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Alix Olson at New College! A Benefit for Indybay

Wednesday, May 19, 2004
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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New College Cultural Center
777 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Admission is $10 (This is a Benefit for SFBay Indymedia (

Co-sponsored by the New College Center for Education and Social Action

Alix Olson is a nationally touring folk poet and progressive queer artist-activist whose quick wit, fearless poetry, and charismatic presence sells out venues across the country. One part peace vigil, one part protest rally, and one part joyful raucous concert, Alix ignites audiences everywhere she performs.

Alix's innumerable stage, broadcast, radio and print appearances include, most recently, headlining HBO's "Def Poetry Jam" (Russell Simmons), and an inclusion in Utne Magazine's InRadio compilation. Utne's website calls Alix "...the spoken word diva everyone's talking about." Alix has graced the cover of Ms. Magazine, who called Alix a
"road-poet-on-a-mission," and her work has been featured in Girlfriends Magazine, The Advocate, Lesbian Review of Books, and on the cover of Lambda Book Report. A recent interview with Alix for The Progressive (see calls her a "Word Warrior" and gives a
comprehensive peek into just what makes Alix's work so compelling. She has appeared on Oxygen television, CNN, In the Life, and WXPN's World Cafe with David Dye, as well as local radio stations around the country.

In June 2003, Alix (along with Margaret Cho and Nobuko Oyabu) received the "Visionary Award" from the DC Rape Crisis Center for her "exceptional commitment to the promotion of social justice." Past honorees include Gloria Steinem, Tori Amos, Patricia Ireland and Sarah Jones.

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Of her live performances, The Progressive Magazine called Alix "an electrifying performer who seduces the audience with wit and energy, spinning tales of life on the road between her fiery poems. A sharpshooter with theatrical flair, Olson oozes both love and rage."

"An advocate for grassroots truth.", Utne Magazine

"Alix Olson is a brilliant performer, an ingenious poet, a serious thinker, a funny person. She brought me to my feet.", Howard Zinn

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