Come enjoy performances by radical Brooklyn poetic duo Climbing PoeTree and Fired Up! members, while directly helping to fund a poetry and story telling workshop by Alixa and Naima in San Francisco County jail later in the week.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jun 5th, 2013 12:18 AM
Space is limited so book ahead if you can. Sliding scale pricing is available ($10-20) through BrownPaperTickets. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door. If you can afford to pay $20 please do so that those of us who are recently released, unemployed/underemployed can attend.
Doors open at 5pm for delicious food. Performance starts at 6pm
Fired Up! is a grassroots network of people who have been or are currently behind the walls of SF County Jail, building community with others who are committed to breaking down the barriers those walls produce. Together, we seek to build a vision of community rooted in principles of healing, self-determination, and social justice movement building. Fired Up! is a part of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners, working to dismantle the prison industrial complex.
Climbing PoeTree is the combined force of two boundary-breaking soul sisters who have sharpened their art as a tool for popular education, community organizing, and personal transformation. Alixa and Naima interweave spoke word, hip hop, and award-winning multimedia theater to expose injustice, channel hope into vision, and make a better future visible, immediate, and irresistible. With flawless cadence and impeccable lyricism, they weave together their voices to tell powerful stories of love and liberation, state and personal violence, social and environmental, racial, and sexual justice, women's empowerment, and human transcendence.
This event is also a time for us to share and celebrate all the exciting work Fired Up! has been engaged in this past year to build across jail walls in the Bay Area. We've collaborated with other amazing individuals and organizations like CUAV, POWER, Critical Resistance, and radical filmmakers.
People of all ages are welcome. If you have any questions about the event or venue, please contact firedupsf (at) gmail (dot) com.
We look forward to sharing an evening of poetry, food and movement building.