A Virtual Celebration of African American Poets and Their Poetry with special tributes to poets Adam David Miller and QR Hand. For the past 31 years, the West Oakland Library has hosted the longest consecutive program in the City of Oakland. This year's virtual event is hosted by Wanda Sabir in collaboration with Dr. Kim McMillon & “Wake Up America!”. This afternoon of poetry will celebrate the theme of The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity and honor the legacies of the late poets Adam David Miller and QR Hand.
Featured poetry performances by Ishmael Reed, devorah major, Karla Brundage, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Avotcja, Kim McMillion, Raymond Nat Turner, Halifu Osumare, James Cagney, Makeda Esi, Zakiyyah G.E. Capehart, Amos White, Nia McAllister and others.
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This program is co-sponsored by the Oakland Public Library, Wanda's Picks, WO2WA, Wake up America!, Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley, San Francisco Public Library African American Center, and MoAD.