Global Youth Connect is proud to partner with Sunday Salon NYC for an intimate evening of readings, music, dance, and discussion with writers, musicians, and activists from around the world. This fundraising event is free to attend however a small donation will secure raffle tickets for fabulous prizes including gift certificates to local businesses, signed books, CDs and more! All proceeds raised benefit GYC's scholarship fund for young leaders and support participation in human rights summer programs in Colombia, Rwanda and South Africa.
Allison Albino studied creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and has an M.A. in French literature from NYU. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Northwest and the Apeiron Review, and she has a personal essay on the craft of writing in The Critical Flame. Her poem, “Advice From My Immigrant Father,” was a finalist for the 2017 Joy Harjo Poetry Award. She has received scholarships from the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, The Fine Arts Work Center and Tin House. She was also selected for the AWP Writer-to-Writer mentorship program and has twice been a poetry contributor at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She teaches French at The Dalton School in Manhattan.
Jose B. Gonzalez is the author of the International Latino Book Award Finalists, Toys Made of Rock and When Love Was Reels, a CT Book Award Finalist. His poetry has been anthologized in the Norton Introduction to Literature, Theatre Under My Skin: Contemporary Salvadoran Poetry and Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States. He is the co-editor (with John S. Christie) of Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature. He has been a contributor to NPR, and has been a featured presenter at colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and at the Smithsonian Museum of African Art and the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian. He has been featured on the syndicated show, American Latino TV, and has been the recipient of the New England Association Teachers of English Poet of the Year Award. A Fulbright Scholar, he is the editor and founder of LatinoStories.Com, and lives in Quaker Hill, CT. He is a Professor of English at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London.
Ed Lin is a journalist by training and an all-around stand-up kinda guy. He's the author of several books: Waylaid, his literary debut, and his Robert Chow crime series, set in 1970s Manhattan Chinatown: This Is a Bust, Snakes Can't Run, and One Red Bastard. Lin, who is of Taiwanese and Chinese descent, is the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards. Lin lives in new York with his wife, actress Cindy Cheung.
Wayétu Moore is the founder of One Moore Book and is a graduate of Howard University, Columbia University, and the University of Southern California. She teaches at the City University of New York’s John Jay College and lives in Brooklyn.
DJ DUBSIX was born and raised in Queens, NYC. He mixed cassette tapes as a child, dropped needles to grooves as a teen, and now curates soundscapes that engage both the body and the mind. His musical selections tell stories and fill dance floors—and are why people say he is the “music man.” Remember to wear your dancing shoes and be ready to embrace your inner rebel when DUBSIX is juggling tunes: He is about musical revolution using the 1s and 2s.