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Two-Month Countdown

August 25, 2018


My one-woman show gets an extended run at The Marsh Theater in San Francisco starting two months from today. I am very honored to have a chance to present my play to Bay Area audiences.


Following each show, I will be joined by various talkback guests (listed below). These thought leaders -- activists, lawyers, professors, writers -- will be discussing various subjects related to social justice, and answering questions. Grateful to live in a community where folks from all racial and ethnic backgrounds work side by side to tackle the most intractable problems that disproportionately affect marginalized communities.


Together. United. We are changing the world.


Closer to the dates of their appearances, I'll post more info about these guests.  


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Talkback Topics and Speakers


The Role of Art In Promoting Social Justice

Thursday, October 25, 2018  Showtime 8 pm

Rinku Sen, Maven, Author, Activist, Thinker and Doer (former Executive Director and Publisher of Colorlines)


How Technology Can Help Us Learn ‘Difficult’ Names

Saturday, October 27, 2018   Showtime 5 pm

Praveen Shanbhag, Founder of Name Coach (name-coach.com) software that enables individuals to record their names and append digital links to social media, email. Widely used by educational institutions.


Implicit (Unconscious) Bias, What It Is and How We Reduce the Impact of Our Biases

Thursday, November 1, 2018  Showtime 8 pm

Christopher Bridges, Attorney, Equal Justice Society and Victoria Plaut, Director, Culture, Diversity & Intergroup Relations Lab and Professor of Law and Social Science, UC Berkeley


Naming Your Baby: What’s the Law Got To Say About It?

Saturday, November 3, 2018  Showtime 5 pm

Carlton Larson, UC Davis Law Professor, and author of Naming Baby: The Constitutional Dimensions of Parental Naming Rights


Wherever There’s A Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers & Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California

(Heyday Books, winner of a Gold Medal in the 2010 California Book Awards)

Thursday, November 8, 2018  Showtime 8 pm

Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi, authors of Wherever There’s A Fight


National Origin and Race Discrimination in Employment

Saturday, November 10, 2018  Showtime 5 pm

Bill Tamayo, District Director, (appearing in his individual capacity) Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)


MALDEF: 50 Years Fighting for the Civil Rights of the Latino Community

Thursday, November 15, 2018  Showtime 8 pm

Tom Saenz, President & General Counsel MALDEF


The Lawyer as Storyteller: Lawyers and Solo Performers

Saturday, November 17, 2018  Showtime 5 pm

Mark McGoldrick, a public defender, reflects on his life and the lives of his clients in his acclaimed solo play, The Golden Hammer


The School to Prison Pipeline: How to End It

Saturday, November 24, 2018  Showtime 5 pm

Jason Okonofua, Professor, Psychology Department UC Berkeley

Michael Harris, National Center for Youth Law


Gender Identity, Name Changes, and Preferred Pronoun Use

Thursday, November 29, 2018  Showtime 8 pm

Margarita Sánchez, National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), immigrant rights activist

Stevie Campos-Seligman, college student and activist

Both guests prefer use of the pronouns they/them


Navigating Disability: Trump Era's Clarion Call for Advocates and Activists to Come Out of the (Inaccessible) Closet

Saturday, December 1, 2018  Showtime 5 pm

Ingrid Tischer, writer and disability rights activist, Development Director, DREDEF


Immigrant Rights in The Trump Era

Thursday, December 6, 2018  Showtime 8 pm

Bill Ong Hing, Founder, Immigrant Legal Resource Center and Law Professor USF

Karen Musalo, Executive Director, Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, Hastings Law School 


Lawyer Writers: People of Color Making An Impact Through Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry

Saturday, December 8, 2016  Showtime 5 pm

Sara Campos, poetry, short stories

Adam Smyer, author of novel, Knucklehead






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