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Berkeley Slam with Asha!
November 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$7 – $10
Bringing you some of the best poetry from across the world every week since 1999, and third in the nation at the 2015 National Poetry Slam!
We’ll be bringing Asha to feature for slam this week!
Asha is an artist, educator, and revolutionary. Originally from LA, she worked as a community organizer for workers/tenant rights, and anti-police brutality, as well as a coach with the non-profit Playworks in East-Oakland. Her passion for social justice informs her work educating youth and prospective teachers. She is currently an 8th grade teacher and adjunct professor at USF. As a performer, she has toured London showcasing her poetry, including at the famous Troy Bar, Emceed the San Jose Womxn’s March in January 2017 and performed in 2018, as well as performed at the March For Our Lives Event in 2018. She has also Emceed the San Jose Womxn’s Showcase for all 3 years, featured at Cinequest Film Festival in 2017 and 2018, and graced the cover of South Bay’s CONTENT magazine in August of 2017. KQED created a short documentary on Asha and her artistry. Her music, art and spoken word act as a mirror into the passion and activism she lives out daily.
11/27: No slam
THE STARRY PLOUGH
3101 Shattuck Avenue, 510-841-2082
(1 block uphill from the Ashby BART).
$7 – $10 sliding scale (most nights)
Workshop: 6:30 p.m. Sign-up: 7:30 p.m. Show: 8:15 p.m.
ALL AGES before 10 p.m.
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