Friday, December 19, 2014

Marvin X thanks medical team who repaired his left eye

Marvin X at his Academy of da Corner, 14th and Broadway, downtown Oakland--the most dangerous classroom in the world: the Oscar Grant rebellion, Occupy Oakland and protests against police murders under the color of law in Ferguson and New York City occurred in his classroom. Academy of da Corner will be part of the Black Arts Movement District the City of Oakland will declare in January, 2015. Noted author Ishmael Reed says, "If you want to learn about motivation and inspiration, don't spend all that money going to workshops and seminars, just go stand at 14th and Broadway and watch Marvin X at work. He's Plato teaching on the streets of Oakland." On February 7, Oakland's Laney College will hold the first Bay Area celebration of the Black Arts Movement's 50th Anniversary. A book fair will begin at Noon, Open Mike Poetry, 2pm, Panel on Black Arts/Black Power Babies, 4pm, 6pm Reception in the Art Gallery, 8pm, Performance in the Odell Johnson Theatre of Marvin X with the Black Arts Movement Poet's Choir & Arkestra, with special guests from the BAM. For more information, please go to or the Oakland Post News Group. The second leg of the BAM 27 City Tour will be at Merritt College, Feb 11-13, 2015. BAM is planning celebrations in Berkeley, Richmond, Palo Alto and San Jose. If you or your institution or venue would like BAM 27 to visit your city, please call 510-200-4164 or email a letter of invitation to
photo Adam Turner

Marvin X thanks the medical team of Dr. Soraya Rofagha and Dr. Leonardo Dacanay who removed a dislocated lens and implanted a new one in his left eye. We also thank the nurses for their kind treatment at Alta Bates Hospital, Berkeley CA.  We thank all those who prayed for me to have a successful operation. Al Hamdulilah!

Peace and Love,
Marvin X, Project Director
Black Arts Movement 50th Anniversary
27 City Tour

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