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On-Site & Online Live Performance: Storytelling with OUTspoken

May 5, 2022 | 6:30pm CST

On-Site & Online

Online & On-Site Program: Storytelling With OUTspoken

May 5, 6:30 pm (CDT) | Non-Members: Museum Admission; Members: Free

For our final Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement exhibition-related program, join us for an evening of captivating stories focused on LGBTQ+ and civil rights. The program will feature a variety of storytellers taking us on their personal journeys, speaking to the power and value of people sharing their life experiences.

Participants will include:

  • Archy Jamjun, Co-Curator for OUTspoken LGBTQ+ stories at Sidetrack and two-time winner of The Moth Grand Slam in Chicago
  • Jackie Kaplan-Perkins, Senior Advisor for Movement Voter Project
  • Mitch Hagan, Creative Director at a cyber security company and adjunct professor of graphic design at Roosevelt University
  • Todd Michael Kiech, Chicago actor and performer, hand-cut collage artist (Really Gay Collage), and Sidetrack bartender
  • Willa Taylor, Director of Education and Community Engagement at Goodman Theater

Hosted by Art Johnston, Co-Founder of Equality Illinois and activist & leader in Chicago’s growing LGBTQ+ community

Community Partners: 2nd Story; Evanston Public Library

Reservations are required for both on-site and online options. Members must sign in to take advantage of their member discount.

Presenting Sponsors

Susan L. Karkomi & Marvin J. Leavitt / Karkomi Family Fund

Lester & Edward Anixter Family Foundation

Brenda & Lance Feis

Mindy & Jonathan Gray


Bernbaum Family Charitable Fund, in honor of Harry & Harriet Bernbaum

Additional Funders

Morris & Judith Rosenzweig Family Foundation

Juliet & Michael Gray

Matthew Saleski

Laura Elizabeth Tanner

Golder Family Foundation

Media Partners

Community Partners: Center on Halsted; The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame; Equality Illinois; The Legacy Project; Making Gay History; Or Chadash of Temple Sholom of Chicago

Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement was developed by the Newseum. The Newseum is an affiliate of the Freedom Forum, whose mission is to foster First Amendment freedoms for all.


Non-Members: Museum Admission; Members: Free


Non-Members: $5.00; Members: Free

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