Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan of Cleveland Public Theatre and Joan Southgate, founder of Restore Cleveland Hope, joined us recently on We The People to talk about their upcoming collaboration -- the Station Hope community arts celebration on April 29.

WKYC is a sponsor of this annual free family-friendly event, which features over 250 individual artists and over 50 community arts and cultural organizations sharing work inspired by current social justice issues.

Station Hope, a tribute to Cleveland’s past as a pivotal stop on the Underground Railroad, will be held on the grounds of St. John’s Episcopal Church from 6:30 to 10 pm.

The event is expected to draw more than 3,000 attendees to the historic site to enjoy live performances throughout multiple buildings and surrounding blocks.

Artists will tackle contemporary topics such as immigration, education, police brutality, human trafficking, gun violence, income inequality, racism and gender discrimination along with historically-based original works that honor people and stories from Northeast Ohio’s Underground Railroad history.

Event sponsors include The Episcopal Diocese of Ohio & St. John’s Institute, Ward 3 Councilman Kerry McCormack, WKYC, Ohio City Incorporated, Graham Veysey & Marika Shiroiri- Clark, Restore Cleveland Hope and Global Cleveland.

Event/Contact Info:

Station of Hope

Saturday April 29th at Saint John Episcopal Church

6:30 p.m.- 10:00