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The Center to unveil M. Corrine Mackey People of Color section in its library

SAN DIEGO -- To celebrate the launch the new M. Corrine Mackey People of Color section in the library at The San Diego LGBT Community Center, the Women's Resource Center and Women of Color United will host an evening of poetry and spoken work on Friday, Aug. 31, from 6-9 pm.

The evening will feature performances by Jerrica Escoto and Tabitha “Succinct” Brown, both spoken word artists who have been active in the San Diego spoken word community for years and perform regularly at “Elevated,” an event hosted by Collective Purpose at Eveoke Dance Theatre in North Park.

Dr. Shaun Travers and Andrea Villa, co-chairs of The Center's board of directors will also be present, with Bruce M. Abrams of the City of San Diego's Human Relations Commission, and Phyllis Jackson of the KARIBU Center, to dedicate the new section in the library.

Mackey was an African-American lesbian activist and writer who, throughout her life, focused on unifying the communities she embodied.

The cost to attend the event is $5 or a book donation to the library's M. Corrine Mackey People of Color collection.

The event will take place in The Center's library, located at 3909 Centre St. in Hillcrest.

For more information, contact Sophia Arredondo at women@thecentersd.org or 619-692-2077 ext. 212.