It is the most basic form of entertainment, and it can help us understand ourselves better. This understanding is what Chalkbeat Detroit and the Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers (SSOTSS) hope to bring to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on Friday, March 17 with stories about Detroit’s changing schools.
Called “School Days,” five Detroiters will take the stage to share their stories.
“We are planning an inspirational night of performances designed to tell the history of Detroit schools through the voices of Detroiters most impacted by them,” says Chalkbeat. “We will also celebrate the official launch of Chalkbeat in Detroit — an education news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories – the effort to improve schools for all children.”
SSOTSS is based on a philosophy that stories can move people and bring hope and light to those who face life’s challenges, struggles, and tragedies. The group holds a monthly event at the Charles H. Wright Museum.
Here are some storytellers from a recent event:
The show starts at 8:00 p.m. Doors and cash bar open at 7:00 p.m. Seating begins at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are general admission and will be available for pick up from Will Call on the night of the event. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
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