Calling all poets, storytellers, emcees, musicians, laureates, old-schoolers, and first-timers to join Solespace in the streets to reject hate and white supremacy, and to celebrate the power of the spoken word.
White supremacist groups have announced a “social gathering” at a Downtown Oakland bar for this Monday evening. In direct opposition, this “poetic emergence” calls people into Oakland’s streets to be vigilant and to clearly state: “Nazis, fascists and the alt-right are NOT welcome in Oakland or anywhere else in the Bay.”
OPEN MIC: Sign-up at 6:00 pm, 10 spots on the list, 5 minutes max per presenter. If more poets show, we’ll book subsequent sets @ 8 presenters/ set until . Note: we will practice a preferential option for Black, Brown, uniquely-abled, cis-women, trans and queer voices against racism, sexism, trans- and homophobia.
Hosted by Zoé Samudzi.
Program begins @ 6:30 pm