City of Seattle

Ed Murray, Mayor


SUBJECT:   Support LGBTQ Youth of Color at performances in “Bearing Witness”
12/18/2013  12:00:00 PM

Support LGBTQ Youth of Color at performances in “Bearing Witness”

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute invite the community to a free performance of “Bearing Witness” on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:45 p.m.  Langston Hughes Performing Art Institute is located at 104 17th Ave. S on E Yesler Way in Seattle.

Support local high school-age students expressing their authentic voice through dance, music, and spoken word to name, explore, express, and celebrate who they are as lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) individuals, as People of Color, and as youth.  Performers come from many places in Seattle, and several are active in their school’s Gay/Straight Alliance groups (GSAs).

The mission of Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI) is to celebrate, nurture, present and preserve African American and Diaspora performing arts and cultural legacies, and to preserve the African American aesthetic. By pursuing its mission, LHPAI is an agent of systemic change by providing opportunities for Performing Artists of Color to present their authentic images and voice, to engage the rich artistic aesthetics of the African American and Diaspora legacies, and by providing audiences of all colors the opportunity to experience and celebrate these artists and legacies.

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Seattle Parks and Recreation