|2007 National Conference Announced by Hip Hop Congress|
|Written by Robert ID3369|
|Tuesday, 27 February 2007 03:25|
The Hip Hop Congress utilizes Hip Hop to inspire civic action and cultural creativity within the community. Hip Hop Congress has over 35 chapters throughout the country and works with artists, organizers, promoters and a host of other institutions and organizations. Hip Hop Congress is involved in education, culture, politics, social justice and industry.
The Hip Hop Congress will be holding its 6th annual conference in Athens, OH from July 4th to July 8th. This year's national conference, co sponsored with Hip Hop Congress partners Unite Here, SPAN, and H2A, will continue to develop a national service infrastructure for HHC with a variety of other national organizations, student groups, artists and partners. This means working with more students, more artists and more communities.
Workshops will include not only intensive sessions on the initial four elements of hip hop but also interactive discussions on Health Care, International Hip Hop, Hip Hop and Education, Women in Hip Hop, Event Planning, the Recording Industry, Youth Violence and much more. In addition, each night there will be showcase featuring independent acts. Performers that have participated in Hip Hop Congress events in previous years are Ghostface, Brother Ali, Zion I, Percee P, Living Legends, Jurassic 5, Tha Jacka, DJ Crucial, Common Market, and All Natural Inc.
Hip Hop Congress is extending an open invitation to their peers in Hip Hop activism, such as The Zulu Nation, The Temple of Hip Hop, Hip Hop Caucus, Mississippi Artists and Producers Coalition, Hip Hop Action Summit Network, to join us in Athens. Hip Hop Congress also wants to encourage and invite not only artists, organizers and friends of the organization from all over the country but also anyone with a desire to push hip hop, education, and society forward. With such an explosive year on the national and international front, this year's conference plans to be a charged event with ripples that will be felt throughout the country.
Hip Hop Congress is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization and international grassroots network whose mission is to unite, educate, and empower individuals.