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30 Minutes- CultureStrike WordStrike Part 1
CultureStrike WordStrike Part 1 (27:10) 2011-09-18 Amanda Shauger
30 Minutes- CultureStrike WordStrike Part 1
30 Minutes features remarks made at Culture Shift: Words and Art for Migrant Justice and Immigrant Rights. A delegation of more than 50 acclaimed writers, visual artists, and filmmakers gathered in Tucson and Phoenix from September 10-16 to kick off a major national arts-based campaign to challenge what they say are punitive, anti-immigrant laws and longstanding federal immigration policies. The CultureStrike delegation toured southern Arizona to learn firsthand what's happening in the state that's attracted so much national attention on issues of immigration and citizenship.

The CultureStrike artists presented: The Culture Shift: Words and Art for Migrant Justice and Immigrant Rights on September 14th in conjunction with the Asian American Writer's Workshop. 10 people shared their work and insights under the stars at Mercado San Augustin.

In part one of a multi part series, 30 Minutes features remarks made at Culture Shift: Words and Art for Migrant Justice and Immigrant Rights. Speakers include cohosts Ken Chen, director of the Asian American Writer's Workshop, and Tucson Pima Arts Council Executive Director Roberto Bedoya. Founder and Executive director of Youth Speaks, James Kass reads a newly composed poem on immigration. Executive Director of the Applied Research Center, and Publisher of Colorlines.com, Rinku Sen reads from The Accidental American. Tohono O'odham Amy Juan welcomes the Culture Strike delegation. More information is available at wordstrike.net.