August 21, 2021
BLACKLANDIA The People’s Youth Art and Poetry Show with Ginger Galloway
August 21, 2021
Saturday, August 21, 2021 10:00 AM-Noon, on Zoom
Inlandia Institute’s Blacklandia Event Series Presents
The People’s Youth Art and Poetry Show
with Ginger Galloway and guest curators Lisa Henry and Nikia Chaney
Open to Black/African American/Mixed Race Youth (who are residents of the Inland Empire)
TO ATTEND The People’s Youth Art and Poetry Show via Zoom on August 21, please register here: https://tinyurl.com/ICreateEvent.
TO SUBMIT art and poetry: https://tinyurl.com/icreateit
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: August 10, 2021
Showcasing the talents of young people in the Inland Empire, “I Create” is a curated virtual showcase of art and poetry by BIPOC youth ages 10-18. The event features bold artistic pieces that speak to the topic “I Create” and show exceptional artistic strength and courage. Artists/Poets may submit no more than three of their best pieces of work. Deadline for submissions is August 10, 2021. Artists/Poets of selected work will be notified via email and are asked to be present at the event on August 21, 2021 to talk about their work or read their poetry.
Ginger M. Galloway, Curator, is an author, poet and artist. Born and raised in San Diego, she moved to the Inland Empire in 2003 where she lives with her husband and four of their seven children. Ginger has authored an illustrated a number of books and is a proud member of Blacklandia. Ginger teaches art to kids at Enhance the Gift Academy and hosts the African American Book Festival IE.
Book Launch and Book Signing for Portrait of a Deputy Public Defender (or how I became a punk rock lawyer) by Juanita E. Mantz, Esq.
August 21, 2021
Saturday, August 21, 2021 (1:00-4:00 PM)
Inlandia Institute Book Launch and Book Signing for
Portrait of a Deputy Public Defender (or how I became a punk rock lawyer) by Juanita E. Mantz, Esq.
In person at Riverside Art Museum (masks required)
4178 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501
Open to the public with admission to RAM $5 adults/$3 seniors & students
On Saturday, August 21, 2021, from 1:00-4:00 PM, join Inlandia Institute at Riverside Art Museum for a one-of-a kind book launch for a one-of-a kind book. Writer, performer, podcaster – and attorney – Juanita E. Mantz, Esq. will be reading and signing her just-released chapbook from Bamboo Dart Press, Portrait of a Deputy Public Defender (or how I became a punk rock lawyer) accompanied by – what else? – punk music! DJ Eser will be jockeying disks in the atrium, and Bamboo Dart writers Romaine Washington and Allan Callaci will join Juanita in the literary mosh pit for some additional readings. Don’t miss it!
Portrait of a Deputy Public Defender by Juanita E. Mantz, Esq. is a multi-genre chapbook containing memoir pieces, social justice essays and poetry. It describes the author’s love of punk rock and her quest to challenge the system of mass incarceration as a deputy public defender and the intersection between punk rock and public defense.
Juanita E. Mantz (“JEM”) is a deputy public defender, writer, performer and podcaster, one who believes that stories have the power to change the world. She graduated from UCR in 1999 with a Bachelor's in English Literature and received her J.D. from USC Law in 2002. She is in the low residency MFA creative writing program at The University of New Orleans. Juanita has been with the Law Offices of the Public Defender in Riverside County for over a decade. She specializes in representing incompetent clients under PC Section 1368 and has taken many serious felony cases to trial on their mental health issues.