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Friday, May 4 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Resisting the Erasure of Our (Im)Migrant Roots: Workshop with María Luisa Arroyo LIMITED

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EVERYONE in the United States comes from another country –whether you arrived here yesterday or your ancestors arrived here either of their own volition or were forced here, due to slavery, religious persecution, or crisis/crises in the homeland. This engaging workshop with the multilingual, multicultural poet María Luisa Arroyo will provide a safe space for adult participants (to (re)claim and own your OWN complex cultural and linguistic identities. Resist the erasure of our (im)migrant roots by writing narrative poems. Before you arrive, come prepared with your family tree with names, dates, and geographic origins.

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María Luisa Arroyo

multilingual Boricua poet & educator
Multilingual Boricua poet and educator María Luisa Arroyo was educated at Colby (BA), Tufts (MA) and Harvard (ABD) in German, her third language. Her poetry collections include Gathering Words: Recogiendo Palabras (2008) and Destierro Means More than Exile (2018). For 20+ years... Read More →

Friday May 4, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Old Town Hall, 2nd floor