Next Year Starts Now

As we begin the holiday season, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on the previous year and chat about the future. As Langston Hughes said, “I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.” Similarly, we have been thinking about our organization and getting serious about where we want to go in 2018. 

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This Is Just Me

We live in a society where we would rather take, and use, than to give. It’s a shame. The beautiful ending to this story is the hope for the future. We can start over. We can make it so that those who come behind don’t have to deal with the same narrative.

Let's change the story, and begin something new. US. We can do that.

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This Is A Community

A collective of artists and performers and poets, known finally as Spencer's Vanguard, was to advance the mission of The Listening and "be great" in all that we did and in everything we created. We identified greatness in our diversity, in our hope, in our hurt, and in the community around us. If anyone was going to lead the charge, we were at least going to throw our hats in the ring.

Who can guess what happened next?

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