Solo theater performer Kristina Wong, actor Beau Sia and artist Nidhi Chanani highlighted the 18th annual Listen to the Silence conference at Stanford University this weekend, reports the Stanford Daily
This year’s conference centered around “art and activism.”
“[Listen to the Silence] mainly came about because Asian Americans as a community felt that we didn’t have a space where we could voice issues and struggles and stuff,” said 2014 conference co-chair James Huynh ‘15. “That’s why it’s called Listen to the Silence—listen to this community that has a history of oppression.”
The conference attracted attendees from outside Stanford as well and also included workshops on queer poetry, empowerment through Korean drumming and equipping yourself as an interpreter.
You can read more about the conference and what each of the featured speakers thought in the Stanford Daily.