- Fri, Nov 17, 2017 04:30 AM
935 West Wilson Avenue
Latitude: 41.9651, Longitude: -87.6539
Each Other's Harvest, Annual Summit on Homelessness A 2017 Guild Literary Complex Applied Words Program ___________________________________________________________ Where Wilson Abbey, Uptown Chicago 935 West Wilson Avenue, Uptown, Chicago, IL 60640 This event is free and open to the public. When: Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6:00 PM Doors & Mingle with visual arts show, 6:30 PM Performances 8:00 PM Dinner & Panel/Conversation ___________________________________________________________ Collaborators: Guild Literary Complex, Wilson Abbey | Jesus People, People’s Tribune, Revolutionary Poets Brigade, 5th House Ensemble, Unsilence, Food Not Bombs, Humans for Hope, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Deborah's Place, Northside Housing ... and more. Each Other’s Harvest is the first summit of people either facing homelessness, have recently found permanent housing, are artists working on the issues surrounding this topic, and others from throughout the city who are looking to come together in new, collaborative ways to address an epidemic that over 80,000 Chicagoans currently face. We hope this will be the first event of this kind. Throughout each year we expect that participants will build on the success of their identified collaborative goals and missions. The People’s Tribune will continue to publish the stories written by the homeless that chronicle their battles. The arts will continue to play a role throughout the year in empowering the individuals and groups involved in this program and reaching out to new organizations and individuals. Each Other’s Harvest can be an annual summit of practical, creative leaders, summing up, sharing, discussing, and pushing forward together on new objectives and programs. The arts can bridge divides and open conversation. Around the table we can promote new and continued dialogue to uncover difficult subjects, opening opportunities for voices of the homeless to be heard. These conversations can shed new light on, focus on and begin to dispel labels that condemn the homeless, while generating discussions that inspire future solutions with directed goals and vision. ___________________________________________________________ Performances include songs by: Women from Deborah's Place in Collaboration with 5th House Ensemble; Readings by nationally and locally known poets: Sarah Menefee | Markell Thompson | Hoodraised Elizabeth Marino |Allen McNair | Kathy Powers Jill Charles | Michael Garza |Paul Whittaker Art work by local artists will be on display for conversation, viewing, and purchase. Dinner will be provided, and will include a conversation guided by Unsilence and YOU. A special thank you to Foods Not Bombs for your support. The title of this program comes from a poem by Gwendolyn Brooks: Paul Robeson That time we all heard it, cool and clear, cutting across the hot grit of the day. The major Voice. The adult Voice forgoing Rolling River, forgoing tearful tale of bale and barge and other symptoms of an old despond. Warning, in music-words devout and large, that we are each other’s harvest: we are each other’s business: we are each other’s magnitude and bond. ___________________________________________________________ Sarah Menefee, whose books of poetry include "I'm Not Thousandfurs" and "The Blood About the Heart," and "Human Star." She has been a homeless and anti-hunger activist for many years, working with Food Not Bombs, Occupy San Francisco, and First They Came For The Homeless. She was arrested for "feeding the hungry." She is on the editorial board of the People’s Tribune. ___________________________________________________________ This event is a collaborative event sponsored by: The Guild Literary Complex, People's Tribune, Wilson Abbey and the Jesus People, 5th House Ensemble, Unslience, Food Not Bombs, People United Against Homlessness, Deborah's Place, Revolutionary Poets Brigade, Humans for Hope, & Healing Corners.