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Youth In Arts Panel: Create, Transform, Heal

Moody Performance Hall

Junior Players will host a free panel discussion on August 19, 2017, at the Dallas City Performance Hall focusing on cultural and racial equity within the Dallas art community and how the city’s youth can become catalysts for change in ensuring an equitable arts environment. The panelists represent a wide range of disciplines and come from diverse communities across the nation.

The panel will bring together people from diverse cultural, generational, and economic backgrounds to engage in a dialogue about community trials through the lens of our youth and how the arts can be a catalyst for a better city. This is an ideal forum to spur a unified conversation regarding the issues kids may be facing at home, at school, or on the streets of our city.

The goal is to provide a setting for the leaders of this city to better understand our youth’s perspective on relevant issues such as racial divides, inclusion, and cultural equity. Through this panel, we can begin to identify answers on how we can create art to transform lives, impact our city and change our future.


Jon Hinojosa, Artistic Executive Director of Say Sí in San Antonio

Julienne Penza-Boone, Director of the Arts Academy at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center in Westhampton Beach, New York

Lily Cabatu Weiss, Executive Director of the Dallas Arts District

Miguel Solis, President of the Latino Center for Leadership Development in Dallas


Clyde Valentín, Director of Ignite/Arts Dallas: A Center for People, Purpose + Place at SMU Meadows School of the Arts

Atheena Frizzell, Junior Players Participant

Available Packages:

Panel Only: Free

Panel + Performance: $10

  • Includes admission for one (1) to the Junior Players Presents: Metamorphosis occurring directly after the panel.

VIP Package: $50

  • Includes admission for one (1) to the Junior Players Presents: Metamorphosis occurring directly after the panel.
  • Includes admission to a private reception with the panelists and moderators, including complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages (including beer and wine).

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