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8:00 AM:  Jewell Parker Rhodes is the award-winning author of Voodoo Dreams, MagicCity, Douglass’ Women, Season, Moon, Hurricane, and the children’s book, Ninth Ward. Her writing guides include: Free Within Ourselves: Fiction Lessons for Black Authors and The African American Guide to Writing and Publishing Nonfiction. Jewell is the Virginia G. Piper Chair in Creative Writing and Artistic Director of Piper Global Engagement at Arizona State University. 8:30 AM: Remembering Attica 40 Years Later with Yusufu L. Mosley has a BA in sociology & a MA in political science with an emphasis on social ethics. Currently, Yusufu works in the social justice field and is a member of several professional organizations related to the criminal justice field in the Chicagoland area. Yusufu is a trained and certified as a Circle Keeper in Restorative Justice (RJ) field. He is joined by Claude Marks, a former anti-imperialist political prisoner and is the Project Director of The Freedom Archives, a political, cultural oral history project, restoration center, and media production facility in San Francisco. Under his direction, The Freedom Archives has released several recent documentary CDs and videos combining restored historical audio and contemporary interviews. 9:00 AM: Rohina Malik is a Chicago-based playwright, actress and solo performance artist currenting performing her solo piece: "Unveiled," through Sept. 17. She was born and raised in London (UK) of South Asian heritage. Raelle Myrick-Hodges studied literature at Ealing College (London) and theatre arts at the University of Southern California. Raelle Myrick-Hodges is Artistic Director in Brava Theatre. Lenora Lee & Francis Wong join us to talk about Reflections on stage this weekend at CounterPULSE, a piece is inspired by stories of three generations of men as they realize their identity and community as Chinese Americans.