Press Release: Children's Peace Theatre Celebrates International Day of Peace with Launch of 'Youth Arts Space' in Association with its Shared Platforms Initiative
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EAST-YORK BASED NOT-FOR-PROFIT COMMUNITY ARTS ORGANIZATION CHILDREN’S PEACE THEATRE TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE AND THE LAUNCH OF THEIR YOUTH ARTS SPACE
MEDIA CONTACT: Beck Pura, Communications Manager, 416-752-1550, firstname.lastname@example.org
Toronto, August 25, 2014 – On Sunday, September 21, 2014 Children’s Peace Theatre will be celebrating International Day of Peace with the launch of their new Youth Arts Space.
The Youth Arts Space (YAS) is in its emergent phase and its main focus is building a solid foundation within the community and developing positive networks for local youth in Toronto. Children’s Peace Theatre is an award winning organization whose mission is to transform conflict through an arts-based methodology. With support from The Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario, Children’s Peace theatre is excited for the launch of the YAS as part of their Shared Platform Initiative. YAS will allow youth living in the Taylor Massey Community to share their love for art, culture and ancestral stories with like-minded individuals in an inclusive space dedicated to community growth.
The United Nations declared September 21, 1981 as the first International Day of Peace. Since its inception, it has been celebrated across the world through festivals and conventions, and a moment of silence takes place at noon sharp in every time zone to send peace to others with the same vision.
The event at Children’s Peace Theatre will start at noon with a moment of silence, followed by activities led by community artists, a social-profit marketplace, healing circles, artist performances, and a speech from a keynote speaker (TBA). In addition, Children’s Peace Theatrecommunity partners, funders and supporters will be invited to attend including local government representatives.
The event takes place Sunday, September 21, 2014 between 12 – 9 p.m. at Children’s Peace Theatre, located at 305 Dawes Rd, Toronto, ON M4B 2E2.
For more information, please contact Alix/a Mukonambi, Social Innovator at 416-752-1550 or email email@example.com
ABOUT CHILDREN’S PEACE THEATRE
Children’s Peace Theatre, an award-winning community arts organization, most recently recognized as a finalist for the 2014 Toronto Arts Foundation Arts for Youth Award, provides programming for under-served children and youth in the Taylor Massey Community.
Under the guidance of Artistic Director Karen Emerson, Children’s Peace Theatre delivers programs through carefully selected young professional artists each year who not only reflect the diversity of the children and youth we serve but also bring an exciting range of artistic talents including theatre, music, and visual arts. Programs include a three-week summer theatre camp, after-school programs, youth leadership projects, in-school workshops and youth-led initiatives.
For more information on Children’s Peace Theatre and its programming, please visit www.childrenspeacetheatre.org
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