Situated in the weeks between Black History Month and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This festival provides inclusive programming that welcomes community members and the public to celebrate and dialogue the history, legacy, and present day representations of Afro Asian Solidarity.
Friday March 16, 2018; 8pm
A workshop production of "A&R,305"
Location: Brooklyn Arts Exchange 421 5th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215
a short play by Claro de los Reyes | directed by Tara Elliott
Saturday April 7, 2018; 1-4pm
Afro-Asian Healing Practices: A participatory workshop on the practicing and reclamation of healing traditions from the African diaspora and the Asian Pacific Islander diaspora.
Facilitators Shamilia McBean and Jana Lynne Umipig will welcome participants to an interactive workshop that shares traditions rooted in African diaspora and Asian Pacific Islander diaspora healing practices. Facilitators will discuss intersections across the traditions as well as motivations to sustain and extend these practices in the present day.
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
LOCATION: Kelly Street Garden, Bronx, NY
924 Kelly St. Bronx NY 10459
Saturday April 14, 2018; 3-5pm
Afro-Asian Storytime x "Radical Playdate"
Location: Interference Archive 314 7th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215
At this special meeting of Interference Archive's "Radical Playdate", special guests from Callaloo: Cultural Literacy for Kids and Sari-Sari Storybooks will read selections from Afro-Asian storybooks. There will be toys, craft tables, and mats to engage kids and adults are free and welcome to browse the radical materials present at the Interference Archive. *Authors Marjuan Canady (Callaloo) and Christina Newhard (Sari-Sari Storybooks) will be present.
Bring a favorite Afro-Asian book to share, bring a snack, or just bring yourselves! There will also be a Q&A with the book’s authors.
Recommended ages: 8 and under
Suggested donation: $5 (but no one will be turned away!)
The My Baryo, My Borough Oral History Theatre Project uses art and creativity to celebrate the Filipino/Filipino-American community in NYC. Through public art programs, theatre, and creative story sharing, we welcome the broader NYC community in celebrating the NYC Filipino / Filipino American experience. Central to the project is a community-centered oral history collection that mobilizes community members to collect, share, and celebrate the largely overlooked legacy of the Filipino/ Filipino American community of NYC.
My Baryo My Borough's 2015 iteration focused on the Filipino American legacy existing in Queens, NY and culminated in a multidisciplinary public sharing that included a multimedia exhibition and a theatre performance based on the collected oral histories. Presently, My Baryo, My Borough is actively working to widen its scope. - Claro de los Reyes
*This project was launched as commission by The Laundromat Project's Create Change program (2015) to commissioned artist Claro de los Reyes.