+What we are raising funds for:
Baltimore Youth Arts, Writers in Baltimore Schools and Baltimore Dance Crews Project are raising funds for Truthworker Theatre Company to run a workshop for 30-40 of our program participants on Friday, April 6 at OpenWorks.
+What funds will cover:
1. A performance and workshop for 30-40 youth participants from our three programs.
2. A workshop for youth currently held in the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center, the city's youth detention center.
In both workshops, 12 members of the Truthworker Theatre Company will put on a performance and follow it up with a talkback and activities inspired by Theater of the Oppressed.
+Who is Truthworker?
Truthworker Theatre Company is a hip-hop based theater company for high school and college-aged youth in Brooklyn, NY that uses hip hop and theater to raise awareness about racial, gender, and economic inequity. They have a series of pieces that explore the impacts of mass incarceration - interrogating the school to prison pipeline, solitary confinement, recidivism and family dynamics after being effected by state violence.
+More about BYA, WBS, and BDCP
"Our mission is to assist youth in gaining creative, personal, and educational skills that will enable them to become leaders in their communities. BYA uses the arts to engage youth with the goal of building long-lasting, mentoring relationships. "
"WBS partners with Baltimore City Public Schools to deliver Common Core-aligned curricula in the form of weekly writing groups, which meet in-school or after-school."
"Through hip-hop dance, we initiate and strengthen relationships that support youth from school to career."
A big THANK YOU to Open Works for offering us space for this workshop to take place! Learn more about OpenWorks and all that they offer!