180 Capp Street
San Francisco, California 94110

Bangin' for Boston
August 11, 2005, 8-11pm
180 Capp St. @ 17th

Locus is moving to our new space in the Mission and what better way to welcome our new home than with a fundraiser for the 2005 APIA Spoken Work & Poetry Summit! A Summit that was the beginning of an APIA community for many.

This year the 2005 Spoken Word & Poetry Summit will be held in Boston, MA at Northeastern University hosted by Boston Progress Arts Collective. The mission of the Summit is to establish a network of progressive artists involved in the APIA community, to challenge and often peripheral and passive roles the artist is branded within the APIA community and the arts community at-large, and to acknowledge the arts as a critical, elemental component in building, empowering and transforming our community and our selves.

Join us as we celebrate and support the 2005 Summit happening in Boston. Share the night with some of our favorite APIA artists. And dance late into the night with grooves from DJ Ratha Nou.


Annie Koh really really really likes Spam (the kind that comes in a can). She helped start Locus and Hyphen Magazine, an Asian American news and culture magazine. Since her arrival in the Bay Area, Annie has worked at a dot com, Kearny Street Workshop, the Asian Pacific Fund, an Asian American Foundation, and a toy store. She wrote a chapter in the book "How to Get Stupid White Men Out Of Office" and has toured with the League of Pissed Off Voters to promote political engagement by young people and communities of color.

Nomi was a member of the now defunct Oddjobs. Orginally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Nomi has experienced life on both coasts and has logged in many hours on the road.

Dandiggity is the son of Vietnamese refugees/lovers/fighters/souls. He resides in San Jose, California continuously building with community and organizations alike. Though he has been doing poetry for almost ten years he loves to hear others before himself. Currently working with the young adult ministry L.Y.T.E. House and singing in the worship band Diggity never forgets to whom his art comes from. And he is forever working on his book soon to be released, someday.

First born son of a last child, Adriel Mun-Jun Luis is a nomad of sorts. Collecting twenty-one years worth of stories as a Chinese American uprooted from the Toi San tribe, he understands that for the poet, sense of self is not static, and artistic and spiritual growth never ends (although maybe physical growth does?he?s been 5?6? ever since middle school). Adriel seeks to be a reflection of his community, demonstrated through his creation of iLL-Literacy, a multi-disciplinary performance arts collective that pushes the envelope on exploration of self in context with community; Phlegm, a premiere grassroots arts publication; and the YellowBrown Empowerment Project, a college circuit for Asian Pacific Americans. He is the recipient of the 2004 Margarita Robinson Leadership Award for his organizing role in Northern California?s artist community, and a two-time recipient of the Isao Fujimoto Community Action Award for his activism nationally in the Asian American community. Adriel is the 2004 San Francisco Poetry Slam Champion.

Siwaraya Rochanahusdin

August 11, 2005, 8-11pm
180 Capp St. @ 17th
Admission: Sliding scale of $7-100

Added by minjungkim on August 8, 2005

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