END-Dependence Tour

Central American & MeXican@ Poets Spoken Word Tour

Featuring members of the Epicentro Poets, Non-Prophet Poets and César A. Cruz

Historically borderlines, conflicts and divide and conquer tactics have kept Central Americans and Mexicans apart.

            We, Central American and Mexican poets, wish to unite to share our struggle, voices and our will, across borderlines, tongues and forms of speech.

            Come witness the 1st ever Central American & Mexican Poets Spoken Word Tour.

Donations received at each venue will go to a local civil rights or student organizations.






Southern California

Friday, September 13th                     La Voz Alta                              San Diego

-sponsored by Calaca Press

Saturday, September 14th                 Espresso Mi Cultura                 Hollywood

-sponsored by Epicentro Poets and Espresso Mi Cultura         

Sunday, September 15th                     La Culebra Arts Ctr.                 East Los Angeles

-sponsored by the C.S.O. (Community Service Organization)


Northern California

Friday, September 20th                      Humanity Hall                           Oakland

-sponsored by the Carson 10 Defense Committee

Saturday, September 21st                 Contra Costa College               Richmond

-sponsored by Latino Student Union and METAS

Friday, September 27th                     UC Berkeley                            Berkeley

-sponsored by Mexa de UC Berkeley and Centro Abya Yala


Orange County

Saturday, October 12th                      Cal State Fullerton                    Fullerton

-sponsored by Cal State Fullerton MEChA


Northern California II

Friday, October 18th                           UC Davis                                 Davis

-sponsored by the Third World Forum


Saturday, October 26th                      Modern Times Booksstore       San Francisco



Specifics of sites, dates TBA at: www.END-Dependence.Brownpride.com (Website premiere: August 18th, 2002)





END-Dependence Tour

Central American & MeXican@ Poets Spoken Word Tour



Epicenter Media c/o César A. Cruz

2425 B Channing Way Suite 311

Berkeley, CA. 94704

Email: [email protected] Phone: 562-650-6123




END-Dependence Co-Coordinators

Hugo Chávez (member of Epicentro poets), César A. Cruz (teolol),

Mark Gonzales (member of Non Prophet Poets), and GusTavo A. Guerra Vásquez (member of Epicentro poets)


END-Dependence Coordinating Crew

Jessica Z. Borja (Northern Cal.), Joshua G. Borja (Southern Cal.), Victor Duarte (Co-Chair, Mexa-Centro, UC Berkeley), Veronica Guevara (Inland Empire), Palomar Sánchez (Santa Cruz), Jessica Vasquez (Co-Chair, Mexa-Centro, UC Berkeley


Artwork by Tavo, 2002, website artwork by Gwyneth Tripp,

website layout by Joshua Borja and Sal Rojas.





Partial list

Professor Jorge Mariscal                                    UCSD Literature Department

Chelis Herrera                                                       Radio Personality- 89.5 FM- San Francisco

Mexa                                                                      UC Berkeley Xicana/o Student organization

Centro Abya Yala                                                Central American student org.-UC Berkeley

Carlos Montes                                                      CSO (Community Service Organization)

Rosa Valdez                                                          Director METAS –Contra Costa College

Calaca Press/Voz Alta                                         Mr. Brent Beltran

Espresso Mi Cultura                                            Cultural Arts Center- Hollywood, CA.

Third World Forum                                              UC Davis student newspaper

Carson 10 Defense Committee                           Calif. & Nev. American Indian Comm.

Digital Aztlan/Brownpride.com                         Sal Rojas-CEO

Gwyneth Tripp                                                     artist, muralist, Bay Area

Professor Dee Bielenberg                                   UC Berkeley, History

Professor Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson                  University of Redlands-English Dept.

Randy Malat                                                         grant writer, Hatchuel, Tabernik & Associates              

Logan Health Center/Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center  Union City, CA., Maricela Gutierrez

Women’s Center Collective                               UC Riverside

KRS-ONE                                                              rapper, Temple of HipHop



We would like to offer you an opportunity to sponsor this historic unity tour. You can add your name/organization to the growing list of supporters. We will be launching a website and distributing tens of thousands of flyers on a statewide level.

We are accepting donations/contributions to help pay for flyers, website, travel costs for all poets, logistics, housing, etc. If you would like to sponsor this historic event please fill out the form below. You can contact us directly via email or air mail. Please feel free to fill out the sheet below and return it immediately via email or air mail to: Epicenter Media.

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Email:                                                               Phone:



____ Yes, I endorse the first ever Central American and MeXican Spoken Word Tour. Please add my name/organization to your website.

____ Yes, I would like to sponsor the tour. Here is my minimum donation of $50 ($20 for students/low income) and you can add my name/organization to the 10,000 flyers that will go out throughout California. (Please make checks/money orders out to: Cesar A. Cruz, memo: END-Dependence Tour)

____ Yes, please keep me informed as to the tour details. I can help spread the word.


(Please email this sheet to: [email protected] or mail to):

Epicenter Media c/o Cesar A. Cruz 2425 B Channing Way Suite 311 Berkeley, CA. 94704,

Cell: 562-650-6123