A Housing Crisis
Your invitation to a digital poetry reading - Home in the Bay
We know the pandemic isn’t yet over. Yet one of the few actions of governmental mercy that it inspired has now ended: the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled for an end to the CDC’s eviction moratorium, and the housing stability of countless Americans is now in jeopardy.
What that means for you, and your family, seems to be very much dependent on the jurisdiction you are in. It is with this context that I’d like to invite you to a free reading series called Home in the Bay. The first event is on Zoom on September 15th at 5 pm PT.
Please reserve your spot to join us: https://tinyurl.com/HomeinBay
This reading will center the voices of those impacted by houselessness, gentrification, migration, and colonization, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area.
We are partnering with Aunt Lute Books, POOR Magazine, Sogorea Te' Land Trust, and the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project to present the following readers:
Phyllis Bowie - Phyllis Bowie has dedicated her life to advocacy for Black folks living in urban environments. She is the co-founder of Black Homes Matter.
Arnoldo García - Originally from South Texas, Arnoldo García is a culture-maker, community organizer and poet based in Oakland, California.
Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu - Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu is a Tongan/Pacific Islander scholar, storyteller and community organizer.
Jan Steckel - Jan Steckel’s book Like Flesh Covers Bone (Zeitgeist Press, 2018) won Rainbow Awards for LGBT Poetry and Best Bisexual Book. Her poetry book The Horizontal Poet (Zeitgeist Press, 2011) won a Lambda Literary Award.
Inés Ixierda - Inés Ixierda is a Mestizx interdisciplinary artist, media maker, and creator with a background in youth work and decolonial community organizing.
Poverty Skolas from POOR Magazine - Black/Brown/Disabled/Indigenous/Houseless PovertySkolas are releasing 8 PowerFULL books of poetry, art and liberation about their struggle, resistance and solutions.
Kim Shuck - Shuck is an indigenous writer widely published in journals, anthologies and a couple of solo books. Shuck was awarded an inaugural National Laureate Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets, and a PEN Oakland Censorship Award.
We hope you will join us!