Saturday, March 12th, 2011, 7:00pm

Roosevelt High School, 3230 Hartford St. (South city). Can be easily reached from the intersection of Gravois and Compton, street parking available

COST: Event is free

The Dutchtown Youth Council is holding its first major city-wide event this Saturday evening, March 12th, at 7pm at Roosevelt high school in south city. It will be an evening of Hip Hop, poetry, theater, music, and visual art, with performances by young people (ages 14-23) from throughout the city dedicated to anti-violence.

Well-known local artists like Whiteout and RTFaq will perform alongside young, emerging rappers and bands. Local artist Lois Ingrum will be showing her celebrated “Dolls Project” side by side with pieces by high school students from throughout the St. Louis area.

25th Ward Alderman Shane Cohn (CAT Institute Alum, 2010) is excited about the work of these young leaders: “Young people throughout the Dutchtown neighborhood and St. Louis City communities are organizing an event to empower others, youth in particular, to put an end to violence. People from all backgrounds, sadly, face violence on a regular basis. Join the movement and support our community’s youth!”

Thanks to the financial support of the St. Louis Mental Health Board, the event