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Well-RED with features: ASHA and Joseph Jason Santiago LaCour
June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$2
at Works/San José
365 South Market Street
in downtown San José
doors open 6:30pm
$2 admission, no one turned away
Works is on the Market Street edge of the San Jose Convention Center,
just to the right of the parking garage entrance
An Artist, Educator, and Revolutionary, Asha is an 8th grade teacher in San Jose at Monroe Middle school. She is an international poet, striving to use art to create radical change. Recently on the cover of Content Magazine, a feature at many of the prominent poetry events in the Bay Area, as well as active speaker, emcee and performer at numerous rallies and marches for civil and human rights including both years of the Women’s March and The March For Our Lives, Asha consistently uses her platform to voice out against injustice and to speak up for those who have been marginalized and silenced for centuries.
Joseph Jason Santiago LaCour is a poet, artist, and emcee from the MIdwest now living in Santa Cruz. Born 40 years ago into a Filipino and French Creole fiasco, he has been writing and reciting for more than half his life. In contrast, he has struggled as a young parent–working countless jobs (mostly technology-related) only honing his artistic skills on the side as a means of escape from the rigors of commitment. That storm has passed. Today, his beautiful daughters are grown. He has true love in his life. And he feels compelled to share his art, his heart, with you. As a member of The Legendary Collective and co-curator of The Santa Cruz Word Church, a well-attended, weekly poetry event at The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, he is consciously working to contribute to a strong community of poets and writers in the Bay Area and Central Coast. His first and greatest ever self-published, feature-length book, LEDDITGO: a recollection of poem, verses and visualshas been printed and is available in Bookshop Santa Cruz. He is also releasing an album of songs via CD or download both available through his website www.josephjasonsantiagolacour.com.