A Good Idea
SpeakOut is a weekly open mic that invites community members to share their stories. Participants include addicts, people in recovery, people re-entering society from prison or jail, homeless people, GLIDE staff, and those who come to GLIDE for support services. The story-telling is a blend of poetry, art, performance, and music, and is followed by a free dinner (offered daily at GLIDE). Artistic expression is also shared with others in a gallery known as Creative Space, where stories, poems, images and video are exhibited.
Goal / Mission
SpeakOut allows individuals to share their personal stories, through song, poetry, and music, and enjoy a sense of camaraderie and love with their listeners.
Results / Accomplishments
SpeakOut provides a forum for voices to be heard once a week.
About this Promising Practice
- Primary Contact
330 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Art & Recreation / Art
Social Environment / Social & Civic Involvement
Health / Mental Health & Mental Disorders
- Geographic Type
- San Francisco, CA
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- Target Audience
- Children, Teens, Adults, Elderly