Friday, August 27, 2010

Hurricane Katrina Commemoration and Report Back Radio Show Special

Friday, August 27, 2010: Hurricane Katrina Special with an all-star panel of Southern Writers: Robert Hillary King, "From the Bottom of the Heap: The Autobiography of Black Panther;" John Thompson, subject of "Killing Time: An 18-Year Odyssey from Death Row to Freedom;" Jordan Flaherty's "Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six;" Orissa Arend, "Showdown in Desire: The Black Panthers Take a Stand in New Orleans;" Parnell Herbert's "Angola 3: The Play."

Katrina Survivors in the Diaspora Panel are our next guests: CC Campbell-Rock & husband, Raymond Rock; Ms. Diane Evans; Safahri Ra, bandleader, teacher, filmmaker, Ellen Gavin, director.

We close with Multi-Ethnic Theatre director and cast: Lewis Campbell, Charles Johnson, Fabian Herd, Vernon Medearis, Stuart Hall, from August Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean," currently on stage in San Francisco at The Next Stage, 1620 Gough Street (near Bush), 8 PM Thursday-Sat. Sun, at 7 PM. Visit

For those interested in helping Katrina survivor, Diane Evans keep her home call: (415) 786-4773 or email: She needs help paying Sept. 2010's rent for herself and her grandson $1900.00.

At the Black Dot Cafe1195 Pine St., Oakland, Safahri Ra is hosting a Katrina commemoration event, Sunday, AUG 29, 7-10 PM (doors open at 6 PM). Call (510) 355-4929 and

Earlier, Sunday, August 29, there is a healing event with Zimbabwean Traditional Healer & Peace Carrier, Mandaza Kandemya, for Elders and Youth at Peralta Hacienda, 2465 34th Street, @ Coolidge, Oakland, AUG 29, 2010, 12:30-6 PM. Call (510) 535-2144 or Bring drums, rattles, instruments, chairs and blankets.

"A person is a person because of others" (Shona proverb.) We close the show with: Liz Wright's "Lead the Way" from SALT.

We will have another prerecorded Special Broadcast, the day of, August 29, 2010, 6 AM PST. The annual Katrina report back and fundraiser will be in October this year, stay tuned. Sunday also would have been Michael Jackson's 52nd birthday. It is also my friend, Karla Brundage's birthday and y favorite cousin, Jeffrey Lewis's birthday--Happy Birthday to all Leos (smile).


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