Destiny Arts Center 2015 Gala
Thursday, May 28, 6:45-9:30PM
Sweet's Ballroom, 1933 Broadway, Oakland
Be a Warrior for Peace!
Join us for an inspiring fundraising event featuring live performance, local artisan food and drink pairings, and a celebration of love, art and movement as we build peace in the lives of young people through our dance, theater and martial arts programs.
We define violence broadly, as physical act, but also as the forceful result of uncontrolled feeling. As such, Destiny Arts Center believes that a comprehensive violence prevention program must address the complex causes of violence. Our philosophy of non-violence, therefore, combines arts programming with a clearly articulated philosophy and methodology of peaceful conflict resolution to assist youth in avoiding or defusing potentially violent situations, build a more holistic sense of self, increase empathy for others, and augment youths’ capacity for productive self expression. It is this focus on engendering peace in the hearts and minds of our students that makes Destiny Arts Center effective and unique.