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RE@DS: Jari Bradley & Jazz Hudson

April 18, 2014; 5:30 p.m.

Jari “SoJari” Bradley is a young, San Francisco–based, black queer poet, MC, and arts educator. She was a Youth Speaks Slam Champion, and third place finalist in the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam in Chicago in 2009. In 2011, she developed her own one-woman show and a CD compilation titled Ascension: The Mixtape, available to download for free at www.bandcamp.com/sojari. She is currently working on her first book of poetry, a chapbook due out in 2014.

Jazz Hudson is a poet, artist, and educator who serves a host of communities seeking transformation through art. With a holistic approach to content and development, her interdisciplinary work engages audiences in dialogue and activism that extend beyond the page and stage. She is a recent recipient of the 2013 Oakland Indie Social Change Maker Award and her work has been featured on 106 KMEL Street Soldiers and National Public Radio, in the San Francisco Chronicle, at the Empowering Women of Color Conference and events honoring Oscar Grant and commemorating Black August, and in high school classrooms all over the Bay Area. She is a Youth Speaks alumna and a Brave New Voices International Teen Poetry Slam Finalist.

Included with L@TE admission

Followed by
7:30  L@TE: Cine/Spin