Story Club South Side: Roots

@ Co-Prosperity Sphere

Tuesday, March 19 ~~ 8PM

ROOTS – No matter where you’re from or where you end up, putting down roots in a new place isn’t easy. This month, we’re going beyond the headlines about immigration to hear stories about people’s journeys to find home.

We’re honored to collaborate with two amazing local groups for this show: The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees, and 80 Minutes Around the World, a storytelling event that features the stories of immigrants and allies from around the world.

Our Featured Storytellers this month are:

• Champion storysmith and 80 Minutes Around the World creator NESTOR GOMEZ!

• Passionate immigrant-rights advocate and ICIRR staff member EVELYN VENEGAS!

• Accomplished storytelling coach and essayist JITESH JAGGI!

Co-hosted by ANDREW MARIKIS and NESTOR GOMEZ! Co-produced by CYNTHIA E. HANIFIN and ANDREW MARIKIS.

If you have a true story you’d like to tell about spreading your roots (or anything else you want to share with our audience), sign up for our Open Mic!

These are all of the night's happenings:

@ 6:30 PM - A FREE WORKSHOP with Story Club producers for anyone who has a story, an idea for a story, or just the jitters!
@ 7:30 PM - Open Mic sign-up starts (2-3 open mic stories every month!)
@ 8 PM - Live Storytelling Show!

$5 tickets before the show, $10 tickets cash at the door. Cash bar! (We are no longer BYOB, but we offer all the delightful booze you can drink at our cash bar!)

The Co-Prosperity Sphere is the glorious radio station/performance space/art gallery that houses our enthusiasm! Cozy up to the lovinest room in Chicago!