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PAST EVENTS AND NEWS


2010

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010, RISE Conference, New York City
Yasmin will be speaking on her Bieke project as part of a panel on US Imperialism.
11-12:30pm workshop session (Conference is from 9-6pm)
Police Athletic League
441 Manhattan Avenue at 119th Street, New York, NY
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At NYU's Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Greenwich Village, NYC
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Cornell University, Ithaca NY
April 19th, 2010, 6:30 PM
142 Goldwin Smith Hall
Slide lecture
( the 11th anniversary of David Sanes Rodriguez death by 2 US Navy bombs and the 9th anniversary of his mother Epifania's death, from a broken heart)


Yasmin Hernandez residency at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. March 1st-3rd, 2010

WSU’s Women’s History Month Keynote Address: “Linea Negra (Black Line)”
Monday, March 1, 2010, 4:00 p.m., Millett Atrium
Linea Negra (Black Line) is the name given to the dark line that appears down women’s bellies during
pregnancy. For Yasmin Hernandez, it is a metaphor binding a family of liberated nurturers through the
transcendent power of the feminine. It also references a legacy of unity and resistance. This presentation
will highlight previous works examining the roles of liberator and nurturer and how they transcend
gender, while tracing the artist’s journey in having arrived at her most recent project. Inspired by the
natural home birth of her son, Linea Negra explores birthing as a sacred state and seeks to reclaim the
experience from a male-dominated, over-medicalized industry. Sponsored by WSU’s Women’s Center and
Women’s Studies Program.

Community Art Project: “The Transcendent Spirit of the Feminine”

In many West African, indigenous, and Asian spiritual traditions, sacred beings embody a fusion of male
and female traits, yet our society continues to be plagued with objectified and stereotyped images of
femininity. This workshop will explore the Spirit of the Feminine, its many manifestations, and all it
encompasses. Each participant will create a body as a canvas to house the traits they believe most
exemplify the “Spirit of the Feminine.” It is up to them to consider what form this body will take and to
assign it form, shape, context and perhaps even gender. What struggle, pain, resiliency and sacred
elements are contained within? The individual pieces will be combined in the end to form a collaborative
representation of the Transcendent Spirit of the Feminine. Sponsored by the Wright State University
Multicultural Center.

Community Art Workshop
Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 9:00-11:00 a.m., WSU Student Union Rathskeller
This FREE workshop is for anyone interested in helping to define and create the public art piece (“The
Transcendent Spirit of the Feminine”). A more in-depth workshop led by Yasmin, it is perfect for those
interested in art activism and the collaborative process. No art experience is necessary.
*Registration is required. Contact the WSU Women’s Center at (937) 775.4524 to reserve your space.
Drop-By Hours for Community Art Project
Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 1:00-5:00 p.m., WSU Student Union Rathskeller and
Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 9:00 – Noon, WSU Women’s Center (148 Millett Hall)
Whether you have a half hour or a half day, all are welcome to join us in this informal, creative project.
Participation is free and no art experience is necessary. Registration is not required.

Closing Reception & Presentation of Community Art Project
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Noon – 1:00 p.m., WSU Women’s Center (148 Millett Hall)
Hosted by the faculty, staff, and students of the WSU Women’s Studies Program and the Women’s Center.
For more information, contact the WSU Women’s Center at (937) 775-4524.


2009


Debut of Bieke exhibit: October 10th, 2009, extended through April 2010




2008

Radio interview discussing the relationship between art and politics. The special focus of the interview will be Vieques, Puerto Rico, the history and impact of the US military occupation and the struggles of today. I will also share experiences of my recent trips to Vieques, Puerto Rico in preparation for my upcoming exhibition Bieke: Tierra de Valientes.

Boricuation™ Cultural Afternoon Internet Radio Show LIVE Every Sunday
3pm-6pm only on ESP51.com!

Time: December 21, 2008 from 3pm to 6pm
Location: ESP51.COM
Art and Politics: Yasmin Hernandez
(segment should begin around 4:30)
Organized By: Producer Mia Hernandez
Log into www.esp51.com (click on listen live)
To network and join live chats register at: www.boricuationradio.com
BORICUATION INTERNET RADIO SHOW COMMUNITY
ONLY ON ESP51.COM | EXPRESS YOUR THINKING!
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Bieké: Tierra de Valientes-
Saturday, June 14th, 3PM @ Cemi Underground/ El Barrio NYC
This month's charla will be a report-back and an update on my upcoming series dedicated to the Vieques struggle. This work is in preparation for an exhibition I will be doing in Vieques to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the passing of David Sanes Rodriguez who was killed when the US Navy missed its target and instead dropped a bomb on the observation post where he was working. The death of Sanes reignited the anti-Navy struggle with the demand "Ni una vida mas/ Ni una bomba mas" (Not one more life/ Not one more bomb). May 1st marked the five-year anniversary since the people were able to stop the Navy maneuvers in Vieques, however the land still belongs to the US government and as part of a so-called "clean-up" process, the US government is still detonating bombs, contamination is still spreading and the struggle continues...

Many thanks to the CUNY Caribbean Exchange Program/ The Center for Puerto Rican Studies and NALAC for their support of this project! !

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2007







“Warrior Women”
– A tribute to the extraordinary and revolutionary women who inspire the artist's work....

Thursday, April 26th, 2007, 5 PM
La Casa Cultural, 301 Crown Street
Yale University, New Haven, CT

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“Soul Rebels” – Politics and Culture

Tuesday, April 17th, 7PM
Plantations Hall – Pepsi Forum, 8 Abbott Park Place
Johnson & Wales University, Providence, Rhode Island

Sponsored by the Hermanas of Sigma Lambda Upsilon/ Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. Sigma Lambda Upsilon as part of their Latino Heritage Month celebration.
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Columbia University, Intercultural Resource Center
552 114th Street
Exhibition on View through the end of March


ARCHIVOS SUBVERSIVOS


"Carpeta: Filiberto/ File: Filiberto", Yasmin Hernandez, Mixed media on file folder, 2007

"In order to appraise the caliber of leadership in the Puerto Rican independence movement, particularly as it pertains to our efforts to disrupt their activities and compromise their effectiveness…we must determine their capabilities of influencing others, capabilities of real leadership, why the intense desire for Puerto Rico's independence, what they expect to gain from independence and the support they have from other leaders and rank-and-file members. We must have information concerning their weaknesses, morals, criminal records, spouses, children, family life, educational qualifications and personal activities other than independence activities."

-FBI, COINTELPRO (Subversive Controls Section): MEMO, 1960

This new project explores the political repression suffered by the Puerto Rican independence movement, the government surveillance of its leaders and the secret government and FBI files kept on these individuals and organizations. The exhibit is also inspired by the holdings of El Centro's archives.

Extended through March 19th, 2007

Centro Gallery is located in The Centro Library and Archives
Third floor, East building at Hunter College
68th Street and Lexington Avenue




BASTA!
My most recent installation includes a military tent and a razor wire fence to reproduce a scene from Vieques, Puerto Rico. It is a commentary on the continued struggle on that island who for the past 50 years 3/4 of it has been controlled by the US Navy and now half of that by the US Department of the Interior. It is part of a new series exploring the impact of militarization and industrialization on our communities. This work is part of the new exhibition entitled THE FIELD: Selections form JCAL'S Artist Registry at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, curated by Heng-Gil Han.
On view through March 24th.
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, Queens, NY 11432
For info and directions:
www.jcal.org
718 658-7400 x123


2006

Wednesday, September 27th 2006 6:30 – 8:30 pm

¡AHA! Artist Mixer @ Carlito’s Café
PRESENTING
¡NEGROS! ~ A cultural introspection into the Afro-Latino Diaspora
Featuring
Yasmin Hernández, Visual artist
Luis Cordero, Graphic Artist
Frank Rodríguez, San Juan Hill
Wally Edgecombe, Hostos Center for Arts and Culture

With a live demonstration of Puerto Rican Bomba by Juan Usera and Alexander LaSalle
Carlito’s Café
1701 Lexington Avenue
Between 106th and 107th Street
El Barrio, NY 10029
Take the 6 Train to 103rd or 110th Streets

As a compliment to the current theme being explored at Carlito's, "Negros! A Cultural Introspection into the Afro-Latino Diaspora", this month's Mixer will feature visual artists - Yasmin Hernández and Luis Cordero – presenting and discussing their work exhibited in Carlito’s Café current visual arts exhibit: ¡NEGROS! ~ A Cultural instrospection into the Afro-Latino Diaspora. Recognized for her work which explores the methods in which race manifests culturally, Ms. Hernández’s will be discussing how the role of African and Native American beliefs and tradition in helping people of African descent survive the slave system. For more information on Yasmin Hernandez, visit www.yasminhernandez.com. Luis Cordero, President of GaleríaCemí.com, will present his visual interpretation of poet Papoleto Melendez’s body of work, visit www.galeriacemi.com.

Also featured in the mixer are members of San Juan Hill ~ the El Barrio-rooted, Afro-Latin, Soul, Funk-fusion band. Members will discuss their musical approach while featuring their latest track for audiences. For additional information on San Juan Hill visit www.mudumultimedia.com/SanJuanHill.

Participants will also get a “sneak preview” of October’s upcoming BomPlenazo 2006 ~ a biennial celebration of bomba and plena, Puerto Rico’s African-Rooted music and dance traditions ~ provided by Hostos Center for Arts and Culture. Following a discussion provided by the Center’s Director (Wally Edgecombe) on this four day festival starting on October 4th 2006, will be a live musical and dance demonstration of Puerto Rican Bomba provided by young Masters Juan Manuel Usera and Alexander LaSalle – participating artists of Bomplenazo. For more information, tickets and a complete listing of the BomPlenazo calendar, call 718-518-4455 or visit www.hostos.cuny.edy/culturearts.

For more information on this event, contact ¡AHA! at(212)876-1242 or info@latinoarts.org
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On Thursday, August 10th I will be offering the final free Community Tour of the summer at El Museo del Barrio. It will focus on all the works in the exhibitions that express a nationalist theme. With the upcoming 168th commemoration of El Grito de Lares (September 23rd), which also marks the one-year anniversary of the FBI assassination of independence advocate/ Machetero leader Filiberto Ojeda Rios, these dialogues are vital to understanding the current state and the future of the Puerto Rican nation. Please come and participate and encourage others to do so as well.

Thursday, August 10th, 6PM

NACIÓN:From el Grito de Lares of 1868, to the 1979 release of the Nationalist political prisoners and the recent struggle to take back Vieques, this tour will focus on the affirmation of nationhood as seen in the exhibitions.

Meet at the gallery entrance at 6PM.

El Museo del Barrio
5th Avenue, between 104th and 105th Streets
El Barrio/ East Harlem, NYC
6 Train to 103rd Street

Tours are based on the following exhibitions:
Between the Lines: Text as Image. An Homage to Lorenzo Homar and the Reverend Pedro Pietri and…Hector Mendez Caratini: The Eye of Memory. Three Decades, 1974-2003
Also on view in the lobby: Yasmin Hernandez’ Soul Rebels installation on the Heckscher Theater doors.

All Free Community Tours take place on Thursdays to coincide with El Museo’s Summer Nights Series “del son al reggaeton”. All free music performances take place from 6:30-8:30. For more information visit www.elmuseo.org.
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May 6, 2006, Saturday. 2:15-5PM
Soul Rebels Community Workshop
With artist Yasmín Hernández
El Museo del Barrio, 3rd Floor.
1230 Fifth Avenue @ 104th Street.
East Harlem, NYC.
Admission: Free. Ages: teen through adult.
Must RSVP to info@yasminhernandez.com by 5/4/06.

Meet in lobby in front of paintings. Workshop will take place on third floor.


Artist Yasmín Hernández has based this workshop on the poets and musicians featured in Soul Rebels, her site-specific installation on the Heckscher Theater doors in the lobby of El Museo del Barrio. The artist will also discuss the second installment of Soul Rebels as part of El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files, currently on view at el Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico. This event encourages critical analysis of today’s music and entertainment industry while getting participants to consider the use of the arts as a vehicle for social change and activism.

Designed with youth service providers in mind, this event will serve as an ideal sampler for folks interested in bringing groups of youth for Soul Rebels hands-on workshops offered by the artist at El Museo through the fall of 2006.

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The (S) Files
El Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan
On view through June 2006

Bertita & Guillermo L. Martínez and Santander Galleries, Level 4
299 de Diego Avenue, Santurce, Puerto Rico


The second installment of my Soul Rebels series at MAPR, titled, "Cuando suena el caracol" is a site-specific installation paying tribute to the Puerto Rican jibaro. It examines the transformation of the island of Puerto Rico over the past century, while honoring the work of Soul Rebels Julia de Burgos (Nationalist poet) and Andres Jimenez (jibaro musician).
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Austin, Texas:
Yoruba Day Exhibition

The Center for African and African-American Studies
@ Jester Center A232A

Featuring Art by
Wura Ogunji, Yasmin Hernandez,
Dr. Christopher Adejumo, Agba Amy Gerhauser


The University of Texas at Austin

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BAAD ASS BRUJAS TRIBUTE

The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance calls all BAAD ASS women and all those who love and appreciate BAAD ASS women in a tribute to BAAD ASS brujas. We lovingly chose the term "Brujas" because instead of conforming to societal dictates we resist and rage against injustice, against oppression, against the system, and against "the man". With their "witch hunts", the system likes to persecute, abuse and ultimately destroy fierce, revolutionary women, but the purpose of the BAAD ASS Women's Festival is to honor them and celebrate them as we should.

Saturday, March 25th, 2006
4-6 PM

At Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD)
841 Barretto Street. Hunts Point, Bronx, NYC.


TRIBUTE TO DYLCIA PAGAN & YASMIN HERNANDEZ’S BAAD! ASS BRUJAS.
BAAD! presents a special event honoring Puerto Rican freedom fighter Dylcia Pagan, who spent 20 years in U.S. prisons for her participation in the Puerto Rican liberation struggle. Ms. Pagan shares an intimate talk on her experiences and of women who stand strong and stare down opposition. Joining Ms. Pagan will be painter and artist Yasmin Hernandez who will share a slide show of BAAD! ASS BRUJAS and talk about their histories and contributions to the world.


Yaz + Dylcia in BAAD Ass Loiza, Puerto Rico
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El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files- Artists Talk
Sunday, March 19, 2006, 3:00pm
The multipurpose room, Department of Education, first floor
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
#299 De Diego Ave, Santurce, Puerto Rico
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Blacker Than Thou: Painted Reflections
Reception:
Feb.4th, 2006 2:30pm-5:30pm

Westside Art Coalition
at the Broadway Mall Community Center
96th Street & Broadway (on the center island)
New York City
(212) 316-6024
On View: February 1st-19th, 2006
Gallery Hours: Wed.6-8pm/Sat.&Sun.12-6pm
www.blackerthanthouart.com

In celebration of African-American History Month, Al Johnson, artist and curator is bringing the Blacker Than Thou exhibition with a new perspective focusing on watercolor, oils and acrylics with a common theme "Painted Reflections". Featured out of the Blacker Than Thou entourage will be a group of painters that have brought innovative and provocative images of the black experience. The objective of Blacker Than Thou is to establish a universal community that discusses and interrogates notions of Blackness, race and the African Diaspora. The Blacker Than Thou artist team reflects the diversity of the African originating from Africa, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and the US. Artists in the exhibition include: Anton, visual poetic, Nicole Folkes, depicts images of African Americans as jazz wails from her paintings, Imo Nse Imeh, doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History strong abstract designs on mixed media, Rod Ivey, surrealism artist, David Shrobe, abstract compositions combined with found objects for a funky effect, Yasmin Hernandez, Corinne Innis, Ray Dufresne and Jennifer Ivey are new BTT artists focused on showing the best of the best. Al Johnson's innovative works exposing urbanism brings power to mixed media and acrylic paintings. it's a question . . .it's a statement. . . it's the answer to belonging.


2005








Join us for the opening reception of Fuerza II at Clemente Soto Velez.
107 Suffolk Street, Lower East Side, NYC
F train to Delancy. J/M/Z to Essex street.




Saturday, June 4th, 2005, 12-6pm
As part of El Barrio week: 2nd Annual Galeria 106
Outdoor Group Art Exhibition

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Yasmin Hernandez, Keynote Speaker:
Latino Living Center, 10 Year Anniversary Banquet
Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Robert Purcell Community Center, Multipurpose Room
April 29th, 2005, 7:00 pm
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2004
October 2004-Yasmin is one of two proud recipients of the Ramon Feliciano Social Justice Prize. Both Yasmin and Jose Lopez (Chicago-based Professor) were recognized at a reception sponsored by the Center for Puerto Rican Studies of Hunter College, held at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on October 22nd, during the Puerto Rican Studies Association Conference. Many thanks to Mariana McDonald Feliciano, wife of the late Ramon Feliciano. Visit the photo album for a peek.

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Friday, 11/12 @ 6pm
Cafe con Leche @ the Latino Living Center
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Dedication of painting "Quien Se Queda"

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Friday, 11/19
2PM Haciendo Patria: Art and Exile, Slide Lecture @ Palmer Museum
5-7 PM Opening reception:

Five Contemporary Artists: Jonas dos Santos, Rafael Cañizares, Yasmin Hernandez, Doris Nogueira-Rogers, and Marta Sanchez. Works on view through December 5th.
Robeson Gallery, Penn State University, State College, PA

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Thursday, 10/14, 6:30 pm
Suffolk County Commnunity College, Ammerman Campus, Selden (Long Island), NY
, Montauk Point Room, Babylon Student Center
Slide presentation and discussion
Sponsored by Latinos del Mundo

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10/1, First Friday, Philadelphia, PA
Exhibition along with works by Chicana artist, Marta Sanchez and Graf artist Dan One.
Puerto Rican Federal Affairs Offices, 1211 N. 2nd Street
(off of Girard Ave.)
Opening Reception, 5:30-8pm,
On view through October 15.

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Tuesday, 9/21 @ 6:30 pm

The University of Maryland, College Park, MD
@ Tydings 0130

Art Gallery- Challenge, Empower, Educate!
I will be offering a slide presentation along with a small exhibition of prints
Sponsored by La Unidad Latina/ Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. & Sigma Lambda Upsilon/ Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc.

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On Wednesday, May 26, 7pm at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, NYC, we will be celebrating the women warriors of our culture and its history. Organized by poet, Prisionera, the event will be featuring art, poetry and music by the group Ya Ya. I will be featuring one of my most recent pieces dedicated to Lolita Lebron.
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Yasmin was recognized by El Diario/ La Prensa at its 9th Annual Outstanding Latinas Award Ceremony. A supplement featuring the honored women will be part of the Sunday, March 21st, 2004 issue of El Diario.
Click here to read her profile on El Diario's website.

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Avant-Garde Gallery in Fort Wayne, Indiana presents
Our Stories: Nuestras Historias
featuring Yasmin Hernandez and guest artist, Ricco Guerrero.
April 2nd-May1st, 2004.
Opening reception, Friday, April 2nd, 7-11pm.



Monday, March 22, 2004. Penn State University, State College, PA

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The painting "Sin Miedo (Para Lolita)" was featured in The Washington Post Magazine as artwork accompanying a story written on Lolita Lebron. To see the images and read the article published on Feburary 22nd, 2004, click on The Washington Post link on the media/ press page.
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2003

Slide Presentation
Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
Intercultural Center.
Friday, November 21th, 2003, 10:30 am.
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As part of the 10th Anniversary Commemoration of the Day Hall Takeover at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, I will be participating in the following activities:

The Role of the Arts in Activism

Presentation and discussion, special "Unity Hour" at Ujamaa's Main Lounge. Sunday, November 9th, 5pm.

Art as Activism:
Solo exhibition of mixed media work.

Sunday, November 9th through Saturday, November 15th, 2003.
Art Gallery at Willard Straight Hall.


Closing Reception:
Saturday, November 15, 2003
7:00pm - 9:00 pm with live performance by the Welfare Poets.

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Slide Presentation and discussion at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. Webb University Center.
Wednesday, November 5th, 2003, 7:30 pm.

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The "Yemaya" painting was featured in the Sunday, October 4, 2003 edition of VIVA, a supplement of the New York Daily News. Visit the media page for a glimpse.
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Slide lecture at Haverford College, Haverford, PA
Wednesday, October 1st, 2003, 4:00 pm
Sharpless Auditorium

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La Junta de Nueva York of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party will be hosting a grand opening celebration and reception for :

El Maestro Cultural and Educational Center
In honor of the memory of Don Pedro Albizu Campos the event will be held on his birthday. Featuring: An art exhibit (including work by Yasmin Hernandez)
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"Spectacles of Religiosity", 4th Annual Encuentro, Opening Reception July 12, 2003, 5:30-7:30 pm. Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York, NY.
Site specific installation:
Goddesses: Mothers, Daughters, Survivors, Ancestors.

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