Sarah Kay (Japanese/Jewish) [American]

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Known as: Spoken Word Poet (Founder of Project V.O.I.C.E., Performances: National Poetry Slam, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, United Nations, Lincoln Center, Tribeca Film Fest, TED Conference, Bowery Poetry Club)
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Velina Hasu Houston (Japanese, Blackfoot Pikuni Native American Indian, and African American)

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Velina Hasu Houston (Japanese, Blackfoot Pikuni Native American Indian, and African American) [American]

 

Known as: Award winning playwright, essayist, poet, author, editor, and screenwriter (Plays: “Tea”, “Asa Ga Kimashita”, “Kokoro”, “The Matsuyama Mirror”, “Hula Heart”, “Ikebana (Living Flowers)”, “Shedding the Tiger”, “Waiting for Tadashi”)

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Tara Betts (African-American/White French)…

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Tara Betts (African-American/White French) [American]

 

Known as: Poet, Author and Educator (Books: “Arc & Hue”; Performances: Def Poetry Jam, National Poetry Slam, SPOKEN, Vagina Monologues; Lecturer in creative writing at Rutgers University)

More Information: Tara Betts’ Official Site, Tara Bett

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Michael Franti (Irish, German, French, African-American, Native American)

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Michael Franti (Irish, German, French, African-American, Native American) [American]

 

Known as: Poet, Musician, Composer (Founder and lead vocalist for “Michael Franti & Spearhead”; Advocate for many peace and social justice issues; Director of the documentary “I Know I’m Not Alone”, Former member of “The Beatnigs” & “Disposable Heroes”)

 

Music Videos: Say Hey (I Love You), The Sound of Sunshine, Hey World (Don’t Give Up), Hey Hey Hey, I’ll Be Waiting
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