WRFG EBON DOOLEY LITERARY CAF? – In Celebration of WRFG 89.3 FM’s 35th Anniversary
In celebration of 35 years of continuous broadcasting, WRFG 89.3 FM is presenting The Ebon Dooley Literary Caf?. The day begins with a MEDIA JUSTICE PANEL at the Atlanta University Center Woodruff Library building (111 James P. Brawley Drive SW) from 10am to 12pm. Davey D, journalist, activist, Hip Hop historian and host of Pacifica?s ?Hard Knock Radio,? will be the featured guest panelist.
The Media Justice panel will discuss current FCC and congressional challenges to internet radio, the fight to increase diversity in mainstream media, and Hip Hop?s ultimate battle ? race and the politics of divide and conquer.
The Ebon Dooley Literary Caf? will culminate with ?Slamming with a Mission,? 5:30pm to? 7:30pm, at the Cosby Auditorium on the campus of Spelman College (350 Spelman Lane SW). This POETRY SLAM will feature Atlanta?’s finest spoken word artists.
The works performed will be based on social justice themes that align with WRFG?’s opposition to forces that dehumanize and oppress people. Six finalists from previous slams held throughout the summer will compete for a $500 prize.
Tying together the events of the day, the EBON DOOLEY BOOK FAIR will take place in the Woodruff Library building from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Ebon Dooley, one of the early pioneers of WRFG, had an extensive collection of books related to the history, politics and culture of peoples of the African diaspora. Books from his personal library along with books from other book vendors will be sold throughout the day.
The suggested donation for the day is $10, $7 for students.
WRFG 89.3 FM, Atlanta?s oldest community radio station, is a trusted, progressive, non-commercial media outlet for the diversity of people, ideas and cultural expressions that exist throughout metropolitan Atlanta. During this anniversary year, WRFG is offering special opportunities for sponsors.
For more information, please contact Sobukwe Shukura at 404-523-3471 or 404-456-7962.