A showcase of Spoken Word and Performance
To support the Fong Lee Family’s fight for justice
Friday, November 19, 2010
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street, Chinatown Philadelphia
(215) 557-0455 or www.AsianArtsInitiative.org
$10 admission + additional donations accepted *
For tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producerevent/135558
At this special anniversary performance, the renowned spoken word duo invites a showcase of 10 guest artists to share poetry, song, movement, and memories celebrating 10 years of YELLOW RAGE! Join us for a not-to-be-missed event filled with more than enough creative talent and energy to inspire us for the next decade!
Michelle Myers and Catzie Vilayphonh met in the year 2000 in a writing and performance workshop at Asian Arts Initiative. Over the years, YELLOW RAGE has sought to make positive impact through their poetry. They have performed on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and at an incredible array of colleges and community venues. Drawing from their own unique experiences, individual political ideologies, and personal life philosophies as Asian American women, Michelle and Catzie’s poems address issues which explore the intersections of race, culture, gender, community, and self.
* All proceeds from this performance will go to the Fong Lee family’s fight for justice. Fong Lee was a Hmong teenager who was shot in the back 8 times and killed by a police officer in North Minneapolis. For more information about Fong Lee: http://www.startribune.com/yourvoices/103979934.html?elr=KArks47cQiUdcOy_9cP3DiU47cQUU