organizing group 18MillionRising. Ahmed was honored in 2016 as White House Champion of Change for AAPI Art and Storytelling. She is cohost of The #GoodMuslimBadMuslim Podcast that has been featured in Oprah Magazine, Wired, and Buzzfeed as well as live shows recorded at South by Southwest and the White House.

traci kato-kiriyama is a writer/actor and one half of the award-winning PULLproject Ensemble; director/co-founder of Tuesday Night Project - presenter of the Tuesday Night Cafe series (currently the longest-running Asian American-produced mic series in the country); and Writ Large Press author of a new book still in the birthing process. She has been presented as a performer, poet, theatre deviser, guest lecturer, speaker, facilitator, emcee, and artist-in-residence at innumerable venues from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, and Hawai'i to Philadelphia, Florida, New York, and Toronto.

Cosponsored by the Multicultural Resource Center, the Office for Institutional Diversity, and the Office for Inclusive Community. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Performing Arts Building, 320
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

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Faculty, Students, Alumni, Open to the Public, Staff

Inclusive Community, Institutional Diversity, Multicultural Resource Center
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