Tuesday, May 16, 2023
6 - 8 p.m. PST



Who is Invited

Alumni, Campus Community, Public

As part of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, this event will center on critical perspectives, voices, and expressions from Asian American communities. The event will discuss the distinct positioning of Asian Americans as a racialized group in the U.S. and contributions to social justice movements, including Asian American radical arts and post-colonial, holistic and sacred practices. In particular, a shamanic healer, muralist and astrologer will share their perspectives and facilitate activities that cultivate empowerment, social justice, and transformation.

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Alice Sparkly Kat is an astrologer. Their goal is to bring reconstruction and historicism back into astrology and to bring mysticism back into storytelling. Their astrological work has inhabited MoMA, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and The Brooklyn Museum. They're the author of Postcolonial Astrology (May 2021). Their website is alicesparklykat.com.

Todd “Estria” Johnson has been spray painting for over 30 years, and is recognized around the world as an urban art living legend. As a pioneer in an arts movement that is arguably more influential than the classical renaissance, he is acknowledged as a valued historian, and a community leader who has helped to awaken the social and political consciousness of graffiti writing art.

Originally from Honolulu, Estria was active in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1980’s during the “Golden Age Of Graffiti.” His graffiti art background has led him to produce innovative projects as an educator, entrepreneur, and social activist. From the city streets, to executive suites, Estria has worked with numerous non-profit organizations (Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center in San Francisco & Eastside Arts Alliance in Oakland), as well as high profile corporations. In 2007, he co-founded the “Estria Battle,” a nationwide urban art competition that honors and advances creativity in the Hip Hop arts. In 2010, he co-founded the Estria Foundation.

Rev. Trinity A. Ordona, Ph.D., is an award-winning scholar, historian and activist with a 55-year history of civil rights activism in people of color, women’s and LGBTQ communities here and abroad. 

Her 2020 article on Asian family acceptance of their LGBTQ family members is both a 30-year history and testimony to her transformative grass roots approach. 70% of the Asian American community now supports same sex marriage – highest of all other racial group in the US. 

Today, Rev Dr Trinity applies her gifts to Inner Beauty Healing, her self-healing practice with her sister, which is a combination of Western cognition, Eastern meditation, indigenous spirituality, psychic reading and astrology-based divination. 

Sponsored by Ethnic Studies Department

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