The Slants: Musical Performance and Discussion

Dear CAFAM members,

We are excited to be sponsoring a musical performance and discussion featuring Asian American dance rock band The Slants, including a talk by the band’s founder Simon Tam. The Slants are known not only for their music, but for winning their landmark U.S. Supreme Court case involving trademark and First Amendment issues over the band’s name. They successfully made the case that they should be allowed to trademark their name, The Slants, because it was their way of “seizing control of a racial slur.”

Join us to hear The Slants play an acoustic set, and also for a discussion with Simon Tam about music, their long legal battle, racial justice, Asian American issues and more. Local student rapper Eric Ruan of Thornton Academy will open for The Slants.

CAFAM will provide samples of Chinese tea at the event, courtesy of The Little Red Cup Tea Co.

Don’t miss this special event!

What: Music and Discussion with The Slants and Simon Tam
Where: Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland
When: May 24, 2019; 7:30 pm (doors open at 7 pm)
Admission: $10 in advance; $12 day of show; $2 discount for CAFAM members
For info: http://www.space538.org/events/slanted-how-asian-american-troublemaker-took-supreme-court

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