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An Evening with Tongo Eisen-Martin

March 3, 2017- 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

hosted by the Ellen and Warren Tallman Writer in Residence at SFU
with music from Selectors’ Records

Originally from San Francisco, Tongo Eisen-Martin is a movement worker and educator who has organized against mass incarceration and extra-judicial killing of Black people throughout the United States. He has taught in detention centers from New York’s Rikers Island to California county jails. He designed curricula for oppressed people’s education projects from San Francisco to South Africa. His latest curriculum on extrajudicial killing of Black people, We Charge Genocide Again, has been used as an educational and organizing tool throughout the country. He is also a revolutionary poet who uses his craft to create liberated territory wherever he performs and teaches. His latest book of poems is titled, “Someone’s Dead Already” was nominated for a California Book Award. His next book titled “Heaven Is All Goodbyes” is being published in the City Lights Pocket Poets Series.

 

Accessibility information:
Gallery Gachet, 88 East Cordova Street
front door: 5 feet width
front door step: 6 inch height
ramp: 34 inch width

washroom door: 33 inch width
toilet: 10 inch clearance on left side
14 inch clearance in front to sink
the washroom has a handrail

Details

Date:
March 3, 2017
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/264022547370361/#

Venue

Gallery Gachet
88 East Cordova Street
Vancouver, Canada

Organizer

SFU English – Writer in Residence
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