Peace Center Youth to Take Part in Rally

IMG_1116On Monday, January 18, a dozen teenagers from the Richmond Peace Education Center will present a powerful street theater performance calling for an end to gun violence. Through choreography and spoken words, this youth statement will commemorate young lives taken by gun violence in the Richmond area.

The Peace Center’s Youth Statement On Gun Violence will be presented as part of the Vigil and Advocacy day day hosted by the Virginia Center for Public Safety to commemorate not only Martin Luther King, but all the victims of gun violence.  The Vigil begins at 2 p.m. at the Bell Tower (near 9th & Bank Streets) on the Capitol grounds in downtown Richmond.

The Richmond Peace Education Center trains teenagers to become leaders for peace through its Richmond Youth Peace Project (RYPP) violence prevention and leadership program for teens. Through RYPP, the Peace Center trains teenagers to teach healthy conflict resolution to other young people and gives them opportunities to make their voices heard about critical community issues. In early 2016, the Peace Center will host three “EduConcerts,” youth arts productions honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King, and a Youth Peace Summit conference for teens on April 30.

For more information contact:

The Richmond Peace Education Center, rpec@rpec.org or 232-1002 / www.rpec.org

To learn about the Vigil and Advocacy Day, see: www.vacps.org

 

RYPP is a collaboration between the Richmond Peace Education Center and Drums No Guns.