Join writers from the Neighborhood Writing Alliance in celebration of the release of “The Open Gate: JOT Writers’ Visions of Freedom and Liberation,” the spring 2012 issue of the Journal of Ordinary Thought. This issue features writing from San Lucas Church, St. Leonard's House, the Jane Addams Senior Caucus, the Restaurant Opportunities Center–Chicago, and the Albany Park, Bezazian, Hall, King, and Mabel Manning Branch Library workshops. This issue also features art from the L is for Liberation Collective’s Radicalphabet. The release reading is hosted by Steve Edwards and is part of Now Is The Time, a citywide initiative devoted to inspiring positive change and stopping youth violence and intolerance. The Journal of Ordinary Thought publishes reflections people make on their personal histories and everyday experiences. It is founded on the proposition that every Every Person Is a Philosopher.