Seattle Parks presents the “Bearing Witness” showcase June 18 LGBTQ youth of color take center stage

Seattle Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, presents “Bearing Witness,” a queer youth of color performing arts showcase at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18.

Local queer youth of color and their allies will share their stories and art as a means of opening the door of awareness and joy in the community.

Last spring Seattle Parks and Langston Hughes launched the Seattle Quare Arts Project. The word “quare” means excellence and identifies exceptional and remarkable experiences and individuals. The Seattle Quare Arts Project encourages LGBTQ youth of color to be the best persons they can be. It’s a mentored performing arts program that provides assistance in designing and implementing performing arts events such as dance, musical presentations and poetry slams. At the end of the program, the students perform in “Bearing Witness.”

The performance will be held at Langston Hughes, 104 17th Ave S, and is free. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

For more information visit www.Facebook.com/SeattleParksCOD or contact Rodney Greene at 206-233-5168 or Rodney.Greene@seattle.gov.

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