Fall 2021 Radical Kinship Series

“The Space Between Body, Spirit, and Migration” considers how poetry and drag performance can inform us about the quotidian experiences of racialized migrants in the United States. Writer Gladys Wangeci Gitau-Damaskos will read and talk about her second book, I’m Not Allowed to Explain (Only Foreshadow & Reminisce), which serves as an attempt to recollect the space between body and spirit when one gives in to life’s journey as a queer Black migrant femme. Drag performer Wo Chan (a.k.a Pearl Harbor) will blend sound art, performance art, and aesthetics of excess to explore a migrant experience through the lens of affect.

Series co-sponsored by the On the Same Page Program, the Multicultural Community Center, the Undocumented Student Program, and the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative at UC Berkeley.

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