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02/22/94

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Poetic Justice scheduled for Feb. 26 at Stanford

STANFORD -- "An Evening with Poetic Justice," co- sponsored by the Stanford Native American Grad Students organization and the Program in Modern Thought and Literature, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, in Kresge Auditorium at the Stanford Law School.

The program, which is free and open to the public, will include poetry, jazz, reggae and tribal rhythms.

The American Indian band includes Susan Williams, an Albuquerque, N.M., attorney specializing in American Indian law whose tribal affiliation is Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux, on drums; her brother, John Williams, an educator experienced in multicultural education who works with Native American youth in Albuquerque, on bass; Frank Poocha, an educator working with Native American youth in Phoenix, Ariz., who is Hopi and Pima, on keyboard; Willie Bluehouse Johnson, a tribal judge at Laguna Pueblo, who is Isleta and Navajo, on guitar; and Muskogee poet and saxophonist Joy Harjo whose published books include She Had Some Horses (1983), Secrets from the Center of the World (1989) and In Mad Love and War (1990).

There will be a preperformance workshop with the members of Poetic Justice at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Native American Cultural Center in the Old Union Clubhouse, to discuss the music, and

American Indian politics and poetics. The workshop is free and open to all members of the Stanford community. For more information, contact Victoria Bomberry at 497-9106.

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