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|Poets for Puerto Rico: ¡El Grito de la Bahía!|
|Date||Friday June 22|
|Time||7:30 PM - 10:00 PM|
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|La Peña Cultural Center 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705|
June 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm. Doors open at 7pm. $15 Advance / $20 Door. Join us for a night of poetry and music benefiting the Puerto Rican artist community in San Juan!Added to the calendar on Thursday Jun 14th, 2018 5:09 PM
The #PoetsforPuertoRico movement is gaining national traction. Thus far, events have been launched in NYC, Philadelphia, and now the Bay Area! A movement of stateside Puerto Rican poets, created in response to Hurricane Maria, our goals are to amplify the needs of the island and to send our community a message: Sometimes poetry is about more than the poetry. Proceeds from this event will support hurricane preparedness for The Poet’s Passage – a living museum of poetry, art center, café, gift store, and local craft studio for local and visiting poets in Old San Juan, founded by poet, artist, and creative director Lady Lee Andrews.
Plus, LIVE MUSIC by CaliGente, a Bay Area group blending hip-hop lyrics and island rhythms! And DJ GLO will be throwing down tropical tunes!
With the recent news revealing the overwhelming loss of life related to Hurricane Maria, and the neglect of government and the media to accurately reflect the devastation, I know that many of us are already suffering from “disaster fatigue,” and/or the general exhaustion of supporting our communities to live with dignity. But we will persevere, and be unrelenting in spreading the word. Thank you so much for your support we hope you will join us in helping to spread the word about this amazing event for this important cause.