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Principles of Nonviolence Gathering

Presented by the Presence Center for Applied Theatre Arts


Date:Monday, January 16, 2012
Location: Random Row Books, 315 West Main St., Charlottesville, 22902 (at Ridge St)
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Join the Presence Center as participants celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King (and many other Civil Rights activists) and how it lives on here in Charlottesville.  This is a gathering for all those who have a dream of social justice and a desire to see it come true.

 The theme is Dr. King's Principles of Nonviolence and how they can guide us in today's world.  We will ask:  "What's the relationship between economic justice and racial justice? How can contemporary social movements address racial justice issues?"

Special guests will offer poetry, music, stories, and other artistry related to the theme.  The Presence troupe will use playback and forum theatre techniques to reflect on audience members' hopes, fears, frustrations, wishes and dreams for the future for Charlottesville and the world. We encourage you to share your own anecdotes, situations and concrete strategies for change!

Local groups are invited to display their work in the areas of social justice, diversity awareness, and nonviolent change.

If you would like to perform a song, poem, monologue or scene, dance piece, etc. please contact the Presence Center for Applied Theatre Arts. Or, you can let us know if you feel moved to share something in the moment!