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Session 4: Saturday, June 2nd: 4:00 - 5:50pm
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This panel of three writer-speakers will present the lives, writings and legacy of three authors whose art became explicitly enmeshed within their revolutionary activism: John Reed, Langston Hughes and Sonia Sanchez.


Born and raised in Detroit, Anamaría Flores is an educator-activist. Currently an adjunct instructor at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY) in the South Bronx where she has lived for almost two decades, Anamaría has taught in the CUNY system for seventeen years at...

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Hank Williams teaches Africana Studies and English at Lehman College, CUNY, in The Bronx and is an Associate Producer for the Suga’ In My Bowl Jazz radio show on WBAI-FM. He’s also a music journalist and blogs for the Suga’ in My Bowl website. His research on the Black Arts and Black Power...

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JOHN PIETARO is a writer, cultural organizer and performer as well as the founder of New Masses Media, an independent PR and concert production company. A Staff Writer of “the NYC Jazz Record”, he is author of “On the Creative...

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