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Storylines: A Gathering of Words and Song at University YMCA

This Sunday at 4 p.m. the University YMCA is hosting Storylines, A Gathering of Words and Song, a community performing arts event that will feature performances by Amasong, C-U’s Premiere Lesbian/Feminist Chorus and Master Storyteller Dan Keding.

The event offers more than great entertainment. It’s an opportunity stand up for human dignity and a welcoming, inclusive community.  And as with any good celebration there will be plenty of food and drink!

Last fall the University Y lost a $60,000 grant supporting its work with local immigrant communities when the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) endorsed marriage equality. The Catholic Campaign for Human Development withdrew its grant to the Y because it refused to revoke its membership in ICIRR.

Instead, the Y has set out to replace those funds with local donations. They have raised just over $32,000 to date.  And the proceeds from the Storylines celebration on March 16th will help them close that gap even further.

Purchase your tickets here. To see some photos of the work you will be supporting, please check out this link or visit the YMCA’s flickr account.  

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