J Spagnolo

Poet and Strategic Director

J Spagnolo (they/them) is a poet, activist, teacher, and cultural producer in Berkeley, California. They have produced dozens of successful events, including nonprofit festivals with Resource Generation and Social Media for Nonprofits, intergenerational LGBTQ dinner parties with Freedom Philes, writing workshops with Paris Lit Up and Inprint Houston, and other creative and professional events. Their poetry has been celebrated through numerous radio shows, film festivals, and publications. Spagnolo co-founded and co-directs Poets Reading the News, a nonprofit that bridges journalism with poetry.

City Voting District: City of Berkeley, D3

State Representatives: State Assembly (D15) Assembly Member Buffy Wicks, State Senate (D9) Senator Nancy Skinner

House of Representatives: 13th Congressional district of California, Congresswoman Barbara Lee