Every Person Is a Philosopher 2012

June 7, 2012

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Dolen Perkins-Valdez and Michelle M. Wright

Every Person Is a Philosopher is a celebration and fundraiser supporting the Neighborhood Writing Alliance’s efforts to provoke dialogue, build community, and promote change by creating opportunities for adults to write, publish, and perform works about their lives. The event features readings by three of our own Journal of Ordinary Thought writers and a conversation between Dolen Perkins-Valdez, author of the New York Times bestseller Wench, and Michelle M. Wright, associate professor of Black European and African Diaspora Studies at Northwestern University. NWA Board Member Natalie Moore, reporter for WBEZ, will once again serve as the chair of the event, which aims to elevate the visibility of the Neighborhood Writing Alliance and generate funds to directly support our 400 programs each year.

Recorded Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the School of the Art Institute Ballroom.