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Standing Strong! Fillmore & Japantown: Voices from Write Now! Fillmore and Write Now! Japantown
Edited by Shizue Seigel
Produced with support from the San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Arts Commission, the Asian Pacific Island Cultural Center, San Francisco Public Library and the San Francisco African American Historical & Cultural Society.
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Celebrating the enduring spirit of the African American and Japanese American communities of San Francisco’s Western Addition.
Prose, poetry and visual art by community writers and artists of Shizue Seigel’s Write Now! Japantown and Write Now! Fillmore writing workshops explore the parallels and contrasts of two communities. What do they remember of the old days? What do they treasure? What are their challenges today? What keeps them going, and what can they teach us?
Community spirit still burns brightly, though neighborhoods have been scattered by incarceration, red-lining and blight, and the wholesale demolition of 100 blocks of housing and businesses. Destruction came quickly; renewal came much too slowly. Today, gentrification endangers our churches, community resources, family-run businesses and close-knit networks.
More Info at: https://www.writenowsf.com/
Paperback, 140 pages, black & white artwork, 6" x 9"
ISBN: 978-0-9904173-2-3, Retail: $17.95
Pease Press, San Francisco, ©2016
Machiko M. Conway
Mary Ann Hori
Aqueila M. Lewis
Juanita Tamayo Lott
About the Editor:
Shizue Seigel is a Japanese American writer and visual artist born just after the closure of World War II incarceration camps. A long-time San Francisco resident, she has helped women at risk of Aids, former Japanese American incercerees, and activists to tell their stories in their own words. www.shizueseigel.com