Poet Bunkong Tuon will read from his work at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:30PM.

Bunkong Tuon teaches at Union College in Schenectady. His first full-length collection of poetry, Gruel, was published in 2015 by NYQ Books. Gruel documents the lives of Cambodian refugees and explores the poetic landscape of a Cambodian learning to live & write poetry in America.

A reading by a local or regional poet is held each Third Thursday at the Social Justice Center. The event includes an open mic for audience members to read. Sign-up starts at 7:00PM, with the reading beginning at 7:30. The host of the readings is Albany poet and photographer Dan Wilcox. The suggested donation is $3.00, which helps support this and other poetry programs of the Poetry Motel Foundation, and the work of the Social Justice Center. For more information about this event contact Dan Wilcox, 518-482-0262 or dwlcx@earthlink.net.

The Social Justice Center, founded in 1981, is a non-profit organization working for progressive social change through education, community building and collective action. The center advances the struggles against racism and for peace and justice. For further information about the SJC call 518-434-4037.