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LUNADA Literary Lounge
May 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 | 7:30 pm
Featuring Roberto Lovato, Fernando Martí, and Jacqueline Scott Ramos. Open Mic sign-up at 7pm.
OPEN MIC: Sign-up at 7pm, 8 spots on the list, 5 min. ea. Poets, slammers, storytellers, emcees, musicians, laureates, veteranos, and first-timers invited to share their voices under our bilingual lunar spotlight.
Hosted by Sandra García Rivera
2857 24th Street, at Bryant
SF, CA 94110
LUNADA is the Bay Area’s only full moon bilingual literary ritual & performance gathering devoted to spoken word, música, song, and story. Located in the heart of the Mission District at Galería de la Raza, and guest curated by some of the Bay Area’s most dynamic word slingers and artists, each LUNADA features community poets, local legends, visiting mystics, and other mero meros of the stage. Voted Best Literary Night two years in a row by the SF Bay Guardian, 2016 & 2017.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Roberto Lovato is a San Francisco-based journalist and writer based out of the San Francisco Writer’s Grotto. Prior to joining the Grotto, he was a Visiting Scholar at U.C. Berkeley’s Center for Latino Policy Research. Roberto is also the recipient of a crisis reporting grant from the Pulitzer Center. His journalistic work spans the entire hemisphere and centers on border-smashing issues of our time: immigration, the drug war, national security and climate change. Roberto is a frequent contributor to The Nation magazine and his work has appeared in the Guardian, Guernica, Foreign Policy, the Boston Globe, the Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Der Spiegel, Al Jazeera, the American Prospect, Mother Jones, Salon Magazine, La Opinion, and other national and international media outlets. He has appeared as a source or commentator in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Time magazine, the Washington Post, the Economist and Le Monde Diplomatique. He has also appeared on the network news shows of MSNBC, Univision, the BBC, CNN, CNN en Español, NPR, Radio Bilingue, Democracy Now and Al-Jazeera. He will read from his non-fiction book, a reported memoir about the intimate and political roots of extreme violence among children and youth —and the violent countries that make them so. The most interesting parts of his bio are not yet written…
Fernando Martí es un todero: hace un poquito de todo.He is a poet, story-writer, printmaker, architect, and housing activist. Originally from Ecuador, he has been deeply involved in San Francisco’s struggles for affordable housing, community land trusts and climate justice since the mid-90s. His work reflects his formal training in urbanism, his roots in rural Ecuador, and his current residence in the heart of Empire. His poetry and prints inhabit the space between ancestral traditions of place and utopian construction. His artwork can be seen regularly on justseeds.org,and his writing has appeared in publications as varied as El Tecolote,Left Turnand Shelterforce, as well as a ‘zine called Amor y Lucha.
Jacqueline Scott Ramos is a poet, actress, public health activist, and scholar, who is native to San Francisco’s Mission district. With roots birthed in the Philippines, Mississippi, the Chickasaw Nation, and Spain—she carries the fiery heart of her ancestral warriors. She is the personification of advocacy and champion of cultural equity—building bridges of justice for social change. For over 10 years, she has worked alongside healthcare professionals at the University of California, San Francisco and Stanford on programs that promote positive health and biopsychosocial outcomes for in-risk populations affected by poverty, incarceration, gentrification, substance use, and mental illness. Jacqueline recognizes the profound vitality of communities that have been disenfranchised, and has committed her life to be a beacon of educated hope and a disruptor to pathways of harm.