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Saturday, October 24 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Call and Response : An Afrocentric Renshi Poetry Exchange

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Poets from Ghana and Oakland deliver an international reading highlighting their sankofa journey of healing through cultural poetic exchange centering on Blackness.

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Karla Brundage

Born in Berkeley, California, Karla Brundage spent most of her childhood in Hawaii where she developed a deep love of nature. She is the founder of West Oakland to West Africa Poetry Exchange (WO2WA), which has facilitated cross-cultural exchange between Oakland and West African... Read More →

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Noemi Rose Gonzalez-Barillas

Noemi Rose Gonzalez-Barillas is a poet, freelance journalist, comedian, activist, and event producer who has achieved a lifelong goal of earning an MFA in Creative Writing in 2018. Each of us needs to express ourselves creatively. It's an inherent drive Mimi respects, as every individual... Read More →
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Marcus Lorenzo Penn

Marcus Lorenzo Penn, aka Adeshima, is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. In service to his many gifts as a holistic doctor, photographic artist, yoga teacher, wellness consultant, self-care coach, group facilitator, poet, author, and speaker, Dr. Penn is passionate about living... Read More →
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Tyrice Deane Brown

Tyrice Deane Brown aka Blacksmoothie an  educator, and women's rights advocate. She has worked with nonprofits from the West Coast to Virginia supporting the mission of race and gender equity. She is the Content Curator for WO2WA, and holds a Masters Degree in English/Creative Writing... Read More →
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Crystal Tettey

Crystal Tettey is a Malagasy-Ghanaian Artist. She is currently working on her second studio album comprising Music and Spoken Word Poetry.
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Imani Todd

Imani Todd is a 26-year-old lyricist, performing artist, and a creative all around. With a B.A in Creative Writing from University of California, Riverside, Imani specializes in tutoring and teaching English in innovative ways. Her love for words started in 3rd grade, after a teacher... Read More →
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Jewell King-Speaks

I am Eastwind-Blessmann Jewell , aka Jewell King-Speaks.Self-thought spoken word poet. I love slam poetry. My voice is my power.
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Nathaniel Tetteh Ogli

Nathaniel Tetteh Ogli, with an Artiste name, Natty Ogli, is a Ghanaian Wordsmith using his gift as a reformative tool to contribute to positive change. Natty is a multi talented artiste, instrumentalist, singer, and rapper in the style of reggae/dancehall. As a member of Ehalakasa... Read More →

Saturday October 24, 2020 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT