TOGETHER WE ARE NEW YORK: ASIAN AMERICANS REMEMBER AND RE-VISION 9/11
Together We Are New York: Asian Americans Remember and Re-Vision 9/11
A Poetry Project by Kundiman
Opening Performance September 13, 7-9pm
McNally Auditorium, Fordham Law School
140 West 62nd Street
For directions, visit www.kundiman.org/kavad
“The sense of urgency to write often comes from a place of necessity – to discover truth, to challenge the simplification of stories.” – Hossannah Asuncion
The ten-year anniversary of 9/11 will bring an outpouring of emotions and remembrances; Together We Are New York helps to ensure Asian American community voices are presented and shared as a vital part of the fabric of city memory and the nation’s journey forward. To remember the diverse communities affected by the events of 9/11, Kundiman, an organization dedicated to the creation and promotion of Asian American poetry, engaged nine poets to interview Asian Americans on their experiences that day and in the decade since. The material will be crafted into poems for a series of public performances and dialogues, uniquely combining historical documentation with artistic production and public engagement. The program will open with a performance on September 13 at Fordham University, with additional performances and events to be scheduled. Check back soon for more details.
Featured poets: Hossannah Asuncion, Tamiko Beyer, Marlon Esguerra, April Heck, Eugenia Leigh, Bushra Rehman, Zohra Saed, Purvi Shah, R.A. Villanueva
Public funding for Together We Are New York is provided by LMCC’s Fund for Creative Communities, which is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, and by the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, which is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.