On September 14 from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at Chicago's famous Navy Pier, local artists with and without disabilities will share their talents in music, dance, comedy, and storytelling during Center Stage for Access and Inclusion. The Chicago Lighthouse is hosting this free community event for the purpose of fostering a more inclusive world for people of all ages living with disabilities.
A highlight of Center Stage for Access and Inclusion is the newlypublished children's book, Chicago Treasure by Larry Broutman, RichGreen, and John Rabias. The creators will be on hand to autograph copies of theirhardcover book.
By digitally imposing photographs of diverse Chicago children, many of whomhave special needs, into fairytale illustrations, classic works of art, and iconicChicago landmarks, Chicago Treasure creates an empowering world where everychild, regardless of ability, ethnicity, or gender, is free to envisionthemselves taking on great roles in literature and art.
All author proceeds are donated to The ChicagoLighthouse and Access Living.
Chicago Treasure has been featured on Windy City Live, ABC 7-TV,Fox 32, WGN TV, WGN Radio, and Comcast Newsmakers, and has received glowingreviews from dozens of newspapers, book blogs, parenting publications, anddisability advocacy websites.
Center Stage for Access and Inclusion's special guest performer is Avett Ray, a seven-year-old piano-playing YouTube star who has appeared on American Idol and the Today Show . Also taking the stage to wow audiences are School of Rock Oak Park, MOMENTA, Young Chicago Authors, and Mister Danny of Chicago Magic Lounge. WGCI Radio's Leon Rogers serves as the emcee of this full-filled afternoon.
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A new hardcover book of photography, illustrations, poetry, and prose that celebrates inclusion and the boundless creativity of children! By digitally imposing photographs of children into fairytale illustrations, classic works of art, and photograp...