YWCA, The Grow Center, and Project SUN Present ‘LATE: A Love Story’

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Rachelle Zola, at 75 years old, is walking from Chicago to Montgomery, Alabama, to confront the pervasive realities of racism and amplify the voices of those who have been marginalized and silenced.

Rachelle will perform her one-woman play, “LATE: A Love Story” and host a discussion about the stories she has to tell, on Saturday, April 13, at The Grow Center, 310 Main Street NW, Bourbonnais. Lunch will be provided at noon, with the show and discussion following from 1-4 p.m.

Registration is required for this free event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/late-a-love-story-tickets-869375865617?aff=oddtdtcreator.

“LATE: A Love Story” is not just a performance – it’s a raw and honest exploration of truths discovered too late, weaving together narratives of love, loss, and healing. Rachelle’s powerful performance will leave you captivated, while her journey towards understanding and reconciliation will prompt you to reconsider the world around you.

In this performance, Rachelle vulnerably shares her own story, which transitions seamlessly into 10 friends sharing their stories steeped in the devastating legacy of the past. Through listening, she continues to take in the profound injustices faced by Black Americans. Each step of her pilgrimage is a testament to the resilience and strength of the human spirit, a journey toward healing and understanding. From Chicago’s streets to Montgomery’s pathways, Rachelle seeks to bridge divides and foster empathy through storytelling.

Don’t miss this opportunity to witness a truly moving experience that will linger in your thoughts long after the curtain falls. Join us for “LATE: A Love Story” and embark on a journey of empathy, reflection, and hope.

Driven by love and reverence for those reshaping her perspective, Rachelle invites communities along her route to join in conversation, reflection, and solidarity. For those interested in walking alongside her – mayors, civic groups, universities, churches, or others – please contact Rachelle directly at 720-609-9069.

For more information about the event, please contact Rev. Robert Bushey, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Coordinator for the YWCA Kankakee and Exec. Director of The Grow Center of Bourbonnais at revbushey@gmail.com or 815-348-7755.


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