This year, the Public Forum is proud to host The Poetic Address to the Nation in partnership with the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture. In this culmination of the 2018 People's State of the Union, an amazing line-up of playwrights, poets, and musicians will create a stirring evening of performances drawn from two weeks of Story Circles across the country.
- Carole Bebelle, Co-founder and Executive Director of Ashé Cultural Arts Center in New Orleans;
- Michael O’Bryan, Program Manager in Youth Arts Education at the Village of Arts and Humanities in North Central Philadelphia; and
- Amber Hansen, South Dakota-based visual artist and Co-director of Called to Walls
Moderated by Arlene Goldbard, USDAC Chief Policy Wonk.