Wielding the Wind: Poetic Conversations with Our Ancestors
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About This Event
I work like a pinay-sagittarius-woman-horse-archer does...With three jobs and consulting with schools, districts, and organizations all over the nation plus mamahood, life never stops. The quarantine has helped me slow my hustle. It has allowed me to come back to myself. I’ve returned back to my poet-identity and in the month of April, because of #NationalPoetryMonth and @BabaylanStudies’ #Decolonize30for30, I’ve written a poem (or more) a day, some of which were collaborations with many of the Pinays in my life. Each poem unearthed pain, toxicity, trauma, and crisis that I buried in my hustle. But consequently each poem brought moments of release, surrender, mourning, healing and joy. The shelter in place has allowed me to find my wind again. A blessing in disguise. This workshop will be about the poetry, pedagogy, and power of the wind which has been inspired by the Immersion DIWA program, lead by Janet Co. We will write and share wind poems about the conversations with our ancestors.
About Dr. Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales
Dr. Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales is a professor in the College of Ethnic Studies and in the Educational Leadership program at San Francisco State University. In 2001, Tintiangco-Cubales founded Pin@y Educational Partnerships (PEP) which provides Ethnic Studies and Filipina/o/x American Studies courses and projects in San Francisco public schools and has providing a training ground for critical educators who are now serving many cities, schools, and organizations. Dr. Tintiangco-Cubales is also the co-founder of Community Responsive Education (CRE) which is currently working on what people have described as a “game changer,” the development of a national “Youth Wellness Index” to be used to measure whether or not schools provide opportunities for youth to become and continue to be well. Allyson coined Pinayism in 1995 and has stayed commited to developing Pinay sisterhood and she currently sits on the board of Pinayista. She also prides herself in being a “cheerleader” who supports many people to find their sacred purpose so that they can contribute to community actualization. Allyson is also currently in the Immersion DIWA program learning to wield her wind. Allyson is a loving partner to Val Tintiangco-Cubales, a phenomenal teacher and leader and the mother of Mahalaya, a prolific dancer and artist. Allyson also writes and teaches poetry.
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