A Gift of Hope & Social Responsibility: Benefit for Covenant House Shelter

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A Gift of Hope & Social Responsibility: Benefit for Covenant House Shelter

Let’s talk about the power of hope, social responsibility, & addressing homelessness in our communities. Also... Music! Art! Cocktails!

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Rebel Folk Studio 12 W South Orange Ave South Orange, NJ 07079

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In discussion: What role does hope play in helping homeless people, many of whom are youth who have been victims of human trafficking—and others who are struggling—alter their life trajectories? How can we foster hope in those who are homeless/housing insecure, and foster social responsibility in our communities?

Tina Kelley—award-winning poet, former NYT journalist who was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team, author of beautiful poetry collection “Abloom & Awry”, and co-author of “Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope”—will moderate an in-depth and nuanced conversation. Her vast experience researching homelessness, advocating on behalf of homeless individuals/human trafficking victims, and volunteering at Covenant House in Newark, a sanctuary for homeless youth, will add incredible value to this important conversation.

Together, we can better understand how homelessness and housing insecurity impacts both the individual, and the community as a whole. When we perceive our connection to others, compassion and empathy are ignited.

Participate in this vital conversation. Exchange thoughts, feelings, and experiences. React to art, music, and literature. Share in the potential to effect change! Let’s do good together!!

Featuring: Live performance of an original song by Thea Kearney, musician. Thea writes music around “...urban stories of sociopolitical angst and unrequited love” (www.theamusic.com)

Also: Signature cocktails (!) designed by fabulous duo Tara Ricioli and Beth Nydick, authors of “Clean Cocktails: Righteous Recipes for the Modern Mixologist”

Hosted at the lovely, airy, and inspiring Rebel Folk Studio in South Orange, creative hub to Wildly Florals, Sew Leana, and Maplewood Quilting Co.

**The entire ticket cost for this event, $25, will be donated to Covenant House youth shelter in Newark, going toward their vital annual Sleep Out fundraiser. Conscious Cocktails Gatherings will be participating in this vital event in April 2020, and we’ll provide more information if you’d like to be part of it too! In the meantime, feel free to contact ToniMarie DiPietro, tdipietro@covenenthouse.org, if you just can’t wait until July 29th!**

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Top- Anthony Taylor, “Chakra Homeworld”

Bottom-Heather Adams, “Andromeda”

Prints available for purchase via Artlifting.com, an enterprise empowering individuals in art groups at hospitals and shelters by selling their work.