SONIA SANCHEZ 80th B’day Fete

The Center for Black Literature • AKILA WORKSONGS • African Voices Magazine • The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture • Tai Allen [Arts+Craft, Inc.] present…


The Official NYC 80th Birthday Party

logoPoets, Writers, Artists, Friends, and Colleagues Line Up
To Honor Poet Extraordinaire SONIA SANCHEZ for a Milestone Life Event!

Friday, September 19, 2014
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Bedford Hall
1177 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn NY, 11216 (Bedford-Stuyvesant)
(between Madison Street and Jefferson Avenue)

Admission is $35 and tickets will be sold online at and at the door.
Please Purchase tickets early. Space is limited!

Twitter hashtags below! | If you can’t attend, tell a friend!

:::::::: PROGRAM FEATURES ::::::::
Hosted by asha bandele
Performances by Ursula Rucker and jessica Care moore
Remarks by Haki Madhubuti of Third World Press
Music by DJ Reborn
…and more!

asha bandele
Dr. Ron Daniels and Institute of the Black World 21st Century
Indira Etwaroo
Alexander and Joanne Gabbin
Nikki Giovanni
Marita Golden
Woodie King, Jr.
Talib Kweli
Haki Madhubuti of Third World Press
Terry McMillian
Jessica Care Moore
Francisco Mora
Toni Morrison
Jill Newman of Jill Newman Productions
Eugene Redmond
Ursula Rucker
Marcia White

:::::::: HOST COMMITTEE MEMBERS ::::::::
Monifa and Lumumba Bandele
Mo Beasley
Toni Blackman
JLove Calderon
NY State Assembly Member Karim Camara
Cave Canem
Cntr for Law & Social Justice, Medgar Evers College, CUNY
Staceyann Chin
Frenchie Davis
Sabrina Gordon
Farah Jasmine Griffin
Obery M. Hendricks, Jr.
Marc Lamont Hill
Byron Hurt
Tyehimba Jess
Jacqueline Johnson
Patricia Spears Jones
Saddi Khali
Tulani Kinard
Tony Medina
Tony Mitchelson and Layding Kaliba (The Linyak Project)
Stacey Muhammad
T. Rasul Murray
National Conference of Artists New York
Shaun Neblett
Abiobun Oyewole
Marcia Pendelton
Willie Perdomo
Liza Jessie Peterson
Kevin Powell
Voza Rivers, New Heritage Theatre Group
Thomas Sayers Ellis
Thysha M. Shabazz
Danny Simmons
Ekere Tallie
Cheo Tyehimba Taylor
Imani Uzuri
Randy Weston
Ted Wilson

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:::::::: CONTACT US ::::::::
For general information, call 718.804.8882 or 718.756.8501.
Media Contacts: or 718.756.8501.

Would you like to contribute to this event? Please contact Maeshay k. Lewis at or at 718-804-8882 or make a contribution directly here on Eventbrite. If you wouldlike to make a payment for your advertisment on the souvenir program journal, please do so at

Have questions about “Celebrate Sonia!” The 80th Birthday Celebration for Sis. Sonia Sanchez?Contact Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY

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