What if the home you were familiar with was suddenly torn from you and you were sent drifting? Hundreds of teens in Minnesota are currently set adrift in group and foster homes, waiting for a place to land.
HOME is an original production by SPARK theater + dance about MN teens waiting to be adopted and the journey toward home. SPARK uses their style of physical theater to weave a poetic narrative inspired by Homer’s Odyssey around the video interviews of actual teens in the foster care system while taking the audience through an immersive experience to get a glimpse into a life that is seeking home.
Seniors (65+), Children, and Students: $19
All seats are general admission
Wednesday, April 5, 7 p.m., in The O’Shaughnessy on the St. Catherine University campus.
Please join us as we welcome Rachel Lloyd, a survivor of trafficking, who helped pass New York’s Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Act of 2008. She wrote the book, Girls Like Us, and co-produced the documentary Very Young Girls and has addressed the United Nations and Congress advocating for the rights of victims of sexual trafficking.
Lloyd founded the non-profit GEMS that supports girls and young women, conducts preventive outreach and education to youth and training to professionals.
She will address, “A World for Girls: Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Social Justice,” Wednesday, April 5, 7 p.m., in The O’Shaughnessy on the St. Catherine University campus. The event is free, however tickets are required and may be reserved at The O’Shaughnessy Box Office.
Tuesday, April 18, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 2136 Carter Avenue, St. Paul 55108
The Real American History Book Group: Learning the Whole Story is offering an opportunity for interested people to come together to expand their knowledge of American history. Each month a different topic will be covered. There will be presentation, but there will also be plenty of time for discussion. The meetings will be held on the third Tuesday evenings of each month at the St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 2136 Carter Avenue, St. Paul 55108 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. (Enter through the Chelmsford Avenue entrance.)
The first meeting of the book group will be Tuesday, April 18. The topic will be the hidden history of the slave trade.