DRUMS IN THE PARK SCHEDULE
July 16, 2022
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Town plaza park
NUMU New museum los gatos
kendejah LIBerian FOOD TRUCK
FULL MEALS $20
SPEAKERS & PERFORMERS
Founder & Executive Director, AWO
Folake founded AWỌ in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minnesota police and the Black Lives Matter street protests that erupted during the US COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. She is keen on creating opportunities that connect the different shades of huemanity for deeper cross-cultural understanding and exchange.
Marico Sayoc is the former Mayor and currently a Council Member in Los Gatos. She is the Executive Director of Cassy and focuses on providing and improving in-school youth mental health services.
Board of Superviors
County of Santa Clara
Cindy Chavez represents close to half a million residents in District 2. On the Board of Supervisors, she chairs the Board's Children, Families and Seniors Committee and serves on the Fiance and Government Operations Committee.
Ann Jealous spent her career teaching college students and nearly thirty years of work in psychotherapy and diversity training that provided innumerable stories and the privilege of facilitating healing.
Caroline T. Haskell is the Founding Director of the Personal Growth and Counseling Center and currently oversees all of Health and Wellness Services at California State University, Monterey Bay.
Vietnamese-American Social Practice Artist
Quynh-Mai Nguyen (she / chị / em), sounds like gwin-my-win. She is a social practice artist, community organizer, creative producer, and musician living in San José, CA. Quynh-Mai is dedicated to working with underrepresented communities.
West African Griot Storyteller
Mandjou Koné descends from the Koné family, a well-known Griot lineage. The Griot of West Africa are mediators, peace makers, and councilors of society. For over a decade, she has performed the songs and dance of Sierra Leone throughout the Bay Area.
African-American Theatre Ensemble
Tabia is based in San Jose and is in its 37th season of performances in the SF Bay Area. The name Tabia is a Swahili word for “talented,” and represents the creativity, devotion and diversity of the Ensemble’s pool of artists.
African-American Spoken Word Artist
Venus Jones is a renaissance woman and an internationally known performance poet who has produced three books and four spoken word albums.
Oluwaseunfunmi Sarah Turner was a member of the cultural group organized by her school. It was there she learnt and immersed herself in the art of dancing, singing and staging.
Khalilah Ramirez, Dancer of Peace, performing artist, teacher and author fosters peace in every heart.
College of Adaptive Arts
College of Adaptive Arts paves a new path for adults with special needs who historically have not had access to college education to have a safe and adaptive collegiate environment to continue to learn, grow and become the best versions of themselves.
Social Justice Eduacator
Sherinda Bryant has served as an English and Social Justice educator for 12+ years and has cultivated a passion for providing youth and adults with culturally restorative learning opportunities.
Los Gatos Poet Laureate
Los Gatos Poet Laureate Jen Siraganian is a writer, educator and literary organizer. She has served as Managing Director for Litquake.
Alexis Macnab is an artist and educator with a background in physical theater, contemporary dance, and puppetry.
Nkan is a songwriter, percussionist and performing artist with over 10 years of experience with a theatre troupe. She has performed at festivals around the Bay Area and released a new single this July.
With a background in Sociology and Christian ministry, Brenda has worked for various agencies including the three branches of the Army. She is interested in cultural experiences regardless of ethnicity.
Joey Mendoza is a Filipino singer/songwriter. She writes music that helps people understand who they are and is currently producing her first album under the name ‘sheeponmyfeet.’
Dhanya is a passionate 13 year old that does championship work on social causes. She dabbles in stand-up comedy and has written a book on acceptance and love beyond gender orientation.
Mohamed Bangoura hails from the Susu tribe of Conakry, Guinea in West Africa and is a master of music and dance.
Congolese Drummer & Dancer
Baba Ken Okulolo
OUR FUNDERS & SPONSORS
The County of Santa Clara, Growing in Community, DESJ Division of Equity and Social Justice
HUEMANITY SALONS SUMMER SCHEDULE
RESERVE YOUR SPOT
- Sat, Aug 27South Tower Lawn near Tower Hall at SJSUAug 27, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDTSouth Tower Lawn near Tower Hall at SJSU, Near S. 4th Street and E. San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA 95112A drumming and talking exchange bringing together unheard voices from local communities - from guest speaker SF Bay Area Jazz Vocalist Tiffany Austin and African-American and Yoruba storytellers to Afro-Latin drumming performances.
- Sun, Aug 28Addison-Penzak JCC Los GatosAug 28, 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM PDTAddison-Penzak JCC Los Gatos, 14855 Oka Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95032, USAA drumming and talking exchange bringing together unheard voices from local communities - from guest speaker Chike Nwoffiah, Founder & Director of the Silicon Valley African Film Festival to Japanese Taiko, African-American and Yoruba storytellers and African drumming performances.