22nd Annual Youth Peace Conference | May 24

The Strand Theater (543 Columbia Rd in Dorchester) is hosting Teen Empowerment's 22nd Annual Youth Peace Conference on May 24 at 6pm. 35 Dorchester and Roxbury teens have been working to create this year's conference. These dedicated teens have put in countless hours to create a dynamic play dealing with social and historical issues, interspersed with original songs, dance, poems, raps and reflections. The quality of their work and the sincerity of their efforts are truly inspiring. Tickets are $2 in advance, $3 at the door and $1 each for groups of 10 or more. Tickets are sold at the Strand Theatre Box Office and at any Teen Empowerment site. For more info, call 617-905-2828 or email sheri@teenempowerment.org. Event schedule:

6:00pm to 7:15pm: Registration, Reception and Ice Cream Social

7:30pm to 9:00pm: The Play “Be For The Change”

9:00pm to 9:30pm: Speak-Out and Healing Ceremony