When your parents grew up somewhere thousands of miles away and the culture you're growing up in is so different from theirs, how do you build a relationship with your heritage?

In this incredibly moving and powerful performance, poet G Yamazawa speaks about his personal struggles growing up Japanese in North Carolina and how a natural disaster awakened his sense of "home" even though he was hundreds of miles away at the time.

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Since COVID-19 was identified in December 2019, it has spread around the world, wreaking havoc on our daily lives.

As of July 6, 2020, there have been over 11.5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported across 216 countries and territories.

Over 500,000 people have died.

Cities and countries instituted strict lockdowns or issued shelter-in-place orders, but as we retreated indoors to flatten the curve, economies ground to a halt. Millions of people have lost their jobs. Hospital ICUs hit capacity. Inequality has been made painfully obvious as the most marginalized communities are forced to bear the worst impacts. Never before has it been more clear just how interconnected our health and the health of the planet truly is.

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