12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Virtual Community Education Series
Memory as Medium. Register @ https://bit.ly/SVACCES082622
With Guest Speakers: Trinh Mai
Friday, August 26, 2022 From 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m.
As the daughter and wife of Vietnamese American refugees, Trinh Mai will discuss the ways in which memory and history drive her creative practice and social work, also bearing witness to the healing that can occur through the process. By braiding past into present and employing memory and story as her primary media, she aims to preserve the ephemeral life as sacred, in hopes of fostering intergenerational understanding. A short activity will follow the discussion. Trinh Mai is a California-based visual artist who has worked with numerous humanitarian organizations as well as the International Rescue Committee. Her visual art, poetry, and analyses of her work have appeared in Fast Company Magazine and numerous academic journals. Mai visits academic, arts and culture institutions, and diverse communities nationwide to speak about her art practice and engage communities in creative storytelling, driven by the desire to confront and document memory.
This session will focus on:
- Discuss the ways in which memory and history drive creative practice and social work, also bearing witness to the healing that can occur through the process
- A short communal show & tell activity will follow the discussion.
- Bring a cherished object to share, and tell us about the memories that carries it.
This event is free and open to the public.
To join us, please register @ https://bit.ly/SVACCES082622
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