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TWO LANGUAGES / ONE COMMUNIITY EVENTS 

2021

LEARNING AND UNLEARNING OUR HISTORIES:
CREATIVE EXPLORATION OF COMMUNITY THROUGH
THE ETHNIC STUDIES CURRICULUM
WITH DIVYA JAIN / CHUN YU / MICHAEL WARR / THE
ASIAN ART MUSEUM and MUSEUM OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

June 15 / June 22 / June 29 9:30 -12 PM

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SCHEDULE 
Day 1, Tuesday, June 15: 9:30 – 12 PM
Imposed Identity in the Built Environment, presented by the Asian Art Museum 

Day 2, Tuesday June 22: 9:30 – 12 PM
Presented by the Museum of the African Diaspora 

Day 3, Tuesday June 29: 9:30 – 12 PM
Poetry Workshop: Mapping Cultural Identities, presented by Michael Warr and Chun Yu from Two Languages/One Community 

We invite middle and high school teachers to join us for this three-day summer institute on art and place–making as tools for learning and unlearning history, to decenter the mainstream narrative. We’ll share resources, activities, and ideas that you can use to encourage students to explore their identities and find solidarity within their communities. Learn how culturally specific museums like the Asian Art Museum and the Museum of the African Diaspora can support teachers in implementing California’s recently approved Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum.  

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APICC PRESENTS UNITED STATES OF ASIAN AMERICA FESTIVAL
“FORGING OUR FUTURES SOMA & CHINATOWN”
CHUN YU / MICHAEL WARR: TWO LANGUAGES/ONE COMMUNITY

Sunday, May 30, 3 PM PDT / Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center

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QUIET LIGHTNING / VIRTUAL MIXTAPE
MICHAEL WARR, CHUN YU AND OTHERS

Monday, May 3, 6 PM PDT /

Quiet Lightning presents a virtual literary mixtape featuring all forms of writing, curated through a blind process by Kevin Dublin and Antony Fangary into a one-night only performance of more than 20 artists.

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RED CARNATION FESTIVAL (SAN FRANCISCO / LONDON)
SASHA DUGDALE, AGNETA FALK, JACK HIRSCHMAN, NIKOLA MADZIROV, STEPHEN WATTS, MICHAEL WARR, CHUN YU, AND OTHERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.
Wednesday + Thursday, April 29-30, 1-2:30 PM PDT /

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ARTISTS AGAINST ANTI-ASIAN HATE & VIOLENCE 
MAXINE HONG KINGSTON, GENNY LIM, MICHAEL WARR, CHUN YU, AFAA WEAVER,
AL YOUNG (read by MICHAEL YOUNG), and JAZZ PIANIST TAMMY L. HALL  

Saturday, April 10, 1-2:30 PM PDT/

Artists Against Anti-Asian Hate & Violence is the first of a series of solidarity events being organized by poets Michael Warr and Chun Yu. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. have faced harassment and violence nearly 3800 times over the past year, according to Stop AAPI Hate. Sadly, the numbers are likely higher since many crimes go unreported. After the recent murders of eight women, including six of Asian descent, by Robert Aaron Long in Georgia, President Joe Biden issued a proclamation that U.S. flags on Federal buildings be lowered to half-staff “as a mark of respect for the victims.” These and other recent anti-Asian hate crimes are a continuation of the ugly history of hatred and violence against Asians and other people of color that plagues America. Just as the Asian community joined the Black Lives Matter protests against the epidemic of unjust police killings we must all now express our solidarity in their defense. 

Two Languages/One Community and the Chinese Culture Center will be joined by co-sponsors Asian Art Museum, Museum of the African Diaspora, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

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POETS & WRITERS / CALIFORNIA VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING
FEATURING MICHAEL WARR & CHUN YU AGAINST ANTI-ASIAN HATE & VIOLENCE

Wednesday, March 31, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM PDT / 

Poets & Writers invites you to join in solidarity with Black and Asian American communities In a response to racial violence. Warr and Yu will recite poems and speak on this subject through the lens of their Two Languages/One Community project. Please register here (a link to join the meeting will be sent only to those who have registered):
Zoom Register Link.

Poets & Writers goals for these convenings are to foster community and strengthen connections, help facilitate an exchange of information and resources, encourage literary activity, educate and inform, and share information about P&W resources, including our mini-grants in support of virtual readings and workshops.

Please note that by registering to attend, you agree to allow Poets & Writers to record this event for use on any of our platforms without any obligation or further approval. For those who can’t make it, the event will be shared on our YouTube channel.

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MoAD LiT/FEATURING MICHAEL WARR & CHUN YU
In celebration of Black History with the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) we will share vintage and new poems. In solidarity against the ongoing attacks against the Asian American community, we  will recite "To Your Assailant -- Who Attacks Us All" in English and Chinese.
Thursday, February 18, 6 PM PDT / http://bit.ly/3u5k9bm

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LUNAR NEW YEAR POETRY & CALLIGRAPHY WITH
POETS MICHAEL WARR, CHUN YU, AND AIQIN ZHOU 

Join poets Michael Warr, Chun Yu, and renowned Calligrapher AiQin Zhou online in celebration of the Lunar New Year at the Asian Art Museum.
Thursday, February 4, 7 PM PDT / http://bit.ly/39EY7DT__


2020 

Mechanics Institute
Two Languages / One Community

with Michael Warr and Chun Yu
Poems in English and Chinese
September 3, 6 PM PDT�https://www.facebook.com/MILibrary/

BookSmith presents
Two Languages / One Community

with Michael Warr and Chun Yu Poems in English and Chinese
Wednesday, August 26, 7 PM PDT (RSVP required)
https://bit.ly/3g2LO51

Poetics of Solidarity
with Asha, Chinaka Hodge, Genny Lim, Michael Warr,
Chun Yu
Thursday, August 6, 7-9 PM PDT
Asian Art Museum
https://calendar.asianart.org/event/poetics-of-solidarity/


POETS & WRITERS’ VIRTUAL CONNECTING CULTURES READING
Michael Warr & Chun Yu
Thursday, July 23, 4:30 P.M. PDT/7:30 P.M. EDT

VIRTUAL BELMONT POETRY NIGHT (WITH OPEN MIC) FEATURING CHUN YU WITH MICHAEL WARR
Tuesday, July 21, 7:00 PM PST

CATCHING MEMORY: TWO LANGUAGES / ONE COMMUNITY WITH CHUN YU AND MICHAEL WARR + OPEN MIC
Chinese Culture Center San Francisco
Saturday, February 15, 2:00-4:00 PMPDT