UC Davis Asian Pacific Islander Leadership Retreat
February 4th, 2012
Workshop 4 Block: 7:00-8:15PM
“Reclaim Stories/ Reclaim Self”- Spoken Word/ Poetry Workshop
By Fong Tran
Description: “We are the descendants of soldiers and survivors/ our bloodlines run deep like the majestic Mekong river/ our histories rise high like the mountains of the Hmong/ and our strength is buried in the potholes of Cambodian killing fields” As Asian Americans early generation students, we sometimes serve as the bridge and intersection of two worlds, we have unique stories and struggles to present – so we must reclaim these stories. Explore the importance of story sharing through the craft of poetry, creative writing and spoken word.