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Shortly following the 1968 release of his book Soul on Ice, and during a time of civil unrest and riots in more than 100 U.S. cities, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and rioting at the Chicago Democratic National Convention in August 1968, Eldridge Cleaver addresses a crowd from the San Francisco State speaker’s platform. Note: Cleaver's address preceded by one month the San Francisco State Student Strike (November 6, 1968-March 20, 1969).
The Poetry Center in conjunction with the Flor y Canto Festival presents a bilingual reading by Ernesto Cardenal. As featured guest artist for the Flor y Canto Festival, the celebrated Nicaraguan poet-priest makes a rare Bay Area appearance, at the Brava Theater in San Francisco's Mission District, to read from his 1989 volume Cánto Cósmico [Cosmic Canticle, translated by John Lyons, Curstone Books, 2002] and from later poems that appear in his English-language volume of 90 new poems, The Origin of Species and Other Poems (Texas Tech University Press, 2011), also translated by John Lyons.
“Stop Sweeping Us. We Are Not Trash,” a performative workshop and reading on poverty, homelessness, gentrification, and disability, featuring Leroy F. Moore Jr. and Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia, accompanied by Paige Kirstein, is presented in collaboration with the Paul K. Longmore Disability Studies Institute, the departments of Africana Studies, History, Women and Gender Studies, the College of Liberal and Creative Arts, and The Poetry Center. Leroy F. Moore Jr. reads pieces from his books Black Kripple (Poetic Matrix Press, 2015), Black Disabled Art History 101 (Xóchitl Justice Press, 2017), and his forthcoming comic book, Krip-Hop Komic. Lisa "Tiny" Gray-Garcia reads from her books The Hard Worker/Trabajador Fuerte (POOR Press), Criminal of Poverty: Growing Up Homeless in America (City Lights Foundation, 2006), and her forthcoming work Poverty Scholarship. Each of the writers also participates in unpublished performance pieces, and responds to questions from the audience.