YaSHI Brown

Press &

Speaking

PRESS, PERFORMANCES & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS 

Email booking/press requests to: Paul Kreiter [email protected]
American Program Bureau W: 617.614.1642  

  • Ford Commercial 1999 (CESD)

  • 3DFX Graphics Chip Commercial 1999 (CESD)

  • ABC News Los Angeles w/ Miriam Hernandez, guest appearance/ book launch  – Los Angeles, CA (2-2-11)

  • POP Weekly Spoken Word Open Mic Show – weekly spoken word performances – Hollywood, CA ( 2-2-11 to 7-8-11)

  • NBC Morning News- guest appearance/mental health awareness/book plug – Washington D.C (2-24-11)

  • FOX News Primetime- guest appearance/mental health awareness/ book plug – Washington D.C. (2-24-11)

  • PIW-DC Psychiatric Institute of Washington D.C. – speaking engagement and spoken word performance, Washington D.C. (2-25-11)

  • TODAY Show – guest appearance/mental health awareness/ poetry and book plug, Los Angeles, CA (correspondent) (3-3-11)

  • FOXNews & FoxNews.com – Hollie McKay Pop Culture Segment (syndicated newswire) (2-21-11)

  • Michelatv & Michelaradio show syndicated on urbanlatinoradio.com (on air guest apearance) (4-4-11)

  • CBS News Prime-time, guest appearance/mental health awareness Washington, DC (4-30-11)

  • CNN “InSession” guest appearance with Beth Karas/ Bipolar awareness/ book plug, Los Angeles, CA(5-14-11)

  • Jet Magazine – “Journey from Despair to Discovery” – published feature also addressing mental health concerns within the African American community, Chicago, IL (5-11)

  • Ebony.com/ Ebony Magazine – “Michael Jackson’s Niece Opens Up About Mental Illness”, homepage and featured article Chicago, IL (5-6-11)

  • Pasadena Mental Health Day Film Festival – featured guest poet, opening spoken word performance, Pasadena, CA (5-14-11)

  • The Bev-Smith Talk Radio Show – guest appearance Lived Experience and Bipolar Awareness (5-24-11)

  • NAMI National Convention – book signing, poetry slam featured guest poet, Chicago, IL  (7-7-11)

  • NAMI National Convention – Leadership Alliance Reception honoring Doris Buffet guest poet and spoken word performance Chicago, IL (7-8-11)

  • Metropolitan State Hospital – “It’s Okay to Talk About It” speaking engagement  and spoken word performance, Norwalk, CA (8-13-11)

  • NAMIwalks Kick-off Luncheon – featured spoken word performance, Los Angeles, CA (8-22-11)

  • “Faith Based” Mental Health Convention -speaking engagement/spoken word performance/book signing, Orangeburg, SC (9-23-11)

  • CBS News at 5 with Darci Strickland and Andrea March – guest appearance/Faith Based Conference recap and book plug, Columbia, SC (9-23-11)

  • Kentucky PAIMI (Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness) – Keynote Speaker, book signing & honored with “Kentucky  Colonel Award” signed by Governor Steven Beshear & Secretary of State Elaine  Walker, Louisville, KY (9-24-11)

  • 2nd Leir Conference on Depression and Suicide Prevention (Co-sponsored by AFSP)  –  Keynote Speaker, book signing, Ridgefield, CT (10-19-11)

  • ESP Guitar Sponsor USA, Traveling Guitar, and People of Poetry Assembly – spoken word performance – Burbank High  School, Burbank, California (11-7-11)

  • ESP Guitar Sponsor USA, Traveling Guitar, and People of Poetry Assembly – spoken word performance – John Burroughs  High School, Burbank, CA (11-8-11)

  • ESP Guitar Sponsor USA, Traveling Guitar, and People of Poetry Assembly – spoken word performance – Jordan Middle  School, Burbank, CA (11-9-11)

  • ESP Guitar Sponsor USA, Traveling Guitar, and People of Poetry Assembly – spoken word performance – Muir Middle  School, Burbank,CA (11-10-11)

  • Spoken Funk Comedy and Poetry Event at the InBar, guest poet and spoken word performance, Hollywood, CA (11-14-11)

  • EXTRA: “Raw” guest appearance with Adrianna Costa – Los Angeles, CA (11-17-11)

  • Metropolitan State Psychiatric Hospital (Forensics Division) – poetry workshop and spoken word performance, Norwalk, CA (1-7-12)

  • Central in Santa Monica Winter Arts Festival, featured poet/spoken word performance, Santa Monica, CA (1-9-12)

  • ESP Guitar Sponsor USA, Traveling Guitar, and People of Poetry Assembly – spoken word performance – Apperson Elementary, Sunland, CA (2-6-12)

  • ESP Guitar Sponsor USA, Traveling Guitar, and People of Poetry Assembly – spoken word performance – Pacoima Middle School, Pacoima CA (2-8-12)

  • ESP Guitar Sponsor USA, Traveling Guitar, and People of Poetry Assembly – spoken word performance – Delphi Academy, LakeView Terrace, CA (2-9-12)

  • ESP Guitar Sponsor USA, Traveling Guitar, and People of Poetry Assembly – spoken word performance – Verdugo High School, Tujunga, California (2-10-12)

  • ESP Guitar Sponsor USA, Traveling Guitar, and People of Poetry Assembly – spoken word performance – Mount Gleason Middle School, Sunland, CA (2-10-12)

  • John Burroughs High School 5th Annual Poetry Slam- featured guest poet, spoken word performance Burbank, CA (4-26-12)

  • NBC News San Francisco -Traveling Guitar and People of Poetry “Keeping Musical Arts in Schools” guest appearance, fundraiser plug via satellite Burbank, CA (5-21-12)

  • Fox News Studio11 Traveling Guitar and People of Poetry “Keeping Musical Arts in Schools” , guest appearance, fundraiser plug, Los Angeles, CA (5-21-12)

  • ESP Guitar Sponsor USA, Traveling Guitar, and People of Poetry Sayers Club Fundraiser, featured poet and spoken word performance, Hollywood, CA (5-22-12)

  • NAMI National Convention, – book signing and featured poet/spoken word performance and slam judge,Seattle, WA (6-27-12)

  • Come Alive Tour Pop Chips, Neuro Drink and Google+, featured poet/spoken word performance, Seattle, WA (7-31-12)

  • Come Alive Tour Pop Chips, Neuro Drink and Google+, Mezzanine, featured guest poet/spoken word performance, San Francisco, CA (8-12-12)

  • NAMI Waco Mental Health Expo, keynote speaker, book signing and spoken word performance, Waco, TX (9-27-12)

  • Spoken Funk Comedy and Poetry Event at Haha Cafe, featured poet/spoken word performance, North Hollywood, CA (10-7-12)

  • 3rd Leir Retreat Depression and Suicide Prevention Conference, keynote speaker, workshop, book orders, Ridgefield, CT (10-17-12)

  • Metropolitan State Psychiatric Hospital (Forensics Division) – poetry workshop and spoken word performance, Norwalk, CA (4-17-13)

  • Motivational Press VIP Red Carpet Event – Celebrity authors, media, corporate representatives, publishing industry professionals and other VIP Guests  social event, attendance requested as participating author, New York, NY(5-31-13)

  • President Obama and Vice President Biden, National Mental Health Conference, The White House – Request to attend conference, discussion on stigma reduction and getting individuals to seek help for mental illness, Washington D.C. (6-4-13)

  • SOBs “Austin Brown & Friends” w/ People of Poetry – spoken word performance, New York, NY (11-7-13)

  • Google INC., “What Does Privacy Mean to You”- panel speaker on mental health for Google’s “Privacy Week”, Mountain View, CA (11-15-13)

  • Light Wounds “Whispers for Awareness”- spoken word performance, Los Angeles, CA (12-14-13)

  • John Burroughs High School 7th Annual Poetry Slam – featured guest poet, spoken word performance, Burbank, CA (4-19-14)

  • Oak Park High School – guest speaker “The Sociology of American Popular Music” course, Oak Park, CA (5-23-14)

  • SXSW/Interactive, Austin+Social Good sponsored by United Nations Foundation, “Transformative Power of Words”- arts at the nexus of social innovation with young philanthropists; spoken word panel and performance, Austin, TX (3-14 to 3-15-15)

  • Oak Park High School, guest speaker for “The Sociology of American Popular Music” course, Oak Park, CA (3-27-15)

  • John Burroughs High School 8th Annual Poetry Slam (exact date unknown)- featured poet, spoken word performance, Burbank, CA (4-15)

  • Special Olympics, LA2015 Goodwill Ambassador- presented gold, silver, and bronze medals to winning athletes for the triathlon, women’s rollerskating, men’s bowling, and sailing ceremonies; participated in the Unified Sports Experience with speed skating olympic gold medalist, Apollo Ono. Los Angeles Coliseum and Convention Center; Los Angeles, CA (7-25 to 8-2-15)

  • CBS 2 News, Los Angeles – 2 minute feature on Metropolitan State Hospital poetry workshops and upcoming re-release of “Black Daisy in a White Limousine” book of poems; Los Angeles, CA (9-26-15)

  • NamiWalks 2015- event emcee for pre-walk and post-walk and spoken word performance; Grand Park, Downtown Los Angeles, CA (10-3-15)

  • UCLA 2015 Alumni Scholars Reception – spoken word performance; UCLA, West Los Angeles, CA (10-11-15)

  • Metropolitan State Psychiatric Hospital (DBT Unit) – poetry workshop and spoken word performance; Norwalk, CA (10-18-15)

  • West Los Angeles Women’s Bruin’s Club – spoken word performance; UCLA, West LosAngeles, CA (10-21-15)

  • There.Is.Hope.For.Me Survivor Leadership Luncheon for Survivors of Sex-trafficking- guest speaker and spoken word performance; Miami, FL (12-11-15)

  • Nexus USA Youth Summit Affinity Dinner & Show @ The Hamilton Theater – spoken word performance; Washington DC (1-14-16) 

  • Nexus USA Youth Summit Conference, The White House & United States Institute of Peace, “Storytelling for Impact: Redefining Health(care) & Wellness” – panel speaker and spoken word performance; United States Institute of Peace; Washington DC (1-15-16)

  • Huffpost Rise, Huffington Post Studios “Gifted With Bipolar: Yashi Brown,” – 4min feature on bipolar journey and spoken word/poetry, New York, NY (4-24-16)   

  • Mental Health Matters Day, California State Capitol – “Awareness, Action, Change,”- keynote speaker and spoken word performance; Sacramento, California (5-24-16)

  • 11th Annual 2016 SAMHSA Voice Awards, UCLA Royce Hall – hosted by       Dr.Oz, awarded 2016 Special Award for Leadership, Advocacy and Outreach; Los Angeles, CA (8-10-16)

  • Sirius Radio w/ Dr. Jill Biden and Jennifer Hammond, “Changing the Culture of Mental Health: It’s Time” – panel discussion with former 2nd Lady, Dr. Jill Biden and Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, poetry for mental health culture change; Washington DC (11-21-16)

  • Open Mind Gala, Beverly Hilton Hotel – hosted by Lisa Kudrow, opening performance, spoken word; UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors and The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior; Beverly Hills, CA (3-22-17)

  • LACMA International Summit on Mental Health Culture Change, The Campaign to Change Direction, “Culture Changes Direction” – interview and poetry reading with summit host Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen; Los Angeles, CA (5-4-17)

  • FOX 11 News Facebook Live with Christine Devine Part II -“Mental Health Month Intoduction” – conversation and interview, Los Angels, CA (5-4-17)

  • SMA Foundation Mental Health Symposium, “Creativity in Treatment: Creative & Innovative Approaches to Mental Health Recovery” – keynote speaker; Daytona, Beach, FL (5-12-17)

  • FOX 11 News Facebook Live with Christine Devine -Mental Health Month Wrap- up” interview and conversation, Los Angels, CA (5-23-17)

  • Hotel Cafe “Austin Brown Live”, opening spoken word performance, Hollywood, CA (6-8-17)

  • Nexus Youth Summit Salon, “From Trial to Triumph, Stories We Tell Ourselves”- interview and panel discussion, Los Angeles, CA (6-12-17)

  • Sayers Club “Austin Brown and Black Castles”, opening spoken word performance; Hollywood, CA (8-4-17)

  • Sayers Club “Austin Brown and Black Castles”, opening spoken word performance; Hollywood, CA (8-18-17)

  • National Black Leadership Commission on Aids “30th Anniversary Gala,“  speech and award acceptance in behalf of Katherine Jackson, Presentation Gala Honoree; New York, NY (10-31-17)

  • RADD Pre-Grammy Event “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drink and Drive,” spoken word performance; New York, NY (1-24-17)

  • Blogher Health 2018 Conference “Mental Health and the Media”, BeVocal Speak Up Panel Discussion and Interview; New York, NY (1-30-18)

  • The Comedy Store “All Jokes Aside,” Bring Change to Mind Foundation Gala, spoken word performance, Hollywood, CA (3-7-18)

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