Rooted in Poetics is a podcast centering diaspora stories from people who are residents of Long Beach’s Cambodia Town, and from folks who have a deep connection to the neighborhood. In the long term, Rooted in Poetics will grow into a fluid, community generated archive for shared histories and as a platform for exploring collective healing and intergenerational wisdom.
Episode 0: The Beginning of Rooted in Poetics
Why is it important to center and recognize diaspora stories?
In this prologue episode, creator and host Sabrina Im, offers a few responses to this very question, as she introduces the origins and intentions of this podcast. Learn how both personal experiences and community stories will shape this platform.
Access the transcript for this episode here.***
References and Resources:
Find out whose native land you occupy: http://native-land.ca/
For more on why Cambodians are in Long Beach
A 2021 Report on Southeast Asian American mental health in CA
More facts about pkah champa / magnolia alba
Public Matters, and the Urban Futures Lab Fellowship
Learn more about Rooted in Poetics at: SabrinaIm.com, and follow the journey of this project on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Have any thoughts or feedback to share? Want to collaborate and/or get involved? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a voice message!
This podcast was created, designed, edited, mixed, and hosted by Sabrina Im.
A derivative of “Meadows” by “Ramzoid,” available under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, is featured in the intro and outro.
Rooted in Poetics is an independent podcast, and 100% volunteer-run. The project is currently facilitated by one human with featured collaborators who generously volunteer their time. All costs going towards this project are out-of-pocket, so every listen, download, subscription, and share REALLY helps!
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