Tue, Nov 16, 2021

12 PM – 1 PM PST (GMT-8)

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Join us for an opportunity to speak with Joy Harjo about her life and work. This author event supports the year-long theme, “For a more perfect union?” and contributes to campus-wide discussions of wisdom in the world.

This special Q&A is a companion to the evening's poetry reading and talk by Harjo.

This event will feature an introduction and special land acknowledgement by Rebecca
Robles, Acjachemen cultural bearer of Juaneño Band.

Co-moderators will be John Gamber (Associate Professor, Comparative Literature) and Heider Tun Tun (ACLS Fellow, History)

lluminations and the Humanities Center are delighted to collaborate with the Department of Undergraduate Education for:

UCI DIY: an Opportunity for Undergraduates

The UCI DIY project, in partnership with the Division of Undergraduate Education, UCI Illuminations and the Humanities Center’s ‘To Form a More Perfect Union?’ series, invites undergraduates to submit a range of creative and critical work in robust conversation with the speakers appearing this coming academic year. In 2021-2022, Illuminations will feature some of our country’s must important, award-winning writers and thinkers, including Tracy K. Smith and Joy Harjo (fall), Viet Thanh Nguyen (winter), and Sandra Cisneros (spring).

Students will have the opportunity to create their own work responding to these speakers’ writing. For each writer, starting with both Smith and Harjo, the UCI DIY website will issue a challenge and call to participate, asking students to create their responses to a speaker using a particular form. Work can be poems, stories, art work, sound essays, or videos. Selected student work will be posted on the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) website for the UCI DIY project.

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