Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Baltimore Area Faces of Homelessness Speakers Bureau is proud to announce:
Everyone has a story.
Everyone deserves a home.
The Danger of a Single Story: A Night of Monologues
On Thursday, July 12, 2012 from 6-8 pm the Cork Gallery will host a set of performances by people who have experienced homelessness aimed at sharing a piece of that individual's story through poetry, spoken word and heartfelt anecdotes.
Media and popular culture often depict people experiencing homelessness as one face, with one story, when they acknowledge this community at all. The truth is that people experiencing homelessness are not such a diminutive part of society; these experiences are growing and so is the diversity of people who have these encounters.

The title of this event: “Danger of a Single Story,” is borrowed from a talk by novelist Chimamanda Adichie, presented on TEDTalks. Adichie states, “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” The “Faces of Homelessness” Speakers’ Bureau is asking for a suggested donation of $10 per person to provide an honorarium for the presenters, and to raise funds for Speakers’ Bureau activities and local affiliated organizations: Beans & Bread Center, Project PLASE and Health Care for the Homeless.

The event will be held at the Cork Gallery, located at 302 East Federal Street in the Greenmount West Community. Tickets will be sold at the door or online through WePay. You can reserve your ticket here.

We want to thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you at the event!
Questions can be directed to the comment section or to Jesse McDermeit.

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