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The Slants: Behind the Music

The Slants
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 6:30pm
Don't miss this chance to learn more about The Slants' story and how you can enjoy a successful career in the arts! This event is free and open to the public.

Simon Tam, founder of the world's first and only all-Asian American band, The Slants wanted to change the world by creating an anti-racist band. Little did he know, that the music would take him from the studio to the state penitentiary, and the stage to the Supreme Court. Hear this fascinating tale of how the worlds of civil rights collided when an ordinary trademark application turned into an 8 year journey for self-identity, blurring the lines between art and activism. Learn the "Behind the Music" story of the most discussed Supreme Court case on free speech in recent history and the lessons gained for those wishing to change the world through their art.

In addition to storytelling, the evening will also include an acoustic performance by The Slants and a discussion on arts and activism.

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Location Information
Asian American Resource Center
8401 Cameron Road
Austin, TX 78754
The Slants
Contact Information
Eric Oeur