WBEZ Presents: Open Mic Night in Ukrainian Village


Event details

Date/Time Thu, Aug 11 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location EZ Inn
921 North Western Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60622
Admission Free

Event description

When Russia invaded Ukraine earlier this year, thousands of Chicagoans with ties to Ukraine began to gather, mourning as a collective, reaching out for communal support and seeking respite from the painful news. They also rallied, exclaiming solidarity with the Ukrainian resistance from 5,000 miles away.

WBEZ reporter Anna Savchenko, who is Ukrainian, bore witness to the rallies as both a compatriot and a Chicago journalist. She’ll shed light on local stories of heartache and sources of hope. And more stories are on the way.

Join Anna and other WBEZ reporters on Thursday, August 11 for an open mic night at the EZ Inn in Ukrainian Village. All are welcome to attend, and anyone with a personal connection to the war in Ukraine is welcome to share their story, whether it’s long or short. Ready to share yours? Click here to fill out our participation form in advance.