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#PGHYouthVision Town Hall & Display

Thursday

Apr 27, 2017 – 4:30 PM

5941 Penn Avenue (East Liberty)
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Come hear from local youth about their perspectives for the future of Pittsburgh and the rest of the world! This event is the culminatinating presentation of youth ideas and visions shared under the #PghYouthVision platform, which is supported in part by a 100 Days of US award from The Sprout Fund. Schedule: 4:30 PM – #PGHYouthVision Event Opens at Kelly Strayhorn Theater; Visual Displays, Food Served 5:15 PM – Councilman Dan Gilman presents a City Council Proclamation for #PGHYouthVision                  – Musical and dance performances from YMCA Lighthouse’s INK, Controlled Chaos, The Lighthouse Dance Troupe & a spoken word performance 5:35 PM – The town hall panel discussion begins 6:20 PM – Musical performances by Red Goblet and Gray Buchanan from Dreams of Hope and from Hope Academy’s Hatco Band. 7:00 PM – Event ends The event will be emceed by LiveFromTheCity (1Hood) and the Town Hall youth panel discussion will be moderated by Tresa Murphy-Green and Rashod Brown. Dinner and dessert will be catered by Sweet Little Eats and provided free at this all-ages event. There will be ASL interpretation available at the town hall event. MORE INFO ABOUT #PGHYouthVision A citywide town hall and showcase #PGHYouthVision shares youth perspectives about the future of our region with policy makers and organizers through a media campaign, project showcase, data collection and town hall event on April 27, 2017 at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater from 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Food and beverages will be provided at this free all-ages event.Issues that will be addressed by the participating youth include: racial justice, environmental justice, immigration & refugees, labor and jobs, education, LGBTQIA+ justice, food security, homelessness and affordable housing, transportation, policing and incarceration, and public health.The #PGHYouthVision project includes youth participants from Sistah Speak Youth Project, YMCA Lighthouse, HOPE Academy, Brookline Teen Outreach, Assemble, Bike Pittsburgh, SLB Radio, Hazelwood Media Justice, Action Housing, Youth Places, Gwen’s Girls, Homewood Children’s Village, A+ Schools, BOOM Concepts, Urban League, The Soil Superheroes, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Teen GSA and others.Even if you cannot make the event, you can still submit your ideas and engage online with the hashtag #PGHYouthVision! Saturday Light Brigade teens will host a live webcast of the town hall event. You can stream it live from www.youthexpress.org and via the TuneIn or Streema apps. Emily Simon will live draw the panel. Photographic documentation of the event will be provided by Eleven Stanley ProductionsThis project is supported in part by a 100 Days of US award from The Sprout Fund.100 Days of US is an initiative to empower people to act locally during the first 100 days of the new presidential administration to advance positive, solution-oriented responses to issues of national importance. Learn more at 100daysof.us*Note: Participating youth/youth organizations who want to participate in the town hall / visual display should also be sure to complete this Google Form https://goo.gl/forms/7b3BOZg6GWC9ONTD3Read less

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