The next virtual OUTspoken Storytelling Night will take place Feb. 2 at 7 p.m.
The speakers will be as follows:
Donald Bell is a third-generation Chicagoan, South Sider and White Sox fan who is a retired professional in higher education administration. He is certified in HIV/AIDS counseling, health education and outreach and is also a social worker. He has become a recognized resource in LGBTQ+ aging.
Lily Be comes from Chicago's Westside and is an award-winning storyteller. She is the first Latinx to win a Moth GrandSLAM storytelling championship. As an educator, Lily Be has taught storytelling workshops and classes for Second City as well as several universities, businesses and organizations worldwide.
Lynn House has performed professionally off-Broadway and in Chicago at The Goodman Theater, Court Theatre, Center Theater, the American Theater Company and Healthworks. She received a degree in Theatrical Performances from Miami University and went on to study at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England. After 15 years of acting professionally, Lynn left the theater world and is now a national spirits specialist and portfolio mixologist for Heaven Hill Brands.
Ken Mejia-Beal is an award-winning writer and public speaker as well as a vice chair for the Democratic Party of DuPage County and the NAACP. He is a former candidate for State Representative, District 42 and lives in Lisle, Illinois.
Persons interested in viewing the event can visit Facebook and log on to "OUTspoken at Sidetrack." The Zoom information will be available Feb. 1.