A/APIHM Keynote: Terisa Siagatonu
Join us for a spoken word performance and keynote by poet Terisa Siagatonu in celebration of A/APIHM at Duke! Terisa is an award-winning touring poet, teaching artist, mental health educator, and community organizer who is born and rooted in the Bay Area and whose work focuses on Pacific Islander/Indigenous rights, LGBTQIA identities, and gender-based violence. This event will be held online on Zoom; register here: http://tinyurl.com/aapihm-keynote21
Her voice in the poetry world as a queer Sāmoan woman has granted her opportunities to perform in places such as the White House (Obama administration), the UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris, the Asia Pacific Triennial in Brisbane, Australia, and the 2019 SF Women's March. With numerous viral poetry videos garnering over millions of views collectively, Terisa's writing/teaching blends the personal, cultural, and political in a way that calls for healing, courage, justice, and truth.
This event is co-hosted by Asian American Studies Working Group, Duke Asian Students Association, Asian American and Diaspora Studies Program, Center for Multicultural Affairs, Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, and Blue Devil's United in celebration of Asian/American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (A/APIHM) at Duke.