Our 7th annual Peacebook Festival will be a day of fellowship and creating peace– with workshops, meals, panels and performances for centered around restoration, and collective healing to inspire unity and action. In the theme of "the future, past, and present of healing theater," this year's festival will feature performances from The Happiness Club, company member Sandra Delgado, Jeronimo Speaks, and more!
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PEACEBOOK 2022 LINEUP
PAST & PRESENT
The Light: Collaboraction's youth artist/activist ensemble, full of amazing talent, each sharing their art along their own personal social justice focus.
The Example Setters: the Chicago youth performance collective who live their motto “We don't perform. We breathe life” under the direction of Collaboraction Company Member Sir Taylor.
The Happiness Club: Chicago’s favorite hip hop kids who base their original musical show on issues they feel strongly about, like tolerance, education, and high self-esteem…always encouraging positive values and social change.
Aztec Dance Chicago: the Chicago teen program directed by Susana Banuelos that shares information about Native American communities and presents beautiful pre-Hispanic and contemporary expressions of Aztec dance.
Jeronimo Speaks: a Chicago based spoken word and hip-hop artist since 2011. He has performed in several cities across the U.S. including NYC, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Dallas, and more, as well as received multiple awards including Spoken Word Artist of the Year by the P.O.E.T Organization, Poet of the Year at the Midwest Urban Music Awards, and the Poetry in Motion Award by Safe & Sound.
Sandra Delgado: creator and star of The Sandra Delgado Experience, Chicago’s hit musical La Havana Madrid, and a founding Collaboraction company member.
*There will be a Collaboractivist Community Meal at 5:30 pm, catered by Two Sisters Cafe!
This will be free for CollaborActivists and anyone who signs up to become one the day of. Sign up now!
PRESENT & FUTURE
F.U.R.Y.: the Austin-based rapper, housing justice activist and Collaboraction’s newest teaching artist for The Light.
M.A.D.D Rhythms: a Chicago tap dance troupe and academy, is developing some of the best Chicago tap dancers while educating folks about the true nature and history of the art form.
Emcee Skool: led by Chicago artist, mentor and teacher, PHENOM, the Emcee Skool performance will feature the final graduating class of the program, 16Real, made up of Law of HUEY, Melanin Blossom, Mari Redd, SamTheSentient, RizzoRichie and Soundz.
Brickheadz Crew: the legendary Chicago breakin’ crew, poppin’ and lockin’ for five generations.
Antione Brewer: Chicago-based spoken word artist, community leader working with Y-Men of North Lawndale, and Executive Director of Saved By The Ball.
Matthew LaChapelle an independent adult with Down syndrome who has worked with Collaboraction for the past 20 years, will share his 2020 Peacebook virtual short, The Dance...Never Give Up and update the audience on his recent accomplishments in the tv/film world.