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Today we are speaking to Deidre Wilson, who is participating in "Free Battered Women: Our Voices Within Internally Free, Celebrating the Freedom of Formerly Incarcerated Survivors of Domestic Violence& Honoring Those Who Remain Imprisoned, Sat., Mar. 28, 3:30 PM at the Women's Bldg.,3543 18 (betw.Mission & Guerrero) in SF, CA. Our next guest is Marguerite "Ezili Dantò" Laurent. She is the founder and President of Ezili's Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network. She is also an award winning playwright, a writer, performance poet and an entertainment attorney who has represented many top Hip Hop artist. We will speak about 5-years after the coup. Kim McMillon, producer, Claire Ortalda, playwright, and Carla Blank, director, are our next guests. They will speak about "4 by 4 Plays" closing night at Live Oak Theatre, 1301 Shattuck Ave.(at Berryman), Berkeley, 8-10 PM. Tickets are $7/$10. Visit www.penoakland.org or call (510) 681-5652. We close with a conversation with Melanie DeMore, singer, educator, composer, who is a part of La Peña's Political Art Series "Pounding for Peace," Friday, April 3, 8 PM. Melanie will share music and teach the basics of the Gullah art of stick pounding. Learn various rhythms and combine it with singing civil rights songs, spirituals, and songs of protest. Bring a four foot dowel about an inch and 1/4 round. Visit www.lapena.org and http://www.margueritelaurent.com/briefbio.html and http://www.melaniedemore.com/home.html and http://womenprisoners.org/
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