In the spirit of Isabel Wilkerson’s groundbreaking book The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, six Bay Area storytellers will share the migration stories of Black elders who migrated from the South to Oakland, CA. All of the stories are a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the resilience of African Americans.
This free event is made possible with funding from the City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program and is curated by Write Avenue, founded by Adrienne Oliver, MFA, Ed.D., a professor of Creative Writing and Composition, and a healing writing coach.
There, There and Finally Here: The Migrations of Ishmael Reed
Generational Scenes from the Great Migration with Ms. Judy Juanita
mon coeur, a migration story
Labor of Joyce Gordon’s Love: Major Force of Art, Culture and Politics
Oscar Wright: Educator and Labor Activist
In Justice and Poetry: Wanda Sabir
We gather around the fire. We gather women of strength. Always in justice and poetry…