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Posted on Tue, May 28, 2013 : 7:28 a.m.

Satori Shakoor will host storytelling fundraiser for Student Advocacy Center

By Jenn McKee


Satori Shakoor

Satori Shakoor—a local storyteller who's been featured on NPR's The Moth Radio Hour, and who founded The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers—will host a fundraising program called "Telling Tales Out of School," a live storytelling event presented by The Student Advocacy Center that's "intended to inspire, challenge, and create community."

A press release has all the details.

The event will feature the talents of storytellers La’Ron Williams, Yvonne Healy, Judy Sima, and sisters Maya and Brooke Solomon. Jessica “Decky” Alexander and Martez Gibbs will share the stories of past SAC clients.

The event will be held at the Performance Network in downtown Ann Arbor (120 E. Huron St.) on Sunday, June 2 from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $25 ($15 for those with a student ID) and $50 to also attend the “Milk and Cookies Storyteller Reception,” featuring Zingerman’s goodies.

Student Advocacy Center is the only independent organization providing free, non-legal advocacy for students in both general and special education. SAC has been advocating for students since 1975 through individual case advoacy, technical assistance and educational support. SAC works to ensure Michigan’s most vulnerable students stay in school and realize their right to a quality public education.

“SAC is deeply committed to helping the students who need it the most -├é┬ástudents in foster care, students with mental illness or a learning disability, students struggling with disciplinary issues and those thinking about dropping out,” said SAC Executive Director Peri Stone-Palmquist. “Education is key for these students and we are thrilled to share some of their stories.”

To purchase tickets or learn more about the event (including sponsors and storyteller bios), please visit or call 1-800-838-3006.

Jenn McKee is an entertainment reporter for Reach her at or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.


Kathleen Kosobud

Wed, May 29, 2013 : 3:04 a.m.

I've been such a fan of The Moth, and can't wait to hear the Society of Twisted Storytellers put their spin on the experiences of kids in school. What a great way to support a worthy cause!


Tue, May 28, 2013 : 8:08 p.m.

What does it feel like to be kicked out of school for the rest of the year? How does it feel when no public school will educate your child? Hear these and other powerful stories. Looking forward to seeing a fun crowd of people!


Tue, May 28, 2013 : 7:56 p.m.

Just bought my ticket! Can't wait--should be an awesome evening!


Tue, May 28, 2013 : 7:46 p.m.

I'm so excited for this! Going to be fun, and enlightening :)

Mary Jackson

Tue, May 28, 2013 : 7:45 p.m.

Can't Wait!