#Ignite2012 (Philadelphia) w/ @theLeague99 @Rocsidiaz @Bwyche @Dreamhampton & More (10-6-12)

October 5, 2012 0
IgnitePhilly. #Ignite2012 (Philadelphia) w/ @theLeague99 @Rocsidiaz @Bwyche @Dreamhampton & More (10-6-12)
The national #Ignite2012 civic engagement tour will be in Philadelphia on October 6th – where a staggering 43 percent of registered voters are reported to lack valid identification under Pennsylvania’s new Voter ID law. With only one month left until Election Day, the #Ignite2012 tour aims to empower young people of color in Philadelphia to become local stakeholders in the political process. In partnership with Philadelphia Youth Commission, the forum will also be used to discuss local gun violence and promote conflict resolution. Local leaders and the nation’s most dynamic celebrities, bloggers, and activists are teaming up to bring back the brotherly love to Philadelphia by hosting grassroots trainings, hip-hop cultural panels, and live musical performances by Dee-1 and Jasiri X. The goal of #Ignite2012 Philadelphia is to both inspire urban Millennials to secure proper IDs to cast their votes and to promote unity in the city.
Several groundbreaking activists and national tastemakers on the panel include:
  • Rocsi Diaz, Co-host of BET’s 106 & Park
  • Chuck Creekmur, Founder of AllHipHop.com
  • Dream Hampton, Jay-Z biographer, hip-hop journalist
  • Kim Osorio, Editor-in-Chief of Source Magazine
  • Brandon Wyche, Founder of HipHopSince1987.com
  • Jasiri X, Co-Founder of One Hood Media, Pittsburgh hip-hop artist and activist
  • Biko Baker, Executive Director of the League of Young Voters
  • Andreas Hale, Founder of The Well Versed
  • Malik Rhasaan, Founder of #OccupytheHood
  • Paradise Gray, Co-founder of One Hood Media, Pittsburgh activist
  • Muhibb Dyer, spoken word artist
  • Tarik Ross, Stampede Management
WHEN: Saturday, October 6, 2012
Training: 10-12
Livestreaming Panel: 1-4 p.m at WHYY
Concert: 5-9 p.m. at Arts Garage
WHYY, 150 North 6th Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19106
Livestreaming from HipHopSince1987.comIgnite2012.com
Concert/ Afterparty: Arts Garage, 1533 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130

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