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Speak. Be Heard. Be Considered. Get on the Bus Tour and 1World Celebration
April 24, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Through a partnership with SHANGO: Center for the Study of African American Art and Culture and UD Art Street’s 1 World Celebration, hip hop and art will be explored as tool for community engagement and empowerment. Activities will focus on the impact of hip-hop, how it has made a difference in the lives of young adults and how young adults respond to conflict based on the influence of the hip-hop culture, and how to improve the relationships between law enforcement and the communities that they serve.
To kick off the event, community bus tours will be held to encourage informal artistic expression and discussion centered on Kin Killing Kin gun violence billboards displayed throughout the city. The Kin Killin’ Kin Art Exhibit is a visually powerful and thought provoking art series created by Dayton based artist, James Pate, between 2000 and 2010. It was created to encourage dialog between youth and community in search of solutions for the reduction and elimination of gun violence and other black-on-black crimes in the community and nation. The final destination of the tour will end at the 1 World Celebration at UD.
1 World is a creative arts experience that celebrates the diversity and creativity of both in the city through philanthropy, food, art, music and performance. This year’s theme will focus on Hip Hop in the community and how it can be used for positive change in our communities.