Strengthening Youth Leadership

Transforms Communities
 

DECEMBER 2022

Saturday, December 3rd @ 7:30pm
at City Stage

150 Bridge St, Springfield, MA
For more information, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mother-tongue-by-first-generation-tickets-423535354647

 

APRIL 2023

SHOUT! ELEVATE! INSPIRE! Benefit Concert 
Saturday, April 22nd
at Springfield Technical Community College

Scibelli Hall - 1 Armory St, Springfield, MA
Performances from: Samirah Evans, Haneef Nelson, First Generation Ensemble, and more to be announced!


PAST PERFORMANCES

2022

FEBRUARY 2022

Friday, February 25th @ 6:00 PM
Communities That Care Coalition's "Advancing Social Justice in Schools" intiative

Virtual Event streamed by Greenfield TV
Watch the performance and Q&A here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHcvHY2jgEQ  

 

MAY 2022

Sunday, May 8th @ 2:30pm
SHOUT! ELEVATE! INSPIRE! Benefit Concert

at the Academy of Music
274 Main St, Northampton, MA

 

AUGUST 2022

Saturday, August 13th @ 2:00pm
Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival

at Reevx Lab
270 Bridge St, Springfield, MA

 

OCTOBER 2022

Saturday, October 22nd @ 7:30pm
Hosted by the School of Contemporary Dance & Thought and A.P.E.

at A.P.E.'s Workroom Theater, 33 Hawley St, Northampton, MA
For more information, visit: https://tinyurl.com/mothertonguetix

Sunday, October 23rd @ 3:00pm
Hosted by the School of Contemporary Dance & Thought and A.P.E.

at A.P.E.'s Workroom Theater, 33 Hawley St, Northampton, MA
For more information, visit: https://tinyurl.com/mothertonguetix

Saturday, October 29th @ 7:30pm
at the MICA Festival 

at The Flex Theater, 33 Hawley St, Northampton, MA
For more information, visit: https://experiencemica.org

 

NOVEMBER 2022

Saturday, November 5th @ 1pm
at the Bite Size Blends Fest 

at Eastworks Open Studios, Suite 102, Easthampton, MA
For more information, visit: http://www.worldandeye.com/bite-size-blends--nov-5-schedule.html 

 

 


2021

MARCH 2021

Sunday, March 21st
Scarlet Sock Foundation's Virtual Third Annual Gala

Virtual Event over Zoom
Link to RSVP: https://fb.me/e/3v6OtLM1Q

 

JUNE 2021

Thursday, June 3rd @ 8:00 PM
NAMEN Regional Roundtable: Promoting Youth Engagement and Leadership

NorthAmerica MenEngage, Ubuntu Symposium
Virtual Event over Zoom

Thursday, June 3rd @ 6:30 PM
Teen Screen Festival 2021

The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought
Co-curated by First Generation ensemble members
Virtual Event
Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/151080057519

Thursday, June 17th @ 7:00 PM - Sunday, June 20th @ 3:00 PM
2021 Online Great Labor Arts Exchange: Singing Through the Hard Times

The Labor Heritage Foundation
Virtual Event
Tickets on a sliding scale from $5.00
Registration here: https://actionnetwork.org/ticketed_events/2021-online-great-labor-arts-exchange?source=direct_link&

 

JULY 2021

Sunday, July 4th @ 10:00 AM
t e n d e r n e s s

Ashtar International Youth Theatre Festival
Virtual Event
Watch here: https://www.ashtar-youth-festival.com/performances

 

OCTOBER 2021

Tuesday, October 13th @ 10:00 AM
Amplify Youth Voices! A Livestream Workshop

Collaboration with North America MenEngage (NAMEN)
Virtual Event

 

DECEMBER 2021

Tuesday, December 14th @ 4 - 5:30 PM
Home-base Warming Celebration

Come celebrate First Generation's new home in Springfield!
1365 Main St, 2nd Floor
COVID Precautions will be observed.

Saturday, December 18th @ 1 - 4 PM
Family & Community Celebration!

437 Bay St, Springfield (Entrance on Oak Grove Ave)
COVID Precautions will be observed.

 


 

2020

JANUARY 2020

Sunday, January 12th
Scene Selections from Stand Tall, Mi Gente!/My People

School for Contemporary Dance and Thought, Body’s in Motion Festival
Northampton Center for the Arts
33 Hawley St, Northampton, MA

Saturday, January 18th @ 1:00-4:00
Family and Community Celebration

A wonderful afternoon of music, dance, spoken word, theater and food! 
Performances by First Generation members, family members, friends, and community artists
A POTLUCK EVENT~ Bring a snack, dish or treat to share
Free and open to the public

Wednesday, January 29th @ 9:30 AM 
Stand Tall, Mi Gente!/My People

Springfield Renaissance High School
1170 Carew St., Springfield MA
please arrive by 9:00 AM and sign in at the office

Friday, January 31st @ 10:00am
Stand Tall, Mi Gente!/My People

United Congregational Church of Holyoke 
300 Appleton St, Holyoke, MA
Tickets $10 suggested donation

A special performance for The Care Center/Public invited 

Appropriate for ages 13 and up

 

FEBRUARY 2020

Friday February 14th Saturday February 15th @ 8:00 PM
Stand Tall, Mi Gente!/My People
School of Contemporary Dance and Thought
25 Main St, Northampton MA 4th floor
Suggested donation $12/$15 at the door 
Appropriate for ages 13 and up!

 

JUNE 2020

Saturday, June 27th @ 8:00 PM 
Holyoke Pride Justice Ball
Virtual Event via Zoom
FREE event
https://tinyurl.com/HolyokePrideJusticeBall2020

 

NOVEMBER 2020 

Monday, November 16th @ 6:00 PM
2nd Annual Bunker Hill First Generation Student Celebration
Bunker Hill Community College
FREE event
https://tinyurl.com/BunkerHillFG2020

Monday, November 30th @ 1:00 PM
Ubuntu Symposium: Intersectionality and Decolonization
Featuring Tonya Lovelace, First Generation Ensemble, Karen Carrington
Virtual Event
NorthAmherst MenEngage
FREE event, registration required
https://namen.mergeforequality.org/

 


 

2019

JANUARY 2019

Saturday, January 12 @7:30
Benefit Concert 2019

The Parlor Room 
32 Masonic St, Northampton, MA

Tickets: (413) 341-3317
Online Tickets: www.signaturesoundspresents.com

Featuring
I-SHEA 
Sana Ndiaye
Samirah Evans 
Avery Sharpe 
Khalif Neville 
Tony Vacca
Jordan Johnson

 

JUNE 2019

Saturday, June 15th @ 7:00 PM

Premier of First Generation’s new show Stand Tall, Mi Gente! 
Leslie Phillips Theater, Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke MA 
$15 suggested donation for tickets at the door

 

NOVEMBER 2019 

Saturday, November 16th @ 7:30 PM 

Stand Tall Mi Gente! 
Chicopee TV
617 Montgomery St, Chicopee, MA
Very limited seating - call for reservation

Monday, November 18th @ 10:00 AM

Stand Tall, Mi Gente!
Holyoke High School
500 Beech St, Holyoke MA

please arrive by 9:00 AM and sign in at the office 

Appropriate for ages 13 and up!