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    Presented by OUTFRONT

    Idea: Creativity is power.

    A Talk about the creative connections shaping our world.

    Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 7:00 - 9:00 PM @ Harris Theater
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    Hebru Brantley on the Story Behind Nevermore
    Bashir Salahuddin on Chicago's Creative Scene
    Bring Your Imagination to Life
    David Lynch on Transcendental Meditation
    Pete Holmes Explores the Meaning of Life
    Bashir Salahuddin
    Emmy-nominated Actor, Director, Writer & Producer
    David Lynch
    Filmmaker; Founder, David Lynch Foundation
    Brian Babylon
    Comic & Radio Host
    Eve Ewing
    Writer, Cultural Organizer & Professor, University of Chicago
    Hebru Brantley
    Jamil Smith
    Senior Writer, Rolling Stone
    Elise Swopes
    Artist & Digital Influencer
    Pete Holmes
    Comedian & Actor
    TALK - Talks are 90-minute electrifying, action-inspiring onstage programs, featuring four to six world class thought leaders who each present ideas on a single theme through either an individual presentation or a one-on-one conversation with a host.

    Can storytelling reshape the narrative of a city? Is meditation the key to success? Can comedy help us heal? Creativity has the power to bring us closer together and is a reminder that we are a lot more alike than we are different. In this celebratory Saturday-night kickoff, we’ll dive into the revolutionary potential of mythological storytelling with Eve Ewing and Hebru Brantley, of Transcendental Meditation with David Lynch, and of self-creation with Bashir Salahuddin to rethink power and highlight meaningful connections that can reshape the future of Chicago—and the world.

    Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 7:00 - 9:00 PM
    Harris Theater
    205 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601
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    Here are a list of things you can do before and after the event to join the conversation.

    • Attend a program at ElasticArts, a creation space committed to fostering creative exploration by providing work spaces and resources to Chicago artists.
    • Help the David Lynch Foundation bring Transcendental Meditation to Chicago to heal victims of trauma throughout the city.
    • Chicago is all about embracing the unconventional. See a show and support the Neo-Futurists, a collective of performers, writers, and directors committed to creating a unique experience each night.
    • Support Young Chicago Authors, an organization that teaches local youth how to narrate their own future through writing, publication, and performance.
    • Help to create a new people’s history of Chicago by telling your story to StoryCorps, a nonprofit that records, shares, and preserves the stories of communities in Chicago.

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