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GROWN ASS MEN: A Benefit For Fire and Ink
Date Wednesday March 30
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Z CAFE AND BAR
2735 Broadway @ 27th Street, Oakland
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/AuthorJuba Kalamka
Benefit fundraiser reading for Fire and Ink, a festival for GLBT writers of African descent.
three 25 minute readings by Dr. herukhuti, Juba Kalamka and Marvin K. White.

More on Fire And Ink at http://www.fireandink.org


SUGARTRUCK RECORDINGS
in cooperation with BLACK FUNK

proudly presents

GROWN ASS MEN:
Soliloquies of Solemnity and Silliness on Sex, Soul and Spirit

a BENEFIT for
FIRE and INK: a Writers Festival for GLBT People of African Descent
http://www.fireandink.org/



featuring readings by

DR. HERUKHUTI

JUBA KALAMKA

MARVIN K. WHITE



WEDNESDAY MARCH 30 7:00PM-9PM

Z CAFE AND BAR

2735 Broadway @ 27th Street, Oakland

http://www.zcafeandbar.com/

*light refreshments* *cash bar*

suggested donation $5-$100 (No one turned away!)

WHEELCHAIR/ADA ACCESSIBLE

email sugartruck(at)lycos.com for more info

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Dr. Herukhuti is a clinical sociologist, cultural studies scholar, performance artist, and traditional African shaman who focuses on sexuality, gender, and spirituality themes within the African Diaspora. He is the founder of the sexuality-themed cultural center, Black Funk: The Center for Culture, Sexuality, and Spirituality, and the author of Conjuring Black Funk: Notes on Culture, Sexuality, and Spirituality, Volume 1. A kink Dom/Daddy, he provides training/education for those interested in Afrocentric, BDSM/queer lifestyles and family structures.



http://www.blackfunk.org/

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Marvin K. White, author of the Lambda Literary Award-nominated collections of poetry last rights and nothin’ ugly fly, is a poet, performer, playwright, visual artist as well as a community arts organizer. His poetry has been anthologized in The Road Before Us: 100 Black Gay Poets; My Brothers Keeper; Gents, Bad Boys and Barbarians: New Gay Writing; Things Shaped in Passing; Sojourner: Writing in the Age of AIDS; Bum Rush the Page; Role Call; and Think Again, as well as other local and national publications. A former member of the critically acclaimed Pomo Afro Homos, he has led creative arts and writing workshops from inner city elementary schools to youth centers for runaway kids to black gay youth support groups. White holds a fellowship in the national African-American poetry organization, Cave Canem; sits on the board of Fire & Ink, a national black LGBT writers organization; and is co-founder of B/GLAM (Black Gay Letters and Arts Movement), a Bay Area, California, organization whose goal is to preserve, present and incubate black gay artistic expressions.



http://www.redbonepress.com/authors/marvinkwhite.htm



Juba Kalamka is most recognized as co-founder/producer of "homohop" group Deep Dickollective (D/DC) and for development of the micro-label Sugartruck Recordings. Kalamka's personal work centers on intersectional dialogues on race, identity, gender, disability, sexuality and class in popular media. He has been a speaker,columnist, panelist, and curator for numerous national organizations,publications and conferences, and received a 2005 Creating Change Award from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) for his activist work in queer music community. He served as a co-co chair for Bay Area Bisexual Network (BABN) in 2003 and produced the East Bay Pride sponsored PeaceOUT World Homo Hop Festival from 2002-2007 which was featured in the documentary Pick Up the Mic . His lyrics and essays appear in Working Sex: Sex Workers Write About A Changing Industry ,Total Chaos: The Art And Aesthetics of Hip Hop and The Yale Anthology of Rap .He is a board member of the San Francisco-based Queer Cultural Center (QCC) producers of the National Queer Arts Festival (NQAF). He lives in Oakland, California with his primary partner of eight years, their daughter, a neurotic standard poodle and a lovemongering lesbian cat. He practices polyamory both locally and globally.



http://www.myspace.com/jubakalamka
http://www.soundcloud.com/jubakalamka
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