This February, the Richmond Youth Peace Project (RYPP), will present Generation Dream 2016, our annual EduConcert honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For the past eleven years, RYPP–the Peace Center’s program for teens–has showcased talented young people from throughout central Virginia in performances promoting peace, nonviolence and issues of social justice.
As anyone who has attended one of our previous shows will tell you, the performance is always inspirational, thought provoking and uplifting.
This winter’s first show is scheduled for February 5, 7 p.m., at the Richmond Public Library’s downtown branch, as a First Friday event.
A second show will be held Sunday, February 7, 3 p.m. at the Ashland Theater, 205 England St..
A third show is scheduled for Sunday, February 21, 3 p.m. at the new Huguenot High School auditorium, on Forest Hill Ave..
All performances in some way reflect Dr. King’s message of peace, nonviolence and social justice. We encourage performers to consider current issues, both local and global, as they make their selections.
Generation Dream will feature I AM, a powerful performance piece on gun violence performed by teen leaders of the Richmond Youth Peace Project.
Among this year’s other performers will be Taaluma Youth Performance Company, City Singers, Dance Interface (Appomattox Regional Gov. School), Off the Cuff (UR a cappella group), Zion’s Voice Gospel Choir, Apsaras Arts Dance Group, Drums No Guns, and many more!.
For information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video of previous performances can be viewed on the Peace Center’s YouTube Channel.
These youth productions are funded in part by CultureWorks Championed by Altria. Additional support comes from the Robins Foundation and our individual and faith community supporters.