Aya de Leon

August 25, 2011

Aya de Leon has been added to our conversation panel Sunday the 28th.

She is a poet, academic, activist, slam-poetry champ and Harvard graduate (she entered at 16). She sees herself as bridging cultural communities, and brings a background in spoken word and hip-hop to her job as a UC Berkeley African American studies professor and coordinator of a campus-to-community partnership called Poetry for the People. She is also the daughter of sculptor-singer Anna de Leon and  blues musician Taj Mahal.