Beginning February 14th, 2015, Collaboraction continued its mission to unite communities, spark dialouge, and incite change with the brand new Let Hope Rise Monthly Series hosted by Anthony Moseley & DJ Shon Roka.
Every second Saturday, February through July, Collaboraction will travel to one of three hub locations on Chicago’s south, west, and north side for a monthly event featuring a free community meal by Connie's Pizza, Artistic and Educational workshops, a variety show featuring high-profile guest performers, and an inspired Town Hall Discussion.
Click any past dates to see the lineup!
May 9 Hamilton Park in Englewood
513 West 72nd St.
July 11 Loyola Park in Rogers Park
1230 West Greenleaf Ave.
Let Hope Rise
Check out the incredibly talented artists joining us at Austin Town Hall...
Kristina Isabelle is a dancer, stilt walker and choreographer. She is the artistic director of Kristina Isabelle Dance Company and director of KIDCO Entertainment, a company that combines a wider variety of dance forms with traditional and contemporary circus arts to produce a unique type of entertainment that merges the best of both art forms.
Sandra Delgado is a multi-talented actor, singer, writer, director, and producer. She has been seen on stage across the city of Chicago from Victory Gardens to Steppenwolf, Teatro Vista to The Goodman and on screen in shows such as Chicago PD, Betrayal, and Law & Order SVU. She curated the first Yo Solo Festival at Collaboraction which showcased the solo work of six Latino/Latina artsits and is a founding member of Collaboraction.
Priya Shah is an artist and diversity/inclusiveness advocate. She is also the founder of The Simple Good, an organization dedicated to connecting the meaning of good from around the world through a platform of art and discussion. Through public art projects and youth art programming, they aim to spread the message that no matter where you go in the world, good means the same to all of us, and that is what connects us as human beings.
David Robertson is an inspirational speaker focused on enlightening the public about the pandemic of HIV/AIDS. David travels nationwide to educate youth organizations, public schools, colleges, and faith-based entities about the alarming facts and statistics surrounding the spread of this disease.
M.A.D.D. RHYTHMS is a phenomenal TAPdance collective whose “SOLE” purpose is to spread the Love and Joy of TAP worldwide. What started as Bril Barrett’s formula for giving back, is now a full-fledged performing arts company, quickly gaining a reputation for representing the true essence of tap: RHYTHM! The company is composed of young, versatile tap dancers from all over Chicago ranging in age from 11 to 39.
Latilya White is a spoken word poet and artist. She uses poetry and performance to speak about violence and crime in the city of Chicago. She has worked with other artists at Austin Town Hall Park to create their own show addressing the violence in and around their neighborhood.
Mac Stongg is an MC rooted in Hip Hop and Gospel Music. He is a Chicago native and uses music as a way to have his voice be heard across the city.