“Speaking Truths: The Poetics of Defining Human Slavery”
Poetry Workshop Series, sponsored by Achiote Press
SAFEHS Workshop Series Fall 2007

September 20 & 27 (Thursday)
Woman’s Building, San Francisco

The Poetry Workshop Series will be organized by the editorial team of Achiote Press and taught by Jennifer Reimer, co-founder of Achiote, published poet and Ethnic Studies scholar. The two-week poetry workshop series will introduce participants to the many ways poetry can be used to voice experience. During the workshop, participants will have a chance to read and hear poetry published by contemporary women writers of color. Writing exercises will include everything from composing stanzas to performing spoken word “poems.” Our writing and discussions will center on how we, as women, can use poetic expression to explore issues relating to identity, ethnicity/race, sexuality and oppression. At the end of the series, participants can choose to have their work included in a special workshop anthology, published by Achiote Press.

To register for workshop, visit:
Questions, Contact Annie Fukushima:

Annie Fukushima
Doctoral Student – Ethnic Studies
& Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, & Sexuality
University of California, Berkeley

Students & Artists Fighting to End Human Slavery

Asian Women’s Shelter

Programs Coordinator
Narika at Berkeley

International Board of Advisor
Chinese Adoptee Links, International




  1. good stuff! i’ll send this link out to a few friends who i think would love a class like this.

    ps- Puerta del Sol by Francisco Aragón

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