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The Loft presents More than a Single Story: Vigilance In Uncertain Times moderated by Carolyn Holbrook, featuring panelists: April Gibson, David Grant, Qais Munhazim, David Mura, and Diane Wilson. The opening poet will be Keno Evol.
Vanessa Hua, author of the short story collection, Deceit and Other Possibilities said “This country was built on the backs of immigrants and people of color, and in times of war, we have protected this country, too. We need to hear these stories more than ever at a time when the president questions our loyalty, when he denies the disabled, the queer community, and the marginalized their humanity. Every hurled slur, every stereotype and assumption denies us our stories ― and I’m vowing to tell as many and as deeply as I can in the years ahead.”
The writers in this discussion will examine how writing and literature bear witness, and how it helps them hold light and maintain their center in the darkness of the uncertain times we are living in.