Wednesday, August 16, 2017
FAWK Clapback At Microaggression Workshops a success
Congratulations to the Funny Asian Women Kollective who successfully convened their August workshop, The Clapback. A two-day workshop (2 hours per day) it introduced SEA/APIA refugee women to the idea of using comedy to combat or “clap back” at microaggressive behaviors.
FAWK and local artists have been facilitating participatory workshops on America’s complex history with race, social justice, empowerment, comedy, writing and performance. Participants can attend both days of the workshop or just one of the days.
Lead Artists for this project are Saymoukda Vongsay, May Lee-Yang, and Naomi Ko with Guest Artists. In this case, Heather Meyer was the guest artist, and she is a comedy writer, playwright and performer, creator of the yearly sketch comedy game show Women’s History Month: The Historical Comedybration, has taught improv and satirical sketch comedy writing with the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre and Steppingstone Theatre for Youth. She’s studied improv and comedy writing at the Brave New Workshop and The Second City: Chicago.
This workshop is made possible with generous support from Solidarity MN and their partners Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center and Pathway Learning Center.
I passed by to also show Saymoukda this year's proclamation for Lao American Artists Heritage Month: