Sat, Sep 24|
The Atlas Performing Arts Center
The Atlas Performing Arts Center’s City at Peace Program (Orientation)
Time & Location
Sep 24, 2022, 7:35 AM
The Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
About the Event
The Atlas Performing Arts Center’s City at Peace program is a youth development program that uses the performing arts to create a space to safely examine issues of bias, fear, misunderstanding, and stereotypes and advance a social justice curriculum.
Interactive Orientation dates are available for all interested young people ages 14-24 on Monday, September 12 at 5 pm OR Saturday, September 24 at 10 am at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St, NE, Washington, DC). The program meets every Monday and Wednesday beginning Monday, September 26.
City at Peace intentionally brings together a culturally diverse group of young people to examine systems of oppression that marginalize them, like power imbalances, and uses them as a lens for young people to unpack racism, adultism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, and more. The outcome of the program is realistic tools created by young people to interrupt harmful behaviors and negative attitudes. It is also an artistic production about their experiences and ideas for change. Our young people show positive change and leadership abilities inside their peer and family groups within the first few months of the program. Our alumni are strong advocates for themselves as well as for people with smaller voices and diverse backgrounds. We are very proud of the work that our City at Peace youth do.