We speak with San Francisco writer, teacher and activist Canyon Sam, who was the youngest member of the Unbound Feet Collective, a groundbreaking troupe of Chinese American feminist writers in the late 1970s and early '80s. Canyon Sam will join three other collective members, Nellie Wong, Kitty Tsui and Genny Lim, for two reunion readings this week.
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This historic reading, Unbound Feet Collective Reunion: Chinese American Women Poets, Genny Lim, Kitty Tsui, Nellie Wong, Canyon Sam and special guest emcee Jade Cho, celebrates the 35th anniversary reunion of these pioneer poets, who broke ground as members of the writing collective, Unbound Feet, established in 1981. Their work challenged the gender stereotypical roles of Asian women in society and addressed issues of sexual as well as racial oppression, forging a pathway for Asian American feminists today.
Unbound Feet Collective Reunion: Chinese American Women Poets
Tuesday, September 5th at 7 PM
Laurel Book Store
Oakland, CA 94612
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