Justice Parade for Youth
Hotchkiss Community Center, at 701 E Brookland Park Blvd
Over the summer, a group of uniquely talented teenagers gathered to share how our juvenile justice system is broken and the reality of what it is like for a young person to navigate the system. Performing Statistics, a project of ART 180, created a classroom where incarcerated teens could safely share their experiences while learning about the school-to-prison pipeline from juvenile justice advocates at RISE for Youth and I Vote for ME.
Performing Statistics partnered with experienced and compassionate artists, advocates, mentors, and teachers creating a support system that allowed the teens to share their vulnerability in the hopes of educating other young people and changing policies that push teens out of school and into the justice system. These teens bravely shared their personal stories and ideas through touching and purposeful art and advocacy materials. NOW IT'S YOUR TURN! WILL YOU BE THEIR MEGAPHONE?
Join us for the 4th annual Justice Parade for Youth on Saturday, November 3 to honor and celebrate the voices of youth affected by the school-to-prison pipeline and juvenile justice system.
Artists, community activists, faith leaders, families, formerly incarcerated individuals and a broad range of concerned citizens from across the political spectrum will gather outside of Hotchkiss Community Center, at 701 E Brookland Park Blvd at 4 P.M.
The parade will feature musicians, chants written by youth, community members carrying the youth's art, and an open opportunity for anyone to speak up for those youth who continue to be impacted by the school-to-prison pipeline and juvenile justice system.
Bring your positive energy and voices to be a megaphone for our youth! Participants will be provided signs, posters, and banners. Free t-shirts created by the teens will be given out on a first come, first serve basis on the day of the parade! The parade will end at Ann Hardy Park, 3300 1st Ave, Richmond, VA 23222