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Transcendients Community Celebration: Challenging Borders

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“Transcendients” combines two words, explains Japanese American Museum curators: “transcend” and “transient,” to speak to the human experience of refuge or borderlessness—one marked by “uncertainty and vulnerability, yet also hope and transcendence.” This Saturday more than fifty Transcendients “heroes” will address this experience from multiple dimensions, including Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen (author of the brilliant novel The Sympathizer) and KCRW’s own Evan Kleiman, who will discuss borders in relation to food with “Gangsta Gardener” Ron Finley and Executive Director of Inclusive Action for the City Rudy Espinoza. The Transcendients Community Celebration: Challenging Borders is free one-day event. But while there, be sure to check out the exhibition, “Transcendients: Heroes at Borders”, a contemporary art exhibition by Taiji Terasaki.