Friday, August 24, 2012

Wanda's Picks August 22, 2012

Ann L. Chinn, executive director of the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project (MPP) is a self-described community activist. Ms. Chinn's work has included children and family advocacy with Washington DC government and work as a retailer, textile artist, and organizer of a collective artists' market. She has also written an extensive family history in collaboration with family members:

Kamala Damaris serves as Development Assistant for the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, California. Rooted in a commitment to diversity, the East Bay Meditation Center operates with transparent democratic governance, generosity-based economics, and environmental sustainability. Kamala is here to talk about the Dharma-thon, a 24 hour fundraising event benefitting the East Bay Meditation Center. By either buying a ticket for or raising pledges of financial support of the Dharma-thon, qualifying participants may engage in 6, 12 or 24 hours of Dharma activities such as sitting and walking meditation, drumming, yoga, tai chi, belly dancing, chanting, entertainment, fun and community. Visit

For the last three years, Anita Shontel Woodley has used her play - Mama Juggs - to raise consciousness and money for the battle against breast cancer. After dozens of performances and honors, she’s set to debut a new production. Inspired by true stories from her life, The Men In Me is an intimate performance about the Black men in her family as they fight to overcome desperate circumstances. Woodley, an Oakland native, will bring both shows to The Fellowship of Humanity Hall in Oakland on Friday, August 24 at 8:00 p.m. and Sweet Fingers Jamaican Restaurant Saturday, August 25 at Midnight.


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