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  • Sun
    14
    Feb
    2016

    Hot Topic: Heart in the Hood

    12:45 pmSanctuary

    HOT TOPICS

    Presented by

    ADVOCATES FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE UUCSR 

    HEART IN THE HOOD

    a portrait of life in West Oakland

    performed by actor and writer Mike Sommers 

    Advocates for Social Justice happily presents HEART in the HOOD, a true story, a love story between a man and his adopted neighborhood.  Eight years ago Mike Sommers,  a small town Vermonter, bought a house in a notoriously rough neighborhood in West Oakland...and came to love it.  Sommers plays all 16 beloved characters who run the gamut from poignant to hilarious.  Through Mike and his harmonica, we hear their words, laugh with their optimism and begin to understand the misunderstood and beautiful people of  22nd Street.  We will have time for conversation following Mike's performance.  I think this promises to be one of those specially memorable experiences for all of us attending.  A light lunch will be available for a donation.                                        

    -- Jeanie Bates, Advocates for Social Justice

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