African Youth Critical Thinking Program, LLC will host Free Expression: The Benefit Concert on Saturday, December 3 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., at the Ralph Gilbert Civil Rights Museum located at 460 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Featured artists include Sa-Roc, world-renowned hip-hop artist and recent co-host of the Black Power Awards; Sunni Patterson, the featured performer at many of the nation's premier spoken word venues, including HBO's Def Poetry Jam and BET's Lyric Café; and Savannah’s own rap lyricist, Clay Hodges.
This event will use music, poetry, dialogue, and visual art to recognize the organization’s contribution to positive youth development through risk reduction and increased resiliency. The goal is to create an evening of inspiration, solid resources, and community building among the citizens of Savannah who count personal development, spiritual growth, and freedom of expression as core values.
“Support our African youth initiative,” says Bernard James, the executive director of the mentoring organization. “Come out and enjoy a beautiful experience of cultural arts at its finest, also in preparation for Kwanzaa.”
The African Youth Critical Thinking Program’s mission is to invest in the physical, mental, spiritual, and financial wellness of its young men and women by way of scholarship, mentorship, and cultural heritage. Funds raised by the concert will go toward the continued operation of African Youth, LLC.