Oakland Voices Alumni Update

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Oakland Voices Alumna Ayodele Nzinga Featured in ‘The New Yorker’ Film “The Game God(S)”

Our Oakland Voices alumna, and Oakland’s very own first Poet Laureate Ayodele Nzinga, is featured in a new film released this week at The New Yorker. The 17-minute film is called The Game God(S) and[Read more]
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Oakland Voices Alumni Update: Marabet Morales Sikahall Joins Chapter 510

Our Oakland Voices alumna Marabet Morales Sikahall (Oakland Voices 2016) recently joined Chapter 510 & the Dept. of Make Believe, a youth writing center in Oakland with a mission to help every young person in[Read more]
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Oakland Voices Alumna Ayodele Nzinga is City’s First Poet Laureate

The City of Oakland’s Cultural Affairs Division announced today our first poet laureate: Ayodele Nzinga. Ayodele was a part of the 2019-2020 Oakland Voices cohort. She is a playwright, poet, and community advocate. She will[Read more]