TONIGHT: Freedom Summer, a HipHop for Justice Concert
- FREEDOM SUMMER: A Hip Hop for Justice Concert
WHAT: Freedom Summer: A HipHop for Justice Concert featuring politically conscience hiphop, information such as: how to file a police complaint, Know Your Rights and Cop Watch trainings and spoken word and visual art from from the Young Scholars for Justice
Network. All ages are invited.
WHEN: , doors open at . Open mic, youth poetry and spoken word from
. Speak outs, networking and deejay music will follow with HipHop acts/Know Your Rights trainings from .
WHERE: The historic Victory Grill, 1104 E. 11th St.
WHO: Austin chapter of the National HipHop Political Convention, PODER (People in Defense of the Earth and her Resources) and theACLU - Central Texas Chapter sponsoring; guests and artists include:
--Cliff Brown, the Police Monitor for the City of Austin, will inform attendees on how to file police complaints.
--Chris Johnson, producer/deejay of Concrete Schoolyard on KOOP 91.7 FM radio, hosts.
WHY: To entertain, educate and organize members of the community around issues
concerning , racial profiling and the impact of the war on
drugs and the war on youth (via the war and police programs masquerading as
anti-gang/anti- graffiti efforts).
Tickets are $5 minimum, $10 preferred. All proceeds from the
show will go towards scholarships for young people to attend the National
HipHop Political Conference, , in Las Vegas. Those wishing to donate to the scholarship
fund can visit: www.nhhpcatxloc. wordpress. com where they can find out more about the Austin chapter of the National HipHop
For more information about the National HipHop Political
Convention and conference, please go to www.nhhpc.org