z-News Special Edition

Dear zAmFam,


I hope you are all enjoying the official beginning of summer. I’m writing to share the news that St. Stephen’s Human Services has determined it cannot financially sustain zAmya after October 31st, 2018. While this information presents a challenge, I believe there is opportunity for this work to continue and look forward to the exploration.  I wanted to let you, our core supporters, know that we will be exploring options for continuing the important work of zAmya – changing the narrative of homelessness through authentic creative advocacy.  If you want to be part of the conversation, or have ideas for us, please email me. (Note: I’m on vacation beginning this week, so my response will be delayed.) 
In the meantime, our important work continues and we want you to mark your calendars for these upcoming events:



Sept 11th, 12th & 13th at NOON

& Sept 14th at 5pm
                             the zAmya troupe will be joined by playwright Carlyle Brown and guest artist Bianca Pettis in the creation of SECOND CHANCE, to be presented at "Theater in the Round" amphitheater on Nicollet Mall in front of Minneapolis Central Library!

SECOND CHANCE is a part of ACTivation: Changing the Conversation on Homelessness Downtown - Sponsored by Hennepin County Library and the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District and supported in part with grants from the Carolyn Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts.

Thank you for your support of zAmya past, present, and future.

Aiming for peace,


Maren Ward, Program Manager

zAmya Theater Project

St. Stephen's Human Services 

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