Western Friend Podcast

5. The Poetic Keynotes of Gabriela Portillo Alvarado and Avotcja Jiltonilro

December 04, 2021 Mary Klein
Western Friend Podcast
5. The Poetic Keynotes of Gabriela Portillo Alvarado and Avotcja Jiltonilro
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This episode of the Western Friend Podcast features the keynote address from the 2021 annual session of Pacific Yearly Meeting. Gabriela Portillo Alvarado and Avacha Jiltonilro speak and share their poetry on the Yearly Meeting’s theme of: “Love and Justice: Heeding the Spirit’s Power Within and Among Us.” Following the keynote speakers, you'll hear the remix where we reflect on the two poet’s powerful and urgent voices.

Please join us on December 14th at 7pm PST for a live interview with Gabriela Portillo Alvarado to chat about life as a poet and scholar, latinidad and white supremacy, and making a place in the US and among friends. 

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Introduction
Background on Gabriela Portillo Alvarado
Gabriela on Writing Poetry
Poem: Estoy furiosa
Poem: It pains me
Poem: The Morton Collection
Poem: Worship on a mass grave
Poem: A form of justice
Poem: A map is a proposition
Poem: So you let it slip away
Background on Avotcja
Poem: Still paying the price
Poem: Duro como una piedra
Poem: Solid as a rock
Poem: In the silence
Poem: Children of the night/ Pa los chiquititos de la noche
Poem: I know we can
Poem: Never alone
The Remix with Jon and colin
Outro