Queer Youth Updates

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Black Butterflies – A Collaborative Youth Arts Project, July 25 – August 5, SF & Oakland

When you’re a young girl of color caught in the stifling web of educational neglect, calcified courts, and an overwhelmed incarceration system, it’s easy to become a statistic. Pushed out of society, Aisha, Mercedes, and Dani fiercely fight to survive the “school and prison nexus,” with their humanity, dignity, and individuality intact. Through the varied stories of these resilient girls, Black Butterflies explores how a broken system of schools, families, and courts can collude to trap girls of color.

This world premiere by award-winning and nationally-recognized playwright Darren Canady combines a cast of young actors from the A.C.T. Education & Community Program, Destiny Arts Center in Oakland, and the Young Conservatory.

The Rueff at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater, San Francisco, CA, July 25–29 @ 7 pm

Destiny Arts Center, Oakland, CA -  August 4 @ 7pm or August 5 @ 2pm

Click Here for tickets!