Hannah Schoenberger (she/they)
Hannah is a fourth generation Japanese American (yonsei) from the SF Bay Area. She recently received a B.A. in American Studies from Occidental College, where her senior thesis focused on the efforts of the Terminal Islander community to memorialize their lost village in the Port of LA. She is interested in exploring the intersections between art, community, memory, and history. Hannah will spend the next year teaching English in Nara prefecture, Japan, with the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program, and is looking forward to exploring her ancestral roots on the Kii Penninsula and eating delicious food.
Solidarity Arts Fellowship Reflections
“The Solidarity Arts Fellowship has taught me what an intentional community based on intimacy, openness, and mutual care looks and feels like. Participating in the fellowship has helped me recognize the importance—both politically and personally—of communities and friendships like these, built through vulnerability and across difference towards a common goal of healing and supporting one other. The fellowship's emphasis on learning from each other, practicing self and community care, reflection, and shared creative practice are values I will seek and hope to bring with me into communities and spaces I enter in the future.”