Featuring members of the Epicentro Poets, Non-Prophet Poets and César A. Cruz
Historically borderlines, conflicts and divide and conquer tactics have kept Central Americans and Mexicans apart.
We, Central American and Mexican poets, wish to unite to share our struggle, voices and our will, across borderlines, tongues and forms of speech.
Come witness the 1st ever Central American & Mexican Poets Spoken Word Tour.
Donations received at each venue will go to a local civil rights or student organizations.
Friday, September 13th La Voz Alta San Diego
-sponsored by Calaca Press
Saturday, September 14th Espresso Mi Cultura Hollywood
-sponsored by Epicentro Poets and Espresso Mi Cultura
Sunday, September 15th La Culebra Arts Ctr. East Los Angeles
-sponsored by the C.S.O. (Community Service Organization)
Friday, September 20th Humanity Hall Oakland
-sponsored by the Carson 10 Defense Committee
Saturday, September 21st Contra Costa College Richmond
-sponsored by Latino Student Union and METAS
Friday, September 27th UC Berkeley Berkeley
-sponsored by Mexa de UC Berkeley and Centro Abya Yala
Saturday, October 12th Cal State Fullerton Fullerton
-sponsored by Cal State Fullerton MEChA
Friday, October 18th UC Davis Davis
-sponsored by the Third World Forum
Saturday, October 26th Modern Times Booksstore San Francisco
Specifics of sites, dates TBA at: www.END-Dependence.Brownpride.com (Website premiere: August 18th, 2002)
Central American & [email protected] Poets Spoken Word Tour
Epicenter Media c/o César A. Cruz
Berkeley, CA. 94704
Email: [email protected] Phone: 562-650-6123
WEBSITE LAUNCH DATE: AUGUST 18, 2002:
Hugo Chávez (member of Epicentro poets), César A. Cruz (teolol),
Mark Gonzales (member of Non Prophet Poets), and GusTavo A. Guerra Vásquez (member of Epicentro poets)
Jessica Z. Borja (Northern Cal.), Joshua G. Borja (Southern Cal.), Victor Duarte (Co-Chair, Mexa-Centro, UC Berkeley), Veronica Guevara (Inland Empire), Palomar Sánchez (Santa Cruz), Jessica Vasquez (Co-Chair, Mexa-Centro, UC Berkeley
Artwork by Tavo, 2002, website artwork by Gwyneth Tripp,
website layout by Joshua Borja and Sal Rojas.
Professor Jorge Mariscal UCSD Literature Department
Chelis Herrera Radio Personality- 89.5 FM- San Francisco
Mexa UC Berkeley Xicana/o Student organization
Centro Abya Yala Central American student org.-UC Berkeley
Carlos Montes CSO (Community Service Organization)
Rosa Valdez Director METAS –Contra Costa College
Calaca Press/Voz Alta Mr. Brent Beltran
Espresso Mi Cultura Cultural Arts Center- Hollywood, CA.
Third World Forum UC Davis student newspaper
Carson 10 Defense Committee Calif. & Nev. American Indian Comm.
Digital Aztlan/Brownpride.com Sal Rojas-CEO
Gwyneth Tripp artist, muralist, Bay Area
Professor Dee Bielenberg UC Berkeley, History
Professor Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson University of Redlands-English Dept.
Randy Malat grant writer, Hatchuel, Tabernik & Associates
Logan Health Center/Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center Union City, CA., Maricela Gutierrez
Women’s Center Collective UC Riverside
KRS-ONE rapper, Temple of HipHop
We would like to offer you an opportunity to sponsor this historic unity tour. You can add your name/organization to the growing list of supporters. We will be launching a website and distributing tens of thousands of flyers on a statewide level.
We are accepting donations/contributions to help pay for flyers, website, travel costs for all poets, logistics, housing, etc. If you would like to sponsor this historic event please fill out the form below. You can contact us directly via email or air mail. Please feel free to fill out the sheet below and return it immediately via email or air mail to: Epicenter Media.
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____ Yes, I endorse the first ever Central American and MeXican Spoken Word Tour. Please add my name/organization to your website.
____ Yes, I would like to sponsor the tour. Here is my minimum donation of $50 ($20 for students/low income) and you can add my name/organization to the 10,000 flyers that will go out throughout California. (Please make checks/money orders out to: Cesar A. Cruz, memo: END-Dependence Tour)
____ Yes, please keep me informed as to the tour details. I can help spread the word.
(Please email this sheet to: [email protected] or mail to):
Epicenter Media c/o Cesar A. Cruz 2425 B Channing Way Suite 311 Berkeley, CA. 94704,