Dayton HRC

Chubb Rock and Dana Dane to Speak Out Against Gun Violence

Release Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Contact:   Erica Fields, Human Relations Council, 937-333-1403

National hip hop artists Chubb Rock and Dana Dane will join Dayton community members for “Dear Dr. Hip Hop: Speak Be Heard Be Considered,” an event designed to engage young adults and urge a more active community response in speaking out against gun violence. The three-day event will take place April 24 to 26 at several Dayton locations.

The collaboration will feature a screening of a locally produced short documentary on gun violence, a high school spoken word grand slam competition, a panel discussion featuring national hip-hop artists and community activists, and a hip hop tribute.

The events are presented by the Dayton Human Relations Council, the Wright State University Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center, the Community Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence (CIRGV) and the Community Police Relations Council. Additional sponsors include The Boys and Girls Club of Dayton, Dayton Public Schools, Dayton Business Technology High School and Sinclair Community College.

For more information on the events or for poetry slam tickets, visit www.facebook.com/speakbeheard or call 937‐333‐1403. Event schedule:

Thursday, April 24, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Locally produced gun violence documentary screening, produced by John Konnor Media Productions Dayton Cultural and RTA Center, 40 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd.

Friday, April 25, 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.) Speak. Be Heard. Be Considered: High School Poetry Grand Slam Host Metaphorically Speaking, Judges Dana Dane, Chubb Rock, Cola Rum and Emerald Green Sinclair Community College Great Hall, Building 12, 444 W. Third St.

Saturday, April 26, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Dear Dr. Hip Hop:  Speak. Be. Heard. Be Considered. Hip hop tribute and discussion featuring Chubb Rock and Dana Dane; moderated by Adia Winfrey
Sinclair Community College Smith Auditorium, Building 12, 444 W. Third St.

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