Sunday, March 9, 2014, 1:00 – 3:00pm

Urban Poverty Forum
The Sounds of Hope and Change

Downstairs at Town Hall; Enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Pat Wright

This annual event exists to open a dialogue around the systemic issues surrounding poverty, uniting a diverse community of voices on the subject. This year’s theme explores the music behind the mission — inspiring those working for justice over time — from gospel, folk, and hip hop. Speakers include Jim Page, acclaimed folk singer/songwriter and social activist; Pastor Pat Wright, founder of the Total Experience Gospel Choir; and Jill Palzkill Woelfer, a PhD candidate at the University of Washington Information School whose research specialty is the role of music in the lives of homeless youth. In a panel moderated by Jasen Emmons, Curatorial Director of the Experience Music Project, learn about music’s prominent role in providing “hope and change.”

Presented by: Town Hall, Real Change Newspaper, and The Mahogany Project, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW.
Tickets: $5.
Doors open: 12:30 p.m.
Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating.
Learn more: About Real Change; about The Mahogany Project.

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