December 9th, 2011 by Paul Sobczak
RABBLE ROUSE THE WORLD TOUR
HACK FACTORY STOP
7:00 – 8:30
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | FREE
After college Luke Maguire Armstrong joyfully committed ﬁnancial suicide by taking out a last minute student loan so he could hitchhike from Chile to Alaska. Fodder from these shenanigans, which include narrowly escaping muggers in Peru and visiting a FARC run cocaine factory in Colombia, are part of the inspiration inspirations for his award winning ﬁction, non-ﬁction and poetry.
For the last four years he has been hiding from the Student Loan Debt Monsters in Guatemala where he directs the humanitarian development organization Nuestros Ahijados. Through schools, clinics, a homeless shelter, a malnourished infant center, and other sustainable programs, this project works to “break the bitter chains of
poverty.” These efforts have been featured in The Hufﬁngton Post and ABC News 20/20 amongst others.
December 2011 is Luke’s multi-city Rabble Rousing Tour to recite poetry from his book iPoems for the Dolphins to Click Home About, sing songs (some about potatoes and chicken patties), promote social justice and spread awareness about issues ranging from human trafﬁcking, infant malnutrition, illiteracy and the troubling lack of education opportunities for parrots and dogs.