Today we speak to prisoner rights organizers Misty Rojo and Samantha Rogers about Justice Now and the California Coalition for Women Prisoners community event Sunday, February 23, 2014, 3-5 p.m., "Is Orange the New Black," with Piper Kerman, activist and author of Orange is the New Black. Joining Piper on the panel are our two guests this morning along with other activists. The panel will be moderated by Shanelle Matthews of ACLU of Northern California. The event is at the Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street, Oakland: http://womenprisoners.org/ We conclude our show with a conversation with The Black Arts Movement & Its Influences conference Feb. 28-Mar. 2, at UC Merced, organizer Kim McMillon and presenter Genny Lim: http://ucmercedbamconference2014.com/ & http://blackbirdpressnews.blogspot.com/2013/09/call-for-papers-university-of.html Music: WolfHawkJaquer's "Cowrie Shell," Eddie Gale's "African Sunrise" featuring Destiny Muhammad on harp; Dwight Tribble's "Little Africa," closing with Billy Harper's "Knowlege of Self" featuring Amiri Baraka.
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