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Many heartfelt thanks to all who supported Peer Resources last night by performing, showing art, showing up, and raising money.
You can learn more about Peer Resources here.
Elizabeth Hubbard, Peer Resources Assistant Director, is Everything in Pen. Everything in Pen performs at Peer Power, a special Mission Arts and Performance Project fundraiser for Peer Resources. Peer Power is on SAT, Oct 6 from 7pm to 10pm at Progressive Grounds Mission (2301 Bryant Street, SF).
Get to know more about Everything in Pen and what Peer Resources means to Elizabeth Hubbard.
It's hard for me to imagine where I would be without Peer Resources. I've been a teacher and the Assistant Director for Peer Resources for the past 15 years. Like most of the students I get to work with, Peer Resources found me at the exact right moment---I was a teacher who was disillusioned with how teaching was so often not about students and instead about tests, forms, and scheduling needs. I was about to give up. But instead, I got to work with the most amazing group of students, Peers teachers and San Franciscans who believe that young people are both the future and the present.
Being a part of Peer Resources has been a constant lesson in helping others to find their voice. Somewhere along the way, I also found mine and began writing songs about what matters to me and started recording under the name Everything in Pen. Combining the pop sensibility of Big Star and the narrative observations of Jonathan Richman, Everything in Pen’s second album, “The Bitterroot”, examines love, war criminals, sexism, and the post office through her unique lens as an obsessive reader. This summer, Everything in Pen embarked on a East Coast Library Tour, singing songs about books in public libraries.
About the Blog
The 14 Black Poppies Blog is the place to find creative works, personal reflections, articles and various arts and wellness sundries that either inspire or are created by co-founders Jason Wyman and Margaret Bacon Schulze.