SPIRIT AWAKENING FOUNDATION (SAF) presents its annual Voices of the Unheard / FREEDOM spoken word and theatrical performance fundraiser on Friday, November 8th, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:00pm at the Skirball Cultural Center. This performance fundraiser will feature spoken word and theatrical performance, as well as the writings of incarcerated and underserved children and young adults in the Los Angeles County juvenile justice system. All proceeds and donations raised from this event go towards funding the art-based programming, mentorship, career counseling, and financial aid services SAF provides for some of the most vulnerable, underserved and neglected youth in LA County.
The powerful, heart-pounding and soul-searching words written by our most vulnerable youth are performed through song, dance, poetry and storytelling. Join us at Voices of the Unheard / FREEDOM to witness multiple performances, including a special performance of an excerpt of Spirit Awakening, the critically acclaimed one-woman play written and performed by Akuyoe Graham, award-winning playwright, actor and Founder & Executive Director of Spirit Awakening Foundation.
Join us for a day of art, community and inspiration.
Location / Time Skirball Cultural Center 2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90049
Friday, November 8, 2019 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Details Honorees: LA County’s Chief of Probation Officer Terri L. McDonald, Chief Deputy Probation Officer Sheila Mitchell, SAF Board Member India Radfar, and teacher, Sue Hayward (who began support SAF in our founding year), for their outstanding work and service in LA County’s community.
Tickets :General Admission: $50 V.I.P. (includes a reception with the cast): $100 To purchase tickets, click here – or – Type the following URL into your browser: https://safvoices2019.eventbrite.com
Spirit Awakening Foundation (SAF) recipient of the 2018 Best of Santa Monica Non-Profit Organizations Award, is a non-profit dedicated to helping youth realize their spiritual identity through meditation, creative writing, improvisation, visual arts and mentorship to build character and raise self-esteem, one child at a time. SAF is a community of teachers, mentors and philanthropists who help deliver arts-based restorative programs to underserved, disadvantaged and incarcerated youth in the greater Los Angeles area. With programs hailed as “creative, innovative and powerful” by the California State Department of Justice, SAF has been a pioneer in restorative, trauma-informed work.