Dated Emcees

Dated Emcees

Wednesday, April 5th, 7:30PM
Oakland, CA: Impact Hub

Chinaka Hodge presents "Dated Emcees," accompanied by Chukwudi Hodge, hosted by Jeannine Etter.

Impact Hub Oakland, 2323 Broadway, Oakland
Advance tickets: $12 : :: T: 800-838-3006
or Books Inc/Berkeley,  Pegasus (3 sites), Moe's, Walden Pond Bookstore, Marcus Books, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway's
$15 door

For more info, contact Impact Hub at 510.858.2323.

Friday, April 7th, 7:00PM
Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Tech

Glossolalia is an annual, student-organized literary festival. This one-night reading showcases and celebrates the best student writers at Virginia Tech. It also features two accomplished, visiting writers.

This year's festival features Chinaka Hodge & Scott McClanahan.

Doors open @ 6:30pm: Come early to enjoy light refreshments and to browse student visual artwork curated by XYZ Art Gallery.

For more info, contact

Thursday, April 27th, 7:00PM
Oakland, CA: Grand Lake Theatre

Join the Matatu Festival on Thursday, April 27 for one evening with activist, former political prisoner, and poet Ericka Huggins as she reaches into her own history, reading the words of sheroes and heroes that span the last 50 years of her life. Inspired by the Civil Rights Movement, she made a commitment to the Human Rights Movement and is a witness to movements across formations today.

Ericka is introduced by writers Chinaka Hodge and Zoé Samudzi, both sharing their thoughts and works in criticism of the moment. The entire evening features open dialogue with audience members.

Grand Lake Theatre
Thursday, April 27 • 7PM
co-presented by the Oakland Book Festival

For more info, contact the Matatu Festival

Monday, May 1st, 3:00PM
Berkeley, CA: Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley will be hosting its second Othering & Belonging Conference April 30–May 2, 2017 in Oakland, California.

The Conference will feature a phenomenal group of changemakers and visionaries, including:

Oscar-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney
Journalist, author, advocate Masha Gessen
Renowned scholar and author Saskia Sassen
Photographer and video artist LaToya Ruby Frazier
#BlackLivesMatter co-founder Alicia Garza
Author and Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford Jeff Chang
Attorney, Co-founder of Not Your Mascots Tara Houska
Former Greenpeace Executive Director, Kumi Naidoo
Executive Director of Color Of Change Rashad Robinson
Center of Community Change, Charlene Sinclair
Legal scholar and political activist Zephyr Teachout
ED of Political Research Associates Tarso Luís Ramos
Stanford professor Doug McAdam
Haas Institute Director John A. Powell of UC Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall
Oakland poet Chinaka Hodge
Youth dance group Destiny Arts Junior Company
and many more to be announced!

Registration is quickly filling up, so be sure to register soon.

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