Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ: 9/11 Primer, The Epoch of the Peacemakers


Sunday, September 11 2011 @ 11:00am


FREE ($5 button purchase required for festival entry)


Meridian Stage
1932 South Halstead Street
Chicago, IL 60616


American Friends Service Committee

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations-Chicago and the American Friends Service Committee present a special event created and organized by HumanThread, a Pilsen-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting peace and inspiring actions that build a just society. The 9/11 Primer will memorialize 9/11 and reaffirm the role of artists as peacemakers. This event is part of the Chicago Fringe Festival. Admission is free.

The program include:

  • Addresses by representatives of CAIR-Chicago, AFSC, and Interfaith Youth Core
  • A presentation of the One Common Thread Project for Peace, an artwork composed of threads sent to the event organizers by individuals dedicated to the cause of peace
  • Live performances, including music and spoken word, by Jungle of Cities, Gyasi Ayo Kress, One Earth, and other powerful artists
  • Exhibition of Fiber Artists for Hope’s quilts, “Reflections on September 11th, a Decade Later”
  • A Fringe and HumanThread invitation to contribute to the Common Thread project


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