Monday, March 6, 2006

Artist Exchange!

A great heartfelt thanks to those of you who have really helped me through this process! hi5s to Stephen, Omar, and Chaz!
(Letters to Martha be ready for purchase next week! exciting!)

Asian Arts Initiative 2006 Artist Exchange Performance Event
Friday, March 17 / 8 p.m.
$8 admission; $6 for members

Asian Arts Initiative:

1315 Cherry St.

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Over a dozen artists from throughout the country share their new work
in a multi-disciplinary showcase, and reveal through spoken word,
dance, theater, and poetry, their multi-faceted explorations of the
hot topics of gentrification and displacement—and the role of the arts
in fighting or furthering these complex dynamics!

Featured Artists:

Mango Tribe: Jen Cendana Armas (Queens, NY), Kay Barrett (Chicago,
IL), Sarwat Rumi (Chicago, IL), Marian Yalini Thambynayagam (Brooklyn,
NY), San Tong (New York, NY), Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai (Brooklyn, NY)

Rodney Camarce – Philadelphia, PA

Ching-In Chen – Boston, MA

Sham-e-Ali al-Jamil – Cary, NC

Mytili Jagannathan – Philadelphia, PA

Pradeepa Jeevamanoharan – Minneapolis, MN

Achinta McDaniel – Venice, CA

Michelle Myers – Swedesboro, NJ

Alison Park – Philadelphia, PA

Hanalei Ramos – Jersey City, NJ

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarsinha – Toronoto, ON

Kristina Wong – Los Angeles, CA

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Hanalei Ramos is a very nice person and a stereotypical aquarius. FACT: while it is a common misconception that “aquarius, the water bearer” is a water sign, it is not. It is actually an air sign! Other than that, she is a proud founding member of Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment, a mass-based organization for Filipinas in the NYC area. Hanalei has also toured around the country as a performer and is the author of Foiled Stars, Letters to Martha, and the one-woman show, Guns and Tampons: A History of Violence Against Women I Know. Hanalei currently lives and works in her native Jersey City, NJ. For more information about her, please visit

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