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“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 Each of the writers also participates in unpublished performance pieces, and responds to questions from the audience.
The Poetry Center Presents Pat Parker and Audre Lorde reading at the Women's Building in San Francisco. Pat Parker reads from Jonestown & other madness: poetry (Firebrand Books, 1985), Movement in Black (Crossing Press, 1978), and The Complete Works of Pat Parker (A Midsummer Night's Press, 2016). Audre Lorde reads from Our Dead Behind Us (W.W. Norton & Company, 1986). Parker and Lorde trade reading in four alternate "sets."