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Reading with Carmen Gimieez Smith (4/19/2018)

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:00pm
Start Date: 4/19/2018 Start Time: 4:00 PMEnd Date: 4/19/2018 End Time: 5:00 PM
SJSU Main Campus - King Library
Room: Steinbeck Center

SJSU alumna Carmen Giménez Smith returns to read from her recent collections of poetry that include Milk and Filth (2013), which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and the forthcoming book from City Light Publishers Cruel Futures (2018). She writes lyric essays as well as poetry, and is the author of the poetry chapbook Casanova Variations (2009), the full-length collection Odalisque in Pieces (2009), and the memoir Bring Down the Little Birds: On Mothering, Art, Work, and Everything Else (2010). She has emerged as a leading voice in the Latinx poetry community as well the influential publisher of Noemi Press, an independent literary press that has published more than 40 books. She co-edited Angels of the Americlypse: New Latin@ Writing, an anthology of contemporary Latinx writing (2014). Born in New York City, she earned a BA in English from San Jose State University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Iowa. She has taught at New Mexico State University, and is currently on the creative writing faculty at Virginia Tech.

This event is free and open to the public.
Learn more here: https://www.legacyofpoetry.com/april-19-carmen-gimenez

Art Exhibit: Taiwanese Fine Arts in Bay Area (4/1/2018 - 5/25/2018)

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 12:00am
Start Date: 4/1/2018 All DayEnd Date: 5/25/2018The "Taiwanese Fine Arts in Bay Area" art show features oil paintings, watercolors, pen and ink drawings, photographs, and ceramics of 7 Bay Area Taiwanese artists. This is part of celebration for the Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage month, which marks the 40th anniversary this year. President Carter signed into law in October 1978 but it was only for the first week in May. In 1990, this proclamation was expanded to one month and passed by the congress and signed by President Bush. Co-sponsored by: Africana, Asian American, Chicano, & Native American Studies Center, Dr. Martin Luther King Library; San Francisco Bay Area Taiwanese Art Association; Love of Taiwan Association; San Jose Tainan Sister City Association; South Bay Taiwanese Association; Asian American Federation of California; Taiwanese American Center of Northern California

The Art of Protest (King Library) (2/1/2018 - 3/30/2018)

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 12:00am
Start Date: 2/1/2018 All DayEnd Date: 3/30/2018
SJSU Main Campus

SJSU Main Campus - King Library

SJSU Main Campus - King Library
Room: 4th Floor Exhibit Gallery

“The Art of Protest” Presented to you by Sharat G. Lin, PhD. Mr. Lin is a collector and is the curator of “The Art of Protest” collection. He is also the former President of the San Jose Peace and Justice Center, a writer on Global Political Economy and Social Movements. This exhibit consists of 29 original silkscreen posters created between 1969 and 1979, except for 1 created in 2017 during the most recent upsurge in protests. The artists of these posters were mostly anonymous students at UC Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley. In 1969 – 1979, the dominant theme was opposition to the Vietnam War, but also Racial Justice, the Environment, State Repression, and the Functioning of U.S. Democracy. This exhibit documents through art the social movements of the period and how students and other activists viewed and responded to the issues of the time. “The Art of Protest” will be on display from February 1st through March 31st, 2018 on the 4th floor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.