Thursday, September 18, 2014

Update: Angela Davis/Marvin X Conversation on Local, National and Global Events

Tentative Date, sometime in November/December, 2014, depending on Angela's and Marvin's schedule.

Venue: Geoffery's Inner Circle, 14th and Franklin, downtown Oakland
Donation: Sliding scale: $10.00-$20.00, no one turned away.

This event is a benefit for Critical Resistance and the Marvin X Books Project.

Confirmed Sponsors
Laniece Jones Associates
Wanda Sabir, Wanda Picks, SF Bayview
Black Student Union, San Francisco State University
Paul Cobb, Publisher, The Post News Group
Davey D, Hardknock Radio, KPFA
Terry Collins, KPOO Radio
Greg Morozumi, Eastside Arts Culture Center
Dr. Ayodele Nzinga, Director, Lower Bottom Playaz Theatre Company
Geoffery Pete, Geoffery's Inncr Circle


Exhibits: Black Panther Party, Black Arts Movement, Black Studies
Poetry and Music by Zenna Allen on Kora, Tarika Lewis, violin, reading by Marvin X
MC, Davey D
Moderator, Paul Cobb
Angela Davis/Marvin X conversation
Q and A, Dr. Ayodele Nzinga
Book signings

Any donations will be appreciated to make this program a success. If you would like to be a sponsor, please let me know. Please spread the word once we confirm the date.  Your ideas are important. Let me know what you think.


Marvin X

In 1969, Governor Ronald Reagan removed Angela Davis and Marvin X from teaching in academia: he removed Angela from UCLA because she was a black Communist; Marvin was banned from Fresno State University because he was a black Muslim who refused to fight in Vietnam.  After two self imposed exiles, Marvin was captured in Belize and returned to America; he served time in Terminal Island Federal Prison.

-Lorenzo Thomas, University of Houston, Texas

These two revolutionaries are still active today and have agreed to an onstage conversation ASAP. Their conversation will cover such topics as the Black liberation Movement, Black Arts Movement, Black Studies and events in the global village, e.g., Africa, Middle East, Asia, Europe and Latin America. 

For sure, they will address partner violence and the high  incarceration rate of North American Africans and others; also, possible solutions to the economic morass of poor people in the Age of Obama. 

Angela is professor emeritus at UC Santa Cruz. After his removal from Fresno State University, Marvin briefly taught at UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, San Francisco State University, Mills College, University of Nevada, Reno, Laney and Merritt colleges. Ishmael Reed calls him "Plato teaching on the streets of Oakland." His Academy of da Corner is at 14th and Broadway, downtown Oakland.

Angela Davis, Marvin X and Sonia Sanchez

This event will benefit Critical Resistance and The Marvin X Books Project.  If you or your organization would like to be a sponsor of this event, please call 510-200-4164. Date, time and place will be announced ASAP.

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