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ILLUMINATION: Literary Works Imagining New Light
ILLUMINATION is a literary gathering that broadens the theme of Diwali to reframe what ‘light’ or ‘new beginnings’ mean to us. Diwali marks the beginning of a new year, but more broadly how a new year potentially symbolizes new beginnings and new light. While intended to be a space of celebration and coming together, this event seeks to also challenge the oppressive nature of this holiday that is based in Hindu Brahminical practices have historically and till date threatened the survival of Dalit and Adivasi communities in India and overseas. We invite you to join us to enjoy inspirational readings by local artists Preeti Vangani, Nidhi Jaisoor, Anita Felicelli, and Karthik Sethuraman.
The event is curated by Preethi Vangani and presented in partnership with Oakland Asian Cultural Center. The event will be held in-person at OACC with simultaneous livestreaming to OACC’s YouTube channel for remote audience viewing. If you are planning to attend in-person, please review OACC’s Onsite Visitor Policy.