The public is invited to join the Richmond Youth Peace Project in commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with our eighth annual Youth Educoncert, Generation Dream 2013.
Two shows are scheduled this year: The first will be held Friday, January 25, 7 p.m. at Richmond Community High School, 201 E. Brookland Park Blvd. The second is scheduled for Friday, February 1, also at 7 p.m. at the Richmond Public Library’s main branch, 101 E Franklin St. That show is being presented as part of First Fridays Artwalk. Both performances are presented as part of the Living the Dream community program. Both performances are free and open to the public.
Generation Dream 2013 features talented youth performers from throughout the Richmond metropolitan area. Performances will include singers, dancers, instrumental musicians and spoken word artists. Included in this year’s show will be the Blue Note Ensemble from the Richmond Youth Jazz Guild (Jan. 25 only), Indian dance fromApsaras Arts Dance Group, Minds in Motion Team XXL (Feb. 1 only), songs from Nyenda Diamond Anderson, Ashley James and Andrea Young, a dramatic performance by the George Wythe players, and several spoken word performances. Our youth performers will be supported by rap artist Minista-V and activist/percussion performers Drums No Guns.
The Richmond Youth Peace Project (RYPP) is an program of the Richmond Peace Education Center. In addition to this annual concert, RYPP trains teens in conflict resolution techniques, promotes leadership as RYPP youth share those skills with other children and youth; and sponsors an annual Youth Peace Summit (scheduled for April 27, 2013) at which teens participate in a variety of workshops promoting social justice, conflict resolution, leadership and positive self expression of the arts.
For more information on Generation Dream 2013, or any other RYPP program, contact:
The Richmond Peace Education Center, 3500 Patterson Ave, Richmond 23221 804-232-1002 email@example.com www.rpec.org