Our first guest is Joy Elan, poet, writer, activist, from Oakland and Berkeley, CA. She received her undergraduate degree in African American Studies at UC Berkeley and her graduate degree in Education at Stanford University. She has taught at a community college and is currently working with urban youth in the San Francisco Bay Area. http://joyelan.webs.com/ Next we speak to Nicholas Bearde, singer, and Perry L. Lang, Executive Director of Black Coalition on AIDS and Rafiki Wellness about their collaboration this Sunday, June 1, in a new concert series at Rafiki Wellness Center, 601 Cesar Chavez Street, San Francisco, 415-615-9945, http://www.bcoa.org/ and http://www.nicolasbearde.com/ Julia Chigamba and DeLisa Branch-Nealy join us for an encore conversation about Chinyakare's recent performance in Washington DC and the company's upcoming show next week, June, 7, 2014, 9 p.m., at Ashkanaz Music and Dance Center in Berkeley. http://www.chinyakare.com/ We close with First Edition lead musician Damu Sudii Alii and his son, Jabari Alii, featured guest this weekend at an encore performance at thr 57th Street Gallery in Oakland, Sat., May 31, 2014, 8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Tickets $15. https://www.facebook.com/FirstEditionTrio and http://www.57thstreetgallery.com/
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