Kudos: Community activism, literature and good deeds

The Examiner spotlights good people and good work on its daily Kudos page. Here’s a look at Bay Area residents who are serving their community, reaching milestones, making discoveries and celebrating accomplishments.

LEROY MOORE

“‘Sins Invalid’ helps to shape views left out of mainstream visibility.”

Occupation  Writer, poet, community activist

Home  Berkeley

Achievement  The disabled artist and activist co-founded “Sins Invalid,” a groundbreaking performance showcase that addresses issues of sexuality and disability. The show is at San Francisco’s Brava Theater this weekend.

MARLIN FOXWORTH

“It has been a joy to have worked with so many educators.”

Occupation  Writer, teacher, administrator

Home  Oakland

Achievement  The co-author of “The Black/White Divide in America” will sign copies of the book between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday at Allen Temple in Oakland.

ANNE LAMOTT

“Nothing is more important than childhood education.”

Occupation  Writer

Home  Fairfax

Achievement  The best-selling author of “Operating Instructions” will appear with columnist Jon Carroll on Sept. 15 at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in a benefit for Park Day School in Oakland.

SIMON MAIS

“We are so proud of the [Redwood Room] and the experience it stands for.”

Occupation  General manager, Clift Hotel

Home  Tiburon

Achievement  The manager is celebrating the Redwood Room’s 75th anniversary Sept. 9 with a benefit event for Friends of the Urban Forest.

UC grad seeks marrow cell donation

The UC Berkeley football team and the Asian American Donor Program are working to save people’s lives, in the form of seeking marrow-stem cell donations.

UC Berkeley graduate Michelle Maykin, 26, who was happy and healthy until she was diagnosed with leukemia in 2007, is fighting for her life. The only possible cure is a marrow-stem cell transplant from a matching donor, and none of her family or friends are matches.

The volunteering process is simple, involving taking a tissue sample from the inside of the donor’s cheek. Individuals of mixed racial heritage or who are not Caucasian are encouraged to donate.

To volunteer, call (800) 593-6667 or visit www.aadp.org.

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