Our Guest today on Our Community, Dr. EJ R David, has authored close to two-dozen publications - but says his most recent book, "We Have Not Stopped Trembling Yet: Letters to my Filipino-Athabascan Family" is truly his most personal one.
Dr. David is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Alaska Anchorage, researching effects of colonization and sees similarities between the communities he is connected to: he grew up in both Utqiagvik, Alaska and Pasay, Las Pinas & Makati, an area of seven-cities area around the southern part of the National Capital Region of the Philippines. "Yes, we are strong, and we are resilient, but that is not an excuse to continue oppression."
The book talk tonight is part of the Anchorage Museum's Curated Conversations, Friday evening events at 6pm that offer informative and engaging topics each week throughout the winter months.
Today's event, from the calendar listing at the Museum:
AUTHOR TALK AND BOOK SIGNING: WE HAVE NOT STOPPED TREMBLING YET WITH E.J.R. DAVID, PHD
E.J.R. David, PhD, discusses his newly released book, "We Have Not Stopped Trembling Yet: Letters to My Filipino-Athabascan Family". Born in the Philippines to Kapampangan and Tagalog parents, he grew up in Pasay, Las Pinas, Makati, and Utqiagvik, Alaska. Through a psychology lens, David talks about the effects of colonialism, intergenerational trauma, immigration, racism, sexism and internalized oppression. David will sign books after the talk. Included with admission.