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Department of

Ethnic Studies


Eighth Annual Eugene M. Labovitz Lecture: Vejea Jennings

Event Start DateWednesday, October 6, 2010
Degheri Alumni Center
Event Start Time6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CostCost: free

Vejea (Vee-Jay) Jennings is a Caribbean-American writer with an MFA in Writing/Critical Studies from CalArts who is dedicated to community empowerment through self-expression, education, activism and entertainment. His work has been featured on stages nationwide as well as in Entertainment Today, The Caribbean Writer, ASCAP’s Playback Magazine, the Graffiti Verite Documentary Series, and in two albums of poetry and music, Soulation (2005), and The Order of Things (2007). He is also the author of a forthcoming e-book entitled Free Lunch (2010). He has shared the stage with the likes of Jesse Jackson, Quincy Troupe, Edward James Olmos, Tony Award winner Reg E. Gaines, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Zion I, Aceyalone, and LA Symphony. Vejea is a professor of English and provides art workshops and motivational addresses.

His talk will focus on "The Activism of Inside Out: Inner Dialogue in Music, Poetry and Film."

For more information, please contact the Department of Ethnic Studies at or (619) 260-4022.

ContactEsther Aguilar | | 619 260 4022