Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes) | En Garde Arts presents Uncommon Voices

Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes) | En Garde Arts presents Uncommon Voices

The script emerged from — initially from interviewsthat I conducted with folksthat are undocumented immigrants.I interviewed about 12 people,and some are folks that I’ve knownfor many, many years, some are people I met recently.And that’s the basis of where the initial script began.♪♪I’m Andrea Thome, and I’m a playwright.Born in Madison, Wisconsin. When I was […]

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Yaa Gyasi: 2020 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Literature

– Homegoing is the novel that follows eight generations of a single family starting with two matriarchs Effia and Esi who were living in Ghana in the 18th century. Effia is the wife of the British governor of the Cape Coast Castle which is a slave fort and Esi is kept in that same castle […]

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Jimmy Recaps Trump’s State of the Union Address and Impeachment Acquittal

-Well, guys, last night, President Trump gave his State of the Union address. And, man, if you thought this season of “The Bachelor” had way too much drama, wow. [ Laughter ] The night started off perfectly icy enough when Nancy Pelosi extended her hand to Trump, and he wouldn’t shake it. Check it out […]

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2020 Vilcek Foundation Prizes in Literature

– I see myself as an observer, as an archivist, to create for others that magic of a living story. – If you understand history as an ongoing story it changes the way that you interact with your time today. – I try to find ways to make sure that my work addresses injustice that […]

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Valeria Luiselli: 2020 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Literature

Valeria Luiselli: 2020 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Literature

– I definitely don’t think that writing stems from a kind of inspiration. Just as I don’t believe that there are ‘aha’ moments in life really, you know that, there’s an accumulation of frustrations, of insights, of urgency. I was born in Mexico City, and I arrived in the US when I was 25. As […]

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David Remnick – Dissecting Trump’s First State Of The Union | The Daily Show

David Remnick – Dissecting Trump’s First State Of The Union | The Daily Show

My guest tonight is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author of six books, and longtime editor of The New Yorker. Please welcome David Remnick. -(cheering and applause) -Hello, sir. Good to have you back on. Let’s, uh, jump straight into it. -I know it just happened, -(chuckles): Yeah. It did. and we-we all just watched it. […]

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Celebrating World Refugee Day Community Festival

Celebrating World Refugee Day Community Festival

(music) This is World Refugee Day. It’s a day, I think, has so many implications for people who are from refugee backgrounds. One is we are celebrating our achievements as refugee community. We come here to Australia, we contribute to the society. We are celebrating that achievement on one hand, and then on the other […]

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Strengthening a community through refugee sponsorship

Strengthening a community through refugee sponsorship

The Sponsorship Committee was set up following a request from the Archdiocese. I remember that, at the beginning, people were quite skeptical. Some even said, “Now we’re going to have to support them financially, we’re much too small, we don’t have the infrastructure.” That said, at the same time, I met the owner of Spa […]

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