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Get Lit hosts an evening at Dodger Stadium, Sunday November 17

Get Lit hosts an evening at Dodger Stadium, Sunday November 17

PRESS CONTACT: Jeannine Jacobi, 310.857.6994 or


Event Will Benefit Over 10,000 Teens By Supporting Literacy Programs at Inner City Los Angeles Schools Sunday, November 17

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – October 21, 2013 –

Get Lit, a leading non-profit presenter of literary performance, education, and poetry programs that affects the lives of over 15,000 teens each year, is hosting an extraordinary evening of poetry and performance to benefit literacy programs at underserved inner city high schools. The event will occur on Sunday, November 17, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Stadium Club at Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

The exciting evening of entertainment and festivities will feature a special performance by Cheech Marin; a live auction conducted by Dodgers’ General Manager Ned Colletti with exclusive prizes including field level seats to a Dodgers game of choice, passes to the Prime Ticket Baseline Box Club for dinner, field visits during batting practice, and the opportunity to throw the first pitch of a game next season; and a slam poetry performance by award-winning teen poets, the Get Lit Players. Guests will also enjoy a grand buffet dinner created by executive chef Jason Tingley. Diane Lane started Get Lit in 2006. She was inspired by Chicano poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, who learned to read and write in maximum security prison and whom Lane played in a one person show (“Deep Sea Diving”) she wrote and performed. Lane eventually opened for Baca at detention centers, universities, and high schools across the American southwest.

After receiving tremendous response and requests from students and teachers alike, Lane put together the Get Lit curriculum and started the program at multiple high schools in Los Angeles. “This evening of entertainment is an awe-inspiring one as we honor Cheech Marin, a great supporter of the arts and a hero to the young people in Los Angeles whom we serve and who aspire to great things,” says Diane Luby Lane, founder of Get Lit. “There is no better way to enjoy outstanding performances, experience transformative poetry and literature, and to give back to the community at the same time,” she added.

General tickets to the event are $125 per person and $200 for VIP tickets, which include free parking, program recognition, and premiere seating. To learn more about the benefit event or Get Lit, please contact Jeannine Jacobi at (310) 857-6994 or, call the ticket hotline at (310) 962-6696, or visit

About Get Lit – Words Ignite Founded in 2006 in Los Angeles,

Get Lit is a leading non-profit presenter of literary performance, education, and teen poetry programs. Get Lit uses the memorization and recitation of classic poetry as a launch pad for teen-created spoken word responses, fusing the two forms of expression into compelling performances, conducted by teens in school, after school, and through the organization’s own select group of Get Lit Players. These poet ambassadors from throughout Los Angeles perform both classic and spoken word poetry, inspiring fellow teens to read, write, participate in the arts, and be leaders in their community. Each year, Get Lit reaches over 15,000 at-risk teens in more than 45 high schools, turning students into motivated scholars inspired to stay in school and thrive. Learn more at ( or check out video link Ash Grove Music

Reminder! Celebrate the Art of Resistance with the Center for Political Graphics, Sunday October 20!

** The Center for the Study of Political Graphics is excited to invite you to Celebrate the Art of Resistance at our 2013 Party Auction

– Please join us as we recognize these outstanding honorees: Activists/artists Cheri Gaulke and Sue Maberry will receive the Art is a Hammer Award.

Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it. -Vladimir Mayakovsky

Acclaimed teen poetry troupe Get Lit Players and their founder Diane Luby Lane will receive the Historian of the Lions Award.

Until the lions have their historians, tales of hunting will always glorify the hunter. -African Proverb

Activist Attorneys Sonia Mercado and Sam Paz will receive the Culture of Liberation Award.

Culture contains the seed of opposition becoming the flower of liberation. -Amílcar Cabral

Sunday, October 20, 3PM 3pm: Reception and Silent Auction

4:30pm: Awards Program and performance by the Get Lit Players
Professional Musicians Union Local 47 817 Vine Street Hollywood, LA 90038

There will be an elegant reception, a dynamic poster presentation, and a unique auction of vintage posters and original artworks. The formal program will begin at 4:30 pm and will include award presentations and a performance by the Get Lit Players.

Cheri Gaulke and Sue Maberry met at the Woman’s Building, a feminist art center, in 1976. Their work combines art, activism and education. In 1981, they co-founded the anti-nuclear performance group Sisters Of Survival. Cheri is Head of Visual Arts at Harvard-Westlake School and Sue is Director of the Library at Otis College of Art and Design.

Get Lit Players, founded by Diane Luby Lane, is an award-winning classic and spoken word teen poetry troupe comprised of teenagers from throughout Los Angeles County. The Get Lit Players perform for over 10,000 of their peers each year, inspiring them to read, write and participate in the arts and be leaders in their communities.

Diane’s literacy and poetry system is being taught at over 40 schools throughout Southern California and expanding.

Sonia Mercado and Sam Paz are activist civil rights attorneys with a long and successful history challenging police misconduct and supporting the constitutional rights of prisoners. Their work supporting the rights of the incarcerated to medical care, to be free from violence and brutality and to end illegal police spying against community and political organizations have led to important reforms. The Daily Digest Celebrate the Art of Resistance with the Center for Political Graphics, Sunday October 20! Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser ( .