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Generation Dream: Performing Art for Peace and Justice

Each year during Black History Month, youth from across Greater Richmond take the stage to honor the legacy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  A project of the Richmond Peace Education Center, “Generation Dream” showcases young talent and their vision for a more just world. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

Learn More: Generation Dream will be performed Sunday, February 21st at 3:00 p.m. at Huguenot High School. More details at the Richmond Peace Education Center's website.

Richmond’s Creative and Curious Chicken Plots

Richmond joins a growing number of cities seeing an increase in backyard chicken keeping. How do residents weave these feathery friends into their urban lives? A new exhibit at the Valentine museum examines the past and present of backyard chickens. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

Learn More: See A Chicken in Every Plot at The Valentine through September 5, 2016. Explore more of Alyssa Salomon's work.

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Solar Co-ops Spread Across Virginia

The nonprofit group VA SUN is helping Virginians across the state convert to solar power. They’re using a co-op model that brings residents together to bargain for competitive prices and advocate for clean energy. Virginia Currents producer Catherine Komp has more.

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At the Glen Allen Library, Aaron Sutch welcomes people to a solar co-op info session. The room fills up quickly and Sutch gets things started.

Teaching a Public History of Public Housing

At Richmond's George Wythe High School, students are studying something close to home: public housing. A Title I school, nearly all students are black and many come from low-income families. By examining housing and ongoing segregation, teacher Libby Germer hopes students will gain the knowledge and passion to confront inequality. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

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