The August edition of 100 Thousand Poets for Change is on a Sunday afternoon this month – August 28th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the usual spot – Gaia’s Garden, 1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. The theme is “Black Lives/White Silence.” An uncomfortable subject for some of us? Maybe, but Whites have made it uncomfortable (to say the least!) to be Black in this country for 400 years. But I expect this gathering, with its combination of poetry, spoken word, songs and music, to be a wonderful paradox. I expect that the discussion of a harsh reality will be uplifting if we face it openly. I hope you’ll join us.
The Facebook event link is https://www.facebook.com/events/535171970009906/
The performers are Kim Hester-Williams, Manny Morales, Kandis Nelson, La Vada Ma’at, Attila Nagy, Alyssa, Rebel Fagin and Los Rasquaches (Magoo Chad Bolla, Karym Sanchez and Davin Cardenas). And there will be some time for Open Mic.
The poetry, song and spoken word will be followed by dancing music by None But The Righteous.
1899 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa, CA