Featuring invited and volunteer testimonials, visual and performance artist KAREN FINLEY will lead I NEED MY SPACE to share our emotional responses to the election and the various needs for space it exposed–physical, social, cultural and psychological.
· How do our national political relationships inform or dialogue with the workplace, family, community and friends?
· How do the race, gender, class and identity issues raised in the campaign continue to be discussed?
· Finley will also address the transformation of the memory of Chicago's Grant Park (and the 1968 Democratic Convention) from a site of pain and loss into one of celebration and unity on November 4th, as well as legacies of Vietnam War protests and the Civil Rights Movement embodied in that space.
· Audience participation in the meeting is encouraged.
· I NEED MY SPACE will last approximately one hour, with the hope of providing a therapeutic and supportive group environment for those needing space in their own lives.
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