The Revolutionary Poets Brigade


The World Poetry Movement

invite you to celebrate


San Francisco Bay Area Events Schedule

Poetry - Music - Speakers - Free

Saturday, Nov. 2, 7pm  

What Is Social Justice & What Is Social Injustice?

Understanding the magnitude of the problem & the struggle for a just world 

Art Internationale Gallery

(963 Pacific Ave., San Francisco)


Jack Hirschman (Poet Laureate of San Francisco 2006-09)

Ethel Long-Scott (Women’s Economic Agenda Project – WEAP)

John Curl (author of For All The People)

Poets: Sarah Page, Sarah Menefee, Ayat Jalal-Bryant, Aja Couchois Duncan

Musician: Colin O’Leary

Hosts: Sarah Menefee, Jack Hirschman

Admission FREE

Saturday, Nov. 9, 7pm       

Gender Justice & Human Trafficking

Emerald Tablet Gallery

(80 Fresno St., San Francisco)  


Jeffrey D. Brown (filmmaker of “Sold”)

Beverly Allen (author of Rape Warfare)

Poets: Alejandro Murguía, Agneta Falk, Mahnaz Badihian, Kristine Brown, Judith Ayn Bernhard, Jessica Loos.

Musicians: TBA

Hosts: Agneta Falk, Mahnaz Badihian

Admission FREE

Friday, Nov. 15, 7pm      

Food Justice, Hunger, & Sustainability

Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship

(1187 Franklin St., at Geary, San Francisco)


Kevin Danaher (Global Exchange)

Miguel Robles (Biosafety Alliance)

Poets: Devorah Major, Dee Allen, John Curl, Cathleen Williams, David Volpendesta

Musicians: Curry Without Worry, Jim Steinke, Jerry Ferraz

Host:  Karen Melander Magoon

Admission FREE


Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7pm   

Immigration Justice & Multiculturalism

Mission Cultural Center

(2868 Mission St., San Francisco)

Speakers: Arnoldo Garcia (former director, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights / NNIRR)

Poets: Adrian Arias, Dorothy Payne, Genny Lim, Leticia Hernandez

Musicians: Los Carpinteros

Host: Nina Serrano

Admission FREE

Friday, Nov. 22, 7pm                 

Racial Profiling, Police Brutality, & Prisons

Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship

(1187 Franklin St., at Geary, San Francisco)


Al Young (California Poet Laureate emeritus)

Kiilu Nyasha (revolutionary journalist “Freedom is a Constant Struggle”)

Poets: Dee Allen, Anne Leonard, Michael Warr, Martin Hickel. Karen Melander Magoon

Musician: Carol Denney

Host:  John Curl

Admission FREE

Sunday, Nov. 24, 1pm 

Social Justice: How We Get There

The future: visions, strategies, & solutions

Koret Auditorium, Main Library

(100 Larkin St., San Francisco)


Tony Gonzales (American Indian Movement - West)

Luis J. Rodriguez (author of Always Running: La Vida Loca)

Poets: Jack Hirschman, Neeli Cherkovski, Yolanda Catzalco, Gary Hicks, Steven Gray, Virginia Barrett, Dorothy Payne.

Musician: Eliot Kenin

Host:  John Curl

Admission FREE

The Revolutionary Poets Brigade and the World Poetry Movement invite all people to join with us in celebrating Social Justice Month 2013 this November, the first of an annual series of events exploring and promoting social justice. 

The Revolutionary Poets Brigade is offering six Social Justice Month events during November of this year, each on a different theme, in locations scattered around San Francisco, California. Each event includes poetry, music, and speakers. In all, there will be at least 14 eminent speakers, and over 40 poets and musicians. Admission to all the events is free. 

Social injustices remain abundant everywhere in the world today––in forms of poverty, unemployment, many kinds of enslavement, police brutality, trafficking of women and children, numberless everyday oppressions and general misery that beset millions upon millions of people, the indifference of governments to provide for the basic necessities of life, including jobs, housing, healthcare, education. This vast inequality and oppression is happening in an epoch when the instruments of technology can in fact feed, house and clothe everyone on earth.  

We live in a dangerous time, a young century of unprecedented global problems, when all the old solutions have failed. This is a moment for visionaries and poets to step forward and re-envision our world based on renewed visions of social justice and new ways to achieve it.

We invite people around the world to join us this November and in future years, and make Social Justice Month an annual international event exposing the world’s injustices and pointing the way to a transformative future.