38th Notes did a short write-up on my upcoming trip to the Philippines:
Oakland artist, educator and mother Jasmine “Jazz” Hudson has been a staple in the local spoken word scene for many years now. She’s hosted and performed for notable artists and to benefit a myriad of positive community efforts. Early next year she is trying to take her local activism global with an aid trip to the Philippines via Hayward-based non-profit organization, Soulciety. On her trip she will be teaching creative arts workshops and performing, while also providing guidance, resources and inspiration to impoverished youth in the Philippines. As a mother herself, she understands the importance of investing in youth, wherever they may dwell. Here’s the thing, she needs our help.