Tonight at Black Sheep: Resilience – A Night of Poetry, Spoken Sentiment, and Music


Snow is in the air, the times are a changin’, and we are trying something a little new at Black Sheep tonight! Tonight we are hosting a special event in response to this years election results and other events going on in the world- it is being called Resilience: A Night of Poetry, Spoken Sentiment, and Music. This will be an event geared towards bringing together the voices of a variety of different communities that need to be heard in response to this year’s election results while incorporating various forms of expression, emotion and resilience. Here is what we have planned for the night:

9:30 and later: PRYSS and SHARK WEEK
8:30 – 9:30: block of hip hop and spoken word presented by 217Hiphop.comand Torch Tuesday at Bar None
+ performance by Mikey Hash
8:10: guest speaker Sam Johnson of KEEP It 200
8:00: spoken word by AJ Francis
7:00 – 8:00: an hour of poetry by Johari Id and more
6:30: guest speaker Stephen Houldsworth
6:00: opening + maybe songs by Jason Perry

We will also be taking donations for the following organizations:
Planned Parenthood
The Pheonix Center: Central Illinois LGBTQ Community Center
Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault
National Urban League
Standing Rock : Dakota Access Pipeline Donation Fund
The Task Force

As you can see, this show will start at 6:00 pm and likely go until around 10:30 pm. Check out a facebook event for this right here. Also of course check out our shows page for more happening at Black Sheep in the near future. This event will be FREE but we will be taking donations to various groups, charities, and organizations that may be needing help the most during these times.

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