Assigned readings


OCT. 21, 2012 | 1 – Introduction to Political Content & Engagement Writing: Anakbayan–East Bay and the Single-Story Construct

• Pre-readings: Chimamanda Adichie’s “The Danger of the Single Story”


NOV. 04, 2012 | 2 – Poetry of the Forgotten People: How We Use Our Voices

Speaker: Barbara Jane Reyes | blog comments due on Saturday at midnight, Nov. 3

Ruth Mabanglo’s “Ballad of Lola Amonita”

Barbara Jane Reyes’s “A Little Bit About Lola Ilang” and “Why Girls Do Not Speak”

Nick Carbo’s “The Bronze Dove”

Mahealani Perez-Wendt’s “Bury Our Hearts at Wal-Mart, etc.”

Joi Barrios’s “Rape” and “Slaying the Word”


NOV. 18, 2012 | 3 – Political Narratives in Colonial Amnesia: Filipino/American Landscapes

Speaker: Rashaan Alexis Meneses | blog comments due on Saturday, Nov. 17

• M. Evelina Galang’s “The Guerras Sisters Who Never Speak” (Kartika Review interview and Comfort Women blog article)

• Lysley Tenorio’s “Save the I-Hotel” (and accompanying Larry Itliong NYT article)

• Lysley Tenorio’s “The Brothers”

• Rashaan Alexis Meneses’s “Here in the States”


Assigned readings for 12/02 and 12/16 will be uploaded momentarily.