March 22, 2009

...hulk smash!

bay area!!! please try and make it out to this on the 28th (this saturday)! it won't disappoint.


Kularts presents...

THE PASSION OF EL HULK HOGANCITO

Jason Magabo Perez, in a poignantly humorous
performance reading of his novel-in-progress, pays
homage to childhood heroes and illuminates the
1970s criminal conviction of 2 Filipina nurses (one
being his mother) as deeply traumatic and always
political.

March 28 at 8:00PM, March 29 at 6:00PM
April 4 at 8:00PM, April 5 at 6:00PM

BAYANIHAN COMMUNITY CENTER
1010 Mission Street (at 6th)
San Francisco, CA 94103

Tickets: $13 in advance; $15-$20 sliding scale at the door
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/56330
www.kularts.org

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jason Magabo Perez, writer and performer, received
his MFA in Writing & Consciousness from the New College
of California. His short fiction has been selected as a Finalist
for Narrative Magazine’s 30 Below Story Contest and Fiction
Contest, and is forthcoming in Witness: Issue XXIII. A VONA
Voices Summer Writing Workshop alumnus and a featured
artist for the New Americans Museum and the AjA Project, he
also has been invited to perform at the La Jolla Playhouse.
Currently, he is writing a novel and teaches for the
Ethnic Studies Program at the University of San Diego.


In June of 1976, two recently-immigrated Filipina nurses, Filipina Narciso and Leonora Perez (the author’s mother), were accused of murdering ten patients at the Ann Arbor Veteran's Administration Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After an extensive trial guided by racist accusations, and manipulated by the FBI, the two nurses, referred to as slant-eyed bitches during the process, were convicted on three counts of poisoning. Eventually, at the appeal of the defense and based on the FBI’s gross misconduct, the decision was overturned and the nurses were freed. U.S. v. Narciso-Perez serves as a critical point in the history of America, demonstrating that post-1965 immigrants, professionals full of hope and wonder for the land of milk & honey, continue to dream in the face of American racism.

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