Black Poets of Ventura County - Russell Stockard

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Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Offered by the Ventura County Poetry Project, please enjoy a free series: Black Poets of Ventura County. 

We are lucky here in Ventura County to have a distinguished group of Black poets and writers open to sharing their work.

Russell Stockard's interest in communication brought him to the medium of poetry which he uses both to contain, explore, and express emotion as well as to create community.

He has published poems in Dear America: Black Lives Matter.

He holds a Ph.D. in Communication from Stanford and directs the Department of Global Studies at Cal Lutheran University.

He studies all forms of media including the use of new media by diasporic communities of color.

He has published numerous essays including "Ecocriticism and Postcoloniality in Digital Diasporas," and "Subverting Social Vulnerabilities and Inequality in Disaster Survival," this, in his study of Black American response to Hurricane Katrina.

He holds a BA and an MA from Harvard in History and Romance Languages and Literature as well as a Ph.D. from Stanford and an MBA from UCLA. 


All readings are free and open to the public.  Readings begin at 7:30pm; zoom opens at 7pm:   Meeting ID: 960 750 1600

See the entire series:

  • Julius Sokenu             January 21st
  • W. David Hall             February 18th
  • Raquel Baker             March 18th
  • Russell Stockard        April 8th
  • Joelle Hannah            April 22nd
  • Geoffrey Jacques       May 6th
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