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‘Wheels’ Dramatizes Dreams Of Citizenship

khts_citymatters_scvlogoThe City of Santa Clarita’s Human Relations Forum and ENCOMPASS will present the compassion play “Wheels” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Rancho Pico Junior High School Auditorium.

Part of the City’s A Season of Diversity program, the play will explore the freedom, mobility and dreams associated with United States citizenship.


“Wheels” offers a perspective on immigration, as well as the privileges and responsibilities of United States citizenship, through the eyes of a 15-year-old Salvadorian-American youth named Oscar. Guests will watch as Oscar experiences the Department of Motor Vehicles in pursuit of his learner’s permit and driver’s license.

“The City’s A Season of Diversity program is devoted to empowering community members to eliminate all forms of discrimination,” said Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste. “The ‘Wheels’ compassion play helps achieve this goal by offering residents a view of the immigration experience through a young person’s eyes.”

The event will include professionally-facilitated pre-show and post-show discussions, as well as the theatrical presentation of “Wheels.”

A Season of Diversity is made possible in part by the City’s Human Relations Forum, which strives to promote understanding and appreciation of human differences. The program’s compassion plays are designed to offer a safe and supportive way for local youth to cope with difficult issues, including identity, relationships, family, stereotypes, and more in a multicultural world.

Rancho Pico Junior High School is located at 26250 W. Valencia Boulevard. For more information on “Wheels” and A Season of Diversity, please contact the City’s Human Relations Forum at (661) 250-3708 or visit

‘Wheels’ Dramatizes Dreams Of Citizenship

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