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Exploring Race & Identity in a Multiracial America with David Mura

Location: 
Global Education Center

Japanese American poet David Mura will read from his works on race and identity and conduct a discussion/workshop on racial and cultural identity in the US over time. Mura will share his family's struggle to identify themselves as Americans, divisive history including the Japanese internment camps, and multiracial children who straddle the cultural norms of their parents' native land and the new homes in America. The recipient of multiple awards, Mura is a poet, critic, performance artist, playwright, and memoirist. His visit is funded in part by a grant from Humanities Tennessee. 

Friday, April 3, 7:30 pm: Mura will read from his writings on race and identity in a multiracial America, combining poetry, performance, and personal stories. 

Saturday, April 4, 10 am: Mura will conduct a dialogue/writing session on racial and cultural identity and its place in history as well as in present day, particularly as it relates to our multiracial society. 

Both events will be held at the Global Education Center, 4822 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209.

 

General Grant Program