Janice Mirikitani is recognized as a visionary, community activist, leader, poet, and editor. She’s the founding president of the Glide Foundation, and has developed programs that empower San Francisco’s poor and marginalized communities to make meaningful changes in their lives.
She was named San Francisco Poet Laureate in 2000 and has authored four books of poetry, including Love Works (San Francisco Poet Laureate Series), which is a premium for tonight’s show, and edited nine anthologies. She also served as a commissioner at the San Francisco Arts Commission.
In tonight’s interview, Mirikitani talks intimately about the development of her social consciousness, the role writing and story telling play in personal empowerment, and her experience as a survivor of incest.
Premiums to people who donate to our show between 7 and 8 p.m. tonight include Love Works by Janice Mirikitani, tickets to catch Karsh Kale at Yoshi’s, and tickets to see 13 Assassins, an action film set at the end of Japan’s feudal era.