CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. FREE monthly events featuring a short talk, Q+A and breakfast. This month we join CM chapters around the globe to celebrate SURVIVAL with our featured guest Leon Ford.
Date: Friday, June 30th @ 8:30am
Speaker: Leon Ford
Venue: City of Asylum @ Alphabet City
Remember to set your alarm, and we’ll see you in the morning!
To reserve your spot, RSVP here:
Ice breakers & fun brought to you by City of Play!
Leon Ford born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania March 16th, 1993 has an amazing story that has reached countless individuals around the world. He has a testimony that instills hope into all, transcending age, gender, race, and even political and religious beliefs.
He is a living embodiment of courage, using his story as a catalyst for a change. One day he was a teenager with his whole life ahead of him, and in one instant, his life changed for forever. A victim of police brutality, Leon’s encounter with law enforcement led to him being shot five times at point-blank range, resulting in paralysis. Leon is the voice for so many who are now voiceless because they lost their lives to police brutality. He also uses his voice as an advocate for peace, literacy, mental health, trauma, violence, spinal cord injury research and many other issues. In this endeavor, Leon has taken the task of healing wounds by courageously addressing that they exist and by providing solutions to these severe issues all while using his influence to promote positivity.
ABOUT CITY OF ASYLUM
City of AMasonic renderingsylum @ Alphabet City is a permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. In addition, City of Asylum @ Alphabet City includes our offices, a the City of Asylum Bookstore featuring works in translation, and Casellula Wine & Cheese Cafe, a highly-rated destination quality restaurant that is also priced to be affordable.
City of Asylum @ Alphabet City is a hub for Pittsburgh’s readers and writers, jazz and small-scale music and performance, and artistic experimentation. It is a home for diverse voices from around the globe—a place where Pittsburgh meets the world and the world meets Pittsburgh.
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