Saturday, April 4th 3:30-5:30pm
United Irish Cultural Center, San Francisco
2700 45th Avenue
In 2020, the 100th anniversary of the Government of Ireland Act, we reflect on the Irish border and engage in an exploration of the concept of borderlands and other borders. Participants include:
Nadya Tannous. Nadya is a passionate community organizer born and raised in the Bay Area (occupied Ohlone territories). She is a member of the Palestinian Youth Movement –USA and serves on staff at Eyewitness Palestine as the Education & Advocacy Coordinator. Nadya holds an MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from the University of Oxford and a BA in Anthropology and Global Information and Social Enterprise Studies from UC Santa Cruz. She speaks English, Spanish, and Arabic.
Michelle Wallace. Michelle is a writer of Mexican and Irish heritage, is preoccupied with borders–the physical, geographical ones and the intangible, internal ones–and ways to heal and supersede them. Her work-in-progress, Aztlán, is a collection of short stories that blend Aztec and Catholic mythology, family lore and current events, and was inspired from this obsession. These stories take place along the Mexican-U.S. border and ultimately, ask the question: What makes home? Michelle has an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College (Fiction, 2011), is a winner of two San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant (2015, 2019), a San Francisco Writers’ Grotto Writing Fellowship (2012). She is founder and host of the Borderlands Lectura series, The Kaleidoscope Reading Series and member of The Drunken Goats writing group.