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Spoken word artist, activist Stephanie Camba to speak April 26

April 22, 2016

soultreeSpoken word artist and activist Stephanie Camba will present “Home in Poems” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center.

The event is sponsored by PLUSH (Promoting Leadership through Unconditional SisterHood) and the Asian American Center as a part of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.

All are welcome.

Camba uses her talents of poetry, writing, music and mixed media to share her experiences as an undocumented artist in the United States and to bring attention to social injustice, displacement and diaspora. Much of her work examine disjointedness, trauma and pain sustained by individuals, families and cultures.

Following her “Home in Poems” presentation, she will lead a workshop at 6:15 p.m. on her role with AFIRE, the Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment.

As the organization’s coordinator of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and community outreach coordinator, she collaborates with community organizations and undocumented student groups to support youth as well as to build a self-determining community versed in their inherent value as beings on this planet, their power and their ability to create change, self-advocate and self-heal.

For more information, call (815) 752-1177 or email [email protected].