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The Wong Street Journal

Date:
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time:
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Concert/Show
Organizer/Author:
Elisabeth Beaird
Email:
Phone:
415-863-2441
Location Details:
Z Below
470 Florida Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
415-626-0453
http://www.zspace.org

June 17-20, 8pm; June 21, 3pm

CIRCUIT NETWORK is proud to announce the WORLD PREMIERE of Kristina Wong's new show "THE WONG STREET JOURNAL" WEDNESDAY JUNE 17 - SUNDAY JUNE 21 at Z BELOW. How did a not-so-white-savior from San Francisco become a Northern Uganda hip hop legend? Watch this irreverent travelogue, one you'd never see on PBS, play out in an all-felt version of the New York Stock Exchange sewed by Wong herself.

Part plushy TED lecture, part amateur hip-hop extravaganza, and part travelogue, The Wong Street Journal breaks down the complexities of global poverty, privilege and economic theory using uneasy-to-read charts, live hashtag wars, and riveting slideshows from post-conflict Northern Uganda. Wong tells the story of how she, as a not-so-white savior, became a hip-hop star in Northern Uganda.

San Francisco native Kristina Wong has been a guest on "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell," Al Jazeera's "The Stream" and Huffington Post Live. She has also been a commentator for American Public Media's Marketplace, PBS, Jezebel, xoJane, Playgirl Magazine and featured in The New York Times "Off Color" series. Kristina spent a month in Northern Uganda researching the show and recording a rap album called "Mzungu Price" with local rappers.

"Brutal but hilarious...a woman who takes life's absurdities very seriously." - EAST BAY EXPRESS

"Cultural critic, writer, blogger, performance artist and comedian Kristina Wong has made a career out of revealing just how lazy and offensive racist and sexist stereotypes are, particularly those relating to Asian women." - ALTERNET'S 10 BEST MOMENTS IN POLITICAL COMEDY
Added to the calendar on Fri, May 22, 2015 10:59PM
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