Breathin’Get on out and support your community.
An Evening of Spoken Word, Music, and Inspiration
with Eddy Zheng and Dosh
With Opening Sets by Martin Dosh and Paul Dosh
7:30 pm, February 26, 2010
Smail Gallery, Olin-Rice Science Center
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I am 40 years old and breathin’
I received the Asian Law Students’ Outstanding Leadership Award
and Homeland Security ordered my deportation to China
I was caged in solitary confinement for 11 months
for signing a petition
I organized the first poetry slam in San Quentin
I was the youngest prisoner in San Quentin’s Maximum Security
I violated an innocent family of four and scarred them for life
I was charged as an adult and sentenced to life
with a possibility
I left Communist China to Capitalist America
I inhaled my first breath
Take a deep breath and immerse yourself in the remarkable story of community activist Eddy Zheng and the movement to halt his deportation. After 21 years behind bars, he now works for the San Francisco Community Youth Center as a Project Manager. A national advisory board member of the Asian American Law Journal, Eddy is the recipient of the Chinese World Journal Community Hero Award, a member of the Mayor-appointed San Francisco Reentry Council, and the editor of Other: An Asian and Pacific Islander Prisoners’ Anthology.
Sponsored by the Asian Prisoners Support Committee, Macalester's departments of Political Science and American Studies, and the Office of Academic Programs.
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