Hosted by Gemini Ink and Viktoria Valenzuela
in collaboration with Daniella Rijos and Nicolas Valdez
Music by I Ching Gatos, Buffalo Thunder, Wesley Hughes, and Daniela Zaa Zaa.
Performance Art by Nicolas Valdez.
Poets reading include Carmen Tafolla, Roberto E. Vargas, Jim LaVilla-Havelin, Sharon Olinka, Mobi Warren, Victoria Zapata-Klein, Mondrea “Urban Griot” Harmond, Anastacio Palomo, Amaris Diaz, Valerie “Black butterfly” Mundy, Sheila Black, The Jazz Poets, The BlahBlahBlah Poets, and open mic poets.
Film trailer screenings of The Brothers Valenzuela by John Valadez, and the documentary Raul Salinas and the Poetry of Liberation by Laura Varela.
Guest Speakers will include Roberto Alvarado of The Brown Berets, Valente and Manuel Valenzuela and David Zamora Casas.