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Get Lit #61 (Music by: Kiva Uhuru)

June 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm PDT


12–15 writers reading new work + live music + beer made on site + tacos just down the street: pure magical Get Litness.

This month’s performers:
Noelia Cerna
Maymunah Rasheed
Aurora Masum-Javed
José Héctor Cadena
Soma Mei Sheng Frazier
Poet E Spoken
Charlie Neer
Angelique Palmer
Joyce E. Young
Kai Sugioka-Stone
Nazelah Jamison
Kristina Ten
E.K. Keith
Gamal Abdel Chasten
Karla Brundage

Music by: Kiva Uhuru

We’re headed into our 5th consecutive year at Ale Industries as we celebrate writers taking risks and reading never-before-read work (rough drafts/debuts) within a 3-minute time limit + live music. All ages are welcome. Emceed by Abe Becker.


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We have a short goal for the evening of $200.

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Time: Jun 16, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Nomadic Press Safe Space Statement

White supremacy and white supremacist-capitalist values permeate this country, including every state, county, city, and political persuasion. This includes the Bay Area. Illustrations of this range from the more obvious neo-nazi hate groups to all-white reading lineups, white terrorist shootings to labeling racial equity work in the literary community as censorship, mass incarceration to the voices most often published. Nomadic Press unequivocally stands against all iterations of white supremacy.

We are works in progress, continually doing the work of internally dismantling white supremacist values that have been inherited by virtue of being in the US. Simultaneous with this internal work, Nomadic Press utilizes a racial equity lense (as proposed by Race Forward) to dismantle white supremacy within publishing and the literary communities in which we work. We are not perfect, and we are always trying to be better.

Nomadic Press events are active, real-time safe spaces for those who have been intentionally silenced and marginalized, and we will work to ensure that the marginalized continue to take their rightful place in our communities.

Direct and timely non-violent communication and de-escalation techniques will be utilized to privately call in instances of racism, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, or misogyny whether in the content of one’s reading or in one’s interactions with members of the community. If, after being called in privately for a mediation, a community member is unwilling to acknowledge and address the harm they have caused, we will protect the safety of this space by revoking a reader’s access to the microphone. We encourage community members to come to us if someone has violated these guidelines away from the microphone. If the situation warrants (i. e., instances of sexual predation, violence, or threats of violence), we will make the information public to inform our communities of the present danger.

We are communities in progress. We must be better, always, and we ask that we work together to ensure that the safety of our most vulnerable members is prioritized above all else.

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Poster by: Jevohn Tyler Newsome


June 16, 2020
7:00 pm PDT
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