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Courageous Conversations: Breaking Barriers, with Ali Stroker

April 12, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Courageous Conversations at Barrington’s White House 

When Ali Stroker won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Ado Annie in Oklahoma!, she made history as the first actor in a wheelchair to do so. “This award is for every kid who has a disability, who has a limitation or challenge, who has been waiting to see themselves represented in this arena.” Since then, you may have seen her in television shows including Glee, Ozark, and Only Murders in the Building, or on stage at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center or Lincoln Center. The author of two children’s books, The Chance to Fly and Ali & The Sea Stars, Ali was also a founding member of Be More Heroic, an anti-bullying campaign connecting artists with students across the country. What can we learn from Ali about advocating for inclusion, expanding representation, and ending ableism? Join hosts Rev. Dr. Zina Jacque and Jessica Green to welcome Ali to Courageous Conversations at Barrington’s White House.

  • Tickets: $25
  • Livestream link will be emailed to all ticketholders
  • ASL interpreting available with advance notice:
  • We make complimentary tickets available for anyone who asks. Email:

Courageous Community is produced by Urban Consulate at Barrington’s White House and made possible by your ticket purchase and generous support from Jessica & Dominic Green, Kim Duchossois, Tyler & Danielle Lenczuk, Cobey & Erich Struckmeyer, Susan & Rich Padula, Julie Kanak & Mike Rigali, Barrington Area Community Foundation, and BMO Wealth Management. To learn more, visit


April 12, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Barrington’s White House
145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Barrington’s White House
(224) 512-4066


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