Aunt Lily’s Flower Book
Directed by Brenda Wong Aoki
Acclaimed storyteller and Bay Area activist Brenda Wong Aoki presents AUNT LILY’S FLOWER BOOK: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF LEGALIZED RACISM. A live performance set to music by Emmy Award-winning composer Mark Izu and koto master Shoko Hikage, Wong Aoki embodies multiple characters to take the audience through a tale of family secrets and resilience from the perspective of Chinese Americans and Japanese Americans. Combining both sides of the Wong Aoki and Izu family histories — from a grandfather who built the railroad to a father who served in and survived the 442nd during World War II — AUNT LILY’S FLOWER BOOK highlights the impact of residual trauma and the role that the arts play in healing.
A Power of Personal Story audience conversation before the show will be led by psychologist and filmmaker Satsuki Ina and CAAM Executive Director Stephen Gong.
— Diana Tsuchida
Power of Personal Story Talk
Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at 6:15pm at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco, CA
Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at 7pm at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco, CA
Co-Presented by: Japanese Cultural and Community Center Northern California, API Council