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Expresso plans immigration justice night

Expresso Yourself @ the Historic Meetinghouse will return on Saturday, November 23, for Chasing the Light: A Night of Poetry and Spoken Word on Immigration Justice. Among the evening's guests will be host Betsy Johnson, Regie Gibson, Jamele Adams, Amy Mevorach, Thea Iberall and Ben Jackson.

This past summer, Betsy Johnson, a local poet and storyteller, joined with Jewish Family Services and CJPs Women's Philanthropy on a mission to San Diego to serve at a Refugee Resettlement shelter hosting refugee families seeking asylum. It was a life-changing experience that left her with a commitment to share her experience and continue the work of promoting immigration justice. It is with passion and deep sense of personal mission that she will share the evening with five award-winning slam poets, storytellers, and spoken word artists who share her commitment to environmental and social justice issues. The evening is supported by the Green Sanctuary Committee of First Parish UU Medfield.

Expresso Yourself @ the Historic Meetinghouse is open to the community at large for people interested in the spoken word and music. It's an opportunity for artists to share their poetry, stories, and songs. It is held at the First Parish UU Church, located on 26 North Street, Medfield.

The evening will begin with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. before the show starts at 7. Tickets, which are $15 ($10 for students), are available at

Proceeds from the evening will go to the Fund for Detained Children which helps provide critical supplies to asylum seekers and migrants in crisis.
A portion will go to maintaining the Historic Meetinghouse of Medfield.

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