PAMELA ATEKA: FIGHTING AIDS THROUGH POETRY

October 19, 2005 7 p.m.
Bluestocking Bookstore
172 Allen St., New York (F train to 2nd Ave.)

Hailing from Nairobi, Kenya, 28-year-old Pamela Ateka is a poet, storyteller, actress and AIDS activist. She is the founder and director of Community Focus Group, a Nairobi-based NGO aimed at mobilizing the community around HIV/AIDS and healing AIDS orphans through poetry and the creative arts, and is a member of Women Fighting AIDS in Kenya. She has presented and performed in South Africa, Egypt, UK, Spain, Mexico, Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya, and most recently was keynote speaker at Australia’s 2005 National Storytelling Festival in Perth. Pamela will entertain with storytelling and poems from her book, “Sing, Africa, Sing."