Black History Month: Generation Dream 2015

Back for round two after the February 6th performance for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, the talented Richmond youth who honor his legacy will perform again in honor of Black History Month.

This Saturday, you have a second chance to catch what you missed on February 6th. Generation Dream 2015 continues the Richmond Youth Peace Project tradition of exploring themes of community justice and nonviolence through a plethora of art forms.

“America,” Spoken Word by Mysia Perry on February 6th, 2015

Open High, Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and other Central Virginia schools participate in this rousing, humbling, and often tear-jerking message of gratitude and hope–teens writing poetry about domestic abuse, street violence, and female empowerment will be the same teens who change the world.

“Swaggavation,” by Minsta V at Generation Dream 2014 on February 7th, 2014

Also scheduled to perform: pianist Gavin Coleman, singer/guitarists Jonathan Brown and Madeline May, singer/pianist Tara Srivastava, dancer Kayla Jones, and the activist percussion ensemble Drums No Guns.

Drums No Guns at Generation Dream 2014, February 7th, 2014

The latter’s coalition with the Richmond Peace Education Center to present its very first “EduConcert” a decade ago has turned into something bigger that impacts not only the students that participate, but their communities and the communities around them that show their support.

This even is free and open to the public. Come out on Saturday, February 28th at 2:00 PM at the Henrico Theater, 305 E. Nine Mile Road, in Highland Springs.

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