The Peace Bus TV show will be hosting a free drive-in showing from 8 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4 at Tacoma’s Central Co-Op, 4502 N. Pearl St. on a big outdoor screen.
Kwabi Amoah-Forson is the founder of the project. The show features Sesame Street-like puppets and characters. The show centers around The Peace Bus, a 1988, powder-blue Mitsubishi van that you may have seen buzzing around Tacoma.
The Peace Bus show is a kid’s program created by local Tacomans. They use positivity, music, and laughter while educating kids about heavy topics, including homelessness, hunger, literacy, incarceration, racism, environmental issues, and more.
“Many people want to shelter their children away from these realities, but they’re ready — they can understand what’s going on in their community,” Amoah-Forson said in a previous interview with South Sound magazine. “We don’t want to lie to them. We want to tell them the truth in a safe way that they can digest and understand.”
He said if tomorrow’s world is to be a more peaceful and equitable one, we need to start with our youth.
The Peace Bus event Friday will feature a showing of the pilot, T-shirt raffles, live music by The Peace Bus cast, and a Q&A with the actors.
The event is made possible with support by @Central_coop and @GritCityParkAfterDark.