LCCC to hold No-No Boy Workshop

The No-No Boy workshop will take place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the ANB Bank Leadership Center in the Clay Pathfinder Building on the LCCC campus.

 

No-No Boy is performed by Julian Saporiti and Erin Aoyama, taking inspiration from interviews with Japanese Incarceration camp survivors and many other stories of Asian American experience. Saporiti has transformed his doctoral research at Brown University into folk songs in an effort to bring these stories to a broader audience. Alongside Aoyama, whose family was incarcerated at Heart Mountain, Wyoming, one of the 10 Japanese American concentration camps, No-No Boy aims to shine a light on experiences that have remained largely hidden in the American consciousness.

 

Saporiti, a former Wyoming resident and instructor at the University of Wyoming, and Aoyama are partnering with the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center to offer a series of workshops and concerts around Wyoming to help raise awareness of a still hidden part of the state’s history, as well as sharing their work as scholars and musicians who travel the nation behind their unique project No-No Boy.

 

This event is sponsored by the Gerald and Jessie Chamber Speaker Series through the LCCC Foundation.

 

For more information, contact Mary Ludwig at (307)-778-1200 or mludwig@lccc.wy.edu.

About Courtney Walston (13 Articles)
Courtney Walston, a third-year student studying Mass Media at Laramie County Community College, hopes to someday become a photographer for National Geographic. Walston has already earned one degree from LCCC in Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts. Walston was the senior editor of the East High School newspaper her senior year and was involved with yearbook as well. She enjoys photography and frequently shares her work on her website, Instagram and Facebook. Walston is an active member of Phi Theta Kappa, the honors society at Laramie County Community College, and retains a position on the Honors In Action team. She’s hoping to utilize the leadership experience she’s gained from this position to assist Wingspan. Walston is a semi-professional photographer that is aspiring to transfer to the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia and receive a bachelors in Fine Art Photography. She also likes to her call herself a cat lady; as she has 3 cats at home and loves all of them dearly. To contact Walston, email her at cwalstonwingspan@yahoo.com or follow her on Twitter @Courtney42158656.

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