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Jon Klein Featured at Story Space Tue 04/08/2014

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Jon Klein Featured at Story Space Tue 04/08/2014

Time: April 8, 2014 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Location: Out of the Blue Gallery
Street: 106 Prospect Street
City/Town: Cambridge, MA
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Phone: 617-354-5278
Event Type: storytelling
Organized By: Ralph Edward Chadis
Latest Activity: Apr 2, 2014

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Jon Klein speaks with searing honesty. His life as an activist, organizer, and an LGBT & Mental Health advocate provides rich grist for his storytelling mill. 

 Jon Klein is a storyteller who has performed at open mics and storytelling venues throughout the Boston area and in New York City.

Since obtaining an MSW degree in 1982 Jon founded and was the executive director of three nonprofit organizations over a 20-year period in Richmond, VA: an AIDS prevention organization targeting sex workers and IV-drug users, one that provided support to and advocated for LGBT youth, and a thrift store to benefit the LGBT community.

 Jon’s unusual life – frequent long-distance hitchhiking, living on $300 a month, not paying rent or a mortgage since 1980, refusing to pay federal income taxes since 1981 as a conscientious objector to war, having bipolar disorder – all provide fodder for his material.

Hosted By: Bruce Marcus

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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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