A Seat at the Table

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” -- Brene Brown In the waning days of 2014 Emjoy Gavino messaged me via Facebook. It was our first contact ever, and she mentioned a group called The Chicago Inclusion Project. This organization barely even existed, apparently; it had only one scheduled event and that was over 5 months away and would involve serious fundraising work to pull off. Membership would involve an investment of time, for an uncertain return. The kind of offer that many busy people, including me, often

LOOKING FORWARD: Chicago Shows We're Excited About

Continuing our support of productions that embrace inclusion for artists and audiences, below are shows that you can buy tickets to THIS WEEK that we feel are moving our community in the right direction. Let your wallet do the talking. Buy tickets to shows that celebrate inclusion on our stages.​ Then write to producers and tell them you want to see more of it. Decision makers are led by numbers and this is one way we can all make a difference. ABLE (Artists Breaking Limits and Expectations) in partnership with Chicago Children's Theatre presents What You Will -- Original scenes devised and performed by the A.B.L.E. ensemble ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY! Saturday, Dec. 12th at 3pm Začek McVay

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