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Saturday, October 24 • 12:30pm - 1:00pm
World Stage Press: Black Joy and Resistance in 2020

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There hasn't been a day of rest this year in light of redlining, voter suppression, environmental racism, health disparities, state-sanctioned violence, and economic strife. We want to provide a space for Black writers to share their joy and resistance.

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Camari Carter Hawkins

Camari Carter-Hawkins is the author of Death by Comb, a body of poetry that celebratesnatural hair and Write Back to You, a guided journal. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in Organizational Management. Hawkins leads journaling workshops... Read More →

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October BLU

October BLU, writer, mother, poet, and proud BLERd.
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Kuahmel is a poet, musician, humorist and the admissions manager & talent scout for Community Literature Initiative. An alum of CLI, Project Blowed, Still Waters, and Spoken Literature Art Movement, he is published in three books like Peace in the Pocket, on sale now
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Brandon Allen

Brandon Christopher Allen, author of “This Little Boy,” is a survivor of cycles of traumatic experience, attempted suicide, cycles of depression, endured physical and emotional abuse, raised in and battled addiction, and still became a victor over mental health issues. He has... Read More →
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Yaa Asantewaa

Yaa Asantewaa Faraji is a Los Angeles-based writer, poet and author of Calabama, published through World Stage Press.Faraji believes in the power of word as a tool for healing and has been featured at the Pan African Film Festival, Fox Soul, Caltech, and Indie Congress, where her... Read More →
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Father, Educator, Writer, Poet, Spokenword Artist & Host

Saturday October 24, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
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