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Sins Invalid Presents: Poemsong for Liberation: A Poetry Workshop

Date:
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Time:
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Event Type:
Concert/Show
Organizer/Author:
Sins Invalid
Email:
Location Details:
Where: Brava Theater Center
2781 24th St. at York Street
San Francisco

Sins Invalid presents:
Poemsong for Liberation: A Poetry Workshop
Facilitated by Vanessa Huang and Leroy Moore

Poetry is not a luxury: "it is through poetry that we give name to those ideas which are – until
the poem – nameless and formless, about to be birthed, but already felt" (Audre Lorde) This
workshop will invite participants to deepen our truth-telling practice in community, through
poetry. We will explore and write poetry of necessity.

When: Sunday, April 18th, 2010
3 – 6 pm

Where: Brava Theater Center
2781 24th St. at York Street
San Francisco

Cost: Free

About the workshop leaders:

VANESSA HUANG is a poet, writer, filmmaker, cellist, community organizer, and
consultant who has worked to integrate cultural work and digital/social media with
leadership development and movement building from the margins. She is a recent
finalist for the 2010 Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange Award.

LEROY F. MOORE JR is a Black disabled writer, poet, and community activist
who has authored a spoken word CD and chapbook entitled Black Disabled Man with
a Big Mouth & a High IQ and created the Krip-Hop Mixtape Project. He is a co-
founder of and frequent performer in Sins Invalid.

Sins Invalid is a performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities,
centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists as communities who have
been historically marginalized. Our performance work explores the themes of sexuality,
embodiment and the disabled body where normative paradigms of "normal" and "sexy" are
challenged, offering instead a vision of beauty and sexuality inclusive of all individuals and
communities.

This event is wheelchair accessible. Although we cannot guarantee a scent free environment,
we ask that people please refrain from using scented products for this event. Our workshops
are open to anyone who is interested in exploring the intersection and disability and
embodiment. Limit: 20 participants. If space becomes limited, we are prioritizing participants
who identify as having a disability. For more information and/or to enroll, please contact:
info [at] sinsinvalid.org or call 510-689-7198. Website: http://www.sinsinvalid.org
Added to the calendar on Wed, Mar 3, 2010 4:00PM
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