Presented by Tacoma Poet Laureate, Cathy Nguyen, and Associated Ministries intake specialist, Raphael Hartman, you are invited to True Grit, a dynamic evening of art and conversation.
Date: Thursday, November 19
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue
Cost: Free, donations accepted
True Grit is an art benefit show that will capture the stories of six youth from the greater Puget Sound area and exhibit honest photography of local, makeshift spaces of refuge for youth on the streets. Through documentary and poetry, True Grit will explore the stories of Tacoma and Seattle youth and young adults who have experienced homelessness and will host a diverse panel of youth, advocates, and service providers to dialogue around the ways in which Pierce County can support youth and young adults in housing, education, and self-actualization.
The event is free and open to the public. Donations will be collected at the event and will be given to a local organization, to be revealed on the evening of the show and which will be selected by our youth interviewees. Don’t miss out on a powerful experience where advocates and community members can envision a world where all youth have safe, supportive housing and opportunities to succeed.
True Grit is supported through sponsorship by and partnership with the Tacoma Arts Commission, the Washington State History Museum, and Pacific Lutheran University.