Debrief for June 2020

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With our beloved Hopleaf closed due to the coronavirus, Tuesday Funk missed shows in April and May. We finally decided to try bringing the show back in video form, with readers recording their pieces at home and cohosts Andrew and Eden introducing them on a YouTube Live stream at the time when we'd normally be in our usual spot.

Kenji Kiramitsu led us off with an essay about tattoos, taboo and cultural legacy. Next, Mare Swallow told a story about religion and family relationships through the lens of Veggie Tales. Then Elizabeth Gomez read her Chicago magazine essay about raising two daughters while launching the Windy City Rollers.

We took a brief break, then Sahar Mustafah shared an excerpt of her novel The Beauty of Your Face. Last but not least, James Gordon told a hilarious story about an unexpected soundtrack to buying some lottery tickets.

Thanks to everyone who joined us live! If you missed it, you can still watch the show below, or go to YouTube and click the "show chat replay" button at the upper right to get the full experience.

The episode was recorded prior to the protests against police violence in Chicago and around the country. Tuesday Funk believes Black Lives Matter and we encourage you to participate in this movement in whatever way you can, including supporting local Black-owned businesses and donating to organizations like Black Lives Matter Chicago, Chicago Community Bond Fund, Assata's Daughters and Campaign Zero.  

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Tuesday Funk is an eclectic monthly reading series showcasing a mix of fiction, poetry and essays. We are currently on hiatus.


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