2017 Nuns Fire
2017 Nuns Fire

poetry by Genny Lim

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2018 Woolsey Fire
2018 Woolsey Fire

poetry by Tureeda Mikell

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2017 Nuns Fire
2017 Nuns Fire

poetry by Genny Lim

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Artists for Social Movements

Tea Roots is a non-profit organization formed to empower emerging and professional artists to make a significant impact in society. It uniquely integrates the disciplines of visual arts, literary publication, music, and spoken word through its artistic programs.

Upcoming Exhibition:

"Recovery A.C.T."    

Poetry Reading (via ZOOM)

Saturday, August 8th, 2020, 2pm-4pm

Julayne Lee

  ("Not My White Savior: A Memoir in Poems")

​​Genny Lim - Master of Ceremonies

  (SF Jazz Poet Laureate)

Nia McAllister

  (Hostess of MoAD Open Mic Night)

Tureeda Mikell

  (Educator & Story Medicine Woman)

Wanda Sabir

  (Professor, Peralta Comm. College)


Kai Sugioka-Stone

  (Japanese-American Poet)

Michael Warr

  (Poetry Editor, "Of Poetry & Protest...")

Chun Yu

  ("Little Green" a memoir in free verse)


First 100 zoom attendees may receive a complimentary limited-edition and signed "Healing After Wildfire" photo/poetry greeting card. Listen for input code during the reading and complete form on "contact" tab.

Contact info @ tearoots.org to join via zoom.

The Clean Air Recovery Act


"I can't breathe!" George Floyd repeated around the world.

"I can't breathe that seafood stench" said the folks who

burned and razed the Chinese fishing village in Monterey.

I can't breathe in the gas chambers of Auschwitz during WW2.

I can't breathe under the collapsed tunnel crossing the U.S./Mexican border.

I can't breathe the toxic smoke wafting into the beaches during wildfire

or from the witches tied to the stake of burning flames.

Who could breathe that Spanish Flu, let alone the President's Kung-Flu?

I can't breathe that dust floating over oceans from the Saharan Desert.


You're breathing out to speak.

I'm taking a deep breath to listen.

The words that we exhale at each other will exchange

and we will stop pacing all over the earth to rest

and breathe the same air together

to act in recovery and peace.

-DP 7/2/20

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past art exhibitions
"Empowerment vs. Exploitation" (EvE)
at Warehouse 416 Art Gallery, Oakland

March 2019

On-line Art Exhibition hosted by:

Prelude to "Healing After Wildfire"

Investigative outback photography reporter, Divine Pearle, showcases the 1st spring after the Dec 2017 Thomas Fire. Stay tuned for more than 22 HAW greeting cards featuring collaborations with Poets and photography of flowers after a diversity of Wildfire!

at Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland

November 2017

On-line Art Exhibition hosted by:

"Water Percolation"
at Sherwood Gallery SF


"Little Boxes" Closing Event + Chinese New Year Celebration SF


"Little Boxes" Invited to Exhibit at Sherwood Gallery