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Building Dignity

Aug 30, 2011
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Announcing the release of a live concert CD
by Eddy Zheng, Martin Dosh, and Paul Dosh:

Breathin’

An Evening of Spoken Word, Music, and Inspiration with Eddy Zheng

In 2010, Paul and Martin Dosh hosted activist Eddy Zheng’s first visit to Minnesota.  The three of them performed at Macalester College, introducing the Twin Cities community to the extraordinary story of Eddy’s two decades in prison and his ongoing fight against deportation to China.While still in prison, Eddy began fundraising to support neighborhood activists in the shantytowns of Peru.  Eddy continues this activism today by selling the CD/book as a fundraiser for the non-profit Building Dignity.  Building Dignity promotes education, leadership, and development among Peru’s poorest neighborhoods.  Make a donation (in any amount) and you’ll receive a copy.

The CD includes seven spoken word poems, four original Dosh tunes, Eddy’s presentation, and Q&A highlights.  The tracks range from the sobering “Autobiography @33” to the hilarious “Dating Etiquette.”  The accompanying chapbook includes text of the poems and information on Eddy Zheng and his struggle.  Tracks include:

Listen at: www.myspace.com/pauldosh.

Two Ways To Order a Copy

  1. Donate online ($10 suggested donation) at http://www.buildingdignity.org/donate and we’ll mail you a copy.
  2. Or send a check made out to “Building Dignity” to
    Building Dignity/Zheng CD
    1622 Hague Ave.
    St. Paul MN 55104

Note: CD production/postage have been donated, so 100% of your donation goes to Building Dignity, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Donations in excess of $10 are tax-deductible.

Thank you!
Eddy, Martin, and Paul

Breathin’

Feb 26, 2010
» Events

An Evening of Spoken Word and Music

with Eddy Zheng and DOSH

Breathin' Event Poster

Breathin' Macalester College Event Poster

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday Feb 26, 2010
Smail Gallery, Olin-Rice Science Center
Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

About the Event

Facing deportation after 21 years behind bars, Eddy Zheng is grateful just to be breathin’. With music by DOSH and poetry by Paul Dosh, this artistic collaboration brings Eddy Zheng to the stage to tell the remarkable story of the movement he created that freed him from prison and now fights for the rights of Asian prisoners in California. A national advisory board member of the Asian American Law Journal, Eddy Zheng is the recipient of the Asian Law Students Outstanding Leadership Award and the Chinese World Journal Community Hero Award, the editor of Other: An Asian and Pacific Islander Prisoners’ Anthology, and now works for the San Francisco Community Youth Center.