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Poetry, Music Against Racism and Mass Incarceration
Date Saturday October 07
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street
SF, CA 94102

Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorThe Green Arcade
Tongo Eisen-Martin in collaboration with drummer/composer and writer Marshall Trammell, of the duo Black Spirituals, appear in a first-time improvised duo performance at The Green Arcade. This event is co-sponsored by The Poetry Center at SF State.

Tongo Eisen-Martin, a movement worker and educator who has organized against mass incarceration and extra-judicial killing of Black people throughout the United States, has taught in detention centers from New York’s Rikers Island to California county jails. He has been a faculty member at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University. His first full-length book of poems, Someone’s Dead Already (Bootstrap Press), was nominated for a California Book Award. He recently lived and organized around issues of human rights and self-determination in Jackson, Mississippi. His second book, Heaven Is All Goodbyes, is the latest from City Lights Books’ venerable Pocket Poets series.

Marshall R. Trammell is the founder and Chief Investigator of Music Research Strategies, an interdisciplinary artist performing-ethnomusicology, political
education, and social engagement platform working with video, sound, music, text, geography, and data collection environments. Trammell's work combines re-imaginings of ‘narratives of fugitivity,’ tactical media and solidarity economics of the Underground Railroad for today’s political landscape. Trammell is the percussionist in Black Spirituals, an interdisciplinary, electro-acoustic artist collective.

Free admission.
Added to the calendar on Sunday Oct 1st, 2017 4:29 PM

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