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Kimberly Jeffery, visual artist, advocate for women and girls, and victims of spousal abuse, will speak about the loss of three children, two to adoption; Pricilla Ocen, JD.,Critical Race Studies Law Fellow at UCLA, will speak about the historic & present legacy criminalization of black women and girls; Diane Hafsah Al-Amin, Member of the S.F. Muslim Community Center on Divisadero St., Community Activist - supporting programs and services which address issues of oppression particularly those affecting black women and other women of color will speak about her work as Program Coordinator for CA Coalition for Women Prisoners. Visit womenprisoners.org Lisa Marie Rollins is a writer, performance artist and playwright, currently developing her solo show, “Ungrateful Daughter: One Black Girl’s Story of Being Adopted into a White Family. . . that aren’t Celebrities.” She is joined by Martha is also a writer/performer whose work explores the intersections of family, race and all things 'woman'. Her current project, Lady Parts will be performed this weekend with Zahra Noorbakhsh, whose work, “All Atheists Are Muslim she co-directed with W. Kamau Bell. Lisa, Martha, and Zahra, along with several other women are a part of the Second Annual "See Mom, I Didn't Forget!" A Solo Peformance showcase just for Mother's Day at Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter @ Powell Street, in San Franciso. There are two shows, 2 PM and 7 PM. We close with an extended conversation with Dr. Joy DeGruy and Jasmine "Jazz" Hudson. Dr. DeGruy's book Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Enduring Legacy of Injury and Healing, addresses the residual impacts of trauma on African Descendants in the Americas: joydegruy.com. Jazz works with at-risk youth in the SFBay, most recently @ the RYSE Center in Richmond as the Assoc. Culture Keeper, Artistic Educator and former Foster Youth Advocate.
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