Join Us for Generation Dream 2017


Generation Dream gives youth a platform to make their voices heard….

Join us for three performances in February!

Join Us.

Friday, February 3, 7 p.m., Richmond Public Library’s downtown branch, 101 E. Franklin St., Richmond VA 23219.

Wednesday, February 15, 7 p.m., Martin Luther King Middle School, 1000 Mosby St., Richmond, VA 23223.

Sunday, February 19, 3:30 p.m.,VCU’s Grace Street Theater, 934 W Grace St., Richmond, VA 23220. This performance is co-sponsored by the VCU Common Book Program.


In the aftermath of a divisive election, and presented during Black History Month, Generation Dream 2017 gives a diverse cast of young people an opportunity to make their voices heard creatively.          

“Youth are taking a stand,” said Peace Center director Adria Scharf.  “Our region’s young people are thirsty to be part of building a more peaceful and just community.” 

In Generation Dream 2017, talented youth and supporting adult artists perform original poems, music and dance pieces. All of the performance pieces are crafted to honor the legacy and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Many of the performance pieces touch on urgent community issues. The production also showcases some of the great cultural diversity of our region. Generation Dream 2017 will be thought-provoking, moving, and inspirational.

As always our partner in this program, and the leader of the grand finale, is the incredible and inspiring Drums No Guns!

This family-friendly event is free and the public is invited to attend. Donations to support the Peace Center’s programs are encouraged and gratefully accepted. No RSVP is required. Groups are welcome.

Generation Dream 2017 will feature original poetry and song by several teen leaders active in the Richmond Youth Peace Project. Also performing will be dance ensembles from the University of Richmond a capella group Off the Cuff, The VCU Flute Ensemble, the Collegiate Jazz Band, and dance ensembles from Binford Middle School and John Marshall High School. Among this year’s other performers will be Taaluma Youth Performance Company, Nena Daniels and Dance Interface (Appomattox Regional Governor’s School), classical Indian dance groups. 

Enjoy these videos, press links, and photos from 2016


Virginia Currents “Generation Dream: Performing Art for Peace and Justice”

Richmond Times Dispatch “Teens use art to confront conflict, promote unity in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”

Virginia This Morning: “Enjoy a dance performance to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Download a poster!

For information call the Peace Center at 804-232-1002,  or email