Saturday, October 23, 11:00 am, Online via Zoom
Join Cupertino Poet Laureate Jing Jing Yang in conversation with renowned East Palo Alto Poet Laureate Kalamu Chaché. An open mic poetry session will follow their conversation.
Please register in advance to attend.
This event is generously sponsored by the Cupertino Library Foundation.
About Poetess Kalamu Chaché:
Kalamu Chaché came to live in East Palo Alto with her family from Brooklyn, New York in the mid-1960s. After graduating from high school and pursuing a college education at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon and Nairobi College in East Palo Alto, with an AA Degree in Liberal Arts, she has been serving the East Palo Alto and the Belle Haven area of Menlo Park communities in numerous professional, executive, administrative, advocacy and artistic areas of employment and volunteer services. A strong advocate and practitioner of activism and volunteerism, specializing in the areas of youth development and the Literary/Music/Performing Arts, Chaché has worked tirelessly throughout her life in the East Palo Alto community and greater San Francisco Bay Area. Today, she is a leading Cultural Arts Activist / Advocate / Initiator / Educator / Curator / Promoter / Author / Recording & Performing Artist for causes, events, and programs, as well as serving as the East Palo Alto Poet Laureate since 1983.