Green Festival Speakers

Kwan Booth



Kwan Booth is an award winning writer and media strategist working at the intersection of communications, community, art and technology. He is the co-founder of OaklandLocal.com and House of Local Media and a member of the Black Futurist arts collective. Kwan has written for organizations including Newsdesk.org, Spot.us, 10 Best and Not For Tourists Guides and is a recipient of the Sigma Delta Chi award from The Society of Professional Journalists. He has consulted for journalism organizations, corporate and grassroots clients including Public Radio International, Paypal, Black Coalition on AIDS, the Knight Digital Media Center, the Online News Association, the The National Conference on Media Reform and the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy. He is also the creator of “Sit Next to a Black Person Month” and has poetry published in “Beyond the Frontier: African American Poets for the 21st Century,” the Journal for Pan African Studies, and CHORUS, the upcoming anthology edited by Saul Williams.