Eric Disambwa is a writer, poet and an educator, working with both children and adults. He is also a political activist, having served as a monitor in El Salvador’s first free election after their revolution and having participated in demonstrations throughout the U.S. and in Cuba. He was one of the artists featured at Word Verse, A Ko-Thi Dance Company-sponsored event held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He was also one of the artists featured at “Local Solo---a night of performance art,” part of Walker’s Point Center for the Arts presentation of cutting edge work by emerging artists. He created a spoken word piece for Walker’s Point’s show (re)Evolution, originated the character known as 'the Angel of Death' in the play M: A Collection of Mothers by Deaduri Gales and sometimes features with the Latina poet, Carmen Murguia. His poetry is both empathetic and enlightening, bringing an African-American perspective to global issues. His essay "Dear Milwaukee" can be found on the NPR website for their program State of the ReUnion. He has previously worked as a facilitator at the ALMA Center, a not-for-profit organization committed to healing families through counseling batterers remanded to them by the courts, as an educator for MPS, working with Special Education classes and is currently a returning student at UW-Milwaukee pursuing a degree in Community Education. Mr. Disambwa is a U.S. citizen born in Memphis TN and raised in the small town of Blytheville AR. He currently resides in Milwaukee.