SCHOOL NIGHT : Let's Chill...
Homeroom Presents:

SCHOOL NIGHT : Let's Chill...

Hideout InnChicagoIL
7PM | $10 suggested "tip"

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Are you tired of fighting? Is everything too much all the time and is hope too hard to hold on to? Let’s chill... Join School Night hosts Keidra Chaney and Fred Sasaki and a discussion panel of diverse Chicagoans with different approaches to relaxation, quality time, and fun. It’s never a bad time to chill.

Jenni Grover

Jenni Grover is the founder of the School of Creative Resilience, where she teaches people how to tap into their innate creativity, grow it as a resource, and use it to boost resilience and joy. She currently offers 1:1 coaching, digital courses, in-person workshops, and consulting services.

Jenni’s passion for teaching creative resilience evolved through 15 years of experience as a professional patient advocate. Through her organization, ChronicBabe, she taught sick folks how to craft incredible lives beyond illness... with a focus on resilience. Her website, videos, social media, and speeches around the world—as well as her book, ChronicBabe 101: How to Craft an Incredible Life Beyond Illness—reached countless people.

For 31 years (the past 18 as an entrepreneur), Jenni has collaborated with hundreds of media outlets and organizations worldwide. Today, she’s happily focused on lifting up others and bringing more creativity into the world.

Felicia Holman

2020-2021 Threewalls RaDLab fellow Felicia Holman is a native Chicagoan, independent cultural producer/facilitator, and a co-founder of Afrodiasporic feminist creative collective Honey Pot Performance. She is also a 2020-2021 Buddy Research and Performance resident artist and a member of the Co-Prosperity Programming Committee (CoPro ProCo).

Felicia's creative/professional and social practices are firmly grounded in critical thought, intersectionality, community building, and embodied storytelling. Her recent projects include commissioned performances for Illinois Humanities and the 5th annual Instigation Festival, as well as written contributions at See Chicago Dance, Performance Response Journal, 6018North, and The Quarantine Times (published by the Public Media Institute).

Felicia relishes her artrepreneurial life and sums it up in 3 words—"Creator, Connector, Conduit."

Matt Peters

Born and raised in Chicago, Matt Peters has made it a point to bring inclusivity to nerd spaces over the past several years. Currently serving as president of the Chicago Nerd Social Club and co-producer of Chicago Nerd Sketchfest, he’s been invited to speak on panels regarding diversity in geek spaces at C2E2 and Wizard World, and has been a guest lecturer at DePaul University. Most recently, Matt has begun a career in voice acting and narration. You can find him on Twitter @MightyInkMatt where he frequently geeks out over sci-fi, podcasting, and pro-wrestling. His favorite color is orange, and he’s fond of the number “13.”

Nell Taylor

Nell is the founder and executive director of Read/Write Library and a user experience, data, and search consultant. Read/Write Library has been featured in the New York Times, on NPR’s All Things Considered, and as the cover story in the Chicago Reader. Nell is a proud resident of Humboldt Park where she was born and raised and organizes other building owners for affordable housing and tenants' rights.

Keidra Chaney

Keidra is a writer and communicator with a career track record in communications and media for non-profit and advocacy organizations, and a personal interest and passion for issues including feminism, disability rights, mental health, accessibility, and racial justice.

Keidra is a freelance writer that focuses on pop culture, technology, and diversity issues. I’ve been published in Chicago Sun-Times, Time Out Chicago, Paste, and other publications.

Keidra is a former editor of award-winning progressive publication Clamor Magazine, co founder and publisher of pop culture website The Learned Fangirl and have been interviewed by Chicago Public Radio, WGN and at conferences including BlogHer and EMP Pop Conference.

Keidra is a member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) and a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACCP).

Kiedra is a Fellow for the 2020 ADA 25 Advancing Leadership Institute, the only program in the country for emerging leaders with disabilities.

Fred Sasaki

Fred Sasaki is the art director for Poetry magazine and a gallery curator for the Poetry Foundation. He is the author of Real Life Emails (Tiny Hardcore Press, 2017) and, with his late father and son, the zine series Fred Sasaki’s and Fred Sasaki’s Four-Pager Guide To: How to Fix You.

Venue Information:
Hideout Inn
1354 W. Wabansia Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60642