booking and publicity info :juba(at)jubakalamka (dot)com


@ Life Is Live 3: What's Queer About Queer Pop Now?  Hebbel Theater Berlin Germany 11/13/2010



@ Alwun House, Phoenix Arizona USA  2006 Sex Workers Art Show


Wednesday March 30  7PM



proudly presents


Soliloquies of Solemnity and Silliness on Sex, Soul and Spirit


a Writers Festival for GLBT People of African Descent 

featuring readings by






2735 Broadway @ 27th Street,

*light refreshments* *cash bar*

suggested donation $5-$100 (No one turned away!)


Dr. Herukhuti is a clinical sociologist, cultural studies scholar, performance artist, and traditional African shaman who focuses on sexuality, gender, and spirituality themes within the African Diaspora. He is the founder of the sexuality-themed cultural center, Black Funk: The Center for Culture, Sexuality, and Spirituality, and the author of Conjuring Black Funk: Notes on Culture, Sexuality, and Spirituality, Volume 1.A kink Dom/Daddy, he provides training/education for those interested in Afrocentric, BDSM/queer lifestyles and family structures.


Marvin K. White, author of the Lambda Literary Award-nominated collections of poetry last rights and nothin’ ugly fly, is a poet, performer, playwright, visual artist as well as a community arts organizer. His poetry has been anthologized in The Road Before Us: 100 Black Gay Poets; My Brothers Keeper; Gents, Bad Boys and Barbarians: New Gay Writing; Things Shaped in Passing; Sojourner: Writing in the Age of AIDS; Bum Rush the Page; Role Call; and Think Again, as well as other local and national publications. A former member of the critically acclaimed Pomo Afro Homos, he has led creative arts and writing workshops from inner city elementary schools to youth centers for runaway kids to black gay youth support groups. White holds a fellowship in the national African-American poetry organization, Cave Canem; sits on the board of Fire & Ink, a national black LGBT writers organization; and is co-founder of B/GLAM (Black Gay Letters and Arts Movement), a Bay Area, California, organization whose goal is to preserve, present and incubate black gay artistic expressions.


Juba Kalamka is most recognized as co-founder/producer of "homohop" group Deep Dickollective (D/DC) and for development of the micro-label Sugartruck Recordings. Kalamka's personal work centers on intersectional dialogues on race, identity, gender, disability, sexuality and class in popular media. He has been a speaker,columnist, panelist, and curator for numerous national organizations,publications and conferences, and received a 2005 Creating Change Award from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) for his activist work in queer music community. He served as a co-co chair for Bay Area Bisexual Network (BABN) in 2003 and produced the East Bay Pride sponsored PeaceOUT World Homo Hop Festival from 2002-2007 which was featured in the documentary Pick Up the Mic . His lyrics and essays appear in Working Sex: Sex Workers Write About A Changing Industry ,Total Chaos: The Art And Aesthetics of Hip Hop and The Yale Anthology of Rap .He is a board member of the San Francisco-based Queer Cultural Center (QCC), producers of the National Queer Arts Festival (NQAF). He lives in Oakland, California with his primary partner of eight years, their daughter, a neurotic standard poodle and a lovemongering lesbian cat. He practices polyamory both locally and globally.


Friday April 8  8PM

San Francisco,CA



Saturday, April 9 8PM

San Francisco,CA



Sunday  April 10  7PM

San Francisco,CA

SINS INVALID @ Z SPACE (Formerly Theater Arteaud)


Sins Invalid celebrates the power of embodiment & sexuality, stripping taboos offsexuality and disability to offer a vision of beauty that includes all bodies and communities.@ Z Space (formerly Theater Artaud)450 Florida Street (at 17th Street)
San Francisco, CA 94110


This performance is Audio Described and ASL interpreted by Stage Hands

This venue is wheelchair accessible.

Please do not wear scented products,
although we cannot guarantee a scent-free space.

Ticket $16 – $25
To purchase tickets in advance:

2011 artists include: Aurora Levins Morales, Antoine Hunter,
 Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Ellery Russian, Nomy Lamm, Alex Cafarelli, Juba Kalamka, Leroy F. Moore, Patty Berne, Todd Herman, seeley quest,
Maria Palacios, Ralph Dickinson and Ryon Gesink.

Please Note: Show contains explicit content

Supported by the generosity of the Aepoch Fund, the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Community Foundation (Boulder), the Carpenter Foundation, the Horizons Foundation, Dancer’s Group New Stages in Dance Program, and the Left Tilt Fund.



Thursday April 14

Oakland, CA


Brownstargirl Productions and CUAV Present:
Freedom Dreams 2.0: Beautiful Resistance
A Kickoff Party for CUAV's Safetyfest!

doors 7 PM, performances 8 PM.

$5-8. all money benefits CUAV.
no one turned away for lack of ability to pay, ever. 21+
(sorry, the closing party is all ages)

Featuring burlesque, spoken word and video performances by:

Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Brown Boi Project
Bollywood Burlesque
Elena Rose
Juba Kalamka
Maya Chinchilla

Dessert buffet!
Love and Justice Altar kept by Mkali Hashiki (Temple Ile Orunmila Oshun)

DJ'd by DJ LadyRyan (Ships in the Night, SpeakerBoxxx, Lucky Lounge)

Sex toy raffle features prizes from Madame S Leather, Pink and White Productions,
Good Vibrations, Babeland and more!

How do you dream freedom into being in your body? In your life? In your fam
and community? Beautiful Resistance kicks off Safetyfest with a luscious celebration of all the ways we find to be safe, fierce and free.

Bring an offering of your wishes and desires for the Love and Justice altar.
Be ready for good music, a dessert buffet, life-saving burlesque, spoken word and video performances, a sex toy raffle with twice as many toys as last year, space to dance and space to chill, and much more- all benefiting CUAV (Community United Against Violence) and kicking off Safetyfest, CUAV's first annual celebration of queer and trans power in the Bay Area!

ACCESS IS LOVE: Bench and Bar is fully wheelchair accessible, including bathrooms. There are lots of areas to sit. Stay tuned for news about our FREE wheelchair accessible shuttle van picking up and dropping off folks from BART and saferides home program!

In solidarity with beloved community members who are chronically ill,
please don't wear perfume, cologne, essential oils or other scented products.
For real! We want folks we love to be able to stay for more than five minutes without leaving cause they're about to have a seizure!

Safetyfest is CUAV's second annual free festival celebration of all the fierce ways queer and trans people in the Bay Area stay safe and strut their stuff.
Our communities already have so many of the tools needed to end violence and be truly safe in all the ways they deserve to be--they just need to be shared! Proceeds will benefit CUAV's 30+ years of supporting LGBTQQ survivors of hate violence and domestic violence to heal and create safer communities. For more information or to see the full schedule, see

Founded in 1979, CUAV works to build the power of LGBTQQ
(lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) communities to transform violence and oppression. We support the healing and leadership of those impacted by abuse and mobilize our broader communities to replace cycles of trauma with cycles of safety and liberation. As part of the larger social justice movement, CUAV works to create truly safe communities where everyone can thrive.



 Sunday April 17 

Oakland, CA

Scenes/Unseen Fundraiser

Details TBA

 Sunday  May 22 

San Francisco, CA 7PM


Bitches Brew: Readings On The Miles Davis Album

@Viracocha SF

998 Valencia St.

Details TBA

Saturday  June 4 

San Francisco, CA


Details TBA


 Saturday  July 2 

San Francisco, CA 7PM


Queer Rebels of The Harlem Renaissance 2011

African American Arts and Culture Complex

762 Fulton Street,

San Francisco, CA