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Our poetry is the / Best part of our struggle: Reflections on Al Robles

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Reflections on the work and impact of poet and activist Al Robles, author of 'Rappin With Ten Thousand Carabaos in the Dark'

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Our poetry is the

Best part of our struggle

Our struggle is the

Best part of our poetry

- Al Robles

Join us for a special program that will feature reflections on the work and impact of poet, historian, and social justice activist Al Robles, in celebration of Filipino American History Month and the recent expanded edition of his classic poetry collection 'Rappin’ With Ten Thousand Carabaos in the Dark' (UCLA AASC Press).

Featured poets include:

  • Shirley Ancheta
  • Russell Leong
  • Oscar Peñaranda
  • Tony Robles
  • Janice Lobo Sapigao
  • Irene Soriano Saxon

With event emcee, Professor Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns

As part of this event series, UCLA AASC is also presenting a poetry writing workshop with writer and housing justice advocate, Tony Robles, nephew of Al Robles, on Saturday, October 3rd. Workshop info is forthcoming.

Copies of the expanded edition of 'Rappin' With Ten Thousand Carabaos in the Dark' are currently available for sale via the UCLA AASC Press Online Store.

The event is organized by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center.

Co-sponsors include:

  • UCLA Asian American Studies Department
  • Pilipino Studies Minor (UCLA AASD)
  • Manilatown Heritage Foundation
  • FilAm Arts
  • Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies
  • Digital Sala
  • Tres Marix
  • Philippine American Writers and Artists
  • Puro Arte
  • Sunday Jump
  • Pilipino Workers Center
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