Silence Is Violence transformed the vibrant Blind Whino SW Arts Club into a mixed arts experience celebrating the spirit and perseverance of DC area LGBTQ+ youth and adults through their words, music, visual art, performance and fellowship.
Presented in partnership with SMYAL, Team Rayceen, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Mayor's Office of Latino Affairs and National Endowment for the Arts.
This performance is $12 online for advance tickets, and "Name-Your-Own-Price" at the door.
Young people 18 and under are admitted for free with ID verification at the door.
Take a look back at special moments from the evening!
About the Silence Is Violence Series
Since its inception in 2015, Silence Is Violence has been YPT’s most immediate and direct route of addressing social justice issues affecting Washington, DC area youth through performance and community dialogue. The first two years of Silence is Violence addressed the #BlackLivesMatter movement as a response to the multitude of deaths of black people by the hands of police; in light of the most recent presidential inauguration, the spring 2017 event focused on themes of immigration and cultural pride. Silence is Violence has continued to serve as a means for young people to actively communicate their concerns through targeted dramatic writing workshops and community partnerships. With these young people’s permission, YPT shapes their words into a performance piece with professional performers, furthering YPT’s vision that young people’s voices are not only significant but also powerful.