GLIDE Speak Out: Community Voice

Founders Rev. Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani started Speak Out in the same manner they bring all of GLIDE’s programs to fruition – they saw a need, and they responded. Speak Out is GLIDE’s weekly community open-mic whose sole purpose is to give people a place to express themselves.

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The most marginalized in our society are rarely invited to share their voices. Speak Out gives folks who are often ignored and overlooked a chance to express themselves through story, song, poetry, music, or whatever medium moves them.

For decades, Janice and Cecil have consistently hosted GLIDE’s weekly Speak Out, inviting addicts, the homeless, those re-entering society from prison or jail, staff, volunteers, supporters, neighbors, anyone interested, to come together to be heard.

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Speak Out takes place every Wednesday evening, starting at 5pm in GLIDE’s Freedom Hall. The open mic is followed by a community dinner hosted by GLIDE’s Daily Free Meals Program.

Check out Angela, GLIDE Walk-In Center Client Advocate, and former program participant, sharing her story:

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