I'm turning 41 and while I love to party and will be doing that too, I wanted us to do something together to celebrate! Lets raise some money for something that I believe in and that is important to me. I serve on the Board of Directors for Free Write Arts & Literacy which is based in Chicago and engages incarcerated and court-involved youth in the performing, visual, and literary arts so that they become the narrators of their own stories and the authors of their futures. I believe that those who have experienced the harsh reality of incarceration are the very people whose voice and vision can lead us out of this crisis of mass incarceration. If I can get 100 of you to donate 20 bucks we have it locked and we practice exercising our collective power to build the institutions that work for us. Lets go celebrate my old man status by helping the youth!