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Emergent Sea 9/11: Artists of Color Speak Up 5 Years after 'Sep 11'

Saturday, September 09, 2006
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type:
Emmanuel Ortiz
Location Details:
@ Locus Arts
180 Capp St, San Francisco
(1 block off of Mission St btwn 16th and 17th)
3rd floor

Sat Sep 9 @ 8pm
Guerrilla Wordfare and Locus Arts Present:
Emergent Sea 9/11: Artists of Color Speak to a Rising Tide of Repression & Resistance 5 Years After 'Sep. 11'

An evening of spoken word / poetry / hip-hop / music featuring:

* Denizen Kane - Korean-American poet/emcee/musician of Typical Cats / I Was Born With Two Tongues
* Maceo Cabrera Estevez - Cubana-un-American comedian/performance artist/writer
* Matthew Shenoda - Coptic poet, educator and activist, author of the American Book Award-winning 'Somewhere Else' - with John Carlos Perea - Native American, composer, bassist, cedar flautist and ethnomusicologist
* Elmaz Abinader - Award-winning Arab American author, playwright and poet - with 16-yr old saxophonist Kamal Ghammache-Mansour
* Brown Buffalo Project - Chicano Poets/ Hip-Hop Artists and community educators
* Bushra Rehman - New York-based Pakistani poet/performer and co-editor of Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism'


Sat Sep 9, 8:00 pm
Locus Arts, 180 Capp Street, San Francisco
(1 block off Mission between 16th and 17th)
$7 - 10 sliding scale, nobody turned away for lack of funds
FFI: Contact Emmanuel at guerrillawordfare [at] or Locus Arts at us [at]

As the 5-year annniversary of the incidents of Sep. 11, 2001 quickly approaches, we find ourselves looking back on the last 5 years, examining what has and has not changed in the world, in this country, in our communities, in our lives. Wars. Patriot Acts, Civil Liberties. Racisms, Immigration debates, Xenophobia, Domestic Crisis, Resistance, Affirmation, Growth, Loss, Change.
While these dynamics still play themselves out locally and globally, the powerful manipulate the events of Sep 11th (and its wake) for their own political agendas. As people of color in the U.S., We felt it would be important to gather and share some of our OWN stories, our own experiences, perspectives, visions on the last 5 years, to reclaim and rename the loss, the emotions, the changes, reshape the political landscape. Give voice to the better world we know is possible.
If this resonates with you in any way, we hope you will join us for the following event (see below) on the evening of Sat Sep 9. Bring a friend. Family. a listening ear, an open mind. And please, help spread the word.
We're really excited about the artists coming together to share with us that night; they are amongst the bay area's most talented, visionary, outspoken, magical. Their hearts and bloodlines come from New York City, Cuba, Korea, Egypt, Lebanon, Aztlan, Pakistan. They are part of an 'emergent sea' of voices in opposition, a rising tide of resistance, and we hope you will be present to hear them as part of the first of what will be many Guerrilla Wordfare* events in the bay area.


*Guerrilla Wordfare is a grassroots project bringing together artists of color to address socio-political issues and raise funds for progressive/radical organizing in communities of color through art as a tool of social change. Founded in Minneapolis, MN in 2001, GW has organized numerous events events in the Twin Cities area, on issues such as police brutality, the Zapatistas, Immigration, Labor, Women's struggles, Cuba, and more. In 2006, Guerrilla Wordfare moves to the bay area Cali, to work in the local communities.
Added to the calendar on Thu, Sep 7, 2006 1:52PM
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