Keeper of the Fire

Wednesday, March 31st at The Arts Club of Washington DC, 2017 I St. NW I Washington, DC 20006
6:30pm – 8:00pm

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Alejandro Murguia recites an anti-getrification poem at a Anti-Eviction rally in the rotunda of San Francisco City Hall.

Keeper of the Fire

Directed by David L. Brown, Louis F. Dematteis and Raymond Telles. USA/2020/33mins/Premiere

Join poets, writers and others for a mini-screening followed by a discussion with drinks (included) and SF Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia will take part virutally from San Francisco. Full Covid19 precautions and social distancing apply.

“Keeper of the Fire” explores the life and work of activist poet Alejandro Murguia, a writer passionately involved with the struggles of his times. Following in the footsteps of the Beat poets and inspired by the rich tradition of Latin American literature, Murguia fights for social justice with his words and his deeds. One of the celebrated Mission Poets, he has championed revolutions in Latin America, led cultural and educational programs in San Francisco and campaigned against rampant gentrification nationwide all while winning two American Book Awards and becoming the first Latino to serve as Poet Laureate of San Francisco. See filmsite here.