Open Mic Night
Open Mic at MoAD is going virtual! All interested readers, please sign up to perform below. For those interested in being part of the audience, no need to rsvp.
Sign up to perform below. Everyone is welcome.
OPEN MIC THURSDAYS continue. Because we remain closed due to the global pandemic COVID-19, we will host our Open Mic online via ZOOM. Because we had such an awesome first virtual open mic, we will bring them to you TWICE per month instead of once. Look for MoAD Open Mic this month on the SECOND & FOURTH THURSDAYS. Because we love MoAD and MoAD loves you!
DONATIONS OF ANY AMOUNT ARE ALWAYS WELCOME, SO IF YOU ARE ABLE TO, PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO MOAD ONLINE HERE, OR DONATING THROUGH GIVE BY CELL BY TEXTING THE WORD: MOADSF TO THE NUMBER: 56512 ON YOUR CELL PHONE, THEN FOLLOW THE LINK PROVIDED TO MAKE A DONATION. ALL DONATIONS WILL GO TOWARDS SUPPORTING MOAD AND CONTINUING TO BRING YOU ENGAGING PROGRAMMING.
Here are the instructions for joining via ZOOM:
REGISTER IN ADVANCE VIA ZOOM TO RECEIVE A LINK TO JOIN THE PROGRAM
Once you register, you will receive an email with the link to join the program.
Hosted by poet Nia McAllister, join us for an evening of spoken word, featuring amazing poets from throughout the Bay Area. Participate or just watch. Everyone is welcome.
This month’s Open Mic is co-presented by MAAFA San Francisco Bay Area
Our Featured Artist:
Wanda Sabir is a journalist and author, moonlighting as a college professor in Alameda, California (wandaspicks.com). For 30 years, one of her many literary events has been hosted the first Saturday every February at the West Oakland Library: A Celebration of African American Writers and Their Poetry. She is also a Depth Psychologist, with deep roots in the bayous of Louisiana where she was born. Her interests and expertise are historic trauma and trauma healing—the Maafa, specifically ancestral memories, dream tending, women prisoners, and the use of art to stimulate those forgotten conversations, especially among Diaspora descendants. She is co-founder of MAAFA San Francisco Bay Area, in its 25th Season October 2020 (maafasfbayarea.com), co-founder of The International Coalition for the Commemoration of African Ancestors of the Middle Passage (remembertheancestors.com) and recent recipient of the Distinguished 400 Award, 400 Years of African American History Commission (2019) She is a Transformative Justice (TJ) or Community Accountability facilitator and believes the true revolution starts at home.