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K.W.O.E.: Nelson Mandela and Social Justice Spoken Word Performance
June 2 @ 6:30 PM
Be sure to join us for a live social justice and Nelson Mandela-inspired spoken word performance and Q&A with Kareem K.W.O.E. Wells and K.W.O.E Foundation Executive Director Judith Allen. Featured on ESPN and TEDx, and founder of K.W.O.E Group and Foundation, Wells is a burgeoning entrepreneur, recording artist, and emphatic motivational speaker who has devoted his time to spreading messages of hope and peace that inspire youth and forge bonds within multiple communities. His performance will be focused on the four centerpieces of his rising movement in Chicago and how they relate to Nelson Mandela and social justice as a whole: “Know your genius. Work to be unstoppable. Own your actions. Explore the world.”
After registering, you will receive an email with information about how to access the program.
Illinois Holocaust Museum’s presentation of “Mandela: Struggle for Freedom” and exhibit-related programming is made possible with generous support from:
Presenting Sponsors: Wells Fargo, Allstate, Elizabeth Morse Charitable Genius Trust
Supporters: Jenner & Block; Women’s Leadership Committee of Illinois Holocaust Museum; Lester & Edward Anixter Family Foundation; Brenda & Lance Feis
Contributors: Chicago Bulls; Ernst & Young LLP; Nicor Gas; Victory Park Capital Advisors; In Honor of Harry & Harriet Bernbaum; Mitch & Cathy Feiger; Hackner Family; Jill & Rob Selati
Additional Funders: Golder Family Foundation; Keith & Caryl Jaffee; PwC; Judith & William Rader and Family; Morris & Judith Rosenzweig Family Foundation; Ilan & Rebekah Shalit; Rachel Brosnahan; Lance and Angela Donenberg; Lifeway Foods; North Shore (IL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated; Mosaic Construction; North Suburban Synagogue Beth El Men’s Club; Quarles & Brady LLP; Laura Elizabeth Tanner
Community Partners: Bluhm Legal Clinic – Center on Wrongful Convictions; Chicago Cultural Alliance; Equity Institute at YWCA Evanston/North Shore; Heartland Alliance; Institute for Nonviolence Chicago; JCUA; Niebuhr Center at Elmhurst University; The Peace Exchange Program of Holy Family Ministries; Shriver Center on Poverty Law’s Racial Justice Institute and Network
“Mandela: Struggle for Freedom” was developed by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (Winnipeg, Canada) in partnership with the Apartheid Museum (Johannesburg, South Africa). Tour management services provided by Lord Cultural Resources.