Sunday, April 10, is the 30th Annual Northern CA Book Awards, 1-4 PM @ the SF Main Library, where Camille T. Dungy's collection of poetry, Suck on the Marrow (Red Hen Press, 2010), is a nominee. Joyce Jenkins, editor of Poetry Flash & chair of the NCBA's also joins us. Next Reverend Harry Williams, II, Allen Temple Baptist Church Streets Disciples & Melissa Farley, Ph.D., Executive Director, Prostitution Research & Education speak about,The First East Oakland Summit on Human Trafficking, April 9, 2011, 9am to 12 noon, at Allen Temple Baptist Church, 8501 International Blvd, Oakland. Confirmed speakers include Nola Brantley, executive director of MISSSEY (Motivating, Inspiring, Serving and Supporting, Sexually Exploited Youth, www.misssey.org), a person the two called, the Harriet Tubman of sexual exploitation of youth. Visit prostitutionresearch.com & revharrywilliams.com Tess Thacker joins us to talk about: Mine:The Story of A Sacred Mountain, one of the indigenious tribes Suvival International supports. The film screened opening night at the 9th Annual Oakland Intern'l Film Festival. Visit http://www.survivalinternational.org/ and http://www.oiff.org/april8.html We close with Acclaimed jazz trumpeter and composer Khalil Shaheed and noted Moroccan instrumentalist Yassir Chadly of the Mo'Rockin' Project team with world-renowned choreographer, co-founder of Dimensions Dance Theatre, Deborah Vaughan to talk about CATALYST: ONE BY ONE, premiering April 16, 7 PM, @ Cal State Monterey Bay and in Oakland, April 17, 3 PM at the Malonga Casquelourde Center, 1428 Alice Street @ 14th Street, Oakland. Call (510) 465-3363 or visit dimensionsdance.org
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