Empowering People of Color Open Mic!

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Empowering People of Color Open Mic!

Come get inspired by local Bay Area talent or get ready to perform yourself!

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La Peña Cultural Center 3105 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705

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  • 3 hours
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Due to the tremendous positive impact that the Empowering Womxn of Color Open Mic has had in our community, we are extending this program into a recurring open mic presented by La Peña!

With the blessing of our collaborators from the Womxn of Color Initiative at UC Berkeley, we are offering this open mic night to center the voices of BIPOC, Women, LGBTQ+ folks, Immigrants/Migrants, and all other voices that have been historically marginalized and underrepresented. We want to hear you, support you, and transform the world with you!

  • Get your donation-based tickets now! This event is made possible 100% by your contributions. Please consider donating what you can to ensure that this event can continue OR sign up to volunteer! Each shift includes free food and beverages.
  • Sign-ups to perform are now CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who signed up!
  • Doors open at 7:30pm. We recommend arriving early to get some food at Los Cilantros!


  • Ro aka DJ Paisa Bae (they/them) is a Trans, Chicanx DJ/MC hailing from the borderlands of San Diego/Tijuana region. When not cuddling with their chihuahua Ruby, they can be found at cultural events, playing son jarocho with AntifaSon or working as a middle school counselor. Their favorite music to play includes reggaeton, banda, cumbia, and nueva cancion. With Ro, ¡que siga la fiesta!
  • Sylvia Blalock (she/her) is a Bay Area-based poet and author. She is the Owner/Chief Executive Poet of Queendom Network; author of "Uprising-a book of Poetry", and host of Voices That Carry-Being Loud On Purpose.
  • Dizzy Jenkins aka Dimebag Dizzy (they/them) is an Oakland-based multi genre singer / songwriter. Dizzy has released two hip hop albums and, most recently, Skeleton Key, which is a soulful take on country, blues and folk. In 2020, Dizzy's bomba composition, Agua De Esclavo, appeared in the academic journal, Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social.

Event presented by La Peña Cultural Center. Questions? Contact La Peña through their website Lapena.org.

PLEASE NOTE: We will require ID & Proof of Vaccination at the door. Booster shots and the use of masks inside are NOT mandatory. See our most updated Covid-19 Policy here.

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