1. Muadi Mukenge, Program Director For Sub-Saharan Africa, Global Fund For Women; Member of Board, Priority Africa Network, joins us to talk about the Congolese Independence Day Program, Sat., June 27, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 397 Euclid Ave, Oakland. Her talk is entitled: “Women’s Participation in the Peace Process in the Great Lakes Region: Insights From A May 2015 Visit To The Congo.” The fundraising event is sponsored by Congolese United Association (831) 324-3337.
2. Theodore Lush joins us to speak about the Montgomery, AL, Maafa Commemoration, Sat., July 12, 2015, 10 am. For information visit RememberTheAncestors.com
3. Dr. Johanna Fernández is assistant professor of history at Baruch College of the City University of New York and a former Fulbright Scholar. She is editor of Writing on the Wall, Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu Jamal (City Lights, 2015) and of the forthcoming book When the World Was Their Stage: A History of the Young Lords Party, 1968-1974 (Princeton University Press). She is the writer and producer of the feature length film, Justice on Trial: The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal.
4. 38th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival, July 17-26: Amy Mueller, Artistic director, and featured playwrights: Tearrance Chisholm, Hooded or Being Black for Dummies; Kara Lee Corthron’s Welcome To Fear City. Visit PlaywrightsFoundation.org