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  CONVERSATION CAFE, with Jim May, THE $15 MIN WAGE
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  Yiddishkayt: Tales True...and Not So True, A Concert of Stories
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Jul 9th, 2016 (Sat)
  CONVERSATION CAFE, with Jim May, THE $15 MIN WAGE

Jim May presents: Stage Left's first CONVERSATION CAFE: stories that generate "light" instead of "heat."

In the spirit of the Founding Fathers, who wrote the first amendment to guarantee the free expression of ideas and the principle that no idea should be censored, the Conversation Cafe movement seeks to establish events where issues of the day can be explored in a cool, rational atmosphere in which all ideas and persons are listened to with quiet attention and respect.

The topic for the evening is THE $15 MINIMUM WAGE proposal under discussion in this year's presidential election.

Those who have worked for or are currently working for minimum wage will have first priority to tell their story at the OPEN MIC.

Guidelines:

Stories should seek to generate "light rather than heat."
All stories, ideas, and persons will be accorded quiet attention and respect, though disagreements and debate are welcome.
All speakers will be assigned a time limit in which to tell their stories
Everyone who wishes to speak will be given time to speak once before anyone speaks twice
Personal attacks are prohibited
Times and courtesy rules will be the key to our success.

7:00pm--9:00pm
No cover

225 Van Buren Street, Woodstock, Illinois 60098 contiguous with the Woodstock Opera House.
On Woodstock's historic Victorian Square featuring fine dining, an independent book store, coffee and chocolate shops and an award-winning Farmer's Market, Saturdays 8am--1pm. Two blocks from the Metra Station--Harvard line. Trains returning to Chicago after the program.

815-382-5264
maystory@earthlink.net
woodstockoperahouse.com

Jul 27th, 2016 (Wed)
  Yiddishkayt: Tales True...and Not So True, A Concert of Stories

Join award winning professional storyteller, Susan Stone, as she shares stories from many sources; Jewish folktales, Midrash, as well as Chasidic tales, all given interesting and lively interpretations, lifted off the page with insight and skill, and put back into true oral tradition. Funny, poignant, enlightening….Susan's personal narratives weave throughout the program...tales true and not so true. When Susan tells tales she opens her heart and, in turn, will open yours.

Sponsored by Chicago YIVO, Summer Festival of Yiddish Culture

7pm
Admission free

Evanston Public Library
1703 Orrington
Evanston, IL

(847) 448-8600 (Library)
susan@susanstone-storyteller.com
www.epl.org