Queeraoke

Libraries are powerful institutions, but when libraries team up with other organizations, there's no limits to what can be accomplished. SPL recently partnered with New Horizons, a non-profit that helps youth who are experiencing homelessness, to host "Queeraoke", a celebration of community and a wonderful example of the power of partnerships. My role was to shadow Shelley, one of SPL's head organizers for the event (after a little prodding I joined the fun and sang one of my favorite Prince songs, "1999"). Observing the synchronicity between SPL and New Horizons was a powerful experience - the full account is on my Directed Fieldwork site.