WOWA (West Oakland To West Africa) Poetry Show

On this program, we will explore poetry with WOWA (West Oakland to West Africa) poetry exchange group. This poetry group consists of some extraordinary poets in West Oakland as well as some of their phenomenal poet partners in West Africa. Guests include:

Makeda aka Sandra Hooper Mayfield…poet, journalist, tutor, counselor, and community activist.

Mimi Gonzalez…poet, freelance journalist, comedian, activist, and event producer.

Sara Biel…poet, visual artist, and social worker.

Wanda Sabir…journalist, activist, teacher, and poet

Dr. Marcus Lorenzo Penn…holistic doctor, photographic artist, yoga teacher, wellness consultant, coach, and facilitator, poet, author, and speaker.

Tyrice Deane-Brown…MFA student receiving her degree in creative writing and poetry. Tyrice is calling in from Virginia tonight.

Radhiyah (Rashiddah) Ayobami…Brooklyn born with southern roots. She holds a B.A. in Africana studies and a MFA in prose. Radhiyah (Rashiddah) is calling in from New York tonight.

Kojo Benedict Quaye aka Yibor Kojo calling in from Germany

And Etchian Jean Frederic Obeli aka Obi

http://www.facebook.com/wo2wa

About First Voice Apprenticeship

First Voice Apprenticeship is an apprenticeship program at KPFA 94.1 FM in Berkeley and is designed to provide comprehensive broadcast, technical, and administrative skills training in radio. First Voice also aims to build and strengthen community and empower our participants to find their voice and tell their stories. The First Voice program is based on community building, a collaborative work environment and passing on our skills and stories. We focus on bringing women and people of color into media and work in partnership with Pacifica community radio station KPFA and other community media outlets, both locally and nationally. The First Voice Apprenticeship Program is currently 18 months. Everyone is required to spend one business day each week working at KPFA, as well as two class nights. The dayshift is a three hour shift and apprentices do administrative and production tasks. The dayshift runs on an intergenerational group learning model, with each phase teaching the next, and integrates service to the station, skills acquired in classes, motivation and leadership.
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