Each Other’s Harvest, Annual Summit on Homelessness
A 2017 Guild Literary Complex Applied Words Program 


Wilson Abbey
935 West Wilson Avenue, Uptown, Chicago, IL 60640
This event is free and open to the public.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017
6:00 PM Doors & Mingle with visual arts show,
6:30 PM Performances
8:00 PM Dinner & Panel/Conversation


Each Other’s Harvest is the first summit of people either facing homelessness, have recently found permanent housing, are artists working on the issues surrounding this topic, and others from throughout the city who are looking to come together in new, collaborative ways to address an epidemic that over 80,000 Chicagoans currently face. We hope this will be the first event of this kind. Throughout each year we expect that participants will build on the success of their identified collaborative goals and missions. The People’s Tribune will continue to publish the stories written by the homeless that chronicle their battles. The arts will continue to play a role throughout the year in empowering the individuals and groups involved in this program and reaching out to new organizations and individuals. Each Other’s Harvest can be an annual summit of practical, creative leaders, summing up, sharing, discussing, and pushing forward together on new objectives and programs.

The arts can bridge divides and open conversation. Around the table we can promote new and continued dialogue to uncover difficult subjects, opening opportunities for voices of the homeless to be heard. These conversations can shed new light on, focus on and begin to dispel labels that condemn the homeless, while generating discussions that inspire future solutions with directed goals and vision.


Performances include songs by:

Women from Deborah’s Place in Collaboration with 5th House Ensemble;

Performances include songs by:

Women from Deborah’s Place in Collaboration with 5th House Ensemble

Readings, by nationally and locally known poets:

Sarah Menefee | Markell Thompson | Hoodunraised
Elizabeth Marino |Allen McNair | Kathy Powers
Jill Charles | Michael Garza |Paul Whittaker

Art work by local artists will be on display for conversation, viewing, and purchase.

Dinner will be provided, and will include a conversation guided by Unsilence and YOU.

A special thank you to Foods Not Bombs for your support.



Sarah Menefee,
whose books of poetry include “I’m Not Thousandfurs” and “The Blood About the Heart,” and “Human Star.” She has been a homeless and anti-hunger activist for many years, working with Food Not Bombs, Occupy San Francisco, and First They Came For The Homeless. She was arrested for “feeding the hungry.” She is on the editorial board of the People’s Tribune.And many others too!

Art work by local artists will be on display for conversation, viewing, and purchase.

Dinner will be provided by Foods Not Bombs, and will include a conversation guided by Unsilence and YOU.


This event is a collaborative event sponsored by:

The Guild Literary Complex, People’s Tribune, Wilson Abbey and the Jesus People, 5th House Ensemble, Unslience, Food Not Bombs, People United Against Homlessness, Deborah’s Place, Revolutionary Poets Brigade, Humans for Hope, & Healing Corners.

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