Young people can make a mark in life, if they only believe in themselves. Michael Tidmore has proven that the sky is the limit to what one can do for their community and society at large. Making a difference and changing the world is what this Chicago resident has done. Recently in January 2016, St. Bernard Hospital celebrated the 87th birthday of the late civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event honored the great leader’s life and his civil rights legacy. However, at the celebration, Michael Tidmore was also honored. Why? A prestigious award was given to this young man for the restorative justice advocacy work he has been doing in his Chicago community of Englewood. Tidmore has exemplified to the youths at risk in the community that they, too, can turn their lives into something positive.
Whether you’re a veteran of the live literature and storytelling scene, a newcomer looking to find events to get started, or a spectator who loves a good story; here are some exciting upcoming events in the live lit/storytelling community of Chicago