Riverside National Cemetery Atrium , 22495 Van Buren Boulevard Riverside, California 92518 (951) 653-8417 Free Event
Free Event

In Collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration

Along the Chaparral: Memorializing the Enshrined


Location: Riverside National Cemetery Atrium  
22495 Van Buren Boulevard Riverside, California 92518   (951) 653-8417

Date: October 12, 2019
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

Along the Chaparral, UC Riverside’s project within the Veterans Legacy Program

Join participating Riverside Unified School District and Beaumont Unified School District middle and high school students and UC Riverside graduate fellows for the October 12th Along the Chaparral Legacy Day Performance. This performance will commemorate stories of the enshrined Veterans and their dependents interred at Riverside National Cemetery. Participating RUSD and BUSD students and graduate fellows will engage in music, movement, and readings of creative archival works to pay tribute to the lives, stories, and histories of the men and women who were dedicated to American military service.

Martin Luther King High School Students

Lida Ahmadi, Jullan Harb, Ernesto Gutierrez and Micaiah Beckwith

Highland Academy Charter School Students
Summer Goodlin, Kira Flynn , Amirah Jones, Suriya Naphosaysavath, Victoria Lisboa, Brianna Bohler, Brooke Bohler and Fabiola Sanchez

Along the Chaparral October 12th UC Riverside Performance Fellows
P. Dante Cuahtémoc - Dance Performance Fellow
Jessica Gutierrez Masini - Music Performance Fellow
Jasmine E. Smith - Creative Writing Performance Fellow
and special performance by Eric Jonns, guitar - Music Performance Fellow

Along the Chaparral Prof. Jonathan Ritter, Co-Principal Investigator, will provide introduction and Prof. Wesley Leonard, Co-Principal Investigator, will provide closing remarks.

Along the Chaparral: Memorializing the Enshrined
Allison Hedge Coke, Principal Investigator, Director
Distinguished Professor, Department of Creative Writing, UC Riverside

More information:
allisonh@ucr.edu and/or jsmith@highland-academy.org
Jasmine Smith
6th Grade English and Creative Writing Teacher
Highland Academy Charter School   
UCR MFA in Creative Writing - Poetry 2019

Photo caption: Martin Luther King Jr. High School student Samantha Drake

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