Saturday, September 26th (7 p.m.)
Outer Space Studio
1474 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
$4 suggested donation
A special event with 100 Thousand Poets for Change
On September 26, 2015, many poets around the world will make their voices heard. To declare the change they'd like to see most in the U.S. and throughout the international community, events are being staged worldwide as part of 100 Thousand Poets for Change. In Chicago, this night of poetry and activism is based on the theme "Fight the Power." Inspired by Public Enemy's song Fight the Power, local writers will address standing up to the big man, the boss, the entities that have control over many aspect of our lives. Fighting negative power by doing positive work over time. Fighting the power in any way you can.
Toby Altman, Jay Besemer, Sarah Carson, Andrea Change, Adrienne Dodt, Rey Escobar, Dan Godston, Tracie Hall, Marcy Rae Henry, Kortney Morrow, Daniela Olszewska, Lew Rosenbaum, Alix Anne Shaw, Nat Sufrin, Diana Goddess Warrior Tyler, avery r. young and special guests.
7pm / doors lock 7:30pm
Logistics -- near CTA Damen blue line, third floor walk up, not wheelchair accessible.
Co-sponsored by the Guild Literary Complex & the Chicago Calling Arts Festival
Curated by the 100 Thousand Poets for Change, Chicago Community Council 2015:
Barbara Barg, Laura Goldstein, Jennifer Karmin, Toni Asante Lightfoot & Kenyatta Rogers
Red Rover Series is curated by Laura Goldstein and Jennifer Karmin. Each event is designed as a reading experiment with participation by local, national, and international writers, artists, and performers. Founded in 2005, the over eighty events have featured a diversity of renowned creative minds.
Email ideas for reading experiments to the Red Rover Series at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Rover Experiment #89: Fight the Power happens during the Tenth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival. Chicago Calling is a multi-arts collaboration festival; during the Tenth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival people in Chicago work with people outside of Chicago — both here in the U.S. and abroad. These collaborations include a range of art forms, such as music, dance, film, literature, and intermedia — and they are prepared or improvised. Some Chicago Calling events involve live feeds between Chicago and other locations.
Borderbend is happy to announce that we have three new interns -- Deon Morrissette, Erik Summerville and Jonathan Bello. Deon and Erik are students at DePaul University, and Jonathan is a student at Whitney Young High Schoo.
You're invited to register for the Chicago Portraits and Arts Journeys workshop series that happens at Mozart Park. The fall term begins on Monday, September 14th. Click here or here to register.
Click here to find out more about the series that Borderbend has been running at Mozart Park since January 2014.