We invite the community to take part in regular events, including our flagship Healing sessions, KOS-Melanin-ology Lunch sessions, conferences, and workshops.

KOS-Melanin-ology™ Lunch Series

Knowledge of Self – Black lunch series

We will be hosting a lunchtime series starting August 19th. This series brings our focus and awareness to the subject of Melanin (condensed sunlight) that all black bodies have, but to uncover the power it holds for those with the highest concentrations of it, with the goal of gaining positive use from its many benefits.

Past Events

Good Trouble
is an audio play with music, poetry, verbatim dialogue, and audience participation. The title is a term we borrowed from the late John Lewis, a leader in the movement of love in action and civil disobedience. This world premiere theatrical event uses the exact words of Gen Z community organizers to explore how youth activism is changing the landscape of our nation. The audio stream will be available during free in-person events in San Diego County parks between October 17-25, 2020. 

Saturday, October 17 at 11am: Waterfront Park in Downtown San Diego
Saturday, October 17 at 4pm: Linda Vista Community Park in San Diego
Sunday, October 18 at 11am: Mountain View Park in Southeast San Diego
Sunday,October 18 at 4pm: Rohr Park in Chula Vista
Saturday, October 24 at 11am: Kate Sessions Park in Pacific Beach
Saturday,October 24 at 4pm: Kimball Park in National City
Sunday, October 25 at 11am: Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla
Sunday, October 25 at 4pm: Teralta Park in City Heights
Sunday, November 1 at 12pm: Balboa Park in San Diego

Join us this weekend to watch Blindspot Collective perform! See you there! Learn more at www.bit.ly/BlindspotCoGT

Find a location near you to participate!

Check out Gill Sotu from Sounds of Change Poetry, Politics and Performance Event

Have a look at the featured poets here! https://photos.app.goo.gl/sFBkNwmWGgWvH6JR

Anthony Blacksher is the associate publisher of the San Diego Poetry Annual and an associate professor of sociology at San Bernardino Valley College. He received his Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from Claremont Graduate University, exploring the histories, representation, and pedagogical use of poetry in hip hop and black popular culture. He continues to write and perform with the performance art collective bkSoul.

Sharon Elise works as a Professor of Sociology at California State University, San Marcos, where she conducts research and teaches on critical race and gender issues. She also serves as Associate Vice President (South) of Racial and Social Justice for the California Faculty Association (CFA), the union representing over 29,000 faculty in the California State University system.  She brings her sociological insight into poetry and poetics to sociology.  Her recent poetry publications are in the San Diego Poetry Annual and Border Voices.

Gill Sotu is a navy veteran, a multi-faceted poet, playwright, musician, DJ, and performing artist.  He is a two time Grand Slam Poetry Champion, two-time Raw Performing artist of the year, and a three-time TEDx San Diego presenter. Currently, he is a teaching artist and a commissioned playwright with The Old Globe Theatre, a program director and teaching artist with Intrepid Theatre,  CREATIVE DIRECTOR for TEDx San Diego, as well as the Artist In Residence at Makers Church. He has been commissioned to produce original pieces for leading arts and community organizations such as The San Diego Symphony, The Unity Way of San Diego County, Feeding America, SD Fringe Fest, and the San Diego Opera to name a few. 

Rosie Rascon is the Voter Outreach Coordinator for the American Indian program and General Voter Outreach for the San Diego County Registrar of Voters. Voter education, registration, volunteer training, community support and participation are essential components of her daily work. Rosie serves on the Voter Accessibility Advisory Committee to help support various populations with specific needs and improve voter outreach, education and voter registration.