NO HOUSE TO CALL MY HOME | A Reading & Community Discussion
JANUARY 30, 2016
Shir Tikvah | 1360 W Minnehaha Pkwy, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
Reading by Ryan Berg from his new book, No House to Call My Home (Nation Books)
Comments by Senator Scott Dibble & Rabbi Michael Latz
Each $25 ticket includes:
Copy of No House to Call My Home
32% charitable donation to Avenues ($8.00)
No House to Call My Home
In this lyrical debut, Ryan Berg immerses readers in the gritty, dangerous, and shockingly underreported world of homeless LGBTQ teens in New York. As a caseworker in a group home for disowned LGBTQ teenagers, Berg witnessed the struggles, fears, and ambitions of these disconnected youth as they resisted the pull of the street, tottering between destruction and survival.
Focusing on the lives and loves of eight unforgettable youth, No House to Call My Home traces their efforts to break away from dangerous sex work and cycles of drug and alcohol abuse, and, in the process, to heal from years of trauma. From Bella’s fervent desire for stability to Christina’s irrepressible dreams of stardom to Benny’s continuing efforts to find someone to love him, Berg uncovers the real lives behind the harrowing statistics: over 4,000 youth are homeless in New York City—43 percent of them identify as LGBTQ.
Through these stories, Berg compels us to rethink the way we define privilege, identity, love, and family. Beyond the tears, bluster, and bravado, he reveals the force that allows them to carry on—the irrepressible hope of youth.
ERIC GILSETH MEMORIAL
JANUARY 31, 2016
Park Tavern | 3401 Louisiana Ave S, Saint Louis Park, Minnesota 55426
Register a lane
Join Avenues for a Sunday afternoon of pins, prizes and pizza at The Park Tavern Bowling & Entertainment Center. Your $40 admission fee covers two games of bowling, shoes, pizza buffet and beverages – $30 goes directly to support Avenues for Homeless Youth!
We’ll also raffle off some great prizes as well as award the group with the best team spirit. Rally up 5 of your friends and reserve a lane or just come on your own and join us for this super fun fundraiser!
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