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Online Interactive Reading: Stand Up & Be Counted

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Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Virtual, online only | online through Zoom, San Francisco, CA 94110

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Write Now! SF Bay Presents “Stand Up and Be Counted”
May 3, 2020, 1-4pm PDT On Zoom

Interactive reading on Creativity and Activism by 30 Bay Area writers of color and allies.
Featured are Poets laureate Kim Shuck and Rafael Jesús González, Avotcja, Dennis J. Bernstein, and health care providers, educators, and community activists sharing prose and poetry on how they are responding to COVID-19. Following the reading, the audience can join a guided discussion. For Zoom link, register by clicking on “Find tickets” at this page:

Free (donations welcome to writenowsf (at) gmail (dot) com..)

Rafael Jesús González, Poet Laureate of Berkeley
Kim Shuck, Poet Laureate of San Francisco
Avotcja, poet, musician, radio DJ, KPFA and KPOO
Josiah Luis Alderete, poet, City Lights Bookstore, Speaking Axolotl literary series
Dennis Bernstein, executive producer, KPFA Flashpoints, poet, “Five Oceans in a Teaspoon” (Paper Crown Press 2019)
Sandra Bass, Associate Dean, UC Berkeley, Director, Public Service Center
Sue Granzella, writer, 3rd grade teacher, San Lorenzo School District Title 1 school
Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia, Poor Magazine
Nicole Henares, high school teacher, SF United School District
Tehmina Khan, poet, faculty, City College of SF, Poetry for the People
Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo and Nancy Wang, Eth-Noh-Tec
Raluca Ioanid, poet, memoirist, nurse practitioner, Hendersonville NC
Jennifer Hasegawa, information architiect, ”La Chica’s Fieldguide to Banzai Living (Ominidawn 2020)
Kevin Madrigal, poet, food equity activist
Tureeda Mikell, poet, storyteller, culture bearer, “Synchronicity: The Oracle of Sun Medicine,” (Nomadic Press 2020)
Cristl Perkins, writer; educator, The Academy High School
Susana Praver-Perez, poet, Physician Assistant, Associate Medical Director, La Clinica de la Raza
Tony Robles, poet, housing, disability and Filipino community activist
Cassandra Rockwood-Rice Ganem, founder, Eves at the Beat literary series
Dena Rod, writer, LGBTQ activist, chapbook “Swallow A Beginning” (denarod.com)
Sriram Shamasunder MD, poet, physician, HEAL Initiative
Norma Smith, poet, community scholar-educator “Home Remedy” (Nomadic Press).
Kimi Sugioka, poet, educator, San Lorenzo School District, Wile and Wing”, Manic D 2020)
Kelechi Ubozoh, mental health advocate, poet, editor, “We’ve Been Too Patient” (North Atlantic Books 2019)
Sandra Wassilie, writer, caregiver
Malcolm Williams, poet, educator, Visitation Valley Middle School
Andre Wilson, writer, performer, small business manager at Ability Now Bay Area, serving adults with disabilities

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Literature, Online
Venue: Virtual, online only
Address: online through Zoom, San Francisco, CA 94110