Stop the Violence Concert hosted by Mixed Unity
What: Free youth concert to promote non-violence and to commemorate the life of Tai Lam.
Where: Downtown Silver Spring Silver Plaza Stage, Ellsworth Drive
When: Saturday, March 7th, 5 – 9pm
Details: On Saturday March 7th, young people from Montgomery County and the surrounding DC metropolitan area will congregate in Downtown Silver Spring to promote messages of nonviolence and peace via a free concert. Mixed Unity, the host of the event, are a group of teens who have come together to produce positive action following the death of Blair High School student Tai Lam in November.
This youth-led initiative is supported by a number of local groups including: Identity, Gap Busters Learning Center, Blair Sports Academy, Street Outreach Network, Asian American LEAD, Maryland Multicultural Youth Center, and Gandhi Brigade. The concert will consist of bands, poets, breakdancers, and motivational speakers along with Grooves from HOT 99.5 as the Master of Ceremony. Downtown Silver Spring, the main sponsor for the concert, invited Montgomery County notables to the event.
For more information about Mixed Unity, contact Lillian Buie at Lillian.firstname.lastname@example.org or 301.565.9411.
Downtown Silver Spring, located across from Discovery Communications’ headquarters and two blocks from the Silver Spring MARC station, is a successful urban redevelopment project with 440,000 SF of retail. The Downtown Silver Spring shopping district features an eclectic mix of entertainment, restaurants, retail, offices and a Courtyard Marriott Hotel. From the mosaic tile steps and interactive fountain, to the diversity of the eateries and retail, Downtown Silver Spring brings a new level to shopping, dining and entertainment.