Advocacy and Its Thorns Salon: March 15

Advocacy and its Thorns Salon with Ming Holden

Friday, March 15, 5:30-7pm

Join us after the Tucson’s Refugee Walk (on Thursday, March 14 on the UA mall) for a conversation with prize-winning author and advocate Ming Holden at the March 15th Kore Salon and happy hour! Holden’s Refuge was the winner of Kore’s inaugural Memoir Award, selected by Lidia Yuknavitch.

Holden has been doing humanitarian aid work (including theater workshops with incarcerated youth and displaced women) and advocating for refugees across the world since 2007, from Mongolia to Kenya to Turkey to Syria. Before doing advocacy work, she was a young person getting to know her Aikido sensei, Tautahcho Muhuwauit, who she studied with and interviewed for 13 years.

We will talk about the “pleasure and burden” of advocacy—the pitfalls, the privilege, the mistakes, and the lessons that come along with the process.

Copies of Refuge will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

Kore Press, inside the Dunbar Pavilion
325 W 2nd St, Room 201, Tucson, AZ 85705
Parking is free on the street.

Enter through the double doors on the east end of the Dunbar Pavilion building, under the Dunbar Barber Academy sign.

$5 suggested donation at the door; no one turned away for lack of funds.

It’s a potluck! Bring simple food or drink to share if you are able. Some wine and snacks will be provided.