Dream of the Water Children: The Black Pacific

News & Events

March 15, 2012
 
POEM PUBLISHED!
The Spring 2012 Issue of the beautiful and important Asian-American literary journal KARTIKA REVIEW, has just been released.
A poem I have crafted dedicated to my mother and her recent passing in September of this past year entitled: “For Kiyoko, Epitaph/Chikai” was accepted and is published in the issue.
March 15, 2012
My first Introductory Video for Dream of the Water Children Project, has become public on YOU TUBE.  This is a video series in which this blog and my book come together to connect the personal and global historical present of Black Pacific and human realities, mourning, and hope.
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Friday, March 16th & Saturday, March 17th, 2012
UC Berkeley
 
Transnational Mixed Asians In-Between Spaces (TMABS) presents:
CROSSING LINES: PRAXIS IN MIXED RACE/SPACE STUDIES 
Dates: Friday, March 16th & Saturday, March 17th, 2012
(I will be presenting on Two (2) panels. On FRIDAY at 3:15- Geneaologies of Post(War) Amerasian Legacies;  On SATURDAY at 1:15- Methodologies.
Location: Friday at the International House (2299 Piedmont Ave) in the Robert & Ida Sproul Rooms and Saturday at Barrows Hall on the UC Berkeley campus

Link to online registration form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?pli=1&formkey=dEdHT0ZOanZTSmlwVFJ4WEI3VzZDMXc6MQ#gid=0

**Registration is not required, but is highly encouraged so that we can plan ahead and be sure to have enough food for all those in attendance** 

Preliminary Conference Schedule:

Friday, March 16th
8:30-9am Registration
9-9:15am Welcome by TMABS Co-founder
9:15-10am Keynote address by Prof. Velina Hasu Houston (School of Theatre, USC)
10:15-11:45am Panel #1: Cultural Productions
12-1pm Lunch at the International House (free for all registered guests)
1:15-3pm Panel #2: Language and Cultural Representations of Multiracial People
3:15-4:45pm Panel #3: Genealogies of Post(War) Amerasian Legacies
5-6:30pm Dinner on your own
6:30-8pm Screening of “Crossing the Line: Multiracial Comedians” followed by Discussion and Q & A with the Co-Producer, Dr. Darby Li Lo Price
Saturday, Mary 17th
9:30-10am Registration
10-11:45am Panel #4: History
12-1pm Lunch on your own
1:15-3pm Panel #5: Methodology
3:15-4:45pm Panel #6: Roundtable Discussion with TMABS
5-6pm Dinner (free for all registered guests)
6-8pm Performance (TBA)
8pm onwards Mixer (Drinks & Conversation)
Generous funding provided by the Center for Race & Gender, Ethnic Studies Department, Chicana/o Studies Program, Asian American Studies Program Native American Studies Program, American Indian Graduate Program and UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly.
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Saturday March 1, 2012

National Japanese American Historical Society Peace Gallery

1684 Post St. (in Japan Town), San Francisco, CA

Black Pacific Social Justice and Art: I will be reading, along with Julie Thi Underhill, and others,  through our identities as subaltern “Black-Asian” identities, presenting and discussing ideas on cultural production and resistance in the addressing of history from diverse inter-disciplinary backgrounds.  This will be one program among the many in the  Deep Roots New Shoots: Japan Town Arts :  40 Years of Asian American Art by Veteran and Emerging Artists”  program  on view through April 30 at the NJAHS (National Japanese American Historical Society) Peace Gallery, 1684 Post St. in San Francisco Japantown.

Friday/Saturday, March 16-17

Conference

Crossing Lines: Praxis in Mixed Race/Space Studies

UC Berkeley

Info: http://crg.berkeley.edu/content/crossing-lines-cfp

Saturday January 21, 2012

National Japanese American Historical Society Peace Gallery

1684 Post St. (in Japan Town), San Francisco, CA

Deep Roots New Shoots, Japan Town Arts

Japan Town Arts Artists’ Salon

Introduction of Artists presenting for Spring events/gallery.

Saturday Oct 22, 7:00pm
SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA

Gathering the Embers: A DIA DE LOS MUERTOS Tribute Show:
I will be reading, along with emerging and established artists Carolina De Robertis, Jennifer Derilo, Kenji Liu, Siaira Shawn, Eleanor Sananman, Vickie Vértiz, Amanda Vigil, Natalia Vigil, and more will pay tribute to love, life, loss, and resiliency.

Saturday Nov. 5, 2:00pm
1684 Post St. (in Japan Town), San Francisco, CA

Presentation and Discussion: Dream of the Water Children: Making Visible the Black Pacific. I will be reading, along with Robert Ricardo Reese and Julie Thi Underhill, and others,  through our identities as subaltern “Black-Asian” identities, presenting and discussing ideas on healing, solidarity and the addressing of history from diverse inter-disciplinary backgrounds.  Particularly, we will address race, nation, gender, and militarism.  This will be one program among the many in the  Deep Roots New Shoots: Japan Town Arts :  40 Years of Asian American Art by Veteran and Emerging Artists”  program  on view through Dec. 30 at the NJAHS (National Japanese American Historical Society) Peace Gallery, 1684 Post St. in San Francisco Japantown.

Sept. 17, 2011

My mother, Kiyoko Kakinami Cloyd, passes away in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Vista Care Hospice facility.

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