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We Are More Than Tragic Stories
We Are More Than Tragic Stories
By Yosimar Reyes
Presented by Office of Equity, HEFAS and DALA
October 19, 2020

Day 4 - 2020 Virtual Raza Action Month: Enlaces de Cultura, Causas y Conexión
#RazaMonth #DalaRaza #RAZAdala
September 25- October 23, 2020

Day 1- An event of the De Anza Undocumented Student Week of Action,
October 19-23, 2020

Meet Yosimar Reyes, a nationally acclaimed undocumented American poet, public speaker and activist, who was born in Guerrero, Mexico and raised in East San Jose, California.

About the Presentation
In the public imagination, undocumented people are viewed as people with no agency. For the last decade we have all been accustomed to consuming stories of our struggles and strife, often our tears are used as a vehicle to create a moral crisis within American citizens but what if instead of stories of the deficit, we told stories of strength. What if we focused on taking care of each other and lived outside of the citizen imagination? This keynote/writing workshop is aimed at exploring and uplifting our power and voices!

More About Yosimar Reyes
The Advocate named Reyes one of "13 LGBT Latinos Changing the World" and Remezcla included Reyes on their list of "10 Up And Coming Latinx Poets You Need To Know." His first collection of poetry, For Colored Boys Who Speak Softly… was self-published after a collaboration with the legendary Carlos Santana. His work has also been published in various online journals and books including Mariposas: An Anthology of Queer Modern Latino Poetry (Floricanto Press), Queer in Aztlán: Chicano Male Recollections of Consciousness and Coming Out (Cognella Press), and the forthcoming Joto: An Anthology of Queer Xicano & Chicano Poetry (Kórima Press). Reyes was featured in the Documentary, "2nd Verse: The Rebirt

Oct 19, 2020 04:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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