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Storytelling and Poetry: Beyond Soundbites Podcast Release - 7PM | $10

  • Uncommon Ground (Edgewater) 1401 West Devon Avenue Chicago, IL, 60660 United States (map)

Storytelling and Poetry: Beyond Soundbites Podcast Release

Beyond Soundbites Podcast features the voices and stories of displaced people Jacob met on a trip abroad in the fall of 2017. The night will feature storytelling, poetry, and previews of a new podcast that takes listeners beyond soundbites in search of the personhood of refugees and asylum seekers. Beyond Soundbites is a collaboration with the Refugee Highway Partnership - North America - a network of individuals, churches, and ministries supporting forcibly displaced people.

Three-times Chicago Moth grandslam winner Nestor Gomez will share stories from his experiences growing up in an immigrant family. We'll also hear spoken word poets from GirlForward, an organization that empowers young women who have been displaced by violence and persecution.