Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Author/Activist JLove Calderón @ The Inspired Word

Author/Activist JLove Calderón @ Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word NYC spoken word poetry event, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, (Le) Poisson Rouge, Manhattan, NYC.

Calderón is an author, activist, and social entrepreneur working on issues of social justice, race, and gender. She has authored four award-winning books, and produces book publishing seminars nationally. Her first novel inspired by a true story, That White Girl, has been optioned for film. For her book Love, Race, and Liberation; 'Til the White Day is Done, she was a finalist in the Social Change category of the 2010 National Indie Excellence Awards. She graduated Cum Laude from San Diego State University with a B.A. in Africana Studies and received her M.A. in Education from Long Island University. For more info, visit

The Inspired Word is New York City's hottest new poetry/spoken word series, produced by longtime writer/journalist and former Village Voice columnist Mike Geffner. Past features have included Patricia Smith, Suheir Hammad, Willie Perdomo, Vanessa Hidary, Lemon Andersen, Gemineye, Regie Cabico, and Oveous Maximus.

Videographer: Elaine Delehant.

Music by:: Toni Blackman, "Hollywood Dreams."

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