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Community, Memory, and The Arts, CIIS, San Francisco, CA

  • CIIS 1453 Mission Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)

Poet and CIIS director and educator, Brynn Saito, will share new work and discuss the imaginative power of storytelling in conjuring the past and calling in the future. Brynn will also discuss her work with the Yonsei Memory Project, an interdisciplinary, arts-based collaboration connecting the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans with current civil liberties struggles. YMP is a community-based initiative developed by Brynn and her collaborator, Nikiko Masumoto, a farmer, writer, and performer. YMP relies on the power of art-making for inquiry and change.