A reprisal of YPT's successful show from Fall 2018!
Friday, June 7, 2019, at 8pm
Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 3pm & 8pm
Sunday, June 9, 2019, at 7:30pm
Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC 20020
Join us for an exploration of Black womanhood, motherhood and coming of age from the true stories of five phenomenal young women. Featuring Dior Ashley Brown, Zipporah Brown, Ayesis Clay, Kenya D. Morris and Chinna Palmer.
About Mothering While Black:
October 2018, Silence is Violence centered the voices of young Black mothers and their journey through childhood, childbirth and coming of age. YPT partnered with Sasha Bruce Youthwork's program Olaiya's Cradle to present the true stories of Olaiya's Cradle residents through two live performances of a choreopoem devised and directed by Farah Lawal Harris.
We're proud to bring back this performance in support of these amazing young women.
This performance is supported by the Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, The Anacostia Arts Center and Chase Bank.
About the Silence is Violence Performance 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 (Silence Is Violence: A #BlackLivesMatter Event and Silence Is Violence: Who's Next?) 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 Silence Is Violence: What Now? focused on themes of immigration and cultural pride. This past September, Silence Is Violence: LGBTQ+ You transformed the series into a mixed arts experience and celebrated the spirit and perseverance of DC area LGBTQ+ youth and adults through their words, music, visual art, performance and fellowship. 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.