For the performance of “Skittles & Sweet Tea: a choreopoem for social justice,” these students from ConneXions, a community based arts school in the Greater Mondawmin area dressed in hooded sweatshirts “hoodies” and some held packages of Skittles candy reminiscent of Trayvon Martin. ConneXions aims to cultivate academic and artistic excellence, cultural identity and community awareness in its students.
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Mass shootings across the country and more localized daily violence take a psychological toll on the nation and the community. .