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Wednesday Benefit: Lifting Voices Teaches Kids to Write

by Borderstan.com — August 24, 2010 at 10:13 am 0

Lifting Voices

One of Lifting Voices’ main goals is to teach writing skills to local children. (Lifting Voices)

“Drink and Think” Happy Hour this Wednesday at Jo Jo Restaurant and Bar will benefit the local organization, Lifting Voices. Time is 5 to 8 pm at 1518 U Street NW. There’s no cover charge–a percentage of food and drink sales go to the group.

Lifting Voices was founded in DC in 2007 with the mission of “harnessing the power of words to improve communities.” The grassroots organization conducts writing workshops for young people, gathers oral history on social issues by working with Bridging Voices. Lifting Voices also works to provide these perspectives to local officials and policy makers, according to Reba Elliott, executive director.

For more information about the group’s projects, check out the Lifting Voices websiste and Facebook Page. Even better, go to the Lifting Voices Channel on YouTube.

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