Poets' Circle


Poets' Circle Poetry Reading Series

Welcomes Dr. Ekua Omosupe and Dr. Shirley Flores- Muñoz

Dr. Ekua Omosupe is the first African-American tenured professor in the English Division at Cabrillo College, where she has been teaching since 1992. She has received numerous teaching awards, including the distinguished Who's Who Among American College Teachers three consecutive times since 1998. In addition to teachings, Dr. Omosupe is an award winning poet. She has a collection of poems, Legacy, that was published in 1997 by Talking Circles in Santa Cruz, and her second collection, Snapshots of War: Old and New Poems is waiting in the wings. 

Born and raised in Watsonville, Dr. Shirley Flores-Muñoz received both a bachelor's and a master's degree in history and a doctorate in history of consciousness from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She currently teaches in the Women's Studies and the History Department at Cabrillo College where she has been an instructor for 39 years. Flores-Muñoz founded and served as program director of Pathways to Health Careers at Cabrillo College, a program to support first-generation college students who pursue health careers. She has been honored by the Santa Cruz County Women's Commission, Latina Leadership Network, the Nationals Women's Political Caucus, and the California Wellness Foundation.  

Open mic to follow featured reader!

Thursday, November 21st
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Main Library Meeting Room