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Valentines Day Poetry Luchadores/Wrestling Battle of ALL of the Sexes
Date Saturday February 14
Time 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location Details
Sub-mission (formerly Balazo) 2183 Mission street @18th st/SF
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/Author
The 2009 Poetry Luchadores Battle will feature famoso luchador/wrestling poetry battles such as “The Poverty Pimp vs. the welfareQUEEN”, “The Black Cripple vs The Govenator” and “The Poverty Skolah vs The Akademik!”

Featuring undefeated champ and co-founder of POOR Magazine, Tiny Gray-Garcia aka The welfareQUEEN /Superbabaymama and author of Criminal of Poverty: Growing Up Homeless in America, ( one of the SF Chronicle’s picks for Top Memoirs of 2007), Tony Robles, aka the Revolutionary Worker Scholar, co-editor of POOR Magazine and author of Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel,(Childrens Book Press). Also Featuring 1st prize winner of 2009: Queennandi aka SuperbabyMama (author of Life, Struggle and Reflection on POOR Press) 2nd prize winner of 2008: Leroy Moore aka The BLack Kripple, founder of KRIP HOP and columnist of Illn n Chillin on POOR Magazine, Superbabymama, Poverty Scholar and Po Poet, Jewnbug, James Tracy from Civil Defense Poetry, and members of The Po'Poets Projekt and many more..

Judges: AL Robles, Three time Golden Gloves Boxing Champion Paris Alexander, and Ananda Esteva-and more TBA

On a day normally equated with cutesy hallmark cards, flowers and candy, challenge your partner (or future partner) to a Wrestling battle of spoken word, hip hop, poetry and/or flowetry in the ring! Singles welcome. If you don’t have a partner, we’ll hook you up. Come with a Luchador/Wrestling Persona ( and mask) or we will create one for you!

The first, second, and third place poems will be published in The San Francisco Bay Guardian, THe SF Bayview and POOR/PNN Magazine online. Entrance fee to fight in the ring is$20; spectator fee is $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds).

All proceeds go to support POOR Magazine, a non-profit, grassroots, arts organization dedicated to providing revolutionary media access, arts education and advocacy to communities struggling with poverty and racism locally and globally.
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Added to the calendar on Thursday Feb 12th, 2009 5:21 PM

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