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Dare to Create

July 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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What role do art and storytelling play in creating safe, just and healthy communities for women and girls?

As writers, actors, artists and creators, women and girls are sharing their stories of survival, resistance and healing like never before. Through social media movements like #MeToo and #GirlslikeUs, women and girls are leveraging their stories to advocate for change and daring to create a better world for all women and girls.

Join Chicago Foundation for Women for an evening of performances as local artists share their stories of resistance, healing and social change.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Featuring performances + presentations by:

2nd Story, Chicago’s longest running storytelling performance organization, is made up of makers and lovers of stories, who all believe that sharing personal stories has the unique power to bind us together and build a more empathetic world.

Jackie Alcantara, an illustrator and educator from Chicago, is working to promote inclusiveness and diversity in children’s literature and the illustration field.

Chicago Workers’ Collaborative Workers’ Theater, using a transformational methodology for social justice called Theatre of the Oppressed to reveal the real struggles of temporary workers in the United States.

Resita Cox, a poet, writer and producer from North Carolina and co-founder of the People Say Open Mic series, a free, monthly open mic on 79th and Ashland, and The Living Room Poet Series.

Patricia Evans, who has photographed survivors of rape for The Voices and Faces Project for 10 years. Her series on sexual assault, an installation of twenty-five photographs, is in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Photography.

The Viola Project uses the works of William Shakespeare to unite and empower girls from diverse backgrounds so they may grow up to be whoever they want to be.

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Chicago Foundation for Women


Harold Washington Library
400 S State St
Chicago, IL 60605 US
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