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Berkeley: Activism Right There Festival

Friday, February 01, 2008
5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Event Type:
415 255 9035 ex 22
Location Details:
UC Berkeley Campus
5-7pm Heller Lounge
7-10pm Zellerbach Auditorium

On Feb. 1st, the youth board at Youth Speaks, SPOKES, would like to invite any and all youth to join them in a reception from 5:30-6:30pm at the Heller Lounge at UC Berkeley featuring Youth Speaks poets, Cal reps, and dozens of bay area youth activists/organizations! We'll have a live DJ and free food too!

The reception will act as the gateway for a concert that is taking
place at 7pm. The concert will feature some of the finest socially
conscious spoken word and hip-hop artists in the nation, as well as student artists and a panel on the history of activism at Cal
featuring leaders from students' movements from the 1960s through today.

Panelists will include Bettina Aptheker of the Free Speech Movement and Jeff Chang, American Book Award Winning author of Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, and leader in the anti-apartheid movement of the 1980s.

The concert will feature artists including:
Zion I (
Ammo (champions of the 2007 Youth and Collegiate National Poetry Slams)
Siren's Echo (
Katie Wirsing ( and Andrea Gibson
Gabriel Teodros (
and iLL-Literacy (

The night will be hosted by Marc Bamuthi Joseph
(, a National Poetry Slam Champion, HBO Def Poet, Rockefeller Foundation US Artists Fellow, Smithsonian Magazine Innovator, and Artistic Director of Youth Speaks, the leading presenter of spoken word educational programming in the nation, and one of the organizations co-sponsoring this festival.

The goal of this day is to catalyze a student community dedicated to cross-cultural organizing, political engagement and service. The festival will involve over thirty different student organizations and communities, as well as youth and community organizations from throughout the Bay Area.

<b>Check the flyer at</b>

This is free and open to the public. Any and all people are invited to attend. Just email ekent [at] with your name and how many people you want to bring so you can reserve your spot! (the more people you can bring the better)!!!

Added to the calendar on Tue, Jan 29, 2008 12:22PM
§ART Festival
by Erika
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